Serenity Caldwell

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.

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.
10 years ago

iPhone and iPad styluses compared

The iOS stylus market is ever-growing: To figure out which one is right for you, check out Macworld's set of iPhone and iPad stylus charts. Here, we've rated every stylus we've reviewed in the following seven categories from 1 (worst) to 5 (best): resistance, ergonomics, precision, navigation, writing, linework, and painting. In addition, there's an overall mouse rating.
10 years ago

iTunes Match: What you need to know

iTunes Match has entered the public arena (for the U.S., at least), and it's brought along a rush of questions. Never fear: Macworld is here to help make sense of it all. Here are some of the most common queries, concerns, and misconceptions about Apple's music service, laid out for your reading pleasure.
10 years ago

Move to an iPhone 4S

Congratulations, you've just gotten an iPhone 4S. Let Macworld help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.
10 years ago

All about iCloud: Common signup scenarios

Apple's iCloud service, paired with iOS 5 and Lion, offers users a whole wealth of new sync features, access to purchased content, and geolocation fun. Unfortunately, as iCloud is the company's fourth online service iteration, trying to upgrade can be confusing at best, slam-your-head-against-a-wall-in-frustration at worst. To help ease the pain (and keep your walls dent-free), we've put together some common upgrading scenarios for migrating to iCloud.
10 years ago

Up close with iOS 5: iMessage

Our look at the major changes iOS 5 introduces continues with iMessage, a way to send text, picture, and video messages to other iOS devices users without racking up SMS/MMS charges.
10 years ago

Getting started with iCloud, Apple’s new sync service

Over the past few years, consumers have become obsessed with the notion of having their documents and data instantly available wherever they are, on whichever device they happen to be using at the time. In the past, Apple experimented with this by offering limited sync services; with iCloud, the company is charging head-first into the digital-sync sphere.
10 years ago

One more thing: The spirit of Steve Jobs lives on

Though Jobs is gone, his hands have undoubtably shaped Apple: his hires, his management style, his spirit. And with his company, he has shaped all of us, too. Macworld staff editor Serenity Caldwell muses over Jobs's continuing legacy.
10 years ago

iFixit’s Mac Mini kit lets you add a second hard drive

If you just purchased a brand new Mac Mini and want to add an additional drive without paying $750 for a solid-state drive addition or $999 for a Mini with Lion Server, iFixit has the $70 kit for you.
10 years ago
Apple offers Mac malware removal instructions

Apple offers Mac malware removal instructions

Mac users who've downloaded the Mac Defender Trojan horse got some help from Apple Tuesday in the form of instructions on how to removal the malware off their Macs.
11 years ago

Wacom Bamboo Stylus is sleek and stylish

Wacom's Bamboo Stylus is one of the pricier touchscreen styluses on the market, but the company isn't simply resting on the laurels of its brand recognition. The Bamboo Stylus is comfortable, well-balanced, and works well for both drawing and writing.
11 years ago

Drawing on the iPad: 12 touchscreen styluses reviewed

Steve Jobs may hate the idea of using a stylus on his touchscreen devices, but there are times an intermediary accessory just works better than your fingertip. We've tested several of the stylus offerings on the market and gathered our results together for an old-fashioned review roundup.
11 years ago

Some MacBook Airs exhibiting screen issues

Over the last few days, news has been circulating about a video issue affecting the new 11-inch MacBook Air and one Macworld editor has experienced the problem first-hand.
11 years ago

MacPaint source code archived online

The Computer History Museum announced on Tuesday that Apple had donated the source code of both MacPaint and QuickDraw to the museum. The code has been made available for free download by the museum on its Website, along with a short history of both programs.
12 years ago

Turn your iTunes Digital Booklets into iBooks

Apple on Wednesday released a knowledge base article detailing how users could convert their iTunes Digital Booklets to be showcased on an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 4.
12 years ago

Apple announces Headphone Replacement Program

On Monday, Apple announced a replacement program for its Headphones with Remote shipped with the iPod shuffle from February of 2009 to February of 2010. In addition, the company announced that the entire line of its Headphones with Remote and Mic and In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic qualify for this program.
12 years ago

Dragon Dictation now available for iPad

Nuance on Friday released a universal version of its Dragon Dictation software for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iPad version adds Dragon Notes, which allows users to dictate shopping lists, social network updates, and other miscellaneous entries.
12 years ago

Apple admits to yellow-tint iMac issues

Apple confirmed the existence of yellow-tint and display issues in new iMacs and counsels users to contact AppleCare for a fix.
12 years ago