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Gear We Love: BlueLounge Jimi gives your iMac a USB port on the front

Macworld With their “nothing but the screen” appearance, Apple’s recent iMac models are marvels of sleek design. The downside to this approach, however, is that if you need to connect peripherals, all...

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Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

Macworld For serious typing sessions—or if you just can’t get the hang of the iPad’s onscreen keyboard—an external keyboard offers the tactile advantages of real keys without sacrificing the iPad’s...

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Gear We Love: Revo Wireless offers Bluetooth-headphone convenience without...

Macworld At a GlanceExpert's RatingProsConsOur VerdictThe Revo Wireless gives you comfort, a sturdy and attractive design, and the kind of sound quality you don’t usually find in Bluetooth...

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Marked 2 review: Preview and improve your online writing on the fly

Macworld At a glanceProsConsOur VerdictMany of us here at Macworld are fans of Markdown, a nifty markup language that lets you write for the Web using plain text and a simple formatting syntax. We also...

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OS X Yosemite public beta: What you need to know

Macworld Back in June, at WWDC, Apple announced the next major version of its OS for Macs, Yosemite (OS X 10.10). Though the official release of Yosemite is slated for “this fall,” the company is...

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LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

Macworld At a glanceProsConsOur VerdictOS X’s built-in Time Machine feature makes backing up your important data a relatively painless process: You just connect a drive to your Mac, tell the OS to use...

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Master your windows with Moom and Zooom

Macworld If you’re still fiddling with title bars and thin window edges to move and resize windows, Moom and Zooom can make window management easier and more convenient. In this week’s video, I show...

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Gear We Love: Mountek car mounts make your CD player useful again

Macworld There’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear We Love column, Macworld’s editors tell you...

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We’ve got the Beats

Macworld In this episode senior editor Dan Frakes joins me to chat about Apple’s advertising strategies, the future of the App Store, Apple’s integration with new acquisition Beats Music, and a little...

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Folderol review: Add color to your OS X Finder folders

Macworld At a glanceProsConsOur VerdictMavericks’s Finder tags feature offers a number of benefits over the older file and folder labels, but one of the drawbacks of tags is that items are no longer...

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Gear We Love: Anker Quad-Port Wall Charger handles four devices and fits in...

Macworld At a GlanceExpert's RatingProsConsOur VerdictCompact, well-designed power adapter handles up to four devices at a time, and charges iOS and Android devices at full speed.There’s a lot of gear...

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

Macworld At a GlanceExpert's RatingProsConsOur VerdictIt’s back-to-school time, and one thing that’s struck me over the past few years is how our kids’ school-supply lists have changed. Sure, they...

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You won’t believe what we talk about on this week’s podcast!!!

Macworld Things have been a little quiet in Cupertino in the last week but that doesn’t mean the technology world has stopped spinning. In this week’s podcast, we address issues including iPhone 5...

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Gear We Love: Rickshaw Commuter line takes the mess out of messenger bags

Macworld At a GlanceExpert's RatingProsConsOur VerdictThere’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear...

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Gear We Love: Twelve South HiRise holds your display, hides your gear

Macworld At a GlanceExpert's RatingProsConsOur VerdictThere’s a lot of gear out there for your Apple devices, but how do you know which are worth your time and what’s not worth your money? In our Gear...

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Enable OS X’s Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

Macworld OS X’s built-in dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. In this week’s video, we show you...

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Mac Gems: Recovery Partition Creator adds OS X Recovery to any drive

Macworld At a glanceProsConsOur VerdictOne of the best features introduced in Lion (OS X 10.7), and available on every version of OS X since, is OS X Recovery. The OS X installer creates an invisible,...

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

Macworld Back in the day when we bought OS X on discs, as long as you kept that disc, you always had a bootable installer just in case. Modern, downloadable versions of OS X create a recovery partition...

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How to view the ~/Library folder in Mavericks and Yosemite

Macworld Inside your home folder is a Library folder—commonly written in Unix syntax as ~/Library, which means “a folder named Library at the root level of your home folder.” This folder is accessible...

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer drive

Macworld When OS X shipped on a DVD a good number of years ago, you always had the convenience of a bootable installer—an OS X installer that could be used to boot your Mac if its own drive was having...

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