Apple Stumbles With its Obtrusive Apple TV+ Ads

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

We’ve always expected just a little more from Apple when it comes to treating the customer with respect and delivering best-of-class products. That’s been called into question with one Apple service.

Why I Abandoned Safari For Google Chrome

· Charlotte Henry · Editorial

Firefox, Safari, Chrome

Charlotte had been using Safari, but eventually had to abandon it for Google Chrome after encountering too many problems and inconveniences.

When an Apple Macintosh Isn't a Macintosh Anymore

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

John looks at the week’s curated news that didn’t make the TMO headines. This collection of news debris, however, is as juicy as ever. iPhone 11 trickery. HDMI 2.1 details. And a cute robotic cat.

Pixelmator Pro: Image Magic via Machine Learning

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

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.

AirPods Pro: What I Like About You!

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

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.

BBEdit Just Keeps Getting Better

· Bob LeVitus · News

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.

Celebrating 25 Years of New Year’s Columns from Dr. Mac

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

The Apple Crystal Ball

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.

What Apple Might Have in Mind for its Macs in 2020

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

2017 MacBook Air

There are some tantalizing opportunities for Mac upgrades in 2020. And even some opportunities to fill in holes in the lineup. John’s selected article of the week explore it all.

What Shall Become of Apple's 2017 iMac Pro?

· John Martellaro · Editorial

iMac Pro with an Apple logo and a lock

Apple’s 2017 iMac Pro began shipping in December 2017. There have been no upgrades since. What can we now expect from Apple in 2020?

I Love AirPods Pro (Part I)

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

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!

My Life and Times With a 2013 Mac Pro

· John Martellaro · Editorial

2013 Mac Pro.

The unloved, beautiful, black duckling of a 2013 Mac Pro has been a workhorse for John for almost six years. He tells its story.

3 Cool Ways Apple Could Make Major macOS Upgrades Easier

· John Martellaro · Editorial

It’s getting to be quite a process to upgrade a Mac to a new version of macOS. Here are three things John thinks could make the process less nerve-wracking and increase user confidence.

Favorite Apps and Games of 2019

· Charlotte Henry · Analysis

It is the time of year when we look back at the previous 12 months, so Charlotte reveals her favorite apps and games of 2019.

Just in Case: iPhone Case Roundup 2019

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

X-Doria Defense Clear

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).