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Bob LeVitus

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  • Location Austin, TX
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  • Member Group: TMO Contributor
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  • Member Local Time August 31, 2015  01:46 PM
  • Last Visit August 30, 2015  07:12 PM
  • Join Date September 01, 2007  06:39 PM
  • Most Recent Entry August 25, 2015  04:27 PM
  • Most Recent Comment August 28, 2015  01:14 PM
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Bob LeVitus, often referred to as ?Dr. Mac,? is considered one of the world?s leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS X and has been one of the Mac community?s most trusted gurus for almost twenty years. He?s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate ?techie? jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks.

A prolific author, LeVitus has written or co-written over 60 popular computer books and has sold more than two million copies worldwide in at least a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPhone For Dummies 2nd Edition, Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies, and Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing.

LeVitus is currently a columnist for the Mac Observer and the reviews editor for the iPod Observer. He’s also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and has been since 1996, penning the popular Dr. Mac column every Tuesday.

While LeVitus has seen his work published in more than a dozen computer magazines over the past eighteen years, including: a three- year stint as Editor-in-Chief of the irreverent and unpredictable MACazine; four different columns in MacUser magazine?Beating the System, Personal Best, Game Room, and the Help Folder (with Andy Ihnatko, and later, Chris Breen). Though best known for his writing, he?s also dabbled in broadcasting with a radio show (Inside Mac Radio, CNET Radio, 2001-2002) and a television series (Mac Today, Syndicated, 1992?1993).

In addition to his writing, LeVitus runs a consulting business that provides expert technical help and training to Mac users anywhere in the world, in real time and at reasonable prices, via telephone, e-mail, and/or its own unique Internet-enabled remote control software. If you?re having a problem with your Mac or want to learn how to do almost anything with it, point your browser at:

Always a popular speaker at Mac user groups and trade shows, LeVitus has presented more than 200 seminars, workshops, conference, and training sessions in the U.S. and abroad, including keynote addresses in three countries. (He also won the Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship three times before retiring.)

His most recent foray is a blog for the nice folks at Wiley Publishing/Dummies Press. You’ll find it here:

Prior to giving his life over to computers, Bob worked in advertising producing television commercials, radio spots, and print ads at Kresser & Robbins and SelecTV. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from California State University and currently lives in central Texas with his wife, kids, and a plethora of pets.