Apple Music and Why it Rocks My World

9:10 AM, Jul. 22nd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Apple Music rocks

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.

What’s in Your Geek Travel Bag?

4:30 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

GridIt organizer

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.

Siri Couldn’t Find The Beatles (But Now She Can)

9:25 AM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Siri can't find any of the 400+ Beatles songs in Dr. Mac's library. What's up with that?

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 vs. Roku 3: May the Best Little Streaming Box Win

4:00 PM, Jul. 1st, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Apple TV vs. Roku 3

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... 

Dr. Mac’s Thoughts on WWDC

4:25 PM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac's Thoughts on WWDC

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.

Dr. Mac’s Guaranteed Gifts for Dads & Grads (Part I)

4:10 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Every day Dr. Mac plays with interesting products for Macs and iDevices so he can tell you about the best of 'em. That's why June and December are his favorite months — that’s when he gets to tell you about cool products that make awesome gifts. This week it's Dr. Mac's Guaranteed Gifts for Dads & Grads (Part I). (Don't miss the thrilling conclusion next week).