You’re running out of time for holiday shopping, so here are Dr. Mac’s gift ideas guaranteed to please your beloved geeks whilst arriving in time for the holidays… (unless your holiday is Hanukkah, which ended on December 10).
This week’s Particle Debris column investigates what seem to be two hit pieces, but are actually deeply instructive for Mac and iPhone users.
Just because a focus of Apple is making metric boatloads of money doesn’t mean that worthy projects that surprise and delight the customer must remain off the table.
This year Dr. Mac auditioned numerous wired and wireless headsets. After countless hours of testing he found a pair of new devices he likes well enough to use occasionally and recommend without hesitation.
We’ve seen data breaches happening left and right lately, and someone should tell Silicon Valley that getting hacked isn’t a competition.
Apple has delivered a great product lineup for the 2018 holidays. Now, it’s time to look forward to 2019.
After what looked to be a rather bleak year in terms of new Apple products, the company came out swinging this fall with a strong overall lineup of Macs, iPads and iPhones. John sizes up Apple’s prospects.
Dr. Mac recently discovered a reasonably-priced ($79) hardware/software solution called Luna Display, which lets him use his iPad as a second display for his MacBook Pro without cables, delays, or sluggishness.
Something is happening with the iPhone XR. No one except Apple knows for sure what the sales numbers are relative to the XS family. But interesting questions are being posed.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus is obsessed with personal productivity on Macs and iDevices, but his pain is your gain with his tips on using two displays, even on the go.
Companies are like organisms: they’re born, they grow, adapt, and have a life cycle. But predicting Apple’s future is very hard to do at this point. We can, however, monitor life signs.
There’s a lot to like in iOS 12. Dr. Mac raved about the iOS 12 Shortcuts app (formerly Workflow) two weeks ago, this week he discusses a handful of other lovable new features iOS 12.
College is fundamentally different from secondary school. Students are more on their own. This is where Apple could make a difference with an education AI.
Dr. Mac thinks Siri has gotten smarter in Apple’s latest operating system releases — iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and watchOS 5. Find out why in Episode #305 of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, only at the Mac Observer.
So far, Apple and other companies have invoked Machine Learning to make our lives better. But there’s also a dark side looming.
Dr. Mac reports that he is an iPhone case addict who is happiest when he’s trying at least a couple of iPhone cases each week.
Some reviews are dismissing the iPad Pro as “not a real computer.” Kelly calls shenanigans on the definition of the mythical “real” computer.
The MacBook, introduced in 2015, appeared to leapfrog the venerable MacBook Air. It sported a Retina display and USB-C. Now, it may be a dying breed.
After 13 years with The Mac Observer it’s time for me to hang up my Managing Editor hat and move on to new adventures and experiences.
It takes awhile before a trend in sales becomes definitive. The Mac’s downward unit sales for each Apple fiscal year are showing a trend now.