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Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
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It's a MyMac spotlight on... none other than yours truly. Enjoy!
This week, we turn our attention to Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
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Not that subtle, but yup—it's definitely a statement. 🤓
Apple always adds new things to its big operating system upgrades, and sometimes it takes away things, too. When iOS 10 ships this fall it’ll be missing the handgun emoji icon and in its place we’ll get a bright green squirt gun. The change comes as gun-related violence and deaths are on the rise in …
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This is a blast from the past - 21 years ago to be precise... Thanks to Bryan Chaffin and Jim Tanous for uncovering this gem of me touting the first Power Computing Corporation clones on The Computer Chronicles with Stewart Cheifet way back in 1995.

My segment starts at around 08:30. Check out my groovy hairstyle, lapels, and most of all, my stylish specs. :-p
Oh my goodness, but do I love this video? Yes! Yes, I love this video! It’s from some show called The Computer Chronicles in 1995, and it features our own Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (starting at 8:17) introducing the first Mac clone from Power Computing. He was working for Power Computing in those days as …
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Tired of misplacing your Apple Pencil? Then you won't want to miss Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves this week at The Mac Observer!
Dr. Mac loves using his Apple Pencil, but hates misplacing it. Read about the three inexpensive solutions he discovered in this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves...
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+Lucky Gorman The live event is over but a 1 hour recording is available at https://youtu.be/Fe64ZpPrgQA. There were technical issues the first 6 minutes (I had to reboot to make it work!) but the rest of the recording (after about 6 minutes of dead air) isn't bad. I hope that helps.

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Watch the official trailer for my first live event - Ask Me Anything - Sunday July 3 at 7PM Central!
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It's my first "Ask me anything" live hangout! Hope to see you there Sunday July 3 at 7PM Central. (30 minutes)
 
I'll be hanging out live to answer your questions about personal productivity, staying focused, getting more work done in less time, and whatever else is on your mind regarding your Apple devices. This is my first one, so be gentle.
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My name is Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and I approved this column. Wrote it, too. :-)
Dr. Mac says he's tried at least half a dozen apps for controlling his smart HomeKit devices, but the only one that checked all his boxes was the Eve app from Elgato. He's got the lowdown in this installment of Rants & Raves.
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It's MacVoices with yours truly... check it out for the two useful iOS tips you've probably never heard before...
 
MacVoices #16161: Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus’ New Books and Productivity Tips

+Bob LeVitus talks about his upcoming books, macOS Sierra for Dummies and iPhone for Dummies, 10th edition, reports on the progress of Working Smarter for Mac Users, and discusses some of the software and methods he uses to get things done. He talks about why Pokémon Go was only on his iPhone for an hour, and provides two brand new iOS tips that have never been published.

http://www.macvoices.com/macvoices-16161-bob-dr-mac-levitus-new-books-productivity-tips/
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It's Throwback Thursday, so here's that 21-year old video of me on Computer Chronicles hawking Mac clones: http://www.macobserver.com/cool-stuff-found/way-back-video-1995-power-computing-bob-levitus/
 
This is a blast from the past - 21 years ago to be precise... Thanks to Bryan Chaffin and Jim Tanous for uncovering this gem of me touting the first Power Computing Corporation clones on The Computer Chronicles with Stewart Cheifet way back in 1995.

My segment starts at around 08:30. Check out my groovy hairstyle, lapels, and most of all, my stylish specs. :-p
Oh my goodness, but do I love this video? Yes! Yes, I love this video! It’s from some show called The Computer Chronicles in 1995, and it features our own Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus (starting at 8:17) introducing the first Mac clone from Power Computing. He was working for Power Computing in those days as …
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Planning to install one of Apple's new Public Betas? Read this first or you'll be sorry later. You can trust me, I'm a doctor.
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Don't forget -- my first live streaming event -- Ask Me Anything -- is tonight (July 3) at 7PM Central. I hope you'll join me!
 
I'll be hanging out live to answer your questions about personal productivity, staying focused, getting more work done in less time, and whatever else is on your mind regarding your Apple devices. This is my first one, so be gentle.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I'll be hanging out live to answer your questions about personal productivity, staying focused, getting more work done in less time, and whatever else is on your mind regarding your Apple devices. This is my first one, so be gentle.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Tired of shuttling info from contacts to a four or five different apps. Simpler way?
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Raconteur, wordsmith, involuntary auteur, and the author of 75 books including OS X El Capitan For Dummies.
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    Raconteur, wordsmith, consultant and author of 60 technical books, 1986 - present
  • Power Computing
    Director of Evangelism
  • NotHarvard.com
    Dean: School of Technology
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    Columnist
  • MACazine
    Editor in Chief
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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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  • California State University, Northridge
    BS in Marketing, 1973 - 1978
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This is so poignant, so spot on. So #totallynailedit. Nitrozac and Snaggy have made a new cartoon for The Joy of Tech called Apple TV: us an

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