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.

Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar

Many Mac users will welcome the updated versions of iCal and Address Book--renamed Calendar and Contacts, respectively--offered in Mountain Lion. While they don’t fix all issues present in their Lion counterparts, each offers a number of significant improvements. Here’s a quick look.

Remains of the Day: Love is everywhere

Yes, love is in the air: A Brooklyn-based architectural magazine is dedicating all its love to Apple this month, Siri is learning how to say love in a new language, and the Mac Pro might finally see some love from Apple real soon. The remainders for Tuesday, February 14, 2012 would like to wish you all a lovely day.

Share links from Mac to iOS using Safari Reading List

Browsing a Flash-based website on your iOS device, and want to send it to your Mac? Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell provides a primer on using Safari's Reading List to swap links between your Mac and your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Tapbots releases Tweetbot for iPad, updates iPhone app

On Wednesday, Tapbots expanded its Twitter client Tweetbot's reach by bringing it to the iPad, and updating Tweetbot for iPhone to version 2.0 at the same time.

Bookle brings ePub reading to the Mac

While reading ebooks on your iOS devices is fairly pleasant, thanks to Apple's iBooks app, the company has yet to release any such program for the Mac. To fill this void, Tidbits Publishing and Stairways Software have collaborated to create Bookle, a DRM-free ePub reader.

iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad

If you plan to create a book solely for the iBookstore, and you’re not concerned about other ebook platforms, iBooks Author stands above any other option currently available.

7toX for Final Cut Pro converts legacy FCP projects

When Final Cut Pro X was first released, there were many gripes and grumbles about the application, but none so prominent as the lack of support for projects created in earlier versions of Final Cut Pro. The new 7toX converter by Intelligent Assistance, released Tuesday, changes all that.

Final Cut Pro X gets a new angle--64 of them, in fact

Multicam editing comes to Final Cut Pro X.

Mac 911 Live

Host Serenity Caldwell presides over a session featuring Christopher Breen and Ted Landau answering your Mac and iOS troubleshooting questions.

Holding out for an ePub hero

The ePub format has been available for almost five years, and yet our tools to build these books are as primitive as early 1990s HTML. iBooks Author is a start, but Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell is looking for something more.

Klasden Neumann Shoulder Bag is a solid all-around laptop bag

SGP's Klasden Neumann shoulder bag is minimally designed, with a faux-fur sleeve for your laptop and several recessed, zippered pockets. While it may not work for all users, it's a nice offering for students, tech workers, and those who need a good all-around bag.

Just Mobile's AluPen Pro stylus is a beauty for businesses

Just Mobile's AluPen Pro is a revamp of the company's original AluPen stylus, adding 2-in-1 functionality in a slimmer package, while keeping the great design ethic.

Remains of the Day: A teachable moment

We've heard what Apple had to say on education, and the masses have responded; meanwhile, the Smithsonian spotlights one venerable Mac product from the chamber of history. Gear up for some learning--the remainders for Thursday, January 19, 2012 are going to go take a nap on their desks.

Hands on: iBooks Author effortless to use, but iPad-only

At Thursday's education event, Apple put glee into the heart of every ebook publisher with the announcement of iBooks Author, the company's new ebook authoring tool. Naturally, after all her griping and wishes over such an app, staff editor Serenity Caldwell had to take it for a spin: Here's what she discovered.

Apple releases iBooks 2 with support for interactive textbooks

At Thursday's education-themed Apple event at the Guggenheim museum, Apple executives Phil Schiller and Roger Rosen introduced iBooks 2. The updated iOS app heads the first of two education initiatives unveiled by Apple Thursday.