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.

The IPad in the World Around You

Apple speaks of the iPad as an in-between device—a digital media, communications, Internet, and communications tool—that fits somewhere between an iPhone and...

Capturing ITunes Videos

Like all educators these days, reader Jennifer Chestnut is looking for ways to cut costs in the classroom. She writes:

First Look: Boxee Beta

Until recently, Boxee, the social-media-centric media-center application based on the open-source XBMC, was available only to the invited and bore the “alpha”...

Tips for Weathering Power Outages

As a central-California resident, I'm accustomed to a couple of flavors of weather--mild and not-as-intensely-mild-as-it-was-last-week. Yet this week we've been...

Rip DVDs for Your IPhone, IPod, and Mac

With nearly everyone in the developed world in possession of at least one iPod, people are losing patience with media that plays on only one kind of device...

Inconsistent Home and End Shortcut Keys

Reader John Fieser longs for keys missing from his MacBook. He writes:

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CES Wrap-up & Expo Preview

January marks the beginning of Show Season--CES and Macworld Expo. As CES trails off into the distance and Macworld Expo looms, we take time to examine each. I...

MP3 Players? What MP3 Players?

Because Macworld Expo usually conflicts (and, occasionally, overshadows) the Consumer Electronics Show, CES is an event I don't often attend. It's been three...

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Creating DVD Images

It seems that our readers can't get enough information about ripping DVDs. One who wishes to remain anonymous inquires about these discs and their flexible...

Live From CES

A portion of the Macworld crew--Jason Snell, Jon Seff, Dan Frakes, and I--find ourselves in Las Vegas this week, attending the massive International Consumer...

IPod Pavilion at CES Reflects the IPhone/iPod Market

iLounge, the Web site devoted to the iPod and iPhone has taken its show on the road--specifically the iLounge Pavilion at the International Consumer Electronics...

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Of Tea Leaves and Tablets

When tablet-sized rumors take hold, the wondering and speculation begin. While others ponder the physical characteristics of such a slice of Apple magic, my mind...

Macworld at CES: Products Catching Our Eye

The International Consumer Electronics Show is a massive event--showcasing tens of thousands of products--making it difficult for the press to cover. Thankfully...

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Troubleshooting Over the Holidays

Thanks to the seasonal generosity of Macworld's overlords and some accumulated days-off that needed to be used or losed, I've spent the last two weeks officially...