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The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware

Here's our list of the best Mac hardware of the year.

Buying guide: Microphones for speech recognition

Here's an overview of the different types of microphones you can use with speech recognition software, how they work, and what might be the best mic for the way you work.

Buying guide: Refurbished Macs

You're on a budget, you need a new computer, but even with limited cash you'd rather not buy an inexpensive Windows-based PC--you're an Apple fan and don't want to switch. What to do? Buy a refurbished Mac.

Buying guide: Portable hard drives

On the market for a portable hard drive? Our guide will help you make the right decision.

Macworld guide to AppleCare

Is AppleCare worth paying for the extra coverage? What exactly does AppleCare cover, and how does it work? Here's a guide to AppleCare, to help you decide if you should buy this extended warranty with your next Mac.

Buying guide: Multifunction printers

Multifunction printers combine a printer, scanner, copier, and sometimes a fax machine into a single device. With that convenience comes questions. We have a few tips on finding the right MFP, plus some picks for our favorite all-in-one devices.

Buying guide: Which iPhone should you get?

While there are many dozens of Android phones on the market, Apple to date has released only five models of the iPhone. Only three are currently offered by Apple and its U.S. carriers. Which one should you buy?

Headphones buying guide

Earbuds or full-size? Open or closed? Wired or Bluetooth? No matter what kind of headphones you like to plug into your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we have some advice and recommendations for finding the perfect set.

Point-and-shoot cameras buying guide

If you’re considering a point-and-shoot camera this holiday season, we can help you find the features you want in a camera with our buying advice and suggestions.

DSLR camera buying guide

If you’re serious about digital photography, a DSLR camera is the way to go. How to pick the right one? We’ve got some shopping tips on what to keep in mind if you’re thinking of buying a DSLR this holiday season.