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 slim down your inbox

A bloated email inbox is little help to anyone. Chris Breen offers tips for filtering out the cruft.

Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

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How to create iMovie 10 trailers

iMovie 10 can help you make your movies short, sweet, and exciting with the trailers feature. Chris Breen explains all.

Podcast: Mac Pro and pro-sumers

Ted Landau joins Chris Breen to discuss the new Mac Pro's viability as a tool for hobbyists and pro-sumers.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

Automator workflow of the month: An easier way to burn movies to DVD

Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.

FlipShare not dead yet (but it soon will be)

FlipShare, the video-sharing service that accompanied Cisco's Flip pocket camcorders, will finally close its doors at the end of 2013.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Constructing an iMovie project

The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be shooting our relatives and friends (with a camera, people, with a camera). Professor Breen shows you how to turn that footage into a respectable iMovie 10 video.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.

Innovation and iteration: The two sides of Apple

Much has been made of Apple not innovating, but Chris Breen lays out the simple truth: Innovation is hard, and nobody else is doing it either.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.

Importing media into iMovie 10

Professor Breen returns with the second part of his iMovie 10 tutorial to explain how to bring media into iMovie 10.

Muse review: Mac app makes Pandora even easier

Muse is a terrific utility for those who love Pandora, and it may help improve the relationship with those who have yet to fall in love with the service.