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

Do Macs get viruses? | Do Macs need antivirus software: Mac security FAQs

Do Macs get viruses? | Do Macs need antivirus software: Mac security FAQs

Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software? macOS is still more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software? macOS is still more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

24 Feb 17

 
How to speed up a slow Mac: tips to make an iMac, MacBook or Mac mini run faster | Speed up Mac OS X and macOS Sierra

How to speed up a slow Mac

Mac running too slow? Here are some performance tips & software to make Mac OS X and macOS Sierra run faster

Mac running too slow? Here are some performance tips & software to make Mac OS X and macOS Sierra run faster

14 Feb 17

Best free Mac apps: free software for Mac OS X

Best free Mac apps, free Mac software

We explore the coolest and most useful free software gems for your Mac

We explore the coolest and most useful free software gems for your Mac

13 Feb 17

iPhone camera tips | iPhone photo tips: How to take better iPhone photos, with our 51 iPhoneography camera tips to get the best out of the iPhone Camera app in iOS 10

51 iPhone camera tips | iPhone photo tips: How to take better iPhone photos

Want to take better iPhone photos? Our 51 brilliant iPhone camera tips will have you snapping pro-standard photos in no time, in both iOS 10 and earlier iOS versions

Want to take better iPhone photos? Our 51 brilliant iPhone camera tips will have you snapping pro-standard photos in no time, in both iOS 10 and earlier iOS versions

13 Feb 17

 
How to use FaceTime on iPad, iPhone & Mac: Make video calls for free

How to use FaceTime on iPad, iPhone & Mac: Make video calls for free

You might not be able to be with your family and friends, but you can see them. Here's how to make a FaceTime video call for free on iPad, iPhone & Mac

You might not be able to be with your family and friends, but you can see them. Here's how to make a FaceTime video call for free on iPad, iPhone & Mac

08 Feb 17

How to remove or update Flash Player on a Mac, fix blocked Flash plug-in

How to remove or update Flash Player on a Mac, fix blocked Flash plug-in

Flash Player seems to be one of the most insecure and pointless pieces of software, so with yet another security vulnerability we ask if it might be better to remove it all together

Flash Player seems to be one of the most insecure and pointless pieces of software, so with yet another security vulnerability we ask if it might be better to remove it all together

02 Feb 17

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

26 Jan 17

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