Apple held its fall product announcement event last week in Cupertino, and although Dr. Mac wasn’t there, he watched it on Apple TV and (big surprise) has some strong opinions…
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Dr. Mac has literally millions of files on thirteen hard disks stored in two locations (or three if you count the cloud), and now he has the app that helps him wrangle all those files: NeoFinder.
Regardless of what you might seek—a new or used Mac, a peripheral, an iDevice, a performance upgrade, a protective case, or something else entirely—Dr. Mac almost always has an opinion on where he likes to shop for the best product of that type at the lowest price.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has been poring over macOS Catalina betas while working on his next For Dummies books, and he has compiled a list of features he thinks you’ll love about the next macOS release.
You’re stranded on a desert island. You’ve got a brand-new Mac and can add just 5 third-party apps. Which apps would they be and why? Never mind the electricity, Internet, or other logical thoughts—what five apps would you not want to be without? Find out Dr. Mac’s top five this week in his Rants & Raves column!
Dr. Mac says most (or at least many) people compose longer written prose in a word processor… and that may be a mistake. He believe that you’ll do better work and finish it faster if you use a text editor instead of a word processor or page layout program for all but final drafts.
Dr. Mac has some cheap (and free) thrills for you this week: Three inexpensive (or free) apps he uses every day to be more productive.
Dr. Mac’s not having the best summer. Last week he had iPhone woes that took three trips to the Genius Bar to resolve. Then, this week, with the whole iPhone calamity finally behind him, his MacBook Air’s SSD bit the dust..
Dr. Mac says he’s used iPhones for more than a decade (since June 29, 2007, to be precise). And, in that time, he’s used 11 or 12 different iPhone models, all of which had been pretty much reliable…until last week. Get the scoop in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #341.
In Rants & Raves Episode #340 Dr. Mac explains the transition to 64-bit only computing macOS 10.15 Catalina will bring this Fall and what it means to you.
In Episode #339 of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, Dr. Mac explains how to make everything on your Mac faster by becoming a better typist.
Apple’s Time Capsule and Time Machine are two different products, and Dr. Mac has what you need to know.
Dr. Mac says he loves the “unlock your Mac with Apple Watch” feature, but it occasionally ceases to function for no reason. Never fear, gentle reader! After countless hours testing dozens of suggestions, the good doctor has a surefire recipe to fix the issue almost every time.
If you haven’t looked at GarageBand lately, you might want to check it out. Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus thinks you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how mature and usable it’s become and how much fun it is to use.
Dr. Mac says, “While it’s quaint that the Mac Clipboard has remained virtually unchanged for three decades, I’ve never understood why Apple has avoided adding new functionality to the Clipboard. Today’s Macs have plenty of horsepower and can easily manage more than one item at a time on the Clipboard!
In Rants & Raves Episode #335, Dr. Mac reveals what he found encouraging (or at least interesting) at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference last week.
Dr. Mac says his collection of specialty papers save him time, effort, and money. Find out more in the just-released Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #334.
Although Dr. Mac was initially attracted to Cricut Maker for its ability to cut wood, he didn’t fall in love with it until he’d used it to create dozens of interesting, fun, and useful projects.
Cricut (pronounced “Cricket”) cutting machines let you create and design do-it-yourself projects on your Mac, PC, iOS or Android device, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus tells us about the cool things you make with one.
Dr. Mac is back with the thrilling conclusion to “Demystifying Disk Space,” explaining that the simple cure is to delete or move files to free up at least 10% of the disk’s capacity, so you have plenty of free space available for your virtual memory swap files.