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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.

Sleep tight: Ambient audio for iOS

Have trouble sleeping? Work in an open office and need to shut out the jabbering of your coworkers? These iOS apps may be just what the sleep doctor ordered.

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First look: Beats Music is off to a promising start

The Beats brand enters the crowded field of on-demand music subscriptions. Its advantage? Curation from people who get music (and, possibly, you).

Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

If your tree isn't trimmed or egg fully nogged until it's accompanied by oceans of holiday music, we can help you find the stuff by the stockingful.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

FlipShare not dead yet (but it soon will be)

FlipShare, the video-sharing service that accompanied Cisco's Flip pocket camcorders, will finally close its doors at the end of 2013.

Waterfield Designs' Staad review: A beautifully practical bag

The classic lines, rugged materials, and practical layout make the Staad backpack a pleasure to pack with you.

GarageBand 2.0 for iOS review: More tracks, a few tweaks

GarageBand 1.0 for iOS was great. Version 2.0 is even better, thanks to several strategic improvements.

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Smule Nation lets you unleash your inner Bieber on the world

Smule, maker of popular music creation apps, now lets you enjoy—or critique—the work of others via its Smule Nation website.

Hands-on with the Apple TV 6.0 update

Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 6, which supports iTunes Radio, iCloud to AirPlay streaming, and iPod syncing.

Get to know iOS 7: Videos

The Videos app sports a nice redesign, iCloud-stored movies and TV shows, and new iPhone organization.

Get to know iOS 7: Music and iTunes Radio

Senior editor Chris Breen explores the musical journey that is iTunes Radio and the Music app in this hands-on with iOS 7.

Get to know iOS 7: Voice Memos

If you guessed that the Voice Memos app, virtually unchanged since its iOS 3 release, would ditch the big shiny microphone and VU monitor for something a little sleeker in iOS 7, you would be absolutely right. Here's what's changed in iOS 7.

Podcast: Hands-on with Apple's two new iPhone models

Jason Snell and Dan Moren join host Chris Breen to discuss Apple's September 10th iPhone-focused event.

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The lazy man's guide to streaming iTunes movies to your iPad

If you're glued to the divan with iPad in hand and desperately need to stream media from your Mac to your tablet (without actually shifting your keister), Chris Breen brings helpful advice.

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Cleaning up an ebook library with Calibre

If you've downloaded countless free ebooks you may find your library jumbled and difficult to deal with. The free Calibre can help, but not always easily.

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