Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, PCWorld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

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Microsoft Office for iOS reviews: The ultimate in iPad and iPhone productivity

Microsoft's flagship products now have a unified interface across all iOS devices, and most creating and editing features are available without an Office 365 subscription.

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Microsoft Excel for iOS review: Create and edit spreadsheets on any device, at no cost

If you're looking for a powerful spreadsheet app for iOS that makes it seamless to work between a Mac, a Windows machine, and any number of iOS or Windows Phone devices, Excel for iOS is for you.

Siri vs. Google Search

Which voice-driven, iOS-based search tool is better? Rob Griffiths puts them to the test.


Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

Both of them enable you to run Windows on your Mac. But which virtualization app is better? The differences are getting narrower and narrower.


OS X 10.7: The Rumors and the Reality

What does Apple have in store for its OS X preview? Let's take a look at the possibilities.

OS X 10.7: The Rumors and the Reality

On Wednesday, when Apple holds a Mac-focused event--you remember, those machines that Apple made before iPhones, iPods, and iPads took over?--it promises a look...

Essential Utilities: Text Expanders

Whatever kind of work you do on your Mac, it probably requires thousands of keystrokes a day. That's why every Mac user should install some kind of...

Typinator 4.0

Ergonis Software's Typinator is a text-expansion utility similar to TextExpander or TypeIt4Me. Like those other programs, Typinator helps you type less, by...

Spell Catcher X 10.3.4

While Mac OS X's built-in dictionary/thesaurus is good, it has its limitations. It doesn't, for example, work in all applications (Firefox and Chrome are a...