Austin, Texas, United States

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The guru of



Writing technical book like macOS Sierra For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies for more than 25 years.

ob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is a leading authority on the Macintosh, Mac OS X, and other Apple products such as iPads and iPhones. One of the Apple community’s most trusted gurus for over twenty five years, he’s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks.

LeVitus has written or co-written more than 80 popular computer books, with millions of copies sold worldwide in more than a dozen languages. His recent titles include: macOS Sierra For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing.

Bob has been the Apple technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the popular Dr. Mac column each Tuesday for over 20 years. He’s also written his Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves column for The Mac Observer since 2003.

Bob has also been published in more than a dozen computer magazines over the past twenty five years including:

• A three-year stint as Editor-in-Chief of the irreverent and unpredictable MACazine.
• Four columns in MacUser magazine: Beating the System, Personal Best, Game Room, and the Help Folder (with Andy Ihnatko, and later, Chris Breen).
• Brief stints at Macworld, MacWeek, MacAddict, MacHome, and nearly every other magazine that’s ever used the word “Mac” in its title.

Though best known for writing, Bob has never lost his love for broadcasting and has hosted both a radio show (Inside Mac Radio, CNET Radio, 2001-2002) and a syndicated television series (Mac Today, 1992–1993).

Prior to giving in to his obsession with Apple technology, Bob worked in the ad biz in L.A., producing TV commercials, radio spots, and print ads for Kresser & Robbins. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from California State University and lives in central Texas with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and Zeke the wonder Vizsla.

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