James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

Review: Latest Intel chip boosts speed and endurance in new MacBook Air

Apple new ultraportable laptop sports a few under-the-hood changes that make it even better than before.

Lab Tested: Haswell MacBook Air speeds up with faster graphics, flash storage

The improved graphics and faster storage provide a nice boost to the 2013 MacBook Air when compared to last year's model.

How fast is USB 3.0 really?

Now that USB 3.0 is found on (almost) every new Mac, the Macworld Lab decided to put its real-world speed to the test, especially compared with FireWire 800 and Thunderbolt.

Review: Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock lets you get plugged in easily

It’s a bit pricey, but the Thunderbolt Express Dock’s many and varied connections can really help you realize the potential of Intel’s fast and flexible Thunderbolt technology.

Review: Get scanner-like features for any camera with Prizmo 2

With Prizmo you use your iPhone camera, point and shoot camera, or DSLR to capture images of documents, and then the software uses optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the scans into editable text.

Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock now shipping

Announced 16 months ago, Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock is finally available to purchase

Fact or fiction: Eight Mac energy-saving techniques tested

You've heard lots of conventional wisdom about how to save energy (and battery life) with your Mac, but how much of it is true? We went to the lab to find out.

Thunderbolt storage drives to strike later in 2013

After some of the product announcements made at this week's National Association of Broadcasters trade show in Las Vegas, look for more storage devices sporting Thunderbolt interfaces to hit the market later this year.

Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive

Looking to protect your data as part of World Backup Day? You'll need a hard drive. We'll tell you what to look for and which models have impressed us.

Review: BenQ VW2430 and HP Pavilion 27xi displays

The Lab takes a look at two displays that offer a 1920 by 1080 resolution.

Can your smartphone really replace your point-and-shoot camera?

We pitted four popular smartphones against a Canon Elph and lived to tell the story.

Review: Upgrades make Retina MacBook Pro a better bargain

The reduced cost for the 13-inch models and faster performance for the 15-inch models make these thin, light, and fast laptops a better deal than ever.

Review: CrystalPro Monitor has a hard-to-beat price

Monoprice, a company known for its affordable computer cables and adapters, hopes to shake up the display market by offering its 27" IPS LED CrystalPro Monitor WQHD for much less than other 27-inch displays.

Expo Notes: Notable music products from Macworld/iWorld

Hardware and software for musicians can always be found on the Macworld/iWorld show floor, and 2013 was no exception. Here's what caught James Galbraith's eye.

Expo Notes: Surveying the scanner scene at Macworld/iWorld

Scanner makers are putting an emphasis on mobile scanning in 2013, if the products on display at Macworld/iWorld are anything to go by.