World Backup Day has passed (March 31), but Dr. Mac says this is still a good time for his annual admonishment about backups, namely: If you don’t have a backup, your files could disappear forever in the blink of an eye.
Dr. Mac racked his brain for useful things your technology can do for you while you’re not going out much in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #376.
Bob “Dr. Mac” says that Luminar 4 has all of those things he loved so much in previous releases, but that adds several “stunning” new features.
Find out why Dr. Mac says GarageBand on an iDevice is so different from GarageBand on a Mac that it should have been called something else like, “GarageBand Touch” or “GarageBand Mobile.”
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus takes a close look at AirPlay, which he says is better than Bluetooth for car connectivity.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus takes a close look at Apple Music, two years after the service launched. Spoiler: he (still) loves it, and he explains why.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has been looking for ways to eke out more battery time from the 7-year old MacBook Pro, and he shares what he’s learned.
Dr. Mac is fascinated by Typewise, the first keyboard app designed from the ground up for the iPhone (or other smart phone) and its claim that it can reduce typos up to 80%.
Dr. Mac’s been playing with Apple Notes lately and he thinks it might finally be mature enough to replace Evernote Premium in his workflow (which will save him $70 next year).
It’s no secret Dr. Mac is an Apple Watch fanboy, so it’s no surprise that this week’s Rants & Raves column is a love letter to the latest iteration.
Dr. Mac has been playing (actually, working out) with an Activ5 Portable Fitness Device from Activbody for the past few weeks and so far he’s impressed.
At some point, Dr. Mac decided that my iPhoto/Photos library was too big and archived everything prior to 2014 in a second iPhoto/Photos library, which is where PowerPhotos came in.
Dr. Mac has discovered something approaching the holy grail of image-processing—a way to enlarge (or reduce) an image with fewer visible artifacts and jagged edges, and less blurriness and other unwanted elements.
Dr. Mac explains why he loves his new AirPods Pro for their passive and active noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and comfortable silicone ear tips, all in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #361.
Dr. Mac is impressed with the latest release of Bare Bones Software’s venerable Mac text editor, BBEdit, saying it just keeps getting better and better, with the latest release (BBEdit 13), adding several extremely useful features.
Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus looks back at 25 years of writing New Year’s columns, and some of the predictions he got right and some of the predictions he got wrong.
Dr. Mac loves his 1st gen Apple AirPods, but it turns out he loves his new AirPods Pro even more, as he explains in episode #360 of his long-running Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves column!
So, each year Dr. Mac tests dozens of iPhone cases and selects the handful he likes best to share (in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode 359).
Dr. Mac has done the research, and has his official recommendation for a mesh network for those looking to upgrade their Wi-Fi or replace Apple’s canceled AirPort networks.
Dr. Mac used to eschew protecting his iPhones in any way, but after he scratched one iPhone and cracked the screen of another, he changed his tune…