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Brainstorm by Mapping Your Mind (Part 2)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Generic mind-mapping examples.

In the thrilling conclusion to last week’s mind-mapping column, this week Dr. Mac talks about four macOS mind-mapping apps.

Brainstorm by Mapping Your Mind

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

This week Dr. Mac describes a brainstorming technique called “mind-mapping” and explains why he’s so fascinated by it.

 

More Quick Tips for Working from Home

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has a few more quick and easy tips that will help you do more work in less time when working from home.

More Gifts for Geeks, Dads, and Grads

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac continues his gift suggestions for geek dads and grads with two more music-related gifts and two great power and charging-related gifts.

Gifts for Geeks, Dads, and Grads (Part I)

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

It’s that time of year again and Dr. Mac has you covered with his annual guide to geeky gadgets guaranteed to gratify the geeks, dads, and grads you love.

mimoLive: Broadcast Quality Live Video from your Mac

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

This week Dr. Mac shows you how to produce broadcast-quality streaming video with multiple input sources (cameras, videos, your desktop, etc.), beautiful transitions and fades, scrolling credits, titles, lower-thirds, onscreen crawls, and more.

Livestream Video Like a Pro

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Zoom Conference Room

Dr. Mac has been live-streaming video since time immemorial—here are some tips he’s developed over the years to make his live streams look cooler and more professional.

Creative Things to Try for Free

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #380

Dr. Mac says some of the bright spots in this dark time are formerly paid services and apps now available at no cost for a limited time in response to the crisis and shares a handful of his faves.

 Tips for Working from Home

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has been working from home for more than three decades and recommends two helpful techniques for getting stuff done.

Back Up Your Mac Properly

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has some tips to help you back up your Mac correctly, including two ironclad rules and an axiom for backing up properly.

Don’t be an April Fool—Back Up Today!

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

World Backup Day has passed  (March 31), but Dr. Mac says this is still a good time for his annual admonishment about backups, namely: If you don’t have a backup, your files could disappear forever in the blink of an eye.

Luminar 4 is the Best Luminar Yet

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob “Dr. Mac” says that Luminar 4 has all of those things he loved so much in previous releases, but that adds several “stunning” new features.

A Tale of Two GarageBands

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Find out why Dr. Mac says GarageBand on an iDevice is so different from GarageBand on a Mac that it should have been called something else like, “GarageBand Touch” or “GarageBand Mobile.”

Apple CarPlay: Better than Bluetooth

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus takes a close look at AirPlay, which he says is better than Bluetooth for car connectivity.

Apple Music (Still) Rocks

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus takes a close look at Apple Music, two years after the service launched. Spoiler: he (still) loves it, and he explains why.

In Search of Longer MacBook Pro Battery Life

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has been looking for ways to eke out more battery time from the 7-year old MacBook Pro, and he shares what he’s learned.

A Better Way to Type on an iPhone?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac is fascinated by Typewise, the first keyboard app designed from the ground up for the iPhone (or other smart phone) and its claim that it can reduce typos up to 80%.