Christopher BreenSenior Editor, Macworld

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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.

Appreciating the Apple TV

All Apple TV enthusiasts have dream of a better box, but in the meantime it's not a bad way to enjoy your content and share it with those around you.


How to use a game controller with your Mac

Have a spare DualShock 4 controller? Why not use it to play games on your Mac? Chris Breen explains how.


Updating a Harmony Remote with updated software

If you have a modernish Harmony Remote there's no need to use outdated software with it. Give MyHarmony a try.


Making Harmony remotes aware of Roku devices

Funny thing. Fail to update your software in a decade and it becomes increasingly unaware of new technologies.

Sleep tight: Ambient audio for iOS

Have trouble sleeping? Work in an open office and need to shut out the jabbering of your coworkers? These iOS apps may be just what the sleep doctor ordered.


Adam F5 review: A terrific and affordable powered audio-monitor system

Adam's F5 is a powered, near-field monitor small enough for a medium-sized desk. When properly positioned, you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding speaker for the price.


First look: Beats Music is off to a promising start

The Beats brand enters the crowded field of on-demand music subscriptions. Its advantage? Curation from people who get music (and, possibly, you).


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.

FlipShare not dead yet (but it soon will be)

FlipShare, the video-sharing service that accompanied Cisco's Flip pocket camcorders, will finally close its doors at the end of 2013.

Waterfield Designs' Staad review: A beautifully practical bag

The classic lines, rugged materials, and practical layout make the Staad backpack a pleasure to pack with you.

Four ways iTunes Radio can live up to expectations

iTunes Radio, Apple's upcoming Pandora-like streaming service, looks promising. But for it to not be another Ping Apple needs to live up to expectations.


Tuning in to iRadio: Why an Apple music streaming service would rock

If Apple's rumored iRadio becomes reality, Chris Breen sees advantages for all.


RIAA expands gold and platinum record awards to streamed music

The RIAA has announced that it will now calculate music streamed from on-demand services into its Gold & Platinum awards program.


On the Apple Watch watch

Respected pundits and analysts demand an Apple watch. Chris Breen questions the practicality and purpose of such a device.

Seven tips for pain-free holiday traveling

Travel can be hell. The last thing you want to do is make it worse by overpacking or putting the wrong stuff in your bag. Let Christopher Breen help.