Serenity CaldwellAssociate Editor

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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Interview: How Rich Stevens built a 3300-page iBooks Author ebook

Macworld's Serenity Caldwell chats with cartoonist, tech geek, and coffee addict Rich Stevens about his foray into ebooks and his 3300-page free comic collection.

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Paper review: FiftyThree's sketching app gets iOS 7 update, dots, and brush sizes

Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell spent an afternoon sketching with FiftyThree's new Paper 1.6.1 update. Here's what she likes (and what still needs work).

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Review: The Slap stylus doubles as a middle-school fashion accessory

And here I thought manufacturers had given up trying to innovate on the stylus.

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

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Forget Flappy Bird, you want to play Threes

In this week's Staff Picks column, learn why the iOS game Threes is associate editor Serenity Caldwell's new favorite time-sink.

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Whatever the weather, Dark Sky 4.0 has you covered

After eight months without a major update, the Dark Sky Company's weather app is back and better than ever.

iBooks textbooks and iTunes U courses come to Italy, Japan, and more

Apple on Tuesday announced that iBooks textbooks and the iTunes U Course Manager would be available in new countries within Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

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Get started with the iPad and iPad mini

Just purchased a new iPad? Check out our guide to transferring your information, getting it set up, and some basic starting steps.

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How to find free books in the iBooks Store

The winter holidays are upon us. Here's our guide to picking up some great free reading before you hop a plane, train, or automobile.

FiftyThree Pencil review: iPad stylus is nifty, but niche

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus is billed as a hardware companion to the company's Paper app for the iPad; it's a nifty little pen, but implementation bugs and odd mapping make it fall short of true greatness.

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: Android graphic tablet tries to do too much

The Hybrid may be the perfect multi-touch pen tablet, despite its bulk. But if you rely on smaller gadgets for the road, you may be disappointed.

iPad stylus buying guide: Find the perfect tablet accessory

We've spent months looking at dozens of styluses with all forms, shapes, and nib tips. Here are our top 2013 picks for a great writing, sketching, drawing, or painting stylus.

Paper developer FiftyThree enters the stylus fray with Pencil

As we head into the holidays, a new challenger has entered the Bluetooth stylus ring: app-maker FiftyThree's new device, Pencil. Despite its outward similarities, Pencil aims to do things a bit differently than its competitors.

Jot Script review: Adonit's first pen-nib stylus is an impressive entry

Adonit's new stylus not only defies form-factor expectations, but it also provides one of the best note-taking experiences on the iPad.

OS X Server for Mavericks is now available, though not free

Apple went on a bit of a "free" kick Tuesday, labeling everything from its operating system down to minor apps with the price tag. But there are still some things the Cupertino company is willing to charge for: OS X Mavericks Server, released Tuesday evening, is one of them.