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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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

The command line, iTunes Match, and everything with Kirk McElhearn

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn has had a lot to say about a variety of technology topics in recent weeks. We catch up with him in this episode of the Macworld podcast.

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Turning two partitions into one

You've created two partitions on a drive and now think better of it. What's the best way to turn two to one? Chris Breen offers advice.

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Duplicate Detective review: Make short work of finding duplicate files

If you'd like a simple and inexpensive tool for weeding out duplicates files on your drives, Duplicate Detective is for you.

How to (and why not to) combine external drives into a RAID

A reader wonders if he'd see a great benefit from combining two external USB drives into a single RAID set. Chris Breen replies with a firm "Nah."

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Macworld visits CES 2014

Macworld's Philip Michaels and Jason Snell have journeyed to Las Vegas to see what can be seen of CES 2014. (Hint: Lots)

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

When good email disappears: Archiving old messages

A faithful reader has found that his email vanishes shortly after launching Outlook. With a backup and a severed Internet connection, those missives can be kept forever.

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Getting started with GarageBand

GarageBand, the iLife application avoided by the greatest number of people, is actually a perfectly wonderful tool for nonmusicians as well as for the tunefully inclined. Professor Breen explains all.

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5 resolutions for a better digital life

This year, resolve to keep these five key resolutions. Do so and your data is safer, creeps won't use your credit cards, and you won't be a jerk.

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Top 10 lessons for the new Mac user

Has someone saddled—er...generously bestowed upon you—a new Mac computer? If you need a little help getting started, Mac 101 can provide the assistance you need.

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Giving the gift of yourself

Mac 911 is back with its 2013 list of ways to use your technical gifts to enhance the lives of others.

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Automator workflow of the month: DIY security cam

Care to check in on the area in front of your computer while you're away from home? With Automator and a properly configured Mac, you can.

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Making the most of iMovie's lesser-known features

Professor Breen wraps up his 'Getting Started With iMovie 10' series by examining a handful of features you may never have touched (but should).

Giving the gift of speed: The SSD upgrade

Not everyone can afford to replace an old slow Mac with a speedy new one. Consider an upgrade that makes a big difference--a solid state drive.