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 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

26 May 16

Mac mini vs MacBook Air: Which is the best cheap Mac?

Mac mini vs MacBook Air: Which is the best cheap Mac?

We weigh up the pros and cons of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, to find the best cheap Mac for Apple fans on a budget

We weigh up the pros and cons of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, to find the best cheap Mac for Apple fans on a budget

26 May 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

26 May 16

Siri for Mac release date rumours

Siri for Mac release date rumours

Sources reveal Siri will come to Mac as part of the OS X 10.12 update, unveiled at WWDC in June 2016. Plus: leaked screenshots reveal Siri dock and menu bar icons

Sources reveal Siri will come to Mac as part of the OS X 10.12 update, unveiled at WWDC in June 2016. Plus: leaked screenshots reveal Siri dock and menu bar icons

19 May 16

 
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 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

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