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?

My Big Sur Upgrade was Painless

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

Dr. Mac says, “since my first obligation is to you, gentle reader, I ignored my own advice and installed macOS Big Sur on my primary Mac a couple of days ago.” And he lived to tell the tale!

Thoughts on Macs with M1 Processors

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

Dr. Mac is looking forward to getting an M1-powered Mac, but he has a few concerns before he’s ready to commit.

Storage (Disk Drive) Decision-Making

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

People ask Dr. Mac many questions about Mac storage… which he (mostly) answers in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #409, a delightful little ditty he calls, “Storage (Disk Drive) Decision-Making.”

New Additions to Dr. Mac's Utility Chest

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

Dr. Mac loves useful Mac utilities and is always looking for the next great timesaver or simplified like the two he introduces in Rants & Raves Episode #408.

Are You Ready for macOS 11 Big Sur?

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

macOS 11.0 Big Sur is coming and Dr. Mac has advice it would behoove you to consider before you pull the trigger…

Dr. Mac's iPhone 12 Musings

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

Which new or improved iPhone 12 features did Dr. Mac find most appealing (sight unseen), and which model is he going to buy?

On Protecting Your iPhone's Screen

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

JETech Screen Protector

Dr. Mac has tested many screen protectors; check out his recommendations in this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves.

The Case for Cloning (Your Startup Disk)

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

Do you back up your Mac? If not, you should, but even if you do, backing up may not provide all the protection you need should disaster strike.

Value Shopping for Tech Gear

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

Dr. Mac's tips for shopping for tech gear

Dr. Mac has some advice for being a “value shopper” who seeks the highest quality product at the lowest price from a vendor you trust.

Dr. Mac's Two Cents on Apple's Media Event

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

While the brief (for Apple) 1-hour broadcast focused on hardware, Bob LeVitus noted that it also included a couple of surprising announcements about Apple’s subscription service offerings.

Swift Playgrounds: Not Just for Kids Anymore…

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

Swift Playgrounds and Apple

Dr. Mac has gotten over his fear of coding with Swift Playgrounds on his Mac and iPad, and his biggest takeaway is that it’s not longer just for kids.

Improve Your Streaming Videos (for Free)

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

Now that everyone is doing it, Dr. Mac has some tips for making your streaming videos look better and more professional.