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

List of Mac viruses, malware and security flaws

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

25 Apr 18

How to get wireless charging on older iPhones

How to get wireless charging on older iPhones

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all support wireless charging, but you can add it to any older iPhone with a Lightning port. Here's how

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all support wireless charging, but you can add it to any older iPhone with a Lightning port. Here's how

25 Apr 18

Do Macs need antivirus software?

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

25 Apr 18

How to use a VPN on an iPhone or iPad

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

23 Apr 18

How to recover data from damaged Mac or external drive

How to recover data from damaged Mac or external drive

Sometimes we forget to create a backup, but all is not lost if our hard drive or SSD has crashed. Here's our guide to recovery.

Sometimes we forget to create a backup, but all is not lost if our hard drive or SSD has crashed. Here's our guide to recovery.

20 Apr 18

 
New Apple display release date and rumours: 8K, 10-bit

New Apple display release date and rumours: 8K, 10-bit

Apple has confirmed that it is working on a new display to sell alongside the Mac Pro, here's what you can expect

Apple has confirmed that it is working on a new display to sell alongside the Mac Pro, here's what you can expect

20 Apr 18

What to do about Apple's 'Not Optimized for your Mac' warning

What to do about Apple's 'Not Optimized for your Mac' warning

Why you are seeing a not optimised warning about incompatible apps, and how to find 32-bit apps that won't work in macOS 10.14

Why you are seeing a not optimised warning about incompatible apps, and how to find 32-bit apps that won't work in macOS 10.14

17 Apr 18

How to improve WiFi signal

How to improve WiFi signal

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

Advice for improving your WiFi range and wireless internet speed

13 Apr 18

How to get a broken iPhone repaired or replaced

How to get a broken iPhone repaired or replaced

iPhone broken, smashed or water-damaged? Get Apple to repair, refund or replace it, with our guide to your legal rights

iPhone broken, smashed or water-damaged? Get Apple to repair, refund or replace it, with our guide to your legal rights

12 Apr 18

When is the best time to buy an iPhone?

When is the best time to buy an iPhone?

Should you buy a new iPhone now or wait? Is there a new iPhone due to launch soon? When is the cheapest time to buy a new iPhone?

Should you buy a new iPhone now or wait? Is there a new iPhone due to launch soon? When is the cheapest time to buy a new iPhone?

10 Apr 18

 
Is it worth buying an Apple USB SuperDrive?

Is it worth buying an Apple USB SuperDrive?

Wondering whether to buy an Apple SuperDrive to go with your Mac? Discover what you can do with an Apple CD and DVD burner - and whether you really need one.

Wondering whether to buy an Apple SuperDrive to go with your Mac? Discover what you can do with an Apple CD and DVD burner - and whether you really need one.

10 Apr 18

iPhone X vs iPhone 8

iPhone X vs iPhone 8

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have significant differences, but also have a lot in common. Find out which is the best new iPhone

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X have significant differences, but also have a lot in common. Find out which is the best new iPhone

09 Apr 18

Best Mac for app development 2018

Best Mac for app development 2018

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:

06 Apr 18

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