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Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
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After WWDC I began to wonder if there was a better streaming media box than Apple TV, which hasn’t seen an significant update since 2012, though it did see a price reduction from $99 to $69 last year. Is Apple TV still the king of the streaming media boxes? I decided the new Roku 3 was the strongest contender and if anything was going to be better than Apple TV, it would be Roku 3. So that’s what I’ve been using exclusively for the past month instead of my Apple TV.

That's what Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #129 (only at The Mac Observer) is about. So, if you wanna know which box I crowned king of the streaming media boxes, just click here: http://tmo.to/emfm
Apple TV is getting long in the tooth, which set Dr. Mac to wondering if there was a better streaming media box available, or if Apple TV, which hasnât seen an significant update since 2012, was still king of streaming media boxes...
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You've gotta love GeekCulture.com's Joy of Tech comics... and this one instantly became one of my all-time faves.

Way to go, Nitrozac & Snaggy!!!! You totally nailed it!

http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/2157.html
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It's here... Dr. Mac's Guaranteed Gifts for Dads & Grads (Part I) has been posted @MacObserver: http://tmo.to/emc5
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Wanna know what Texas BBQ has to do with high technology? You'll have to read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #124, only at The Mac Observer... http://tmo.to/embp
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Bryan was kind enough to invite me to be his guest host on this week's Apple Context Machine. We had a ton of fun, interesting conversations, rants, raves, and much, much more. You can give it a listen (absolutely free) right here: http://tinyurl.com/ldqtxlw
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I just listed my last four Power Computing Corp. posters (by Frank Kozik) on eBay. The bidding starts at $100 and there is no reserve... All four are vintage originals from 1996 and three of the four are in excellent condition. These posters were produced in limited quantities and have become increasingly rare as the years pass. This could be your last opportunity to own a set of 'em so don't miss out! http://tinyurl.com/mhdftfv
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Have you read my column about my experience using the new 12-inch MacBook? With a headline like "Great for Some (But Not All)," you know it's a must-read.

So, as Yoda once said, "Read it you must!" :-)

http://tmo.to/emex
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Hmmmm!! Yes - "Read it you must - hmmmmm...."
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It's almost time for...

... The Mac Observer's live and uncensored coverage of Apple's WWDC Keynote. The festivities start at 1PM EST today and you can follow the live blog on the Web: http://tmo.to/live and via Twitter @MacObserverLive.

Don't miss it.
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sounds like a good deal to me... today only, so do it now or pay more tomorrow.
The SonaVERSE USB is a clever soundbar-style speaker that weighs half a pound and can be clipped onto almost any laptop. It's cleverly designed and at just 8 ounces, perfect for travel. How much would you pay for such a speaker? Its SRP is US$42.48 (and no, that's not a typo); its street price is $24.99; but TODAY ONLY you can have one of your very own for a mere $18.99 (with free shipping) from BestBuy. The speaker is covered by a 3-year warrant...
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Umm... I like Canva; I think this might be interesting. It costs nothing to join the early access waiting list so I did.  
I just registered for early access to Canva for Work. Join the waiting list!
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Have you visited the Clarus the Dogcow: Moof Museum? It's the only online museum I know of that's totally dedicated to Clarus the Dogcow...

According to the site: "She can flip, she can do precise alignment, and she moof!"

If you miss Clarus or just feel nostalgic, you'll find the museum here:

http://goo.gl/0Qj4JP

One last thing: If you aren't familiar with Clarus the Dogcow, or the sound she makes (moof), you're probably too young to remember. Visit the museum if you care to learn a bit about (Apple) history.

Enjoy!

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This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves: Why redundancy makes you more productive with your Mac... (Only at The Mac Observer; www.macobserver.com)

http://goo.gl/lqfWkW
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  • California State University, Northridge
    BS in Marketing, 1973 - 1978
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Dr. Mac, Doctor Mac
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Tech geek; self-unemployed as a writer.
Introduction

Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has been considered one of the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS for nearly twenty years. A prolific author, LeVitus has sold millions of books worldwide in a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPad For Dummies, Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies 4th Edition, and Mac OS X Lion For Dummies. He’s been a tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 1996 and writes regularly for the Mac Observer Web site. His hobbies include playing guitar with the infamous Macworld All-Star Band, engineering audio recordings (mostly of classic rock songs), and budget video-making.

LeVitus also has a Macintosh computing consultancy that offers expert technical help, training, and pre-purchase advice to Mac users via phone, e-mail, and/or Internet-enabled remote control software.

For the latest information on Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus or the services he offers, please visit http://www.boblevitus.com.

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Raconteur, wordsmith, consultant and author of 60 books.
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  • Self-unemployed
    Raconteur, wordsmith, consultant and author of 60 technical books, 1986 - present
  • Power Computing
    Director of Evangelism
  • NotHarvard.com
    Dean: School of Technology
  • MacUser
    Columnist
  • MACazine
    Editor in Chief
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Austin
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Los Angeles - Chicago, IL