Christopher BreenSenior Editor, Macworld

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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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Troubleshooting your Apple products: The last word

Chris Breen takes the long view on troubleshooting Apple's gear and operating systems.

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Archive your email, contacts, and calendars before it's too late

Changing jobs? Before IT shuts you out, make archives of your important email, contacts, and calendars.

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Even more Photos for OS X questions, answered

Apparently you all have an insatiable curiosity about Apple's Photos app. Chris Breen has more answers.

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Podcast: Phlirting with Photos

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs talk Apple's Photos beta, iOS 9 as the "Snow Leopard" of Apple's mobile platform, updated MacBook Airs, and iOS 8.3 beta.

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Your Photos for OS X questions answered

Photos is a big change in the way Apple deals with image editing and organization. You have questions, we have answers.

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How to prepare your iPhoto library for Photos for OS X

Most of us will be waiting a month or two for the release of Photos for OS X. During that time, why not take steps to prepare your iPhoto library for the move?

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First look: Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more powerful editing

Apple's iPhoto and Aperture are not long for this world. See what will replace them in this first look at the beta of Photos for the Mac.


How to send group emails to the best address

It's generally not a great idea to send email messages to the work addresses of those in your Naughty Joke group. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid doing so.

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How to deal with two Apple IDs, well, kind of

You've unwittingly created two Apple IDs and you'd like to merge their associated media and data. Doing so is not as easy as you'd imagine.

How to play 'Louie Louie' on your iPad

Why should those with Macs have all the fun banging out this three-chord frat anthem? Grab your iPad and get ready to rock.


Podcast: The velvet rope

We discuss Apple's quarterly results, gold Apple Watches and the retail experience, piracy, the value of smart thermostats, and rancid perms-cookies.

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When you turn an iPhone into an iPod touch

A reader wonders about the relationship between his new iPhone, his old one, and Apple's stores. Chris Breen sets him straight.

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How to play 'Louie Louie' on your Mac

You know you've always wanted to. Musical maestro Chris Breen shows you how.

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iTunes 12.1 adds widget, changes Info window

iTunes 12.1 brings improved syncing, a Notification widget, and more intuitive Info windows.

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How to trim a bloated Keynote presentation

Pack Keynote presentations with enough media files and they can swell up like balloons. Chris Breen offers tips for reducing their size.