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.

Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

Technology is as much a part of school as it is the business world, and device and data loss can be just as serious. Here's how to protect your student's digital stuff (without getting all up in his or her business).

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iQ5 microphone review: iOS accessory delivers solid sound from a small package

Zoom's iQ5 is small Lightning connector microphone that offers good sound and flexible features.

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When Dvorak dies because of Word bug

The latest update to Microsoft Word makes it difficult to use a Dvorak keyboard layout. Chris Breen offers a workaround.

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Workarounds for deleted network aliases

There appears to be a bug in Mavericks that causes network aliases placed in the sidebar to vanish. Chris Breen offers a couple of workarounds.

Siri ate my homework!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss Apple's internal training program, App Store curation, women and tech, and what is and (mostly) isn't terrible about Facebook Messenger.

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How to optimize broadband while on vacation

Much as you need some time away from home, you've not willing to let go of the Internet. Chris Breen offers tips for getting the most from broadband on the road.

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Message to IT from Mac users: Tread lightly

Chris Breen offers some advice to IT departments intending to inherit a group of Mac users.

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Don't worry, be snappy: Stop complaining about your digital camera

What with all the noise surrounding Apple's photography plans it's easy to lose sight of everything we've gained.

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First look: Shazam for Mac

Music recognition is no longer confined to mobile devices. Shazam is now freely available for Mac users.

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The mall of small apps

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen review the news of the week including Apple acquisitions, Bose versus Beats, more about Beats, and Apple envy.

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How to burn movies to disc in an iDVD-less world

iDVD is dead and gone. So how do you burn your movies to disc? Chris Breen reveals all.

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How to automatically add movies to your Mac media server

Do you rip movies on one Mac and copy them to another? Chris Breen offers a shortcut to get around tedious file- and screen-sharing.

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How to revert to Mavericks from the Yosemite public beta

If you've installed the OS X Yosemite public beta and now wish to revert to Mavericks we show you the steps for doing it.

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Blackberry filling

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.

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How to join together audiobook tracks

20 CDs can make up a single audiobook. Countless tracks may be found on each, making them a pain to manage on your portable player--unless you know this technique.