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

09 Jan 17

Best MacBook buying guide UK 2017: Find out which Apple laptop is best for you

Best MacBook buying guide UK 2017: Find out which Apple laptop is best for you

Our best MacBook buying guide UK for 2017 will help you choose between the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and 12in MacBook, or the new models Apple will release this year

Our best MacBook buying guide UK for 2017 will help you choose between the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and 12in MacBook, or the new models Apple will release this year

03 Jan 17

Best Mac 2017: Complete Mac buying guide UK

Best Mac 2017: Complete Mac buying guide UK

Wondering which Mac to buy? We help you find the best Mac for you in our complete Mac buyers' guide, updated for 2017

Wondering which Mac to buy? We help you find the best Mac for you in our complete Mac buyers' guide, updated for 2017

03 Jan 17

 
New Apple TV (fourth-gen, 2015) review

New Apple TV (fourth-gen, 2015) review

Here's everything we love and hate about the fourth-generation Apple TV, now including the new TV app

Here's everything we love and hate about the fourth-generation Apple TV, now including the new TV app

16 Dec 16

How to set up a new iPhone | iPhone 7 setup & unboxing video

How to set up a new iPhone | iPhone 7 setup & unboxing video

Here's how to set up a new iPhone: our complete iPhone setup guide for everyone from complete beginners and iPhone upgraders to those switching from Android

Here's how to set up a new iPhone: our complete iPhone setup guide for everyone from complete beginners and iPhone upgraders to those switching from Android

12 Dec 16

iPhone camera tips | iPhone photo tips: How to take better iPhone photos, with our 50 iPhoneography camera tips to get the best out of the iPhone Camera app in iOS 10

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

Want to take better iPhone photos? Our 50 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 50 brilliant iPhone camera tips will have you snapping pro-standard photos in no time, in both iOS 10 and earlier iOS versions

11 Dec 16

How to improve iPhone & iPad battery life: 34 iOS tips to make your battery last longer, and how to fix a broken iPhone battery

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

22 Nov 16

 
How to improve Apple Watch battery life | How to make Apple Watch battery last longer: 22 tips to get better Apple Watch battery life & fix Apple Watch battery problems

22 tips to get better Apple Watch battery life: Improve Apple Watch battery life

Having Apple Watch battery problems? Here are 22 tips for extending the life of your Apple Watch's battery (and the battery of the iPhone it's connected to)

Having Apple Watch battery problems? Here are 22 tips for extending the life of your Apple Watch's battery (and the battery of the iPhone it's connected to)

03 Nov 16

Office for Mac 2016 features, UK price & more

Office for Mac 2016 features, UK price & more

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

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

31 Oct 16

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