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Dan is Senior Editor at The Wirecutter and a former Macworld senior editor. He writes about OS X, iOS, utilities, cool apps, and troubleshooting. He also covers hardware; mobile, audio, and AV gear; input devices; and accessories. He's been writing about tech since 1994, and he's also published software, worked in IT, and worked as a policy analyst. You can find him on the web at danfrakes.com.

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Small heads, safe ears: The best headphones for kids

These days, kids need headphones, too. We looked at a slew of cans designed to fit your child's head while protecting their hearing.

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Four's not a crowd for the Anker Quad-Port Wall Charger

Not only can this sturdy, compact power adapter handles up to four devices at a time, it also charges iOS and Android devices at full speed, making it a great choice for multi-device households.

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Eight OS X Yosemite features we wish we could use right now

Apple preview of OS X Yosemite gave us a taste of what to expect when the new OS is released this fall. Some of the new features have us wishing we didn't have to wait.

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Gear We Love: V-moda's XS portable headphone gets everything right

If you're looking for a great headphone--great sound, great looks, and great fit--the XS is tough to beat among on-ear models. That's why it earns a coveted spot among the Gear We Love.

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Gear We Love: IK Multimedia’s iLoud is a Bluetooth speaker even a musician can love

This week's Gear We Love features IK Multimedia's versatile iLoud speaker, which should appeal to both audio buffs and on-the-go musicians.

How to use a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV

The Apple TV's included remote is easy to use but limiting, while Apple's Remote app for iOS requires that you have an expensive iOS device on hand and available. Ultimately a Bluetooth keyboard, even an inexpensive third-party model, may be the best Apple TV remote of all.

How to get started with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.

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Logitech announces new Harmony remotes and Hub controller

Accessory vendor Logitech announced on Tuesday that the company is expanding its Harmony line of universal remote controls with a new flagship model, a new low-end model, and a multi-function hub that extends the capabilities of both.

Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors

With the seventh generation of the iPod nano, Apple has taken the best of the previous two generations and combined them into an iOS-inspired player that for many people will be the best nano yet.

Samson XP40iw combines a speaker dock and a PA system

Samson's Expedition XP40iw it is is a versatile system that combines a rugged iPhone/iPod speaker system, a wireless PA system, and a basic mixing board with multiple inputs, and you can tote it just about anywhere. Its sound quality isn’t stellar, but we haven’t seen anything else like it.

Infographic: The different types of headphones illustrated

Whether your favorite audio device came with bad headphones (or no headphones at all) or your trusty cans have seen better days, at some point everyone is in the market for headphones.

Buying guide: Speakers


Looking for a new set of speakers for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our guide for picking the right speaker system.

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Zeppelin Air

Five after Apple positioned the iPod Hi-Fi as a "home stereo replacement," to much criticism, B&W's Zeppelin Air really can replace a home audio system for many listeners.