Free Mac Goodies

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.