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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How to dismiss Mac App Store notifications

If you find yourself a little over-nudged by Mac App Store notifications Mavericks offers a few ways to deal with them.

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Podcast: A bit of the old UltraViolet

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including talk of Mars mishaps, a low-capacity iPhone, no Apple TV (we told you so), and our Macworld/iWorld plans.

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Two backup options for three computers

You have one Mac mini, two laptops, and an AirPort Extreme base station. What backup options do you have? Chris Breen suggests two.

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How to speed up a slow iPhoto library

A casual photographer finds that his 10,000-image library causes iPhoto to slow to a crawl. Chris Breen offers a way to kick it into gear.

Mail merge and Office 2011 revisited

Chris Breen clears up some confusion from 2011 by readdressing creating mail merged email with Office 2011.

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Podcast: AppCamp4Girls!

Jean MacDonald, formerly of Smile Software, joins Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen to talk about her new, full-time avocation, App Camp For Girls.

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Filter your email like a pro

And that pro would be Chris Breen who's designed a scheme for directing current and future marketing pitches to a specific folder.

Podcast: Cooking with gas!

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell return to discuss the news of the week including Tim Cook telling climate deniers to shove off, Apple TV hobby no more, and CarPlay and you.

iTunes Radio: Poor reception

Music lover Chris Breen understands that iTunes Radio is designed with the "good enough" listener in mind. Still, he mourns what might have been.

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Using a flash drive with an iPad

It's not impossible to use a flash drive with an iPad, but what you can do with some of them is limited to images and videos. Chris Breen explains.

Sleep tight: Ambient audio for iOS

Have trouble sleeping? Work in an open office and need to shut out the jabbering of your coworkers? These iOS apps may be just what the sleep doctor ordered.

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How to selectively block Internet access

Your kid spends all his time mucking about with his iPod touch when he should be doing his homework. Here's a way to remove one distraction.

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Podcast: Bugs! (squashed and otherwise)

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk over the Apple news of the week including SSL bug slain, other Apple "oops," Comcast cares, Threes strategy, and apps we like.

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Unclutter review: Utility provides simple solutions to everyday tasks

Unclutter is an inexpensive Mac utility that provides you with a simple clipboard viewer, file storage area, and notepad. It's not terribly feature rich, but it gets easy jobs done.

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iPad or laptop: Which is right for you?

The "Should I get an iPad or laptop" debate rages on. Chris Breen weighs in with the options.