Karen Haslam

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Macworld editor since 2008, Karen has worked on both sides of the Apple divide, clocking up a number of years at Apple's PR agency prior to joining Macworld more than a decade ago.

Career highlights have included launching the iPod and OS X while on the PR side, and honing news hound instincts while observing the astronomical rise of Apple following the Intel switch and the launch of the iPhone.

These days Karen spends her time planning the content for the Macworld website and magazine, writing reviews, features and tutorials, and helping friends and family with all their Apple device issues.

Articles by Karen Haslam

Best weather apps for iPhone: Weather forecasting apps to help you avoid rain & make the most of sun

Best weather apps for iPhone

Keep tabs on the weather this weekend with these iOS weather apps

Keep tabs on the weather this weekend with these iOS weather apps

28 Apr 16

Best MacBook buying guide 2016: Find out which Mac laptop is best for you

Best MacBook buying guide 2016: Find out which Mac laptop is best for you

Which MacBook should you buy? We weigh up the pros and cons of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and 12in Retina MacBook. Find the Mac laptop that's ideal for you

Which MacBook should you buy? We weigh up the pros and cons of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and 12in Retina MacBook. Find the Mac laptop that's ideal for you

27 Apr 16

Best iPhone buying guide 2016: Which iPhone should you buy?

Best iPhone buying guide 2016: Which iPhone should you buy?

Should you upgrade to the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, buy one of the older iPhones, wait for iPhone 7, or keep the one you have?

Should you upgrade to the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, buy one of the older iPhones, wait for iPhone 7, or keep the one you have?

25 Apr 16

Apple Watch review

Apple Watch review

The Apple Watch is going to make everyone want to wear a smartwatch, but it's not as intuitive as most Apple devices

The Apple Watch is going to make everyone want to wear a smartwatch, but it's not as intuitive as most Apple devices

22 Apr 16

Office for Mac 2016 features, UK price & more

Office for Mac 2016 features, UK price & more

Office for Mac 2016 launches after a five year wait. Find out what's new and what version you should buy

Office for Mac 2016 launches after a five year wait. Find out what's new and what version you should buy

18 Apr 16

 
New Apple TV (fourth-gen, 2015) review

New Apple TV (fourth-gen, 2015) review

Here's everything we love and hate about 2015's fourth-generation Apple TV, now including the new features in March 2016's tvOS 9.2 update

Here's everything we love and hate about 2015's fourth-generation Apple TV, now including the new features in March 2016's tvOS 9.2 update

31 Mar 16

How to use the Notes app in iOS 9 | How to password-protect Notes in iOS 9.3

How to use the Notes app in iOS 9

The Notes app in iOS is one of the stars of iOS 9, here's how to use it

The Notes app in iOS is one of the stars of iOS 9, here's how to use it

22 Mar 16

New Mac mini release date, specs, features, UK price

New Mac mini release date, specs, features, UK price

Will a new Mac mini launch this year? Rumour has it a new model is coming so here's what we know so far.

Will a new Mac mini launch this year? Rumour has it a new model is coming so here's what we know so far.

21 Mar 16

 
Which Mac to buy: best Mac buying guide

Which Mac to buy: best Mac buying guide

Wondering which Mac to buy? We help you find the Mac that is right for you in our Mac buyers' guide, fully updated for Spring 2016

Wondering which Mac to buy? We help you find the Mac that is right for you in our Mac buyers' guide, fully updated for Spring 2016

21 Mar 16

How to improve iPhone & iPad battery life: 34 iOS tips to make your battery last longer

34 tips to boost iPhone & iPad battery life

Smartphone batteries never last as long as you'd like. Follow these brilliant tips to get more battery life out of your iPhone or iPad

Smartphone batteries never last as long as you'd like. Follow these brilliant tips to get more battery life out of your iPhone or iPad

15 Mar 16

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