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 downgrade from macOS Catalina beta

Now that Mojave is out perhaps you want to stop getting the beta version updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

Now that Mojave is out perhaps you want to stop getting the beta version updates and just run the latest full version on your Mac.. Here's what to do

16 Aug 19

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New iPad 2019 release date, price & specs rumours

When will Apple update its budget iPad model? We round up the rumours about the new iPad's release date, features, price and specs

When will Apple update its budget iPad model? We round up the rumours about the new iPad's release date, features, price and specs

16 Aug 19

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iPhone X review

There's a lot to get used to here but this isn't just change for the sake of it

There's a lot to get used to here but this isn't just change for the sake of it

15 Aug 19

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What Mac processor do I need?

Find out the difference between i5 and i7, what's so good about Kaby Lake, and whether Turbo Boost matters in your Mac

Find out the difference between i5 and i7, what's so good about Kaby Lake, and whether Turbo Boost matters in your Mac

15 Aug 19

 
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Office for Mac buying guide 2019

Everything you need to know about Office for Mac & which version you should buy

Everything you need to know about Office for Mac & which version you should buy

15 Aug 19

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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

15 Aug 19

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How to use Dark Mode on iPhone

With the iPhone's Dark Mode interface options, you can reduce eye strain and improve your nighttime viewing experience

With the iPhone's Dark Mode interface options, you can reduce eye strain and improve your nighttime viewing experience

14 Aug 19

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How to update Mac software to macOS Catalina

Complete guide to updating the operating system software on a Mac, including what you need to do to prepare your Mac and how to install macOS Catalina

Complete guide to updating the operating system software on a Mac, including what you need to do to prepare your Mac and how to install macOS Catalina

14 Aug 19

 
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How to use Animoji on iPhone

Complete guide to recording, saving and sharing Animoji - even if you haven't got an X-series iPhone

Complete guide to recording, saving and sharing Animoji - even if you haven't got an X-series iPhone

14 Aug 19

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MacBook Problems, Product Recalls and Repair Programs

Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and standard MacBook models have hardware faults, but Apple offers various repair programs

Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and standard MacBook models have hardware faults, but Apple offers various repair programs

14 Aug 19

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Best Mac for video editing 2019

Which Mac should you buy to edit video? We look at the best Apple hardware and software for the job

Which Mac should you buy to edit video? We look at the best Apple hardware and software for the job

13 Aug 19

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