Roman LoyolaSenior Editor, Macworld

Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he's worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, TechTV, PC/Computing, and Windows NT Systems.

How to back up using MobileMe's Backup utility

Time Machine is what most Mac users think of when it comes to Mac backup. Apple actually has another backup application called Backup that's available to MobileMe users. It's a good idea to have another backup method besides Time Machine, and if you have available iDisk space, MobileMe's Backup is an easy way to achieve backup redundancy.

Top 20 Apple commercials

Any discussion about Super Bowl commercials always leads to Apple. Apple has a long history of commercials, and in this slideshow, Macworld senior editor Roman Loyola takes a look at his 20 favorite Apple ads.

Expo Notes: Boom boosts Mac audio beyond 10

Boom boosts the sound volume beyond the top volume available through the Mac’s sound controls.

Expo Notes: buys old iPhones, Macs

If you’re looking to offset the cost of a new device, you could sell your old one to The company was at Macworld Expo to showcase their services.

Expo Notes: Dolly Drive marries Time Machine to the cloud

Time Machine, as it ships in Mac OS X, works only with external hard drives. When you use the Dolly Drive software, it shows Dolly Drive-provided cloud storage as available drives. When it’s time for Time Machine to run, encrypted files are saved to the Dolly Drive cloud storage.

Macworld Expo 2011 Best of Show winners

Macworld Expo is a great way to see products for the Mac and iOS devices. But of the thousands of products on display, a select few stand out. These products are recognized with our Best of Show awards.

Hands on: Software updates through the Mac App Store

In case you’re wondering how minor software updates through the Mac App Store work, here’s a look.

Hands on with Apple's Mac App Store

Apple’s much anticipated Mac App Store brings the promise of easy access to new software for customers, and exposure to a large customer base for software developers. Does the Mac App Store deliver? You can fire up the Mac App Store and see for yourself. But if you’re the type who likes to read travel guides before going on vacation, read on. Macworld's Roman Loyola gives his impressions of the Mac App Store as he wanders up and down its virtual aisles.

2010 in review: The year for the Mac

To paraphrase literary icon Mark Twain, the death of the Macintosh was an exaggeration. On the last day of 2010, let’s take a look back at the previous 12 months, from a Mac perspective.

OWC offers DIY SSD upgrade kits for MacBooks, Mac mini

OWC on Tuesday announced its new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) SSD Storage Upgrade Kit. The kit allows owners of the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini to upgrade the hard drive and replace it with a solid-state drive (SSD) from OWC.

App collection: Ski season

A collection of ski- and snowboard-themed iPhone apps.

Macintosh buying guide 2010

Shopping for a new Mac? Here's the lowdown on Apple's offerings to help you decide which Mac to buy.

LaCie announces Starck Mobile USB 3.0 portable hard drive

LaCie has announced the Starck Mobile USB 3.0. The drive is a version of the Starck Mobile Hard Drive, but with USB 3.0 support.

Verbatim announces new Store 'n' Go Clip-it USB drive

Verbatim has announced the $20 Store 'n' Go Clip-it USB flash drive, which can do double duty as a paper clip.

Holiday wish list: Roman Loyola

Macworld senior editor Roman Loyola hopes to get some gear that'll help him with his creative pursuits. And when he needs some inspiration, he'll kick back with the Zerg and Protoss.