Christopher BreenSenior Editor, TechHive 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.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

Automator workflow of the month: An easier way to burn movies to DVD

Ready to make DVDs for the holidays? A little know-how and some help from Automator makes it easier to do with iMovie 10.

FlipShare not dead yet (but it soon will be)

FlipShare, the video-sharing service that accompanied Cisco's Flip pocket camcorders, will finally close its doors at the end of 2013.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Constructing an iMovie project

The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be shooting our relatives and friends (with a camera, people, with a camera). Professor Breen shows you how to turn that footage into a respectable iMovie 10 video.

Spark Digital microphone review: Cool mic hampered by ungainly stand

Blue Microphones' Spark Digital microphone captures sound well and supports both computer and iOS recording. But its stand makes it more difficult to work with than it should be.

Innovation and iteration: The two sides of Apple

Much has been made of Apple not innovating, but Chris Breen lays out the simple truth: Innovation is hard, and nobody else is doing it either.

Keep snooping relatives out of your stuff

The holidays are a time for warm family gatherings. To help prevent them from becoming too heated, take steps to keep your dearest and nearest from rummaging through your Mac's most intimate files.

Importing media into iMovie 10

Professor Breen returns with the second part of his iMovie 10 tutorial to explain how to bring media into iMovie 10.

Muse review: Mac app makes Pandora even easier

Muse is a terrific utility for those who love Pandora, and it may help improve the relationship with those who have yet to fall in love with the service.

How to apply Finder Tags to applications

Try as you might, without a little trickery, you can't apply Finder Tags to Apple's applications or those applications you've obtained from the Mac App Store. Chris Breen reveals the necessary trick.

Mavericks installer icon

Podcast: Installing Mavericks

Macworld's OS installation expert, Dan Frakes, visits the podcast to discuss the ins and outs of putting Mavericks on your Mac.

How to downgrade your AirPort device's firmware

Has your AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule become uncooperative since applying a firmware update? Here's how to easily return it to the previous working version.

Waterfield Designs' Staad review: A beautifully practical bag

The classic lines, rugged materials, and practical layout make the Staad backpack a pleasure to pack with you.

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Getting started with iMovie 10

Mac 101 returns to discuss the workings of iMovie 10. In this lesson Professor Breen walks you through iMovie's interface.