Christopher BreenSenior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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The holiday shopping guide for people who hate to shop

If you're like many of us, the idea of holiday shopping gives you the willies. Chris Breen offers some tips for giving of your best without needless suffering.

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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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How to deal with obnoxious ads on your iOS device

If the world's worst ad is interfering with your iOS web browsing there are ways to deal with it. Chris Breen explains how.

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Podcast: Thanks, Apple

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs give thanks for Apple's philanthropy, helpful user comments, and a whole lot of great apps.

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How to get rid of unwanted subscribed calendars

A reader's lost his coworkers and now would like to lose the calendars they created. Chris Breen shows him how.

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Re/code kills comments: I have something to say

Chris Breen has been in the commenting game forever and, despite it all, believes they're worthwhile.

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Here in my car: Ewww-ber and Alpine's CarPlay plans

Susie Ochs and Chris Breen discuss the week's news including Uber alternatives, Alpine's CarPlay head unit, FCC smackdown, and iOS and Yosemite updates.

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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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How to easily batch-convert images to black and white

Chris Breen shows you how to use Automator to quickly convert color images to black and white.

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Caps Lock driving you nuts? Here's how to disable it in a hurry

Some third-party keyboards (ahem, Logitech) don't sport Caps Lock lights or respect OS X's ability to disable the key. Chris Breen offers workarounds.

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How to make sense of Safari's new Favorites bookmarks

Safari's new Favorites view takes some getting used to. Chris Breen shows you how to manage your bookmarks with it.

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First look: Microsoft Outlook 2015 promises few new features but better performance

The new version for Office 365 subscribers includes maps in your email, weather in your calendar, and more importantly, and all-new database under the hood.

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How to send limited email blasts on the cheap

Email services limit the number of recipients you can send a single message to so how do you offer your club newsletter to 800 members? Chris Breen offers advice.

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How to copy items between your Mac and iPad using AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 comes AirDrop support between Macs and iOS devices. Chris Breen shows how it works.

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Podcast: Net neutrality isn't a left/right fight

Sometimes it's all about the money, not where your ideology lies. We also talk free Office iOS apps, OS stability, and iMessage purgatory.