Recent Articles By Bob LeVitus [RSS]

Travel Tips for You and Your Tech

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

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus offers travel tips to consider before going off the grid, including how to deal with the lack of Wi-Fi.

Have You Seen Your Health App Lately?

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

Dr. Mac has been fascinated with the iPhone’s Health app lately, and reviewing the changes in his behavior and health data since the pandemic began (and before).

My New iPad Keyboard Has a TRACKPAD!

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

Dr. Mac has a new Brydge iPad keyboard he likes even better than his first—and this one has a TRACKPAD!

Choosing a Hard or Solid-State Disk

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

This week Dr. Mac offers tips and hints for buying hard or solid-state disks to use as replacements, additional storage, or backups.

Cool New Stuff: Grid and Camo for Mac

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

Dr. Mac reveals two cool new products that are helpful, unique, and reasonably priced: Grid is an interactive web calculator construction kit;  Camo is an app that replaces the crummy camera in your MacBook with the better one in your iPhone

New Hope for App Hoarders

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

Dr. Mac recounts his struggle to migrate only some of the apps on his old iPad to a new iPad, and how iMazing delivered exactly what he wanted.

More Reasons Dr. Mac Loves Apple Watches

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

Dr. Mac offers up more reasons he doesn’t think he’ll ever wear a “dumb” watch again, including complications, notifications, watch faces, and more.

Why Dr. Mac Loves Apple Watch

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

Dr. Mac explains why he loves Apple Watches (and why he expects to never wear another kind of wristwatch again).

What to Do When the Lights Suddenly Go Out

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

Dell froze over and Dr. Mac lost power (and water) when it snowed for days in Texas; here are his tips for coping with unreliable power or the threat of lightning

Kill Two Birds with the Free Twobird App

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

Dr. Mac was impressed with Twobird, a free (but full-featured) email client that also manages reminders, calendar events, and notes, all in a single uncluttered window.

Offsite Backups: Insurance for Treasured Files

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

According to Dr. Mac, if you want to avoid the risk of losing your photos, music, videos, documents, bookmarks, and every other precious file on your Mac, you absolutely, positively must have at least one offsite backup.

If This, Then That: Apps Working Together

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

Dr. Mac explains why he loves using IFTTT, a free platform that helps apps and services work better together.

Dr. Mac's HomePod mini Experience

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

Dr. Mac takes a pair of HomePod minis for a test-drive and doesn’t know many (possibly any) speakers this size that sound this good.

I've Seen the Future of Macintosh

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

Dr. Mac intended to kick of 2021 with a “year in review” column, but it bored him and would have bored you, so instead he named Apple Silicon as the “Best Technological Achievement of 2020.”

Dr. Mac's Experience with an Apple Silicon (M1) Mac

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

With some trepidation, Dr. Mac bought a MacBook Pro M1 with only 8GB RAM because he didn’t want to wait a month for one with 16GB… Was eight (GB) enough?