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, writing reviews, features and tutorials, and helping friends and family with all their Apple device issues.

Articles by Karen Haslam

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How to install macOS on an external drive

Worried about installing the latest version of macOS? Testing a beta version? Install it on an external drive instead

Worried about installing the latest version of macOS? Testing a beta version? Install it on an external drive instead

14 Oct 19

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How to dual-boot Mac: run two versions of macOS on a Mac

Want to run two versions of macOS on your Mac? Here's how to dual-boot Catalina and Mojave or something older, or safely try out a new beta

Want to run two versions of macOS on your Mac? Here's how to dual-boot Catalina and Mojave or something older, or safely try out a new beta

14 Oct 19

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Best hard drive deals 2019

We round up some brilliant bargains for hard drives, flash drives, SSD, NAS, and thumb drives

We round up some brilliant bargains for hard drives, flash drives, SSD, NAS, and thumb drives

14 Oct 19

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How to download old Mac OS X and macOS versions

If, for whatever reason, you hate the most recent macOS release, or need to run an old version of Mac OS X, there are ways of downloading and installing old versions of Mac OS X

If, for whatever reason, you hate the most recent macOS release, or need to run an old version of Mac OS X, there are ways of downloading and installing old versions of Mac OS X

14 Oct 19

 
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How to install old versions of macOS or OS X

If you need to run an older version of macOS or Mac OS X - or even multiple versions - on your Mac, you can

If you need to run an older version of macOS or Mac OS X - or even multiple versions - on your Mac, you can

14 Oct 19

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How to make a bootable macOS installer on an external drive

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

11 Oct 19

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How to remove macOS Catalina beta from a Mac

With the arrival of macOS Catalina perhaps you want to stop getting the beta updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

With the arrival of macOS Catalina perhaps you want to stop getting the beta updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

11 Oct 19

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The best iPhone X deals of October 2019

Here are the best iPhone X deals of the month, both SIM-free and on contract

Here are the best iPhone X deals of the month, both SIM-free and on contract

11 Oct 19

 
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When is the next Apple event, and what should we expect?

All the details you need to know about Apple's next keynote event: when, where, and the products likely to be unveiled

All the details you need to know about Apple's next keynote event: when, where, and the products likely to be unveiled

10 Oct 19

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