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.

Getting Ready for WWDC

Next week, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference takes place in San Francisco. This is an important event not only for developers, but also the press and...

Sort Downloads by Date Added

Reader Steve Wharton seeks an easy way to find new items added to his Downloads folder. He writes:


Connect Your Mini DisplayPort Mac to Your HDTV

As Macs move from the home office to the living room, people increasingly want to connect their computers to their TVs and AV gear—setting up a Mac mini-based...

Soundbooth CS5

When you think Adobe, the first thought unlikely to pop to mind is audio. And yet Adobe continues to include its Soundbooth audio editing application in the...

Sonos Update Introduces Stereo Pair Feature

Sonos, maker of the Sonos Multi-Room Music System ( Macworld rated 5 out of 5 mice ) and the popular ZonePlayer S5 ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) powered...

Mac Games and IPad Apps

The topics this week are the three Fs: Facebook, Fun, and Function. In my opening news and commentary, I address why I left Facebook over its privacy policies...

Time Capsule and the Limits of Printing

Reader Bruce G (not Bruce Gee) notes some difficulty with using his printer with Apple's Time Capsule. He writes:

Essential Utilities: Mac Automation Tools

For years, Mac users who were tired of performing the same mind-numbing tasks over and over again used automation utilities (aka, macro utilities) to make life...

Passwords, Scams, and You

Reader Deb Ward is the victim of an increasingly common scam. She writes:

Why I Left Facebook

There's been a fair bit of hubbub lately over Facebook and its privacy policies. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has documented what it terms Facebook's...

Sorting Out-of-sorts Address Book Contacts

Reader Michael Hull is out of sorts over Address Book sorting. He writes:

Speck PixelShield

Looking a bit like an overgrown oven mitt, Speck's $40 PixelShield is a lightweight sleeve for the iPad. Featuring a built-in handle, the PixelShield bears a...


Waterfield Designs Ultimate SleeveCase

I've been a fan of Waterfield Designs' work for many years, thanks to the San Francisco-based company's solidly built and stylish cases, bags, and purses. I'm...


Tom Bihn IPad Cache Sleeve

Tom Bihn's $30 iPad Cache sleeve a padded sleeve designed to carry the iPad inside another bag. Available in vertical or horizontal orientation--vertical for use...


Kensington Reversible Sleeve for Netbooks

No, the iPad is not a netbook, but that doesn't mean you can't cover your iPad with a netbook sleeve such as Kensington's $10 Reversible Sleeve for...