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.

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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.

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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).

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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On the Apple Watch watch

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

Review: Fifth-generation iPod touch is faster, finer than predecessors

Whether you're in it for the apps, games, or media, this is an iPod you'll treasure.

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TechHive: Which Music Subscription Service Should You Use?

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I looked at the major subscription services--Mog, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, and Spotify--to see how they shake out and which might be the best fit for you.

GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand for iPad is a deep and very affordable app suitable for musicians and tin-eared musical newbies alike.

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Macworld 2011 Preview

Next week offers a big event dear to the hearts of Apple enthusiasts--Macworld 2011 (formerly known as Macworld Expo). The man who runs the show--Paul...

Copy Angry Birds Data to the New Mac Version

Update: In a recent Mac 911 entry a reader asked how he might transfer Angry Birds saved game data between one iOS device and another. It turns out that not only...

Installing Software on a Mac With a Dead DVD Drive

Reader Karen Evans has been thwarted in an attempt to install software on her Mac. She writes:

New Year's Resolutions for Photographers

Instead of making the same ho-hum New Year's resolutions you break every year, consider these resolutions specifically for photographers. It's easy to fall into...

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