Scholle Sawyer McFarlandSenior Editor, Macworld

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.

Two free and easy ways to share big files

Sending big files can be a big pain, but in this week's video tip you'll learn two free and easy ways to do just that.

Set up a kid-friendly iPad

Before handing over your iPad to a kid, it's best to do some parental preparation. In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland offers some tips.

Favorite literacy apps for kids

Stop summer brain drain with these great literacy apps for kids.

Five Dictionary tricks I can't live without

Few Mac users know how to make the most out of OS X's built-in Dictionary app. Scholle Sawyer McFarland shares five tricks for Mountain Lion.

How to use an external keyboard with your iPad

Here's how to use a keyboard with your iPad, as well as a look at some keyboards made especially for that purpose.

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Emergency backups you didn't know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.

Expo Notes: Getting down to business at Macworld/iWorld

Plenty of productivity-focused iOS app makers used Macworld/iWorld to roll out updates to their software.

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Sure, it's easy to create a PDF, but can you protect what you share? In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shows how to encrypt a PDF using only OS X's built in tools.

Nine fun ways to stop summer brain drain

On the brink of the lazy days of summer, what’s a parent to do? Here are nine ways to use your Mac and iOS devices to keep your kids sharp during the summer.

Expo Notes: Omni Group shows off iPad version of OmniPlan

Project managers rejoice! The Omni Group has announced a full-featured iPad version of its project management software.

Apps help you follow Endeavour's last mission

Scholle Sawyer McFarland is in Florida as part of the NASA Tweetup to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour this Friday. She asked her fellow attendees for some of their favorite shuttle-related apps. Here's what they came up with.

Four favorite tips for green computing

In honor of Earth Day, Macworld's readers chime in with their favorite tips for going green with their Macs.

Share your green computing tips

In honor of Earth Day, share your tips for greener computing with your Apple devices.

Holiday wish list: Scholle Sawyer McFarland

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Senior Editor Scholle Sawyer McFarland would love to get some new tools for her writing projects. And there's no harm in dreaming about that $1,000 Sonos music system is there?