Articles By Christopher Breen

iTunes 10.5 upgrade frees users from desktop syncing

You can set your iPod nano's clock-like interface by it: When Appleships a major update to iOS, you can bet that an updated version ofiTunes is also on the menu. Such is the

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Christopher Breen

Use Apple’s Automator to create to-do items anywhere

One of the main reasons Mac users avoid Apple's automation utility, Automator, is because they believe that to do anything worthwhile with it, you have to create complex workflows. If you count yourself

Published on: June 1st, 2011 Christopher Breen

How to turn the Mac Mini into a great media centre

Nearly three years ago I laid hands on a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Mac mini with the idea of turning it into a media center. This demure little Mac was tasked with playing

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Christopher Breen

Simple ways to switch from a PC to a Mac

My parents have had a Windows PC for many years but I've finally talked them into buying a Mac. The problem is they expect me to move their data from the old PC

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Christopher Breen

Adobe Soundbooth CS4 beta entices with multi-track editing and much more

Last year when Adobe jumped into the Macintosh-audio editing business with its release of the Intel-only Soundbooth CS3, it did so with something less than both feet. Designed for those who didn't require

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Christopher Breen

Apple’s 32GB iPod

When Apple unveiled the iPod touch our reception of it was lukewarm. Its video wasn't as bright and defined as that of the iPhone. It offered an unnecessarily hobbled set of features--the Calendar

Published on: February 11th, 2008 Christopher Breen