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

HomePod latest news, problems, sales figures and projections

HomePod latest news, problems, sales figures and projections

HomePod, Apple's smart-speaker rival to Amazon Echo and Google Home, is out now! But there are already rumours about the next generation model!

HomePod, Apple's smart-speaker rival to Amazon Echo and Google Home, is out now! But there are already rumours about the next generation model!

29 May 18

HomePod review

HomePod review

The HomePod sounds great, but you can't ask it to order a taxi and pizza if that's what matters to you

The HomePod sounds great, but you can't ask it to order a taxi and pizza if that's what matters to you

29 May 18

iPhone X problems, complaints and fixes

iPhone X problems, complaints and fixes

Latest news about iPhone X, including problems relating to unresponsive screens, buzzing speakers and cracking camera lenses

Latest news about iPhone X, including problems relating to unresponsive screens, buzzing speakers and cracking camera lenses

25 May 18

iMac Buying Guide: 21.5in vs 27in iMac

iMac Buying Guide: 21.5in vs 27in iMac

Apple sells six different iMac, three 21.5in models, and three 27in models. But which one would be best for your needs? We help you choose.

Apple sells six different iMac, three 21.5in models, and three 27in models. But which one would be best for your needs? We help you choose.

22 May 18

How to reset a forgotten Apple ID password

How to reset a forgotten Apple ID password

Follow these tips if you can't remember the password for your Apple ID and need to get access iCloud, the App Store or iTunes

Follow these tips if you can't remember the password for your Apple ID and need to get access iCloud, the App Store or iTunes

18 May 18

How to scan a QR code on an iPhone

How to scan a QR code on an iPhone

We show how to use an iPhone to scan QR codes, Facebook Messenger Codes, Snapcodes, Spotify codes and more

We show how to use an iPhone to scan QR codes, Facebook Messenger Codes, Snapcodes, Spotify codes and more

17 May 18

 
MacBook laptop vs Mac desktop: Buying guide

MacBook laptop vs Mac desktop: Buying guide

Choosing between Apple's laptop and desktop Mac ranges? We'll help you pick the one that's right for you

Choosing between Apple's laptop and desktop Mac ranges? We'll help you pick the one that's right for you

11 May 18

Apple television launch rumours

Apple television launch rumours

Everything you need to know about Apple's long-rumoured 'iTV' television set. Is it ever going to launch?

Everything you need to know about Apple's long-rumoured 'iTV' television set. Is it ever going to launch?

09 May 18

What to do when Time Machine backup is full

What to do when Time Machine backup is full

This is what to do when it says there's not enough space for a Time Machine backup

This is what to do when it says there's not enough space for a Time Machine backup

07 May 18

Best desktop Mac 2018

Best desktop Mac 2018

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

04 May 18

 
iMac 21.5-inch (2017) review

iMac 21.5-inch (2017) review

It looks like Apple has been listening to what people want

It looks like Apple has been listening to what people want

02 May 18

Apple Q2 2018 financial results: $61.1bn, 52.2m iPhones sold

Apple Q2 2018 financial results: $61.1bn, 52.2m iPhones sold

Apple's financial results for Q2 2018 was announced on 1 May 2018. Find out how many iPhones, iPads & Macs Apple sold

Apple's financial results for Q2 2018 was announced on 1 May 2018. Find out how many iPhones, iPads & Macs Apple sold

02 May 18

How to make a bootable macOS install drive

How to make a bootable macOS install drive

This guide will help you create a bootable installer of the Mac operating system to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

This guide will help you create a bootable installer of the Mac operating system to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

30 Apr 18

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