In Rants & Raves Episode 295, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus clarifies the confusion surrounding 32-bit apps and macOS 10.14 Mojave.
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Dr. Mac finds Affinity Photo even better than Photoshop at a handful of image editing things he does again and again.
Wanna know which Bluetooth keyboard Dr. Mac calls, “easily the most functional, usable, durable, and clever iPad keyboard I’ve ever tried?” Read this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves!
Thank you very much, Microsoft, for wasting half of my morning. Even with a deadline looming, there’s nothing I like more than troubleshooting issues that should never have existed in the first place. You ought to be ashamed.
Keyboard Maestro creates macros —sequences of actions that can be saved and then invoked and played back with a single keystroke (or other trigger), and the latest version (version 8) adds welcome improvements and interface enhancements.
Last week Dr. Mac promised to tell you about the one feature that makes the Apple Watch indispensable to him this week. So, in this week’s installment of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #290 for those keeping score), he delivers the big reveal…
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus tells us about the Apple Watch features he uses regularly and why he doesn’t think he’ll ever go back to wearing an analog watch regularly.
Dr. Mac checks out three groovy gadgets he uses every day — a laptop stand, a speaker that’s also a work of art, and the first lumbar support he’s tried that actually worked.
Dr. Mac says that other than a handful of iPhones he ordered for delivery on the first day they were available (don’t judge him), he hasn’t paid retail for a Mac or iDevice in at least a decade. Wanna know his secret?
Last month Dr. Mac borrowed an iMac Pro from Apple and performed some tests. His first observation out of the box was that the Space Gray finish on all components—the iMac itself, the keyboard, and the mouse, was stunning. That was when he began calling it “Darth.”
Dr. Mac has three web apps he recommends that you can try for free.
If you haven’t tried GarageBand, the free audio production software included with every Mac lately, Dr. Mac says there’s never been a better time.
Dr. Mac follows up on his iOS 12 coverage last week with his observations about the new Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch operating systems, all coming soon to a device near you!
In his Rants & Raves column this week and next, Dr. Mac offers his take on the most significant things announced at WWDC last week and what he thinks of them.
Dr. Mac says what’s important is that you clearly understand the meaning of the phrase “public beta” before you even think about installing any of the shiny new pre-release software you heard about on any of your Apple devices.
Dr. Mac has good news this week about the new version of 1Password for the Mac (1Password 7), which came out last week, which he says is “easily the best version of 1Password so far.”
Dr. Mac talks to a company that says its iPads “enable 250 employees to be more effective with their time, saving over 50,000 hours per year on accessing and capturing information in the field by going to a paperless workflow.
After trying myriad attaché-style briefcases and messenger bags, Dr. Mac decided the backpack is a much more practical form of luggage. After trying dozens of ‘em over the years, he lists a few of his faves along with several other great gifts for the mom, dad, or grad in your life.
For as long as Dr. Mac can remember he’s relied upon the same three products when his hard (or solid state) disks go bad: Apple’s Disk Utility (free), Prosoft Engineering’s Drive Genius ($79), and Alsoft’s DiskWarrior ($119.99), but only one has succeeded three times in the past few months after the other two failed… Read Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #276 to find out which one succeeded and which two failed!
Here’s the first (of what Bob LeVitus hopes will be many) gender-neutral gift guides for the moms, dads, and grads (of either sex) that you know and love.