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.

Up Close With the Sonos Controller 200

Music is an important part of my life. And because it is, I tend to consume a lot of it, from a lot of different sources. In the past year I've acquired a tool...

Disabling Safari 4's Image Cache

Reader Martin Pace finds that Safari 4 adds a bit of bloat he's uninterested in carrying about. He writes:

RealDVD Case & the Death of Fair Use

Last April, when commenting on to the RealNetworks versus Media Giants case, I penned DVD Copying Case: Why You Should Care, I included these prescient words:

Apple News & E-book Lock-in

Though we await the big events of autumn (Snow Leopard, the reality/illusion of an Apple tablet, and the expected iPod refresh), Apple news never sleeps. And...

No, You're Not Infected

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous is concerned about a very scary looking website. I attempt to calm the waters.

Sonos Controller 200 (CR200)

Sonos, makers of the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ( Macworld rated 5 out of 5 mice ), made an interesting decision several months ago. The company chose to...

Dealing With Podcast Glut

Sometimes it's possible to have too much of a good thing. Take podcasts, for example. They're free and a lot of them offer great content. But they can take up a...

Stacks' Hierarchical View

Reader Dennis Vogel needs some clarification on how Leopard's Dock folders work and I provide that clarification tout de suite. He writes:

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Play .wma, Ogg, and FLAC Files in ITunes

If you've spent every spare musical minute within the confines of the iTunes window you might believe there are only five audio formats--MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and...

Mac 911 and the Summer Vacation

Just when I think I've got this summer-vacation-and-technology thing down, new lessons present themselves. Take this last week, for example, during which I...

Flip UltraHD Pocket Camcorder

If one were to seek a poster-child for pocket camcorders, you'd need look no further than Pure Digital's Flip cameras. These candy bar-style camcorders epitomize...

Flip UltraHD Pocket Camcorder

If one were to seek a poster-child for pocket camcorders, you'd need look no further than Pure Digital's Flip cameras. These candy bar-style camcorders epitomize...

Apple Introduces New Logic Studio

Apple on Thursday released the second iteration of its Logic Studio suite of multimedia tools with the musician in mind. The new version includes Logic Pro 9...

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Profile: Logic Studio Versus GarageBand

With GarageBand ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), Apple has done a lot for musicians seeking an affordable and easy-to-use package. Using the music creation...

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Hiding the Menu Bar

Reader Desmond Biss would like an even cleaner Desktop. He writes:

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