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.

Seeking a simple movie editor? Try QuickTime Pro 7

QuickTime Player X is pretty, but as a video editor it's a complete zero. Go old school and get a copy of QuickTime Player Pro 7.

Daft Punk's Random Access Memories streaming on iTunes

Like other high-profile albums before it, Daft Punk's upcoming release is now streaming on iTunes for free.

Blurring objects you want to hide in iMovie '11

Need to mask out a license plate, street address, or statue's naughty bits in iMovie '11? Chris Breen shows you how.

RIAA expands gold and platinum record awards to streamed music

The RIAA has announced that it will now calculate music streamed from on-demand services into its Gold & Platinum awards program.

All about Reminders

In his next lesson, Chris Breen shows those new to Mountain Lion how to get the most out of the Reminders application.

How to automate FTP uploads

With a little Automator drag-and-drop folder action you can easily upload new folders to an FTP server.

The computer in the living room: setting up a Mac mini media center

You want one box to manage all of your local and online media. Could the Mac mini be that box? Chris Breen says the answer could be yes if you're technically inclined, but maybe not for the whole family.

iPad colors gone wrong? Whack it!

Chris Breen suggests committing an act of violence against a first-generation iPad that's lost all sense of color.

Introducing Contacts

Dr. Breen (not a real doctor or Ph.D) delves into Mountain Lion's Contacts application.

AirPort interference? Leave it alone

Is your cordless phone causing interference issues with your AirPort network? Change your phone rather than your AirPort settings.

Automator workflow of the month: Quick media manipulation

Sure, you can perform tweaks of media files in one application or another, but Automator allows you to do them more quickly without leaving the Finder.

The best subscription music service: Spotify

Which music service should you spend your hard-earned money on every month? We've got the answer.

Cure for the uncommon vertical signature

You've followed Chris Breen's advice for creating a digital signature in Preview yet your John Hancock appears vertical instead of the other. He offers two workarounds.

Ten more years: What the future holds for iTunes Store

Sure, Apple has enjoyed a decade of success with the iTunes Store. But stepped-up competition and the changing attitudes of media consumers mean that iTunes and Apple will have to adapt.

Why the iTunes Store succeeded

Apple's ability to control all parts of the music experience—from where you downloaded songs to the devices you played them on—helped its iTunes offering succeed where other music services failed.