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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Gear We Love: Rough Rider bag takes you through even the toughest commutes

There's a new bag in town for lengthy trips and heady commutes: WaterField Designs' Rough Rider. To test it out, we took it on the roughest inaugural ride of its life -- a roller derby tournament.

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Lock your iPhone's camera into black and white

You don't need a $3 app to shoot beautiful monochrome photos on your iPhone: Here's a tip that will keep you shooting in black and white through the stock Camera app.

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Staff Picks: Thomas Was Alone is an ode to artificial intelligence (and double jumps)

One of the PlayStation Vita's most delightful puzzle platformers has comes to the iPad, and it translates perfectly; its music, story, and gameplay combine to make it our latest staff pick.

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Staff Picks: Moju adds some literal motion to stop-motion imagery

A quirky combination of Instagram and stop-motion imagery, Moju offers a quick way to create 24-frame animations and capture a bit more than static pictures have to offer.

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Staff Picks: Hum is the little songwriting app I never knew I needed

Store your hums, tunes, lyrics, and notes in this beautifully-constructed little songwriting app.

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Adobe Voice review: Video storytelling software captures some of Apple's magic

What's your story? Adobe's brilliant new Voice app, released Thursday, is designed to help you answer that question. Here's our review.


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Staff Picks: Rock out with Ultimate Guitar Tabs

You don't have to be a guitar, bass, or ukelele god to have fun and play your favorite songs, thanks to the Ultimate Guitar Tabs app.

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Staff Picks: Brush up on your language skills with Duolingo

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you already know? Our staff pick, Duolingo, provides a great foundation for doing so.

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on the iPad, Apple TV, future products, and China

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length during Apple's second-quarter earnings call, touching on the iPad's recent sales decline, Apple TV, and the numbers from China.

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Skip the gym and enjoy quick workouts with the FitStar app

There are a thousand and one fitness apps out there, but FitStar gets the gold medal by being our staff pick this week.

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Dropbox weaves cloud photo service Loom into Carousel

Cloud photo service Loom is joining forces with Dropbox, presumably to beef up the storage company's newly launched Carousel app.

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Olloclip's 3-in-1 macro lens opens up a whole new tiny world

An excellent tool for mobile photographers looking to expand their shooting subjects, the company's 3-in-1 macro lens kit easily brings the tiny world around us into sharp focus.

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Making ebooks in Pages 5.2: Here's what works now (and what still doesn't)

After nearly four years of stagnation, Pages's ebook export tools have recently received several promising updates. Macworld's resident ebook expert Serenity Caldwell takes a look at what's changed (and what's still broken).

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Deceptively simple iPhone stand is both sturdy and super-portable

At first glance, it looks like a plastic business card. But give it a couple of twists and turns, and it becomes a clever little iPhone stand.

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Get past the 384 tile in Threes, whatever it takes

Having trouble getting past the 384 tile in Threes? Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell has a few tips up her sleeve that might just increase your score and have you meeting 1536 and beyond.