Audio Chatting Devices Compared & Contrasted

5:00 PM, Aug. 10th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus contrasts and compares several audio chatting devices for use with both chats and podcast recordings, including the Skype Mac Starter Kit, the Plantronics DSP-300 Headset, the Chat 50, and the Blue Snowball Microphone

Mac User Groups Are Freakin’ Awesome

5:00 PM, Jul. 20th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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This is one of my favorite weeks of the year., because I just spent 8 blissful days visiting Mac users in 4 states and the District of Columbia. So this week my Rant and my Rave is on how much I enjoy visiting Mac User Groups and how much you're missing if you're not already a member of yours.

Everybody’s Gone Surfin’: 8 Fun Sites

5:00 PM, Jun. 29th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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I've got a lot of Internet-savvy friends and acquaintances, so I receive URLs with email messages touting cool Web site, and every so often I stumble across a killer site all by myself. So this week I will share 8 Web pages/sites I think are worth looking at.

June is Backup Awareness Month

5:00 PM, Jun. 15th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Dr. Mac talks about Backup Awareness Month, his new back up guide published by The Mac Observer, and a survey that measured computer users' thoughts on backing up their data

Boot Camp: One Man’s Opinion

5:00 PM, May. 25th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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There is a new 17-inch MacBook Pro on my desk and it's running Windows XP at full native speed, which is to say as fast as or possibly faster than a similarly equipped notebook from Dell, HP, or Lenovo. I've heard some people say that Boot Camp is a very bad idea and it will mean the end of Mac OS X, but I couldn't disagree more strongly.

The Well-Equipped Road Warrior

5:00 PM, May. 18th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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I travel fairly often and service clients at their homes or offices even more frequently. So I keep a backpack stocked with everything I think I might need on the road right by the door. What is in my backpack? Glad you asked...

The Skype is Falling, The Skype is Falling!

5:00 PM, Apr. 27th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Skype is a Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service that promotes itself using the tag line: "With Skype you can talk to anyone, anywhere for free." That's a big promise, but after using Skype for the past few months, I am happy to report that it's true.

StickyBrain: Like Having a Second Brain

5:00 PM, Apr. 13th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Macintoshes are great, but one thing they don't include is a place to store important little snippets of stuff you may someday need, such as text, pictures, movies, URLs, e-mails, and other "data." After years of trying to find a program that fit the bill, Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus found what he was looking for, StickyBrain 4

Finally, a Fantastic iPod-in-the-Car System

3:00 PM, Mar. 30th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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I've been searching for the solution to my "best way to use an iPod in the car" problem for several years. Then, last summer, I saw a prototype of Harman/Kardon's soon-to-be-released solution, Drive + Play installed in a 5-series BMW and was almost certain I had found just what I'd been searching for.