Tips for iPhone Photographers

4:40 PM, Nov. 18th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

better iphone photography exposure

Dr. Mac loves the camera on his new iPhone 6s Plus. Its image stabilization makes videos look more professional, and the new Live Photos feature, which captures 3 seconds of video when you shoot a still photo, is a winner. He's been shooting more photos and videos than usual lately, which led him to think about tips that may help you get better results when shooting photos or videos with your iPhone...

A Tale of Three iPhone Cases

4:40 PM, Nov. 11th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Numbers by SwitchEasy (in Sunlit Tangerine)

Dr. Mac likes iPhone cases and rarely leaves home without one. The case manufacturers have apparently taken note; in the weeks following the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus he received at least a dozen cases to check out.

So for the past couple of months he's been testing a different case every few days. Most cases worked as expected, and none of them was horrible, but there were only two that he liked enough to use everyday (at least when he's not testing other cases).

iPhone 6s Plus: Best Camera and Battery Ever

4:50 PM, Nov. 4th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Retina Flash improves selfies!

In September Dr. Mac reviewed the (then) new iPhone 6s (in rose gold). He loved 3D Touch and Live Photos but concluded that he wanted an iPhone with a larger screen, better camera, better battery, and one that wasn't so pink. He swapped for a space gray iPhone 6s Plus and says it offers two exclusive features that make all the difference in the world.

Dr. Mac’s Digital Shoebox Strategy for Storing and Finding Stuff Everywhere

12:50 PM, Oct. 14th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Where do you store all the little bits of information that don’t fit in the usual places like Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and such? You know what I mean—all those little bits of text, images, movies, or sounds that you hope to refer to in the future (if you can find them). Dr. Mac provides his prescription for saving and organizing your little bits and then finding them when you need them -- Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #145; only here at the one and only Mac Observer.  

Read This Before You Install El Capitan

11:50 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac's tips for upgrading to OS X El Capitan

Don't install El Capitan until you read the 2015 rendition of Dr. Mac's warning for upgraders... Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #144. 

Dr. Mac’s First Look at the iPhone 6s

1:25 PM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac got an iPhone 6s last Friday; his initial impressions are in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 143, a delightful little ditty he likes to call, "Dr. Mac's First Look at the iPhone 6s." It wasn't all wine and roses (Spoiler alert: He thinks the Rose Gold looks too pink). But after a rocky start, the Doc is pretty happy with his newest gadget.  

So, What About Apple TV and iPad Pro?

2:35 PM, Sep. 22nd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Last week Dr. Mac had so much to say about the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and how cool he thought 3D Touch was going to be that he ran out of space without mentioning Apple TV or iPad Pro. He rectifies that in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves.  

Dr. Mac Handicaps Apple’s “Hey, Siri” Event

9:11 AM, Sep. 8th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac's Apple media event predictions

Everyone is guessing what, precisely, Apple will announce at the Hey, Siri event on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Dr. Mac is no exception.  Join him as he handicaps this year's batch of predictions in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #140.