James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

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.

Six iPhones tested, and they can't agree on magnetic north

Readings that vary by 20-plus degrees make the iPhone less useful than a $15 compass.

Benchmarks: 'Ultimate' iMac gets boost from PCIe flash storage, faster CPU

Macworld Lab tested a custom-to-order iMac with a Fusion Drive and a 3.5GHz quad-core Core i7 processor.

iMac review: Modest gains for the new entry-level Haswell iMac

While the jump in performance isn't huge, the $1299 iMac is still a good bargain computer.

Monoprice Glass Panel Pro review: Affordable alternative to Apple display

Monoprice's new display uses high-quality IPS panels.

Benchmarks: iPhone 5s lives up to the hype

Apple made some lofty claims about the A7 processor in the iPhone 5s. Our benchmarks show that Apple was right.

Folder Factory review: Take the blahs out of OS X's folder icons

Customize OS X's folder icons to reflect your personality.

Bride of Frankenmac revisited: How our OS X PC compares against an iMac

Macworld Lab changed the components of its DIY Mac to match an iMac. Here are the test results.

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Promise preps for Mac Pro with new Thunderbolt 2 peripherals

The Mac Pro won't arrive until later this year, but storage maker Promise Technology will have Thunderbolt 2 products ready when the new desktop ships.

MiniSwap/U3 review: FirmTek's drive enclosure an impressive speedster

The miniSwap/U3 is a USB 3 drive enclosure that's easy to use and fast.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

Review: Forte starts the flow of music between instruments and computer

Forte is a USB audio input device for music production.

Fact or fiction: Nine iPhone and iPad battery-saving techniques tested

What can you do to keep your iPhone or iPad charged on the go? Macworld Lab separates fact from fiction to find out what really works.

AirTurn puts mobile device control at your feet

AirTurn's wireless remote controls are great for musicians who want to access their sheet music on a mobile device without taking their hands off their instrument. In this video report, we'll look at two AirTurn accessories along with an upcoming mount that can attach your phone or tablet to any standard microphone stand.

Mac Gems: Be a better MacBook battery manager with Battery Health

Battery Health provides detailed battery information so you can keep track of your laptop's battery life.