Serenity CaldwellAssociate Editor, TechHive

Serenity has been writing and talking and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, writes, acts, sings, and wears an assortment of hats.

Last-minute online gifting for apps, movies, music, and books

Stuck without a gift close to Christmas? Never fear: If your relatives like apps, books, movies, musics, or TV shows, there's a very simple solution to this dilemma -- electronic gift certificates.

Review: Apple's Remote app gets a new iPad interface, support for Up Next

The third version of Apple's iTunes and Apple TV controller may be the nicest yet, thanks to interface improvements and support for new iTunes 11 features.

Venture beyond the Mac App Store

The Mac App Store is great for the majority of simple applications you might want to purchase. But there are plenty of other apps for you to explore and try. Here are some of the ways to find an app, get it onto your computer, and update it.

Hands-on with Paper 1.2.1: Colors and pressure support give drawings new life

Associate editor Serenity Caldwell takes drawing app Paper's newest update, with its color-mixer add-on and support for Ten One's Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive stylus, for a spin.

Hands-on with iBooks Author 2.0

New version offers simplified tools, new templates, portrait-only options, and more publishing goodness.

Forstall, Browett to leave Apple; Mansfield takes on new Technologies group

Apple announced a slew of management changes Monday that included the departure of senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall and senior vice president of retail John Browett.

Apple sneaks out significant update to Final Cut Pro X

Apple on Tuesday snuck out a significant release to Final Cut Pro X on the Mac App Store, along with minor updates to Compressor and Motion.

Apple reveals updated iBooks Author with portrait-orientation templates

Apple's ebook creation tool got an update from Apple Tuesday, with custom font embedding, new widgets, and portrait-only iBooks templates.

iBooks 3.0 debuts at Apple's "Something more to show" event

Apple on Tuesday announced the newest version of its ebook reading software for iOS devices.

Review: Dodocase's iPhone 5 Wallet is simple, sleek, and classy

Dodocase's new iPhone 5 Wallet provides your iPhone with a snug sleeve and pockets for cards, passes, and cash.

Get started with the iPhone 5

Congratulations, you've just gotten an iPhone 5. Let us help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.

Hands on with updated Find My Friends and Find My iPhone

As part of Apple's release day onslaught, its two location-based iOS apps have been updated--and what nice updates they are.

How to install iOS 6

iOS 6 arrives Wednesday, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, we're here to help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 6 with this step-by-step guide.

Hands on with iOS 6: Maps

Apple has completely revamped the Maps app, cutting it free from Google and adding a bunch of cool new tools.

How to protect your laptop

Whether you're heading off on a business trip or your first year of college, you're probably hauling a laptop. Here's how to keep it clean and ding-free.