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How to Avoid Becoming Powerless

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

If you suffer from FOROOJ (Fear of Running Out of Juice), Dr. Mac has the cure (and it’s not “more cowbell…”)

Tips and Tricks for Setting Up a New iPhone

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

After encountering migration hiccups with his new iPhone 13 Pro Max, Dr. Mac offers tips and advice to make your transition easier.

Drooling over iPhone 13 Pro Max

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

Dr. Mac is drooling over the iPhone 13 Pro Max: the camera, Cinematic mode, the lenses, the display, and ProMotion all have him excited.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

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

Dr. Mac spent some time shopping for a new iPhone and has determined that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…

The Joys of Multiple Mac Monitors

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

Dr. Mac shows you how to get more screen real estate for free (as long as your Mac and iPad are new enough…)

I’ve Seen the Future of Do Not Disturb

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

Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #451 - I've Seen the Future of Do Not Disturb

Dr. Mac says Do Not Disturb in Big Sur and iOS/iPadOS 14 is good, but its replacement—Focus (in macOS Monterey and iOS/iPadOS 15)—is everything he hoped for and more.

Apple’s AirTags Find Lost Items

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

Dr. Mac says Apple’s AirTags are the best tracker for lost items to date but finds Apple’s accessories way overpriced.

Try BBEdit for Writing

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

Dr. Mac prefers composing text in a plain-text editor instead of a word processor for myriad reasons he discloses in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #449.

Make Cool Videos Without Breaking the Bank

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

Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves Episode 448

Dr. Mac offers up his favorite tools for making blockbuster videos inexpensively, including third-party apps to enhance his videos in ways iMovie cannot.

The Story of Apple & TV

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

Apple TV, Apple TV app, and Apple TV+ are three very different products, as Dr. Mac explains this week.

How to Speed Up Everything (on Your Mac)

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

Want to speed up everything you do on your Mac? Learn to type faster (says Dr. Mac), and he has some practical ways to do it.

Enhance Your Apple Watch for Less

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

Dr. Mac has good news if you like watchbands, but find Apple’s branded watch bands too expensive.

Laptop Ergonomics 101

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

This week Dr. Mac has sage advice for laptop users: The best way to prevent long-term damage to your body is by paying close attention to your posture.

 

Save $ on Tech Stuff

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

Dr. Mac reveals two great deals (one ending soon) that he’s encountered of late that will help you save money on tech.

What Struck Dr. Mac at WWDC 2021...

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

Another year, another Apple Worldwide Developer Conference…and, as usual, Dr. Mac has opinions on a couple of things that stuck out for him…

Geeky Gifts for Dads and Grads (Part II)

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

Don’t miss the thrilling conclusion to Dr. Mac’s 2021 Geeky Gifts for Dads & Grads, including two photo products and a keyboard.