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). 

Texas BBQ and High Technology…

4:50 PM, May. 27th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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Dr. Mac thought he'd try something completely different this week --  a column about Texas BBQ... What does Texas BBQ have to do with technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #124 to find out. 

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

2:30 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mca

Dr. Mac has been teaching people how to use their Macs more effectively for as long as he can remember. So he was surprised to find himself at a loss for words when a friend asked, “If you could only recommend one thing to help me become more productive on my Mac, what would it be?” This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 123 he explains why redundancy makes you more productive. 

Make Your iPhone Camera Even Better (Part II)

2:40 PM, May. 13th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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In addition to using the 645 Pro Mk III camera app he told you about last week for most of his photos, Dr. Mac also uses a handful of third-party accessories to help him take better pictures and videos with his iPhone. Check out his inexpensive yet effective toolkit in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves (Episode 122). 

Take Better Pictures with your iPhone (Part I)

3:50 PM, May. 6th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

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As good as the camera on the iPhone 6 Plus is already, Dr. Mac relies on a handful of third-party camera apps and accessories for features not found in the iOS Camera app.