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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Top tips for working with the Mac's menu bar

The Mac's menu bar isn't as static as you might believe. With the help of the Mac's modifier keys you can make your menus more functional.

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How to create mail merge documents with Pages and Numbers

Thanks to a handy AppleScript app you can create mail merge documents with the latest versions of Pages and Numbers.

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Video chatting with family: How to use FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangouts to keep in touch

You can't always be with the ones you love, particularly over the holidays. Thankfully, free video chat services get us closer than a quick phone call.

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Where to find the best streaming holiday music and movies

Egg nog and mistletoe can take you only so far. To complete the holiday mood, dial up some appropriate music and movies.

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Apple issues NTP security update for OS X

Apple releases a critical security update that affects OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite users.

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How to remove MacKeeper Part II (the pop-up edition)

Removing the MacKeeper app is one thing, getting rid of annoying pop-up ads for it is quite another. Chris Breen offers advice.

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How to avoid taking lousy iPhone holiday photos

"The best camera is the one you have with you" is glib, but how true is it when you've taken a truly terrible picture? Follow our tips to get better holiday images from your iPhone.

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How to uninstall MacKeeper from your Mac

Some people regret installing MacKeeper but can't figure out how to remove it. Chris Breen provides instructions.

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Podcast: Apple gift guide of the air

Chris Breen, Susie Ochs, and Leah Yamshon suggest gifts that you might give to your favorite Apple enthusiast.

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Bad guys listening in? Take steps to avoid public Wi-Fi snooping

A reader is concerned about the security of his laptop on a public Wi-Fi network. We offer tips for keeping the bad guys out.

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How to create an iPhoto holiday slideshow

Chris Breen walks you through the steps for creating a holiday slideshow with iPhoto.

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Stop that ringing! How to prevent the iPhone from forwarding calls

The ability to pass calls from an iPhone to another iOS device or Mac is great, unless dozens of devices start ringing. Chris Breen explains how to be choosier.

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The case of the mysteriously sleeping MacBook

A reader has an interesting issue. His MacBook Air goes to sleep whenever he places it in a particular spot--and won't awaken until he moves it.

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Feeling generous? The right Mac can be the perfect gift

Sweet as it is to give someone a new iPhone case, the gift of a new Mac makes a statement. Chris Breen runs down the line and suggests the best Mac for your holiday sweetie.

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How to restore a missing recovery partition

A reader seems to be missing his OS X recovery partition after cloning one drive to another. Chris Breen offers a solution.