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.

macOS Troubleshooting Checklist Part I

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

After more than three decades as a Mac user, trainer, and troubleshooter, Dr. Mac has seen and resolved more Mac snafus than most. Here are some things he recommends you try when a good Mac goes bad…

A Trio of Low-Cost macOS Effort-Savers

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

This thrilling episode (#395 for those keeping score) offers up a trio of inexpensive utilities Dr. Mac uses regularly to speed his workflow and keep his Macs running smoothly.

Superb Apps You Won’t Find in the Mac App Store

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

Dr. Mac says, “If you only buy apps from the Mac App Store, you’ll miss out on many useful, reasonably priced, and effort-saving Mac apps.

Don’t Install Betas on Devices You Need

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

Dr. Mac offers food for thought in a column you might want to read before you install a beta operating system on any device.

Setapp (the Netflix of Mac Apps) Just Keeps Getting Better

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

Dr. Mac has been a fan of Setapp (the Netflix of Mac apps) since it was introduced and thinks it’s a fantastic value, allowing you to use any or all of its 180+ high-quality apps for just $9.99 a month.

The Magic of Mac’s Option Key

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

This week Dr. Mac raves about useful shortcuts with the Mac’s Option key.

What Mattered to Dr. Mac: Notes from WWDC

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

Dr. Mac separates the wheat from the chaff, detailing what mattered (to him) after Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference last week.

Brainstorm by Mapping Your Mind (Part 2)

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

Generic mind-mapping examples.

In the thrilling conclusion to last week’s mind-mapping column, this week Dr. Mac talks about four macOS mind-mapping apps.

Brainstorm by Mapping Your Mind

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

This week Dr. Mac describes a brainstorming technique called “mind-mapping” and explains why he’s so fascinated by it.

 

More Quick Tips for Working from Home

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

Dr. Mac has a few more quick and easy tips that will help you do more work in less time when working from home.

More Gifts for Geeks, Dads, and Grads

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

Dr. Mac continues his gift suggestions for geek dads and grads with two more music-related gifts and two great power and charging-related gifts.

Gifts for Geeks, Dads, and Grads (Part I)

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

It’s that time of year again and Dr. Mac has you covered with his annual guide to geeky gadgets guaranteed to gratify the geeks, dads, and grads you love.

mimoLive: Broadcast Quality Live Video from your Mac

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

This week Dr. Mac shows you how to produce broadcast-quality streaming video with multiple input sources (cameras, videos, your desktop, etc.), beautiful transitions and fades, scrolling credits, titles, lower-thirds, onscreen crawls, and more.

Livestream Video Like a Pro

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

Zoom Conference Room

Dr. Mac has been live-streaming video since time immemorial—here are some tips he’s developed over the years to make his live streams look cooler and more professional.

Creative Things to Try for Free

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

Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #380

Dr. Mac says some of the bright spots in this dark time are formerly paid services and apps now available at no cost for a limited time in response to the crisis and shares a handful of his faves.