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 Mac at 30: Tales from the Berkeley Mac Users Group

Three decades ago, when the Mac was born, user groups were a crucial part of its success, giving the nascent Mac community a place to gather and learn. Thirty years later, we sit down with the still-active Berkeley Mac Users Group for some untold history.

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Delete Mac partitions without losing data

You have two partitions that you'd like to be one. In this week's video Chris Breen shows you how it's done.

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How to 'play' GarageBand

One of GarageBand's finest features is its ability to act as a great mimic of real instruments. With a Mac and musical keyboard you've got an orchestra at your fingertips.

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Macworld/iWorld 2014 with Paul Kent

Macworld/iWorld's vice president and general manager, Paul Kent, talks about the upcoming show on this week's podcast.

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How to block the Web's worst clutter

If you find your webpages inundated with unwanted elements, there are ways to shut them off—along with some of the content you may want to see.

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First look: Beats Music is off to a promising start

The Beats brand enters the crowded field of on-demand music subscriptions. Its advantage? Curation from people who get music (and, possibly, you).

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A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

The command line, iTunes Match, and everything with Kirk McElhearn

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn has had a lot to say about a variety of technology topics in recent weeks. We catch up with him in this episode of the Macworld podcast.

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Turning two partitions into one

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one? Chris Breen offers advice.

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Duplicate Detective review: Make short work of finding duplicate files

If you'd like a simple and inexpensive tool for weeding out duplicates files on your drives, Duplicate Detective is for you.

How to (and why not to) combine external drives into a RAID

A reader wonders if he'd see a great benefit from combining two external USB drives into a single RAID set. Chris Breen replies with a firm "Nah."

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Macworld visits CES 2014

Macworld's Philip Michaels and Jason Snell have journeyed to Las Vegas to see what can be seen of CES 2014. (Hint: Lots)

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

When good email disappears: Archiving old messages

A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.