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.

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This is Tim: Apple CEO on iPhones, China, and the drive to disrupt

At Monday's earnings call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a wide range of questions with his usual caution. But he did let drop a few choice morsels. Here's our transcript of his responses.

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Whatever the weather, Dark Sky 4.0 has you covered

After eight months without a major update, the Dark Sky Company's weather app is back and better than ever.

iBooks textbooks and iTunes U courses come to Italy, Japan, and more

Apple on Tuesday announced that iBooks textbooks and the iTunes U Course Manager would be available in new countries within Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

How to shoot and share slo-mo video on your iPhone 5s

If you haven’t yet played around with Apple’s slo-mo feature on the iPhone 5s, now’s a perfect time to start. Here’s how to shoot slo-mo video, preview it on your own device, and share it with others.

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Vellum review: App offers a sleeker way to build ebooks

Since the early days of the .epub and .mobi formats, writers and publishers have been trying to find a better way to make ebooks. 180g's new app, Vellum, offers the first glimpse of an easier approach, even if it's not all the way there yet.

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Get started with the iPad and iPad mini

Just purchased a new iPad? Check out our guide to transferring your information, getting it set up, and some basic starting steps.

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Get started with the iPhone 5c and 5s

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

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How to find free books in the iBooks Store

The winter holidays are upon us. Here's our guide to picking up some great free reading before you hop a plane, train, or automobile.

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Apple adds gifting options to the iBookstore

If it's digital books your family and friends love to read, Apple has a gift for them and for you. After long being the company's sole online store without gifting options, the iBookstore now allows you to send ebooks to your friends and family.

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 with Mail fixes

If "solutions for a buggy Mail app" was on your holiday wish list, Apple has delivered: The company released an update to OS X Mavericks Monday that purportedly fixes several of the Mail app issues users ran into.

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Troubleshoot Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader

Having problems getting your iPhone 5s to recognize your fingerprint and unlock your phone? Here are some common scanning problems and our solutions.

FiftyThree Pencil review: iPad stylus is nifty, but niche

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus is billed as a hardware companion to the company's Paper app for the iPad; it's a nifty little pen, but implementation bugs and odd mapping make it fall short of true greatness.

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: Android graphic tablet tries to do too much

The Hybrid may be the perfect multi-touch pen tablet, despite its bulk. But if you rely on smaller gadgets for the road, you may be disappointed.

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How to add your PDFs to iBooks and organize them

OS X Mavericks' new iBooks app lets you store and read ebooks purchased from the iBookstore or elsewhere. But that's not all it can do: you can also keep PDFs in iBooks and organize them to your liking...with some limitations.

iPad stylus buying guide: Find the perfect tablet accessory

We've spent months looking at dozens of styluses with all forms, shapes, and nib tips. Here are our top 2013 picks for a great writing, sketching, drawing, or painting stylus.