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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How to find any password on a Mac

Forgotten a password? Here's how to find a password in your Mac's keychain

Forgotten a password? Here's how to find a password in your Mac's keychain

15 Aug 18

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How to empty trash on a Mac

Deleting files and emptying the trash on a Mac can be easy, unless you run into one of these problems...

Deleting files and emptying the trash on a Mac can be easy, unless you run into one of these problems...

15 Aug 18

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HomePod vs Samsung Galaxy Home

As Samsung gets ready to take on the HomePod with the Galaxy Home, find out how it compares to the Apple's smart speaker

As Samsung gets ready to take on the HomePod with the Galaxy Home, find out how it compares to the Apple's smart speaker

13 Aug 18

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How to restart MacOS Finder

Here's what to do if you need to restart or force quit the Finder on your Mac

Here's what to do if you need to restart or force quit the Finder on your Mac

13 Aug 18

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MacBook Pro 13in 2018 review

In 2018 the 13in MacBook Pro finally owns its pro status with quad-core processors, but the integrated GPU lets it down

In 2018 the 13in MacBook Pro finally owns its pro status with quad-core processors, but the integrated GPU lets it down

10 Aug 18

 
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Mac keyboard shortcuts you need to know

Want to copy and paste or type a hashtag, @, euro, pound sign or ampersand on Mac? Our keyboard shortcuts will save your life

Want to copy and paste or type a hashtag, @, euro, pound sign or ampersand on Mac? Our keyboard shortcuts will save your life

08 Aug 18

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How to move your Photos library to an external drive

Save space by moving your Mac Photos library to an external hard drive - and back up your photo library

Save space by moving your Mac Photos library to an external hard drive - and back up your photo library

07 Aug 18

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How to download audio on a Mac

How to download audio or music from a webpage, YouTube, PowerPoint or another source

How to download audio or music from a webpage, YouTube, PowerPoint or another source

31 Jul 18

 
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MacBook Air vs MacBook

Find out whether the MacBook or the MacBook Air is right for you

Find out whether the MacBook or the MacBook Air is right for you

31 Jul 18

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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.

29 Jul 18

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How to free up memory on a Mac

Is your Mac struggling? Here's how to clear the RAM on your Mac to speed things up.

Is your Mac struggling? Here's how to clear the RAM on your Mac to speed things up.

20 Jul 18

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