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Dr. Mac thinks his Apple Watch is a very cool gadget...but he doesn't think anyone really needs one. At least not yet.
On June 30, 2015 Apple introduced Apple Music to the world and, in Dr. Mac's humble opinion, the music industry will never be the same.
Cambridge SoundWorks is known for its high-quality audio gear and this this nifty little wireless speaker is no exception. But you won't have to pay the list price of US$69.99, nor even the usual selling price of $59.99...for a limited time you can pick up one of these little gems from Amazon for a mere $19.99, saving yourself over 70 percent! No telling how long this deal will last, so act now to avoid disappointment and snag the color you prefer (there are currently 5 colors available).
Dr. Mac thinks you should just say "no thank you" to the iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan public betas. Find out why in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 132.
Dr. Mac has two small mesh bags packed with all the things he likes to have when he travels. In this episode of his long-running Rants & Raves column he shows off a few items he considers essential for his travelling bag(s) of tricks.
The GOgroove FlexSMART X3 Mini Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Hands-free Calling, Audio Playback, and USB Charging is a very good Bluetooth adapter/transmitter for your car. I've been testing one for a few weeks and it works as well as anything else, perhaps even a bit better than most. Amazon has been selling it for $49.99, which is half off its retail price of $99.99. That's not bad, but if you use the secret coupon code DEALMINI you get an additional $10 off, dropping your price to a historic low of $39.99. Oh, and, of course, shipping is free... but you better hurry 'cause this deal disappears on July 15.
Dr. Mac encountered his first (and so far, only) problem with Apple Music last week. He asks Siri to play music by The Beatles all the time and she used to respond by playing one of the 467 Beatles tunes in his iTunes library. After updating to iOS 8.4, Siri said the strangest thing when he asked for Beatles music: “Sorry, I can’t find that.” No matter what he tried, Siri insisted she couldn’t find the Beatles, even though he could clearly see 467 Beatles songs in his library. It took days but he did ultimately find a solution that worked for him...
Apple TV is getting long in the tooth, which set Dr. Mac to wondering if there was a better streaming media box available, or if Apple TV, which hasn’t seen an significant update since 2012, was still king of streaming media boxes...
Our own Dr. Mac has been using a new MacBook and while he found a lot about it to like, its single USB-C port was a dealbreaker (though he did like almost everything else about it).
Did you watch the Apple keynote last week? Dr. Mac did and he gave it a B+ overall. Wanna know more? Read his take on everything Apple announced last week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 127: My Take on What Apple Announced Last Week.