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.

A Personal Reflection On Steve Jobs' Passing

· Kelly Guimont · Editorial

Image of Steve Jobs holding an iPhone, by Nitrozac of Joy of Tech

Kelly was a contributor at The Unofficial Apple Weblog at the time of Steve Jobs’ passing, and looks back to 2011 and coverage of that moment.

Surprise! iPad Mini 6 Has Smaller Usable Display

· Frank Cioffi · Editorial

2021 iPad mini 6

Frank Cioffi is a big fan of Apple’s iPad mini, but was surprised to find that even though the display is bigger diagonally with the new iPad mini 6, the way that real estate is used makes for less actual usable space in some key areas.

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.

Time for Some Fall App Subscription Cleanup?

· Jeff Butts · Editorial

Time for Some Fall App Subscription Cleanup

As the holiday season approaches, the need to cut spending comes near for many of us. An app subscription cleanup could be the thing to do. Jeff Butts describes what he and others have discovered about their app subscription spending habits over the past 18 months.

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.

The CSAM Question No One Is Asking Apple

· John Kheit · Devil's Advocate

Apple's Spying Eye

Why is everyone afraid to ask Apple a simple question? Since Apple contends it is only scanning your iPhone for photos you choose to upload to iCloud, why does Apple need to scan anything on your device? Apple, can scan the photos once they are on its servers. The most obvious possibility is dystopian.

VR Video Conferencing Has Arrived, With a Catch

· Jeff Butts · Editorial

VR Video Conferencing

If you’ve been looking for a more realistic experience in remote collaboration, VR video conferencing is here. You might not like it, though. It’s made by those folks at Facebook, who have proven not the most reliable when it comes to your privacy.

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.