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...

Why Pay for Final Cut Express When IMovie Is Free?

A couple years ago, I wrote about my then-recent move from iMovie '08 ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ) to Final Cut Express 4 ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5...

Inside Apple's OS X 10.6.3 Update

For many years now, I've written articles detailing the changes in each minor OS X update that's released, such as the now-available Mac OS X 10.6.3. In the...


Why I Don't Use Google Docs

When you need to collaborate with others on a project that involves word processing, spreadsheets, and/or presentations, Google Docs is an excellent solution:...

A Collection of Favorite Mac OS X Hints Tips

Typically in this spot, you'd be reading an installment of the thrice-weekly Mac OS X Hints blog. Today, though, it's something a bit different, as this is...


First Look: Quicken Essentials for Mac

After all the exceedingly positive...oh wait, it was incredibly negative...response to my podcast discussion with Aaron Patzer, head of Intuit's Quicken team...

Hide ScreenFlow Icons While Recording

One of my most-used tools is Telestream's ScreenFlow. I use it for everything from Macworld Videos, such as last week's 1Password/Dropbox tutorial, to recording...