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Mac 101 wrap-up: Panic optional

After some 68 lessons, Professor Breen closes the book on Mac 101 and issues this, his commencement address.

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GarageBand: The finer (and final) points

Maestro Breen reaches the double-bar in his look at GarageBand.

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GarageBand for guitar players

In this week's music lesson, bandleader Breen shows you how to make the most of your guitar or bass with GarageBand 10.

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How to 'play' GarageBand

One of GarageBand's finest features is its ability to act as a great mimic of real instruments. With a Mac and musical keyboard you've got an orchestra at your fingertips.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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).

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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.