James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

Faster than ever: Macworld Lab speed tests the mid-2011 iMacs

Macworld Lab has tested the rest of the new iMacs released this week, with the latest models demonstrating a significant boost over the desktops they replace. But not much differentiates the performance of the four new iMacs among each other.

Lab Report: New 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz speed results

Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of iMacs, including a couple of build-to-order (BTO) configurations.

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How an SSD affects the 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro's performance

Macworld Lab tests the 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro with an SSD instead of a hard drive. How much of a performance gain does the SSD provide?

OS X update and the MacBook Air's 3D graphics performance

Macworld Lab stumbled across a problem introduced by an OS X update on the mid-2010 MacBook Airs. While it may be a minor issue affecting a small number of users, we decided to share our findings.

Importing Flip video into iMovie for iOS

Even simple procedures have their complexities. Here we show you exactly how to transfer video from a Flip camcorder onto the iPad 2 for editing.

Lab Report: iPad 2 battery life tests and GarageBand speed

In our battery tests, the iPad 2 showed a slight improvement over the battery life of the original iPad. And the mobile version of GarageBand runs faster on the new tablet as well.

Epson MovieMate 85HD

The MovieMate 85HD has a lot to offer as a convenient, portable, all-in-one home entertainment media player. With its built-in DVD player, integrated speakers, and variety of connectors, this versatile projector can turn your backyard into an outdoor theater, or your living room into a movie-house.

MacBook Pros (Early 2011)

It’s been nearly a year since Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line. That’s a longer-than-usual gap between updates, but the new MacBook Pros sport several changes under the hood, including new processors, new graphics processors, and a new peripheral connector. It all translates into performance jumps worth the wait.

Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results

Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith has the details.

IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube Fender for iPhone and iPad

AmpliTube Fender offers five of the musical instrument company’s amplifiers and six of its stomp boxes to improve your sound.

Expo Notes: Scanning the showfloor for scanners

James Galbraith reports on the scanners on display at Macworld 2011.

Expo Notes: Making music at Expo 2011

Macworld's James Galbraith takes you on a tour of all the notable musical exhibitors displaying products at Macworld Expo this week.

HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf

If you’re looking for an affordable, monochrome multifunction laser printer, the LaserJet 1534dnf offers a couple of special features like AirPrint and ePrint while delivering quick prints and scans of decent quality.

Create a custom template in GarageBand

GarageBand '11 has a lot of automated features to get you started, but musician Jim Galbraith prefers to customize GarageBand's templates for his own compositions. He walks you through the steps.