Roman Loyola

Senior Editor

Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he's worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, TechTV, PC/Computing, and Windows NT Systems. He's also written for MacRumors and

How to set up iCloud Family Sharing on a Mac

How to set up iCloud Family Sharing on a Mac

Set up iCloud Family Sharing on a MacWith iOS 8, Apple introduced Family Sharing, a way for a group of people to share purchased iTunes, iBooks, and App Store items. If Mom buys a TV show, the other people in the group (up to six...

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: The force is with Apple's workhorse laptop

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro review: The force is with Apple's workhorse laptop

The upgrades to the laptop include the new Force Trackpad and faster processors.

Seagate Central: One of the easiest network-attached storage devices to set up

If you shudder when hearing the words "network-attached storage" you can at least take solace knowing that you aren't alone. NAS devices seem intimidating and unfriendly, but Seagate is trying to change that.

Office 365: What it means to Mac users

Microsoft on Tuesday released its new Office 2013 and Office 365 productivity software suites. Lost in the announcement, however, was what (if anything) those suites would mean to Mac users. Macworld spoke to Microsoft representatives...

Buying guide: 2012 Macs

It’s the holiday shopping season, and if you’re reading this article, you’re thinking about buying a new Mac and in need of a little guidance. Fortunately, we’ve tested (almost) every standard-configuration Mac model currently in...

Review: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro offers optimal choice for lightweight laptop users

When Apple released the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (), it was only a matter of time before the Retina display made its way to other Apple laptops. That time is now, and with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, a compelling...

Mac Gems: QuickRes helps you get the most out of Retina displays

Apple’s 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro has a problem: OS X doesn’t allow users to easily take full advantage of the Retina display. Specifically, OS X doesn't provide a simple, quick way to switch between the many supported screen...

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

If you had a MobileMe account for online storage, Apple has good news for you: The complimentary extension of storage services that was supposed to end on September 30, 2012 has been extended by one year, according to an Apple...

Fix Passbook's App Store error in iOS 6

Passbook might be the one new feature in iOS 6 that I'm most excited about--it's one step closer to getting rid of my old leather wallet. But I wasn't able to access Passbook's collection of compatible App Store apps, which was a bit...

Hands on with Skype photo sharing for iPhone, iPad

Skype on Tuesday announced that it added the ability to send and receive photos in the new version 4.1 of its iPhone and iPad apps. According to the Skype blog, Photo Sharing for iOS was "a frequently requested feature."

Apple releases MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 1.0

If you're sitting in front of your brand-spankin' new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro (or standing, which seems to be the trend nowadays), you might want to take a break after reading this and run Software Update. Apple has released the...

Answers to your Retina MacBook Pro questions

You have questions, oh so many questions, about the new Retina MacBook Pro. You had so many questions that they couldn’t all be covered in Jason Snell’s hands-on article. So Jason gracefully handed the Retina MacBook Pro over to me so...

Oracle provides Java fixes directly to Mac users

The recent Flashback Trojan exposed a problem that OS X has with Java--specifically, that the development of Java on the Mac hasn't kept pace with the Java for Windows or Linux. Flashback uses an unpatched Java vulnerability to...

How to adjust OS X Lion's Recent Items menu list

Last week in Mac Basics we showed how to launch apps automatically at startup. On a related note, there's a way to quickly access apps, files, and servers you've recently used.

Get digital copies of your Mac manuals

In Lion, you can easily get a digital copy of your Mac’s manual—all you need is an Internet connection. Here’s how.

Elgato offers Thunderbolt SSD

Elgato on Tuesday announced its entry into the storage market with its new Thunderbolt SSD, a solid-state drive designed for use with Macs equipped with a high-speed Thunderbolt connector.

iCloud: Backup

With portable devices, there's always a risk of losing or damaging your hardware when you're out and about. As such, it makes sense to make regular backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but in the past, that process has been...

LaCie's Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt now shipping

On Tuesday, LaCie finally made the Little Big Disk with Thunderbolt hard drive available to the public through the Apple Retail Store and the Apple Online Store. The LaCie drive was originally announced in February.

Corsair reveals new 90GB SATA-3 SSDs

On Thursday Corsair revealed two new 90GB solid-state drives (SSDs). Both drives have a SATA-3 6Gbps interface.

Apple reveals iPad 2

REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iPad 2 on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco.At a special event in San Francisco Wednesday, Apple unveiled the iPad 2, the follow-up to the original iPad it...

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