Dr. Mac Presents: Smart Option Key Tricks

4:25 PM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Keyboard shortcuts save you time and effort; if you’re not already using them all the time, you’re missing out. And shortcuts that use the Command key aren’t the only game in town these days. So don't miss this episode, in which Dr. Mac exposes hidden Option-key shortcuts that can save your bacon (or at least save you a little time). 

How I Got all My Photos on all My Devices all the Time

12:25 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

all photos all devices all times

Dr. Mac has a first-world problem: He has too many photos — nearly 100,000 — to synchronize among his Macs and iDevices. That’s a tall order and until recently, an order he was unable to fill to his satisfaction.

Backup Today or Suffer Tomorrow - You’ve Been Warned

2:12 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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In technology there’s only one thing Dr. Mac is absolutely certain of: Your hard (or solid-state) disk is going to fail. He knows you've heard it all before, but apparently some of you weren't listening...so he's trying again with different words.

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

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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...