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.

Why Apple included Maps in Mavericks

In a world where Google maps lives on every browser on every platform, did Apple really need to migrate the Maps app to Mavericks? Here are a few reasons why doing so made sense.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

Troubleshooting a 'busy' Time Machine backup

Time Machine reporting that something called a "sparsebundle" is busy, thus preventing you from backing up? Try these steps to clear your base station or Time Capsule's confusion.

GarageBand 10 review: Great tool for musicians (sorry podcasters)

GarageBand 10 could easily have been named Logic Light, given its acquisition of some of its more powerful sibling's finest musical features. But podcasters will regret the loss of some favorite features.

iTunes iOS syncing gone? Solve it with Server!

With Mavericks, contact and calendar syncing via iTunes is gone. But with a $20 investment you can keep your data out of the cloud.

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How to configure Calendar’s Email and Open File alerts

Calendar's Event window has changed with Mavericks and its elements are now less visible than they once were. Here's how to unearth its Email and Open File alerts.

How to make the most of Mavericks's Finder tags

The Finder's new tags feature isn't just for the overly organized. With these tips, anyone can put them to productive use.

How to restore your old iWork documents

You've edited your old Pages, Numbers, or Keynote files in the latest versions of the application and now they can't be opened in the old version. Or can they? If you're willing to undo the recent changes you've made, they can.

Dealing with Pages' file-conversion and email-attachment problems

If you open an old Pages document in the new version of Pages, you can't open it again in the old one. And you can't send the file as an email attachment. Here are some suggested work-arounds.

Our favorite Mavericks tips and tricks

New operating system? Check. Macworld editors who've been crawling all over the thing for months? Check. Podcast to offer up some great tips about that operating system? Natch.

Why Mavericks' movies may not preview properly

If you're running Mavericks, have selected a movie file, pressed the space bar to preview it, and nothing good results, you're not alone. QuickTime and Quick Look are now far pickier about video codecs.

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New to the Mac? New to Mavericks? Here's what you need to know

Professor Breen outlines Mavericks' new features for his Mac 101 class.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Design changes

There's more to the latest Mac OS than cosmetic changes, but those cosmetic changes aren't trivial. Here's what you have to look forward to.

Hands-on with GarageBand for iOS and OS X

Apple has released new versions of GarageBand for iOS and OS X. Chris Breen gives a listen.

Easily add movies from one Mac to another Mac's iTunes library

The game: You rip movies on one Mac but want to add them to another Mac's iTunes library. Chris Breen provides an easy-does-it solution.