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.

Review: Cerwin-Vega XD3 speakers offer big, but unbalanced, sound

Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.

How we produce our podcasts

Chris Breen walks through Macworld's podcast workflow.

Creating, sending, and receiving email

We continue our Mail lessons with the steps necessary to create, send, and receive email.

Ending Reply All annoyances

You say that your colleagues can't seem to distinguish between Reply and Reply All and flood your inbox with useless cruft? Chris Breen offers answers.

Skype and the crashing camcorder

A reader can't seem to use his camcorder with Skype any longer. Chris Breen provides the path to success.

Hands on with Audiobus and GarageBand

Audiobus is a cool utility that allows you to route audio between iOS music apps. With GarageBand now compatible, Audiobus is even more valuable to mobile musicians.

Hands on: Podcasts 1.2 is the one Apple should have shipped

Simply put, version 1.2 of Apple's Podcasts app is the one the company should have first released.

The anatomy of the Mail window

This week Professor Breen begins a series of looks at Apple's Mail application.

Lex Friedman's month with a Windows phone

Lex Friedman put aside his beloved iPhone for a month to see how those using Windows phones get along.

Repairing the mysteriously muted Mac

All of a sudden your Mac won't play sound from its internal speakers. The headphone port may have everything to do with the issue says Chris Breen.

Sending email to all the addresses a contact has

In those "All Hands On Deck" moments you want to be able to send email messages to every address a contact has. And you'd like to do so easily. Chris Breen offers a handful of suggestions.

Using Mountain Lion's dictation and text-to-speech features

Class is back in session and there's no reason to write notes for the upcoming test. Use dictation instead! Professor Breen explains how.

When Safe Boot won't boot

You've tried to boot your Mac into Safe Mode but it stalls. What to do? Chris Breen explains what Safe Mode is and how to get around your Mac's reluctance to boot.

Andy Ihnatko on his iPhone-to-Android switch

Tech luminary Andy Ihnatko joins host Chris Breen to explain why he switched from an iPhone to the Android-based Samsung Galaxy S3.

Pausing the Parental Controls timer

You say your grandkids have walked away from a Mac that continues to count down the remaining time they can continue using it? Chris Breen details how to put the timer on hold.