Dr. Mac praises a pair of apps that improve his vacation travels immensely.
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Mac OS X and one of the Mac community’s most trusted gurus for almost thirty 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 75 popular computer books with more than two million copies sold worldwide in a dozen languages. His most recent titles include: iPhone For Dummies, macOS Sierra For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing. LeVitus is currently a columnist for the Mac Observer and has written the Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle since 1996. 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; and 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: http://www.boblevitus.com. 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 Working Smarter for Mac Users, a site, newsletter, and more, all aimed at helping Mac users do more work in less time so they have more time for the things they love. 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
Dr. Mac has discovered not one but two fixes for the longstanding “windows spontaneously rearrange themselves” bug.
Dr. Mac likes ChronoSync 10, which he calls “easily the best version yet,” and declares it “chock full of new or improved features.”
Dr. Mac explains why his iPad now lives on his desk. (Hint: It’s called Universal Control.)
It’s World Backup Day and Dr. Mac has his annual reminder for you…make sure you have a solid backup plan and test your backups.
Dr. Bob describes the thrilling conclusion to his woeful tale of Western Digital My Cloud Home device tech support.
Dr. Mac offers his take on the new Mac Studio and Studio Display Apple introduced last week.
Dr. Mac is enjoying group FaceTime and SharePlay more than he expected.
Dr. Mac explains how he saves a bundle with the Apple One Premier bundle.
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Find out why Dr. Mac no longer recommends Western Digital storage products in episode #474 of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves.