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Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus
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Why must iTunes die? Read my latest column and find out... :-p
Itâs no secret that Dr. Mac doesn't care much for recent versions of iTunes. Find out why in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #158, also known as,
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Good point... and it could happen.*

*But it probably won't. 
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I've got nothing to add... Read the column to find out how I manage all the little bits of information I collect every day. 
Where do you store all the little bits of information that donât fit in the usual places like Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and such? You know what I mean-all those little bits of text, images, movies, or sounds that you hope to refer to in the future (if you can find them). Dr. Mac provides his prescription for saving and organizing your little bits and then finding them when you need them -- Only in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #145; only h...
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What was the coolest thing Apple announced at its event last week? Read this and I'll tell you. :-)
It was a big event, but one thing stood out to Dr. Mac as the coolest. Read Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves #141 if you wanna know what it is...
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Everyone is guessing what, precisely, Apple will announce at the Hey, Siri event tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 9) and I'm no exception. Join me as I handicap this year's batch of predictions in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode #140 at The Mac Observer.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/dr-mac-handicaps-apples-hey-siri-event1

And don't forget to join me tomorrow for live coverage from the event, only at http://liveblog.macobserver.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MacObserverLive. 
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Here it is: My first-hand account of How Not to Waste Your Time With the iPhone 6 Plus Camera Replacement Program:
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/how-not-to-waste-your-time-with-the-iphone-6-plus-camera-replacement-progra?utm_source=macobserver&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss_everything

...only at The Mac Observer :-)
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nice one babe .
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This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves: Apple Watch is a very cool gadget, but do you really need one? Find out here (only at The Mac Observer): http://goo.gl/rsjo1U
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Seems like he sums up all there is to know about smart watches.
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I use a BlueAnt Pump waterproof Bluetooth headset in the hot tub regularly. It sounds pretty good; it stays in place through almost anything; it's comfortable (really); and best of all, it's currently marked down from $129.99 to $36.99.

That's a heck of a deal!

If you need a decent waterproof wireless headset, I'm pretty sure you won't find a better one at a lower price.

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Join me for a live video chat w/Jon Leland on the new Apple stuff tomorrow (Friday) at 4PM Pacific: http://tinyurl.com/p95ah2d 
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Yup. Exactly. 
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 and them! that utterly encapsulates the reality of the cable TV industry, Apple, and Apple customers, too. Not bad for two frames. Snaggy gave me permission to republish it, so check it out and tell me what you think.
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It really is a decent little waterproof Bluetooth speaker for under $50!
The nice folks at Inateck sent me their waterproof MercuryBox Aluminum Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker to play with a few weeks ago. The first thing I did was drop it in the hot tub for a minute to test its waterproof-ness, which didn't hurt it a bit. Its sound quality is surprising for such as small speaker, and the solid aluminum case should stand up to abuse. While I'm not sure I'd recommend it at $129.99, Amazon currently has it for $46.99, which is a ...
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Your hard (or solid-state) drive is going to fail. I guarantee it will some day cease to function, usually without any warning.

Read this week's Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves column (Episode #135) for The Mac Observer, a delightful little ditty I call, "Backup Today or Suffer Tomorrow - You’ve Been Warned," if you want to know what you can do about it...

http://tmo.to/emj0 
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Jim Dalrymple​ (aka "The Beard") lost some songs when he enabled Apple Music... but Nitrozac and Snaggy know where they went. Yet another reason The Joy of Tech is my absolute favorite comic.  
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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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Los Angeles - Chicago, IL