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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List of Mac viruses, malware and security flaws

Wondering if it's true that Macs are safe from viruses? Here are some of the recent malware attacks and security threats that Mac users have suffered

Wondering if it's true that Macs are safe from viruses? Here are some of the recent malware attacks and security threats that Mac users have suffered

01 Feb 19

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Can Macs Get Viruses & Do Macs Need Antivirus Software?

Wondering whether your Mac can get a virus? macOS is more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

Wondering whether your Mac can get a virus? macOS is more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options

01 Feb 19

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How to use Siri Shortcuts

iOS 12 brings a new feature to Siri called Shortcuts. Here's how to set up custom Siri Shortcuts

iOS 12 brings a new feature to Siri called Shortcuts. Here's how to set up custom Siri Shortcuts

30 Jan 19

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How to open an external hard drive not showing up on a Mac

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive into your Mac and it doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

Here's what to do if you plug a hard drive or flash drive into your Mac and it doesn't see it and won't let you access the data

30 Jan 19

 
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How to get free Microsoft Office on iPad Pro

Because it's bigger than 10.1 inches the iPad Pro doesn't get a free version of the Office apps like the iPhone and smaller iPad

Because it's bigger than 10.1 inches the iPad Pro doesn't get a free version of the Office apps like the iPhone and smaller iPad

30 Jan 19

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How to use a VPN on an iPhone or iPad

You can browse the web on your iPhone as if you were in another country in complete privacy - here's how

You can browse the web on your iPhone as if you were in another country in complete privacy - here's how

29 Jan 19

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How to make group FaceTime calls

You can add more than 30 people to a group FaceTime call! Here's how to video call multiple people on an iPhone, iPad or Mac

You can add more than 30 people to a group FaceTime call! Here's how to video call multiple people on an iPhone, iPad or Mac

29 Jan 19

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How to turn off Find My iPhone

Turn off Find My iPhone if you are selling, have obtained a second-hand model, or don't want to be tracked

Turn off Find My iPhone if you are selling, have obtained a second-hand model, or don't want to be tracked

28 Jan 19

 
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MacBook Air vs Mac mini

There are two low cost Macs - but which one offers the best value-for-money? Read on...

There are two low cost Macs - but which one offers the best value-for-money? Read on...

25 Jan 19

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How to fix a Mac that won't turn on

If your Mac won't turn on, start up, or boot, follow these 10 simple steps to get it working again

If your Mac won't turn on, start up, or boot, follow these 10 simple steps to get it working again

23 Jan 19

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