Christopher Breen

Senior Editor

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.

Articles by Christopher Breen

When Dvorak dies because of Word bug

The latest update to Microsoft Word makes it difficult to use a Dvorak keyboard layout. Chris Breen offers a workaround.
8 years ago

Workarounds for deleted network aliases

There appears to be a bug in Mavericks that causes network aliases placed in the sidebar to vanish. Chris Breen offers a couple of workarounds.
8 years ago
Siri ate my homework!

Siri ate my homework!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss Apple's internal training program, App Store curation, women and tech, and what is and (mostly) isn't terrible about Facebook Messenger.
8 years ago

How to optimize broadband while on vacation

Much as you need some time away from home, you've not willing to let go of the Internet. Chris Breen offers tips for getting the most from broadband on the road.
8 years ago

First look: Shazam for Mac

Music recognition is no longer confined to mobile devices. Shazam is now freely available for Mac users.
9 years ago
The mall of small apps

The mall of small apps

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen review the news of the week including Apple acquisitions, Bose versus Beats, more about Beats, and Apple envy.
9 years ago
Blackberry filling

Blackberry filling

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.
9 years ago

How to join together audiobook tracks

20 CDs can make up a single audiobook. Countless tracks may be found on each, making them a pain to manage on your portable player--unless you know this technique.
9 years ago
Itching for an iPad

Itching for an iPad

Macworld editor Dan Miller joins Chris Breen to discuss a reinvigorated (and downsized) Microsoft, iLife no more, and I-spy-with-my-little-eye, China!
9 years ago
Power on for the TSA!

Power on for the TSA!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss a false sense of security, the unsurprising thing about robots, a more-aware home, and why fashion matters.
9 years ago