James Galbraith

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

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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.

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My Passport Slim review: Solid 1TB portable hard drive, but nothing flashy

Western Digital's portable My Passport Slim is a USB 3 hard drive priced at $100.

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SSD2go review: Speedy portable solid-state drive available in an array of colors

Angelbird's SSD2go is a fast performer and you can customize the case colors to match your personality.

Capo 3 review: Learning a new song? This Mac app's here to help

If you're trying to figure out how to play a song that's in your iTunes library, Capo 3 makes it fun and easy.

Scanner buying guide 2013: Find the right scanner for your needs

Scanners have remained popular peripherals by evolving with the times. Here's how to pick out the best document or desktop scanner this holiday season.

Fact or fiction: What affects Wi-Fi speed?

From nearby microwaves to antennas boosters made from cardboard and tin foil, Macworld Lab discovers what really helps or hurts Wi-Fi signals.

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15-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: A tale of two laptops

Apple offers two standard configurations of its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and the benchmarks tell very difference stories for each one.

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13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: Thinner, lighter, and faster never hurts

If you've been holding out on getting a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, now's the time to buy.

mBack review: Hard drive cleverly hides behind your iMac

mLogic's hard drive is designed to mount of an iMac or Apple display stand.

Benchmarks: Upgraded graphics boost new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Macworld Lab has test results for the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro laptops.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Under the hood

A lot of the changes in OS X Mavericks are about the visible look and feel. But others are less obvious. Here's what has changed in terms of performance and power management.