Bob ?Dr. Mac" LeVitus feels like Mission Control was never meant for a two-display setup like mine -- it never seems to work the way he expects it to on a dual monitor system. So he's always augmented it with one or more third-party apps for managing windows. And since he believes he's more productive when his fingers are on the keyboard, all of the apps support a myriad of keyboard shortcuts...
Now that the MacBook and Apple Watch are shipping, it's time to start thinking about the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7 according to some rumors). Just when we think the iPhone can't get any better, Apple seems poised to blow us away. Again.
Some USB battery chargers are just ho-hum with nothing special about them. But the Just Mobile TopGum 6000 mAh charger takes everything a step further. It features a magnetic charging stand with two input modes, dual similtaneous outputs, a hideaway Lighting connector and even a gold color option.
John Martellaro went looking for an iPhone fitness tracking app that's better than Apple's Health app. His requirement? Be able to see the numeric data for any selected day in the past. He found it in the beautifully designed FitPort for iOS from Flaskapp.com.
Dr. Mac says his entire Apple Watch try-on and ordering experience couldn’t have been smoother. In Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #119 you'll hear about it along with tips for trying on and ordering your own Apple Watch, plus rare spycam footage of the mystical, magical watch drawers in the demo tables at Apple Stores.
Dr. Mac says, "I'm not normal; I've currently got more than 25 menu bar apps in addition to the handful included with Yosemite. But I happen to like menu bar apps... a lot... and I find all of the ones I have installed useful in some way."
Here are a few of my faves...
Twelve South has released the BaseLift, a pad that attaches to the bottom of your laptop and offers both elevation for typing and protection for your legs. After a couple of weeks of use, Kelly has the scoop on whether or not you need one.
Penclic has released a mini wireless keyboard with normal size keys that can be used with either battery power or connected to your Mac via USB for continuous use. There are a lot of really good things to say about this keyboard, however there are also a couple of important issues that Penclic could have addressed to make it much easier to use.
This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #116, I tell you about my latest infaturation -- Logitech’s just-released MX Master mouse, which includes the best speed-adaptive scroll wheel I’ve ever used. That alone would be worth the price of admission to me, but the new MX Master mouse has much more to love. For example...
The Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports, one of which provides 2.1 amps. It is compact and sleek and its aluminum finish matches Macs beautifully. Best of all, each port is clearly labelled and there is ample space between the ports.
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