The Well-Equipped Road Warrior

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

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

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

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

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.

Pretzel Logic with a MacBook Pro…

3:00 PM, Mar. 16th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I want to tell you a little about Logic Pro because it's so freakin' cool, but first let me give you my impressions of the MacBook Pro after putting it through its paces for a couple of weeks...

Easy to be Hard(ware)

3:00 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I'm a nut for input devices - keyboards, mice, trackballs, tablets, etc. And because my job is to test Mac products and relate my impressions of those products to you, gentle reader, I have the opportunity to try a lot of different input devices, including these two keyboards (one from Logitech, and one from Microsoft)

Path Finder: It’s Like the Finder Only Better…

3:00 PM, Feb. 16th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac gives us a tour of Path Finder, a replacement for Mac OS X's Finder. He also shows off some pics from this year's Geek Cruise, including a cool pic of him and The Woz on "The Mac Gems" panel.

First (Big) Look at New Features in iLife ‘06

3:00 PM, Feb. 9th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

When last we spoke here (or at least when last I spoke here), we looked at some of the new features in GarageBand 3. This week I'll show you some of the sweetest new features in other iLife '06 apps, namely iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, and iWeb.

GarageBand 3: First Look

3:00 PM, Jan. 19th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I received and installed my copy of iLife '06 yesterday. I have only played with GarageBand so far, so I'm not ready to give you a real review of any of the iLife '06 apps just yet. Instead, here's a "first look" at some of GarageBand 3's new or improved features and my first impressions.

The Print Shop 2 for Mac ROCKS!

3:00 PM, Jan. 5th, 2006 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

I don't often dedicate an entire Rants & Raves column to a single product, but there's so much that is cool about the latest release of The Print Shop for Mac (version 2) from Software MacKiev that I just couldn't help myself. Simply put, it's stunning.