iPhone 12 Surprise: Not All 5G Created Equal

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

5G wireless and iPhone 12

As we may have already guessed, 5G wireless means whatever the carriers want it to mean. Clarification is in order.

Apple's MacBook Air Future May Be In Question

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple's MacBook Air Future

Regarding Apple’s MacBook Air future, there is a case to be made that it will soon no longer fit in Apple’s lineup.

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.

Apple TV+: Ted Lasso Soothes our 2020 Soul

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Ted Lasso on Apple TV+

Ted Lasso is the salve for our soul we’ve been yearning for as 2020 unwound into a hellfire landscape of epic proportion.

Apple Just Made Selecting an iPad Really Hard

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

iPad Air 4

Apple seems to enjoy doing this to us. That is, making the process of selecting an iPad really hard. A lower level product leapfrogs a pro product in some technical respects. Deciding which to buy then involves a very careful analysis and comparison of the specs. And user needs.

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.

How to Max Out a Mac mini

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Image of Mac mini 2020

Apple’s Mac mini invokes strong reactions from most users. It sits in a twilight zone of performance and price. But, properly configured, it can make for a formidable Mac.

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.

Sleuthed: Apple Silicon Release Dates

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Apple Silicon and Tim Cook.

Apple Insider looks at the history of the PowerPC to Intel transition, what Tim Cook has said to date, practical constraints, and product timing logic to lay out a thoughtful roadmap for Apple Silicon release dates.

Apple Profiting From The Pandemic. But That's Not a Bad Thing.

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Tim Cook on stage

Apple is profiting from the pandemic, and some might, at first blush, (wrongly) assume that’s bad. Akin to profiteering. But, actually, it’s an outward sign that Apple is doing things right for its customers.

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…