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.

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.


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.