Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

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How Apple could fix the Mac App Store

A few simple changes—and one major change—could improve the Mac App Store experience for both developers and customers.

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How to use grid-style password entry on the new Apple TV

Don't mess with the Apple TV's hair-pulling line entry screen. Grab an older Apple Remote and use the old grid-style password entry screen.

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The Mac App Store: With convenience comes compromise

"Available exclusively on the Mac App Store" seems like ideal marketing, but it comes with many strings attached for both users and developers.

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Excel 2016 for Mac review: Spreadsheet app can do the job—as long as you don’t rely on macros

Microsoft's spreadsheet app is more friendly to general Mac users, but less friendly to power users.

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Arccos Golf review: Club sensors and iOS app can pinpoint where your golf game needs work

Determine your golf handicap and figure out what areas you can focus on to see the most improvements.

The best flight tracking apps for iPhone and iPad

A flight tracker is a handy tool to keep in your app toolbox. Here are our picks for managing travel, handling airport pick-up duty, and for budding aviation enthusiasts.

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Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game

The $15 iOS app, Duet Display, allows you to use your iPad as an external display. Thanks to its wire requirement, that display is actually responsive.


The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4 brings increased usability to trusted utility

Carbon Copy Cloner, a venerable cloning and backup utility, gains new features and an improved interface.

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The pros and cons of adding a 4K display to your Mac

Monitors that stretch the width of your desk are so last year. Rob Griffiths decided he wanted to try something new: a 4K high-density screen.

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Life after death: Resuscitating a drowned iPhone 5

Rob Griffiths's iPhone took a trip to Davy Jones's locker and lived to tell the tale. Witness the miraculous story of a resurrected iPhone.

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Permanent 2 review: updated iPad spreadsheet gets more useful, less quirky

The first version of the Permanent was, for better and worse, unlike any other iPad spreadsheet we'd ever used. The update loses some of the quirks, but gains in utility.

Nine things everyone should know how to do with a spreadsheet

Whether you prefer Excel, Numbers, or Google Docs, here's what you, the savvy spreadsheet user, should know how to do.

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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your Mac or Windows computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original version, though its subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.