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.

Automator workflow of the month: Automatically file downloaded items

In this month's workflow, Chris Breen shows how to avoid a messy Downloads folder by using an Automator folder action to sort files by type into folders.

How to view your iPhoto images on an Apple TV

You've fired up your Apple TV and see an entry only for Photo Stream. How do you view the images in your iPhoto library? Chris Breen explains.

The lazy man's guide to streaming iTunes movies to your iPad

If you're glued to the divan with iPad in hand and desperately need to stream media from your Mac to your tablet (without actually shifting your keister), Chris Breen brings helpful advice.

Mac Gems: Looking for the perfect beat? Start with DM1

Make your Mac a drum machine with DM1.

How to import and view images in iPhoto

In this week's Mac 101 lesson, Chris Breen describes how to import images into iPhoto and then view them in often-impressive ways.

Dealing with iCloud spam

Fine as Apple's email service may be, it is just as susceptible to spam as are other email providers. Chris Breen tells you how to report it.

Discussing the iPad for photographers

Jeff Carlson joins podcast host Chris Breen to talk about making the most of the iPad as a photographer's tool (both for shooting and editing images).

Saving documents to your Mac rather than iCloud

It's not the first time the subject has come up, but some people are still unaware that with a single Terminal command you can cause iWork files to be saved to your Mac by default.

Getting started with iPhoto

In this week's lesson, Professor Breen begins a long look at the iLife applications, starting with iPhoto.

How to delete duplicate email messages

If your Mail mailboxes are choked with duplicate messages, Chris Breen can help you delete those redundant missives.

Cleaning up an ebook library with Calibre

If you've downloaded countless free ebooks you may find your library jumbled and difficult to deal with. The free Calibre can help, but not always easily.

Getting started with QuickTime Player X

In this week's Mac 101, Chris Breen walks his pupils through QuickTime Player X's media playing, recording, and editing features.

How to solve the worst email annoyances

Email remains one of the most common tasks we perform with our computers, but sometimes the mail won't go through (or won't go through in a way we prefer). Chris Breen offers workarounds for common email problems.

In case of emergency: Creating the bootable iPod classic

It's more than a little helpful to have a small bootable device packed with your troubleshooting tools. Chris Breen explains how an iPod classic can be that device.

Editing and annotating PDF files with Preview

In this week's lesson, Professor Breen (disclaimer: not a real professor) shows his students how to make the most of PDFs with Apple's Preview.