James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

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Expo Notes: Emulsio takes the shakes out of handheld video

If your iPhone or iPod has become your default video camera, a new app can make your video shots a lot smoother.

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Expo Notes: Thunderbolt takes over

Looking for faster external storage? All kinds of companies are showing off all kinds of new Thunderbolt (and Thunderbolt 2) peripherals at Macworld/iWorld. Here's a round-up.

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Mac Pro quad-core review: A good investment for users of multi-core Mac apps

If you're a professional who uses Final Cut Pro X or another app that takes advantage of multiple processor cores, then you'll benefit nicely from the $2999 Mac Pro

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HP Z Display Z27i review: High-quality display with an anti-glare screen

For those looking for a high quality, IPS screen, the 27-inch HP Z Display Z27i offers extra wide viewing angles, accurate color, tons of input options, ergonomic flexibility and anti-glare screen.

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Thunderbolt docks review: The best way to connect your MacBook to your other devices

Thunderbolt docks let you connect all kinds of different devices to your MacBook's Thunderbolt port(s) with a minimum of cable mess. But which dock is the best? We tested a bunch of them, and here is our favorite.

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Mac Pro 6-core review: $3999 Mac Pro is an impressive computer

Macworld Lab finally got the high-end standard configuration model of Apple's high-end workstation. The benchmark results continue to impress.

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Fact or fiction: What does (and doesn't) actually speed up your Mac

You hear about ways you can make your Mac faster, but do they really work? Macworld Lab puts these to the test.

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Pegasus2 R6 review: Six hard drives, Thunderbolt 2, and a lot of speed

If you have a Mac Pro and need a multi-drive RAID array, Promise's array is the only Thunderbolt 2 box in tow, for now.

Late 2013 iMac review: Faster than before, but the gains over previous models are modest

We reviewed the $1299 iMac when it was first available. We finally got our hands on the other three standard configurations of the new iMac.

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Breathing new life into old Mac Pros

What kind of boost can you get if you upgrade your old Mac Pro, instead of buying a new one? Macworld Lab ran a series of tests to find out.

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How we test: Speedmark 9 Mac benchmarks

When we test a Mac's performance, Macworld Lab uses its own in-house application-based benchmark tool. Lab director James Galbraith explains how Speedmark 9 works.

What you need to know about Thunderbolt 2

Curious about Thunderbolt 2? Here's the lowdown on this fast throughout technology.

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First look: Promise's Pegasus2 R6 Thunderbolt 2 RAID array

Macworld Lab takes a look at this new Thunderbolt 2-based storage device and compares it to its predecessor.

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Lab tested: New Mac Pro is the speedster we've been waiting for (finally)

Macworld Lab ran a series of tests on a new 8-core Mac Pro, and if you're using professional software for high-end tasks, you'll like the results.

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Find the right backup drive for your storage needs

If coming up with a backup strategy is one of your New Year's resolutions, maybe a backup drive should be on your holiday shopping list. We can tell you what to look for.