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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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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.

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How to permanently delete your Facebook account

If, like our reader, you find Facebook just too creepy, there's a way out. Chris Breen explains.

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How to create iOS ringtones

With a copy of Apple's GarageBand it's a cinch to create ringtones right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

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Exploring iMovie's editing options

Professor Breen returns to dig into iMovie's more intricate editing options--the options that will help you make better-looking movies.

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Maintaining a Boot Camp partition when upgrading the Mac OS

The question arises: Will my Boot Camp partition remain when I upgrade my copy of the Mac OS? Chris Breen suggests that safe is better than sorry.

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How to slim down your inbox

A bloated email inbox is little help to anyone. Chris Breen offers tips for filtering out the cruft.

Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

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How to create iMovie 10 trailers

iMovie 10 can help you make your movies short, sweet, and exciting with the trailers feature. Chris Breen explains all.

Podcast: Mac Pro and pro-sumers

Ted Landau joins Chris Breen to discuss the new Mac Pro's viability as a tool for hobbyists and pro-sumers.

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How secure is iCloud?

Concerned about storing passwords and other personal information in iCloud? Chris Breen suggests that the things we do with our information for the sake of convenience are far riskier.

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.