Roman LoyolaSenior Editor, Macworld

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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. He's also written for MacRumors.

Thunderbolt strikes at 2011 Intel Developer Forum

Several companies are displaying new Thunderbolt-based hardware at the 2011 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, giving users of Thunderbolt-equipped Macs new hope that they will be able to finally take full advantage of the new high-speed connection technology.

Samsung announces new optical drive with Wi-Fi connectivity

Samsung on Friday announced its new SE-208BW Smart Media Hub. The SE-208BW is an optical disk drive that is equipped with Wi-Fi so users can stream CDs and DVDs to smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Customized Core i7 Mac mini offers iMac-like performance

Want iMac-like performance, without having to buy an iMac? You can get such a machine from Apple if you customize the new Mac mini. Macworld Lab has tested a build-to-order Mac mini, and the results are very close to that of a standard configuration 21.5-inch 2.5GHz Core i5 iMac.

HighPoint unveils USB 3.0 expansion card for Mac Pro

If you have a Mac Pro and a USB 3.0 hard drive, you can take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds by installing HighPoint’s new RocketU Quad USB 3.0 PCI-E card.

Inside Prosoft’s Data Rescue Center

Prosoft recently opened its new Data Rescue Center, a service for recovering data from dead hard drives.

Corsair reveals new 90GB SATA-3 SSDs

On Thursday Corsair revealed two new 90GB solid-state drives (SSDs). Both drives have a SATA-3 6Gbps interface.

How to encrypt an external hard drive in Lion

FileVault 2 not onlyencrypts your Mac’s internal drive, but it can also encrypt external drives. Interested in securing your data? We’ll take you through the steps here.

Use Lion's FileVault 2 to encrypt your Mac's internal drive

Apple latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.7 Lion includes FileVault 2, the latest version of Apple’s method of file encryption. In this how-to, we'll go through the steps on activating FileVault 2 for your Mac's internal startup drive.

Disk Falcon 1.1

Disk Falcon uses colorful charts and animations to show how files take up space on your hard drive.

Apple posts FAQ for Thunderbolt cable

Apple's FAQ on its new Thunderbolt cable has a few interesting tidbits about the new connectivity technology.

Iomega SuperHero Backup and Charger

Iomega’s SuperHero Backup and Charger for iPhone is a charging dock for the iPhone and iPod touch that can also back up your device's contacts and photos to an SD memory card.

Financial history of the Apple Retail Store

Since 2001, Apple has opened more than 300 stores worldwide. Macworld's Roman Loyola takes a look as how the Apple Stores impact the company's bottom line.

Thoughts on the Apple Retail Store

In this episode of the Macworld podcast, host Roman Loyola talks to Gary Allen of ifoAppleStore.com about the time before the Apple Store, the evolution of Apple Retail, and what makes the stores so popular.

How to change the date, time, and time zone

This tutorial will show you how to adjust the date, time, and time zone on a Mac using OS X 10.6.7. The procedure should be similar on older versions of the OS.

Top-rated portable hard drives

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These smaller portable drives don't offer the blazing transfer speeds compared to desktop models, but they still have large capacities without sacrificing portability.