"Interesting" Looking Hardware

2:59 PM, Feb. 15th, 2007 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I'm a sucker for an interesting hardware design. Unfortunately, there aren't that many Mac products that exhibit interesting or unique designs. That said, I've been collecting pictures of hardware products with interesting design characteristics ever since Macworld in January, so here are some of my faves:

Reporter’s Notebook: Part II—Hands-on with iPhone

2:59 PM, Jan. 15th, 2007 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

While the two iPhones in Apple's booth were encased in glass and untouchable, like artifacts from King Tut's tomb, I was among the chosen and got a hands-on product briefing early Wednesday morning.

2007 Expo Special Report #1

2:59 PM, Jan. 11th, 2007 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Things have been so hectic here at Macworld Expo in San Francisco that this is literally the first time all week I've had time to sit down and write. Here's how it's gone so far...

Favorite Keyboard & Mouse of the Year

2:59 PM, Dec. 28th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

As the year draws to close, I realize that I've used more keyboards and mice this year than many people will use in a lifetime. I've sampled nearly a dozen different keyboards and even more pointing devices. So in this episode I'll show you the keyboard and mouse I liked best after extensive testing and research.

Glossy or Not?

2:59 PM, Dec. 7th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

So here's the deal -- if you buy a MacBook it comes with a glossy screen whether you like it or not. If you buy a MacBook Pro, however, you have a choice -- glossy or not. If you're any kind of a Mac enthusiast and are considering a new laptop sometime in the near future, you've no doubt given more than a little thought to the glossy or not question.

How I Save Time & Effort Every Day

2:59 PM, Nov. 9th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Since I'm inherently quite lazy and computers are supposed to improve my productivity, I'm always on the lookout for a product or technique that will save me time, effort, or keystrokes. And so, gentle reader, here are some of the programs and procedures I use to save time effort every time I turn on one of my Macs.?

Free Mac Goodies

4:59 PM, Oct. 26th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I was trying to clean up my out-of-control collection of bookmarks -- all 8,223 of the boogers -- when I noticed something interesting about them... The interesting thing was that many of them were for sites that offered something cool or interesting for free.

Redline: Virtual Racing w/Fast Cars

4:59 PM, Oct. 12th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

In this episode, allow me to introduce you to an enjoyable game/simulation that won't do anything to improve your productivity, sex life, or looks, but is inexpensive, fun, and worth trying. It's called Redline and it's Ambrosia Software's excellent new race car simulation/game.

Five iPod Accessories Bob Really Likes

4:59 PM, Sep. 21st, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus shows us five iPod accessories he really likes, including Core Cases, Shure E500 PTH earphones, Westone UM2 earphones, iBlast, and iThunder

Resolving the Interview Recording Conundrum

5:00 PM, Sep. 7th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I've tried about a million different devices for recording my interviews, but until recently I hadn't found a device that I felt was "just right" for my needs. Or at least none of them did before XtremeMac sent me their new MicroMemo high-fidelity digital audio recorder for the iPod.