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 free email for Macs 2019

Apple's Mail app is great, but sometimes we need something a little more... feature rich. Here are some of the best alternatives

Apple's Mail app is great, but sometimes we need something a little more... feature rich. Here are some of the best alternatives

27 Feb 19

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AirPods compatibility: What Do AirPods work with

AirPods don't just work with iPhones, find out which Apple and non-Apple products are compatible with AirPods

AirPods don't just work with iPhones, find out which Apple and non-Apple products are compatible with AirPods

22 Feb 19

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iPhone XR vs Samsung Galaxy S10e

We pit the new Samsung Galaxy S10e against Apple's iPhone XR, find out how the two 'cheaper' handsets compare

We pit the new Samsung Galaxy S10e against Apple's iPhone XR, find out how the two 'cheaper' handsets compare

20 Feb 19

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How to fix AirPods disconnecting from iPhone

If your AirPods keep disconnecting mid call or while you are listening to music follow these steps to fix the problem

If your AirPods keep disconnecting mid call or while you are listening to music follow these steps to fix the problem

19 Feb 19

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Are AirPods waterproof?

Find out what happens if you wear AirPods in the shower, take them swimming, or they fall in the toilet

Find out what happens if you wear AirPods in the shower, take them swimming, or they fall in the toilet

18 Feb 19

 
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Apple fixes FaceTime bug that let hackers listen in secretly

Wondering if FaceTime is private? A bug meant a hacker could secretly watch you and listen in - but it's been fixed at last

Wondering if FaceTime is private? A bug meant a hacker could secretly watch you and listen in - but it's been fixed at last

08 Feb 19

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How to use Mac Recovery Mode

Recovery HD is a useful tool that the majority of Mac users will never need to use, until the unthinkable happens!

Recovery HD is a useful tool that the majority of Mac users will never need to use, until the unthinkable happens!

06 Feb 19

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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 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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