The (New) Mouse I Love…

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

Dr. Mac says the new Logitech MX Master 3 mouse is, “closer to perfection than any other pointing device he’s ever used… find out why in episode #356 of  Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves.

Video Editing on iOS/iPadOS with LumaFusion

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

LumaFusion has everything you need to edit great video on your iPad or iPhone...

Until recently, Dr. Mac did 100% of his video editing on his Mac, but he’s finally found an iOS/iPadOS app that is so good he’s doing more of his video editing on his iPad (and loving it).

Why You Should Wait a Bit Longer to Install macOS Catalina

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

Dr. Mac says that macOS Catalina is causing more issues than any macOS upgrade in recent memory; read Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #355 for the gruesome details…

Catalina is Here (But Don't Install it Yet)

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

macOS 10.15 Catalina is available for download, and, as usual, Dr. Mac warns  not to install it just yet.

 

Dr. Mac's iPhone 11 Pro Max Review

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

Dr. Mac says the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best iPhone yet, then explains why he isn’t going to buy one.

Apple Card: Trouble Using It...at an Apple Store

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

Dr. Mac tried to pay for his new iPhone 11 Pro Max at an Apple Store with his Apple Card… and that’s when the fun began.

Geek Travel Tips

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

After being “off the grid” in Montana’s beautiful Glacier National Park last week, Dr. Mac offers a handful of things to consider before you embark on your next trip.

What Dr. Mac Thinks 
of the New Apple Stuff

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

Apple held its fall product announcement event last week in Cupertino, and although Dr. Mac wasn’t there, he watched it on Apple TV and (big surprise) has some strong opinions…

Dealing with Mac Data Bloat

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

Dr. Mac has literally millions of files on thirteen hard disks stored in two locations (or three if you count the cloud), and now he has the app that helps him wrangle all those files: NeoFinder.

Where Dr. Mac Shops for Value

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

Regardless of what you might seek—a new or used Mac, a peripheral, an iDevice, a performance upgrade, a protective case, or something else entirely—Dr. Mac almost always has an opinion on where he likes to shop for the best product of that type at the lowest price.

Things I Like in macOS Catalina

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

Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has been poring over macOS Catalina betas while working on his next For Dummies books, and he has compiled a list of features he thinks you’ll love about the next macOS release.

My Five “Desert Island” Mac Apps

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

You’re stranded on a desert island. You’ve got a brand-new Mac and can add just 5 third-party apps. Which apps would they be and why? Never mind the electricity, Internet, or other logical thoughts—what five apps would you not want to be without? Find out Dr. Mac’s top five this week in his Rants & Raves column!

Word Processors vs. Writing

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

Dr. Mac says most (or at least many) people compose longer written prose in a word processor… and that may be a mistake. He believe that you’ll do better work and finish it faster if you use a text editor instead of a word processor or page layout program for all but final drafts.

Cheap (or Free) Thrills for Mac Users

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

Dr. Mac has some cheap (and free) thrills for you this week: Three inexpensive (or free) apps he uses every day to be more productive.

Recovering from Catastrophic Disk Failure

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

Dr. Mac’s not having the best summer. Last week he had iPhone woes that took three trips to the Genius Bar to resolve. Then, this week, with the whole iPhone calamity finally behind him, his MacBook Air’s SSD bit the dust..

When Good iPhones Go Bad…

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

Dr. Mac says he’s used iPhones for more than a decade (since June 29, 2007, to be precise). And, in that time, he’s used 11 or 12 different iPhone models, all of which had been pretty much reliable…until last week. Get the scoop in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #341.

Help with Your 64-Bit Transition to macOS Catalina

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

In Rants & Raves Episode #340 Dr. Mac explains the transition to 64-bit only computing macOS 10.15 Catalina will bring this Fall and what it means to you.

How to Do Everything Faster on your Mac

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

In Episode #339 of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, Dr. Mac explains how to make everything on your Mac faster by becoming a better typist.

Time Machine Is NOT Time Capsule

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

The Time Capsule was a hardware device that combined a wireless router with a built-in hard disk to offer wireless backup using Time Machine.

Apple’s Time Capsule and Time Machine are two different products, and Dr. Mac has what you need to know.

Getting “Unlock with Apple Watch” to Work on Your Mac

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

Dr. Mac says he loves the “unlock your Mac with Apple Watch” feature, but it occasionally ceases to function for no reason. Never fear, gentle reader! After countless hours testing dozens of suggestions, the good doctor has a surefire recipe to fix the issue almost every time.