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.

Recapping the MacTech conference

Rob Griffiths went to the MacTech conference representing Macworld. Here are his impressions.

IT conference attendees react to Xserve's demise

Assembled IT professionals reacted to the announcement of the Xserve's death during the MacTech conference in Los Angeles.

Boost your Mac's speed with a hybrid drive

Macworld senior contributors Rob Griffiths and Kirk McElhearn replaced their Mac's stock hard drive with a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive, which has 4GB of flash storage and a 500GB hard drive. The result: Performance improvements that are well worth the money.

OS X 10.7: The rumors and the reality

Macworld senior contributor Rob Griffiths weighs in with his thoughts on what Apple might unveil when it offers a sneak peek at the next version of Mac OS X on Wednesday.

Office 2011: the macro is back

Office 2004 included support for Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Office 2008 didn't. Now, VBA is back in Office 2011, and Rob Griffiths couldn't be happier.

Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

Excel 2011 is a solid upgrade for any current Excel user whose work involves a heavy dose of spreadsheet duty.

What OS X has meant to me

September 13, 2000 was a significant day in Apple's history. But it turned out to be significant to former Macworld senior editor Rob Griffiths as well.

Office 2011 pricing penalizes owners of multiple Macs

Microsoft may be charging less for the next version of Office, but Rob Griffiths also points out that the company is changing the way it lets you use the productivity suite across multiple Macs. And he's not impressed with those changes.

First Look: Firefox 4 beta

Wondering what changes the Firefox 4 beta introduces to your browsing experience? Rob Griffiths spends some time with the new browser to see how it differs from its predecessor.

Ten ways to customize Chrome

You can customize the Mac’s newest mainstream browser, Google’s Chrome, with a wealth of free extensions. Rob Griffiths shares ten of his favorites.

Essential Mac utilities: text expanders

If your work requires intensive typing at all, you owe it to your hands and wrists to get a text-expansion utility. Rob Griffiths surveys the field and comes back with some recommendations.

Spell Catcher X 10.3.4

Spell Catcher X is a systemwide spell checker, but it can also do much, much more.

Typinator 4.0

Want to type less? Text-expansion utility Typinator can help. While lacking some features found in TextExpander and TypeIt4Me, its QuickSearch feature is unique and convenient.

Why WWDC 2010 doesn't add up for me

Rob Griffiths left Macworld to work at a small Mac software company. He was looking forward to his first WWDC in that role, but after Apple's announcement he's decided to bypass the whole thing.

Numbers 1.0 for iPad

Taken for what it is (an incredibly feature-rich spreadsheet program running with a full touch interface on a 1.5 pound portable computing device) Numbers is a good start, and should meet the needs of most anyone looking to use their iPad to create and work with spreadsheets.