Serenity CaldwellAssociate Editor, Macworld

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.

Apple's retail focus should be on customers, not cash

The credo for Apple employees says that people are the company's most important resource. From what one-time Apple Store employee Serenity Caldwell has been reading lately, it seems like someone heading up Apple's retail efforts has lost sight of that.

Review: Kowala iPad easel and lapboard

With all this talk lately of smaller and lighter iPads, you have to stop and wonder why someone would create a shell that makes the current iPad not only bigger, but heavier. Yet that's exactly what Documont has done with the Kowala, an iPad lapboard for artists and workers alike -- and it's surprisingly good, too.

Gemini finds and removes your duplicate files

Gemini digs through your hard drive and dumps duplicate files, spitting out snarky phrases to keep you from getting too bored during the wait.

TechHive: Sketching stylus shoot-out for the iPad

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Which stylus should you buy for drawing in Paper? In Draw Something? What about other drawing-related apps? Serenity Caldwell looks at how styluses compare when it comes to sketching.

Stylus Shoot-Out: Finding the best sketching stylus

Serenity Caldwell has tested a lot of styluses. (And we mean a lot.) Now she's pitting them head-to-head in a series of challenges. In the latest installment, she looks at which stylus is the best for sketching and drafting.

The Hand Glider is a perfect no-frills solution for palm rejection on the iPad

Perhaps no tool will make artists feel more at home on the iPad than the Hand Glider, a lightweight sleeve for your wrist and pinky that prevents your skin from triggering multitouch gestures or wayward marks while using a stylus. By outward appearance alone, the glove looks a little silly, but its function far outweighs its design quirks.

The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the stylus/pen niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while it shares a few stylus flaws with its Adonit siblings, it gets the pen right.

The Hand Stylus is innovative, but not quite worthy of a high-five

The $30 Hand Stylus, which started out life as a Kickstarter project, gets points for innovation with its retractable 4mm nib, but it may displease those who like writing softly on their device.

Adonit's Jot Touch pressure-sensitive iPad stylus shows incredible promise

Adonit's Jot Touch may be the best iPad stylus yet, although the way the apps handle its pressure-sensitivity data could use some work.

Paper by FiftyThree for iPad

Paper, created by design studio Fiftythree, may be one of my favorite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad. But sadly the app as-is has a few major flaws that make it exceedingly frustrating to work with.

Mountain Lion passes 3 million downloads in first four days

Apple says customers have downloaded Mountain Lion more than 3 million times in its first four days of availability.

Hands on with Google Handwrite, Google's new search feature

Newton fans, rejoice: If you like writing your queries on a screen rather than typing them on a virtual keyboard, Google's new project, Handwrite, should awe and delight.

iWork documents float into iCloud with update

The Mac versions of Apple's three iWork apps received updates on Wednesday to enable access to Documents in the Cloud.

Up close with Mountain Lion: iCloud

While iCloud's been around for a while, it's never been so deeply integrated into OS X as it is in Mountain Lion. Serenity Caldwell takes a look at how that integration works.

Remains of the Day: Game closet

Apple toys around with a new way to check the status of your online orders, a U.S. senator wants the DOJ to stop playing into Amazon's hands, and AT&T avoids tapping into the FaceTime-pricing game--for now.