Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Glenn Fleishman is the owner and editor of The Magazine, a fortnightly periodical of stories for curious people with a technical bent. He is a regular contributor to the Economist and a senior contributor to Macworld.

McAfee protects your Mac without affecting performance

McAfee Internet Security for Mac 2012 is a multipronged and easy-to-manage extra layer that doesn’t seem to slow my computer down one bit.

Textastic Code Editor for iPad

When you use this iPad-based text and code editor, you may actually forget you're working on a tablet. Textastic may lack the scope of a desktop programming tool, but it makes the best of the space it has, along with great nuance that coders will appreciate.

Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

OS X 10.7.2 includes some significant changes to FileVault that includes some nifty interactions with the new Find My Mac feature.

iNet is a must-have for network monitoring and troubleshooting

iNet offers an easy-to-use summary of information, beautifully presented, about your network and the devices on it.

Sophos SafeGuard for Mac 5.5 is a powerful encryption tool

SafeGuard is a good choice for anyone who prefers not to rely on Apple for their encryption needs.

AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

AirPort Utility for iOS is the perfect tool for configuring and troubleshooting Apple’s gear without having to lug a laptop around.

Complete guide to FileVault 2 in Lion

Lion's FileVault 2 can be used to protect your data by encrypting your Mac's hard drive. Interested in using FileVault 2, but don't know where to start? Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has a complete guide to FileVault 2.

Using Apple's mobile AirPort Utility

Included in the crush of software releases out of Cupertino last week was a mobile version of the utility for managing your AirPort wireless network and base station. Glenn Fleishman takes you on a guided tour of AirPort Utility for iOS, showing you how to use the mobile app.

Sidekick 4.0.3

Between recognizing where you're at and letting you manually change groups of settings, Sidekick avoids most of the tedium of adapting your Mac to your current location.

Keep your Mac safe from Web security flaws

This year has seen numerous security breaches at the root infrastructure of Web privacy and security. How can regular users protect themselves? Glenn Fleishman has some expert suggestions.

Use AirDrop on any Mac with Lion

When Apple announced the new AirDrop file-sharing technology in Lion, it said only some Macs could use it. But one Hints reader found a workaround that lets it work on any Mac with Lion and a network connection.

Identity Finder 5.1 helps keep your personal data secure

This scanning program is dedicated to rooting out personal information cached without encryption anywhere on your computer's internal and attached disks. It can also securely delete, encrypt, or move files with troubling personal details.

Prompt for iPhone and iPad

While not without some rough edges that need improving, this mobile terminal app is a good choice if you need to make an SSH terminal connection from your iPhone or iPad.

How AirDrop makes file-sharing simple

Lion's AirDrop feature makes sharing files between computers as simple as drag-and-drop. Here's what's going on behind the scenes to make that magic happens.

Upgrading to Lion at an Apple Store

You can only download Lion through the Mac App Store. But if you've got a slow Internet connection or caps on how much data you can download, Apple offers a solution -- download the OS X update at one of its retail stores. Glenn Fleishman went to a store in Seattle to see how smooth the process went.