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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Best Mac for video editing 2019

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

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

23 Jan 19

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How to improve iPhone & iPad battery life

Does your iPhone (or iPad) keep running out of battery? Here are 33 simple tips to get better battery life from your iOS devices

Does your iPhone (or iPad) keep running out of battery? Here are 33 simple tips to get better battery life from your iOS devices

22 Jan 19

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How to reset a Mac to factory settings

Discover how to wipe all your information and data and return a Mac to factory settings - essential before selling an old machine

Discover how to wipe all your information and data and return a Mac to factory settings - essential before selling an old machine

22 Jan 19

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How to show hidden files on a Mac

Trying to locate the hidden files - and the mysterious Library folder - in order to troubleshoot a problem on your Mac? Here's how

Trying to locate the hidden files - and the mysterious Library folder - in order to troubleshoot a problem on your Mac? Here's how

21 Jan 19

 
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Best free Mac apps

We explore the coolest and most useful free software gems for your Mac

We explore the coolest and most useful free software gems for your Mac

21 Jan 19

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MacOS Mojave review

MacOS Mojave is the latest version of the Mac operating system. Here's what we think about the new features

MacOS Mojave is the latest version of the Mac operating system. Here's what we think about the new features

18 Jan 19

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Mac buyers guide 2019: Best Mac to buy

Wondering which Mac to buy in 2019? Find out which Mac you should buy now, and which ones to wait for

Wondering which Mac to buy in 2019? Find out which Mac you should buy now, and which ones to wait for

18 Jan 19

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How to get Apple Music on Amazon Echo

Here's how to play Apple Music on Amazon's Echo, as long as you are in the US (and how long you will have to wait if you aren't)

Here's how to play Apple Music on Amazon's Echo, as long as you are in the US (and how long you will have to wait if you aren't)

16 Jan 19

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Best Mac for app development 2019

Getting serious about app development and looking for the best Mac for coding? We've got it covered:

Getting serious about app development and looking for the best Mac for coding? We've got it covered:

15 Jan 19

 
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Best desktop Mac 2019

We pit the iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro and Mac mini against one another to see which is the best (and best-value) desktop Mac

We pit the iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro and Mac mini against one another to see which is the best (and best-value) desktop Mac

14 Jan 19

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MacBook Air vs MacBook

Find out how the 12in MacBook compares to the new MacBook Air

Find out how the 12in MacBook compares to the new MacBook Air

09 Jan 19

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