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Dr. Mac’s Digital Shoebox Strategy for Storing and Finding Stuff Everywhere

12:50 PM, Oct. 14th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Where do you store all the little bits of information that don’t fit in the usual places like Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and such? You know what I mean—all those little bits of text, images, movies, or sounds that you hope to refer to in the future (if you can find them). Dr. Mac provides his prescription for saving and organizing your little bits and then finding them when you need them -- Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #145; only here at the one and only Mac Observer.  

Read This Before You Install El Capitan

11:50 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac's tips for upgrading to OS X El Capitan

Don't install El Capitan until you read the 2015 rendition of Dr. Mac's warning for upgraders... Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #144. 

Dr. Mac’s First Look at the iPhone 6s

1:25 PM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac got an iPhone 6s last Friday; his initial impressions are in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 143, a delightful little ditty he likes to call, "Dr. Mac's First Look at the iPhone 6s." It wasn't all wine and roses (Spoiler alert: He thinks the Rose Gold looks too pink). But after a rocky start, the Doc is pretty happy with his newest gadget.  

So, What About Apple TV and iPad Pro?

2:35 PM, Sep. 22nd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Last week Dr. Mac had so much to say about the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and how cool he thought 3D Touch was going to be that he ran out of space without mentioning Apple TV or iPad Pro. He rectifies that in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves.  

Dr. Mac Handicaps Apple’s “Hey, Siri” Event

9:11 AM, Sep. 8th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac's Apple media event predictions

Everyone is guessing what, precisely, Apple will announce at the Hey, Siri event on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and Dr. Mac is no exception.  Join him as he handicaps this year's batch of predictions in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #140.  

Dr. Mac Presents: Smart Option Key Tricks

4:25 PM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

File Menu Screenshot

Keyboard shortcuts save you time and effort; if you’re not already using them all the time, you’re missing out. And shortcuts that use the Command key aren’t the only game in town these days. So don't miss this episode, in which Dr. Mac exposes hidden Option-key shortcuts that can save your bacon (or at least save you a little time). 

How I Got all My Photos on all My Devices all the Time

12:25 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Dr. Mac’s Rants and Raves

all photos all devices all times

Dr. Mac has a first-world problem: He has too many photos — nearly 100,000 — to synchronize among his Macs and iDevices. That’s a tall order and until recently, an order he was unable to fill to his satisfaction.