James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

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.

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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.

Review: OWC's Envoy Pro EX SSD impresses with its speed, small size

Small, stylish and swift, the bus-powered Envoy Pro EX is an extremely portable SSD.

Review Roundup: Get a bigger picture with an ultrawide 29-inch display

Ultrawide displays are here, and Macworld Lab takes a look at offerings from AOC, Dell, and LG.

Lab Tested: CTO 11-inch MacBook Air an impressive performer

The CTO 11-inch MacBook Air performs better than a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and it's much smaller and lighter.

Review: Nine batteries for charging your iPad (and everything else)

We tested nine high-capacity batteries designed to charge your iPad and other USB-chargeable gear while you're on the go.

Lab Tested: New MacBook Air offers best battery life of any Apple laptop

Macworld Lab found that the new MacBook Air has a significant boost to its battery life.

Lab Tested: Ultimate MacBook Air 2013 holds its own against the MacBook Pro

With upgrades to the CPU, RAM, and flash storage, the new MacBook Air is a very impressive performer.