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 play .avi movies in Mavericks

With Mavericks Apple changed QuickTime so that it no longer supports some third-party video plugins. However, as Chris Breen explains, there are still ways to play your old QuickTime-unfriendly movies.

How to revisit old website data

Have a need to visit a previous version of a webpage? Chris Breen shows you two techniques for doing exactly that.

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Adam F5 review: A terrific and affordable powered audio-monitor system

Adam's F5 is a powered, near-field monitor small enough for a medium-sized desk. When properly positioned, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding speaker for the price.

Mac 101 wrap-up: Panic optional

After some 68 lessons, Professor Breen closes the book on Mac 101 and issues this, his commencement address.

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Resetting Safari with a keyboard shortcut

A reader suggests that there's a keyboard shortcut for resetting Safari. Chris Breen isn't so sure but shows you how to make one.

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How to prevent your iOS device from listening in

Increasingly, apps are seeking ways to use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch's microphone. If you're running iOS 7, you can limit their ability to do that.

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GarageBand: The finer (and final) points

Maestro Breen reaches the double-bar in his look at GarageBand.

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How to drag items to your hard drive without being challenged for a password

If you're tired of your computer demanding a password every time you try to drag a file to it, follow these steps for making your Mac more accommodating.

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Robyn Miller: From Myst to The Immortal Augustus Gladstone

If, back in the day, you ever played Cyan's Myst or Riven, you'll want to tune in as one of its creators, Robyn Miller, joins in to talk about his past as rock-star game designer and present as independent filmmaker.

How to batch rename files for free

You've created hundreds of files using one naming convention only to discover that a different convention is required. Don't sweat it. With Automator you can batch rename them with ease.

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GarageBand for guitar players

In this week's music lesson, bandleader Breen shows you how to make the most of your guitar or bass with GarageBand 10.

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How to print captions with your iPhoto images

Care to import, caption, and print your pictures with those same captions? iPhoto provides a way to do just that.

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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.