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

How to run macOS from an external drive

How to run macOS from 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

29 Jun 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

28 Jun 18

iPhone camera tips to take better photos

iPhone camera tips to take better photos

Find out how to take better iPhone photos, with our 49 brilliant camera tips

Find out how to take better iPhone photos, with our 49 brilliant camera tips

28 Jun 18

How to record your iPhone screen

How to record your iPhone screen

Recording a video of your iPhone's screen is easy - especially if you're running iOS 11 or later

Recording a video of your iPhone's screen is easy - especially if you're running iOS 11 or later

27 Jun 18

How to use Airdrop to copy files between iPhones and Macs

How to use Airdrop to copy files between iPhones and Macs

AirDrop is a simple way to share things between iPhones and Macs. Here's how to use it, and what to do when it won't work

AirDrop is a simple way to share things between iPhones and Macs. Here's how to use it, and what to do when it won't work

27 Jun 18

How to fix a Mac that won't finish a macOS update

How to fix a Mac that won't finish a macOS update

Mac got stuck in the middle of a macOS update? Here's what to do if you have installation problems while updating your Mac

Mac got stuck in the middle of a macOS update? Here's what to do if you have installation problems while updating your Mac

26 Jun 18

 
How to free space on an iPhone

How to free space on an iPhone

Follow these space-saving tips if you run out of storage on your iPhone and can't take a photo or install the app you want

Follow these space-saving tips if you run out of storage on your iPhone and can't take a photo or install the app you want

26 Jun 18

How to use Apple Pay on iPhone

How to use Apple Pay on iPhone

We explain how to set up Apple Pay so that you can use your iPhone to pay for things

We explain how to set up Apple Pay so that you can use your iPhone to pay for things

26 Jun 18

How to downgrade tvOS beta

How to downgrade tvOS beta

Broken your Apple TV by installing the beta? Here's how to get back to tvOS 11 from tvOS 12

Broken your Apple TV by installing the beta? Here's how to get back to tvOS 11 from tvOS 12

26 Jun 18

How to get the tvOS beta

How to get the tvOS beta

Want test your Apple TV apps, or just fancy taking a look at the new ISS screensavers? Here's how to install the tvOS beta

Want test your Apple TV apps, or just fancy taking a look at the new ISS screensavers? Here's how to install the tvOS beta

26 Jun 18

 
Best free PDF editors for Mac

Best free PDF editors for Mac

Want to edit a PDF, of fill in a PDF form? Don't fancy paying to do so. Here are some free options to try.

Want to edit a PDF, of fill in a PDF form? Don't fancy paying to do so. Here are some free options to try.

20 Jun 18

How to activate and use an iPhone without a SIM

How to activate and use an iPhone without a SIM

Here's how to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM, by a child or someone who doesn't have a mobile contract

Here's how to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM, by a child or someone who doesn't have a mobile contract

20 Jun 18

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