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.

Why Mavericks' movies may not preview properly

If you're running Mavericks, have selected a movie file, pressed the space bar to preview it, and nothing good results, you're not alone. QuickTime and Quick Look are now far pickier about video codecs.

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New to the Mac? New to Mavericks? Here's what you need to know

Professor Breen outlines Mavericks' new features for his Mac 101 class.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Design changes

There's more to the latest Mac OS than cosmetic changes, but those cosmetic changes aren't trivial. Here's what you have to look forward to.

Hands-on with GarageBand for iOS and OS X

Apple has released new versions of GarageBand for iOS and OS X. Chris Breen gives a listen.

Easily add movies from one Mac to another Mac's iTunes library

The game: You rip movies on one Mac but want to add them to another Mac's iTunes library. Chris Breen provides an easy-does-it solution.

First iMovie steps: Importing video clips

Your dynamic iMovie project won't be much without some just-as-dynamic video clips. Professor Breen explains how to import video from a variety of sources.

How to make text in iOS 7 more legible

iOS 7 is a challenging change for some people. Chris Breen offers tips for making it work and look the way you want it to.

Moving ebooks from Mac to Kindle

A new Kindle owner is keen to place the ebooks she's downloaded on to her digital reader but isn't sure where to begin. Chris Breen provides several avenues for doing so.

Previewing Apple's iPad (and more) event

There's little doubt that Apple's October 22nd event will feature at least one new iPad. But what else has Apple up its corporate sleeve? Chris Breen, Jon Seff, and Dan Frakes explore.

The case of the missing Apple TV movies

Sleuth Chris Breen tells you where all your ripped movies have disappeared to since the latest Apple TV update.

Getting started with iMovie

In this week's Mac 101, Chris Breen begins his series on creating compelling videos with iMovie.

Nancy Solomon and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Calendar

iOS 7's Calendar app isn't going over terrible well with those who find its text difficult to read. Chris Breen squints at the issue.

How to set up a FaceTime 'picture phone'

A reader wants to outfit his mother with a 'picture phone.' Chris Breen offers a few strategies for doing exactly that.

Exploring iPhoto's ratings, keywords, and local sharing features

In this final iPhoto lesson, Chris Breen shows you how to assign ratings and keywords, as well as how to share local iPhoto libraries.

HandBrakeBatch review: Easy-does-it batch video conversion

HandBrake can handle batch conversion of video files, but HandBrakeBatch makes the process even easier.