Inexpensive Gifts for the Geeks you Love (Part I)

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

It’s June and that means another gift guide from Dr. Mac, this time focused on inexpensive (none over $30) gifts to protect, enhance, or improve the performance and/or life expectancy of your loved ones’ precious devices.

What’s Hot and What’s Not

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

Dr. Mac discovered at least one winner and one loser in his search for cool tech gifts for dads and grads.

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).

Computer Device Makers Ignore Bit-Flip Errors and Data Corruption

· John Kheit · Devil's Advocate

Binary code with one bit being flipped

Modern devices seem to likely have a bit flipped almost every day, and the problem only gets worse with more memory and smaller fabrication circuits, and John Kheit wants to know why all modern computer and mobile device makers haven’t moved to ECC memory.

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.