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.

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.

HBO GO, Boardwalk Empire

HBO Go on Apple TV a no-go for DirecTV customers

HBO Go and WatchESPN have come to Apple TV? Unless you're a DirecTV subscriber. Has the company learned nothing from the digital music wars?

Four ways iTunes Radio can live up to expectations

iTunes Radio, Apple's upcoming Pandora-like streaming service, looks promising. But for it to not be another Ping Apple needs to live up to expectations.

Apple gets into the stream of things with iTunes Radio

Apple's Eddy Cue provided details on the company's upcoming music streaming service, iTunes Radio. Chris Breen has the details.

Tuning in to iRadio: Why an Apple music streaming service would rock

If Apple's rumored iRadio becomes reality, Chris Breen sees advantages for all.

Daft Punk's Random Access Memories streaming on iTunes

Like other high-profile albums before it, Daft Punk's upcoming release is now streaming on iTunes for free.

RIAA expands gold and platinum record awards to streamed music

The RIAA has announced that it will now calculate music streamed from on-demand services into its Gold & Platinum awards program.

The best subscription music service: Spotify

Which music service should you spend your hard-earned money on every month? We've got the answer.

Ten more years: What the future holds for iTunes Store

Sure, Apple has enjoyed a decade of success with the iTunes Store. But stepped-up competition and the changing attitudes of media consumers mean that iTunes and Apple will have to adapt.

Why the iTunes Store succeeded

Apple's ability to control all parts of the music experience—from where you downloaded songs to the devices you played them on—helped its iTunes offering succeed where other music services failed.

Review: Cerwin-Vega XD3 speakers offer big, but unbalanced, sound

Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.

Hands on: Podcasts 1.2 is the one Apple should have shipped

Simply put, version 1.2 of Apple's Podcasts app is the one the company should have first released.

Review: Paradigm Shift A2 speakers offer flexible inputs, perky sound

The Shift A2, from venerable speaker maker Paradigm, offers good sound (and just as good looks) in a desktop speaker than can be run solo or in pairs.

Fill your home with holiday music

It's the time of year when the sound emanating from our speakers contains more sleigh bells than usual. Learn how to configure your home for holiday music as well as find sources for it.

iPad mini vs. Nexus 7: The debate

They both have 7-inch screens, they're both built by two of the biggest names in personal technology, and they both have their fans and their detractors. Which is better, the iPad mini or the Nexus 7? Chris Breen and Melissa Perenson duke it out.