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.

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.


Hands on with iOS 6: Music

Senior Editor Chris Breen takes a close-up look at Apple's Music app in iOS 6.

Fix This App: Podcasts

You would think that when Apple decided to build an app for obtaining and playing podcasts, the company would create something with an exemplary design. But design is a major issue with the Podcasts app for iOS.

Where to look for streaming movies and TV shows

Quickly find the movies and TV shows you want to stream.

Podcasts for iPhone and iPad

People new to podcasting will find this podcast manager from Apple useful and relatively easy to operate. But with its occasionally quirky interface and lack of features such as iTunes and subscription syncing, Podcasts is only a modestly capable first step.

Busking in the age of the Internet

Christopher Breen conducts a Twitter-based experiment to help a writer he admires replenish his tip jar. The subsequent reaction says a lot about social networks and paying for Web content.

Remote possibilities: Why an iPhone + dongle < universal remote

Universal remotes that piggyback on an iOS device are no match for a dedicated hardware remote. Period.

TechHive: Which Music Subscription Service Should You Use?

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.

Which music subscription service should you use?

Seeking access to millions of tracks? A subscription service can provide it.