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

How to use the Messages app on the iPhone

How to use the Messages app on the iPhone

How to use Messages features including sending gifs, adding emoji, stickers, animations and more

How to use Messages features including sending gifs, adding emoji, stickers, animations and more

28 Mar 17

 
Funny things to ask Siri

Funny things to ask Siri

Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad these questions and get some hilarious answers

Ask Siri on your iPhone or iPad these questions and get some hilarious answers

27 Mar 17

How to improve iPhone & iPad battery life

How to improve 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

24 Mar 17

How to speed up a slow Mac

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.

24 Mar 17

How to free space on an iPhone

How to free space on an iPhone

Follow these 21 tips next time you run out of storage on your iPhone and can't take a photo or install the app you want

Follow these 21 tips next time you run out of storage on your iPhone and can't take a photo or install the app you want

23 Mar 17

The problem with Apple's 16GB iPhones and iPads

The problem with Apple's 16GB iPhones and iPads

Apple's finally stopped handicapping its iOS devices with a stupidly small 16GB storage, here's why we advised customers not to buy a 16GB version of the iPhone or iPad

Apple's finally stopped handicapping its iOS devices with a stupidly small 16GB storage, here's why we advised customers not to buy a 16GB version of the iPhone or iPad

21 Mar 17

 
When is the best time to buy an Apple iPhone

When is the best time to buy an Apple iPhone

Should you buy a new iPhone now or wait? Is there a new iPhone due to launch soon? When is the cheapest time to buy a new iPhone?

Should you buy a new iPhone now or wait? Is there a new iPhone due to launch soon? When is the cheapest time to buy a new iPhone?

21 Mar 17

Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software: Mac security FAQs

Do Macs get viruses, and 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

20 Mar 17

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