About Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus

I’m frequently referred to as “Dr. Mac,” and am considered a leading authority on Apple products, the Macintosh, and Mac OS X. I’ve been one of the Mac community’s trusted gurus for almost twenty five years and am known for my trademark humorous style and ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks.

People call me a “prolific” author. I suppose that’s true -- I've written or co-written more than 60 popular computer books, which have sold more than two million copies worldwide in at least a dozen languages. My most recent titles include: iPhone For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion For Dummies, iPad For Dummies, Microsoft Office 2011 For Macs For Dummies, and Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies, all for Wiley Publishing.

I am also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle, and have been since 1996, penning its popular Dr. Mac column every Tuesday. I'm also a columnist and product reviewer for The Mac Observer, one of my favorite Mac news and opinion sites.

My work has been 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 I'm better known for my writing, I've also dabbled in broadcasting with a radio show (Inside Mac Radio, CNET Radio, 2001-2002) and a television series (Mac Today, Syndicated, 1992–1993).

I love speaking at Mac user group meetings and trade shows and have presented more than 200 seminars, workshops, and conference sessions in the U.S. and abroad, including keynote addresses in three countries. (I also won the Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship three times before retiring my crown.)

Prior to giving my life over to computers, I worked in advertising, producing television commercials, radio spots, and print ads for Kresser & Robbins and SelecTV in Los Angeles. I earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from California State University (and that's no BS!)

I live in central Texas with my wife Lisa and Zeke the wonder dog (aka the friendliest Vizsla/Dachshund ever).

Links

My Dr. Mac columns for the Houston Chronicle
My iPod and iPhone product reviews for the Mac Observer
My Rants & Raves columns for the Mac Observer
My movie page
My GarageBand songs page
My recording studio tour page

Books in and out of print

(Note: To buy any of my books currently in print, visit my Bookshop page.)

1. iPhone 4S For Dummies (Wiley, 2011)
2. iPad 2 For Dummies (Wiley, 2011)
3. Mac OS X Lion For Dummies (Wiley, 2011)
4. iPad For Dummies, 2nd Edition (Wiley, 2011)
5. Microsoft Office 2011 For Macs For Dummies (Wiley, 2011)
6. Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies (Wiley, 2010)
7. iPhone For Dummies 4th Edition (Wiley, 2010)
8. iPad For Dummies (Wiley, 2010)
9. Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies (Wiley, 2010)
10. iPhone For Dummies 3d Edition (Wiley, 2009)
11. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies (Wiley, 2009)
12. iPhone For Dummies 2nd Edition (Wiley, 2008)
13. Microsoft Office 2008 For Mac For Dummies (Wiley, 2008)
14. iPhone For Dummies (Wiley, 2007)
15. Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies (Wiley, 2007)
16. Mac OS X Tiger For Dummies (Wiley, 2005)
17. GarageBand For Dummies (Wiley, 2004)
18. Mac OS X Panther For Dummies (Wiley, 2003)
19. Dr. Mac - The OS X Files, Panther Edition (Wiley, 2003)
20. The Little iTunes Book, Third Edition (Peachpit, 2003)
21. The Little iDVD Book, Second Edition (Peachpit, 2003)
22. iLife Bible (Wiley, 2003)*
23. Mac OS X For Dummies, Second Edition (Wiley, 2002)
24. The Little iTunes Book, Second Edition (Peachpit, 2002)
25. Dr. Mac - The OS X Files (Wiley, 2002)
26. The Little iDVD Book (Peachpit, 2002)
27. The Little iTunes Book (Peachpit, 2001)
28. Mac OS X For Dummies (Hungry Minds Books, 2001)
29. Microsoft Office 2001 Bible (Hungry Minds Books, 2001)*
30. Internet For iMacs For Dummies (Hungry Minds Books, 2001)*
31. Mac Answers! Certified Tech Support II (McGraw-Hill, 1999)*
32. iMac and iBook: I Didn’t Know You Could Do That! (Sybex, 1999)*
33. Mac OS 9 For Dummies (IDG Books, 1999)
34. AppleWorks 5 For Dummies (IDG Books, 1999)*
35. Mac Answers! Certified Tech Support (McGraw-Hill, 1998)*
36. Mac OS 8.5 For Dummies (IDG Books, 1998)
37. Macworld Office 98 Bible (IDG Books, 1998)*
38. Clarisworks Office For Dummies (IDG Books, 1997)*
39. Mac OS 8 For Dummies (IDG Books, 1997)
40. The Official BBEdit Book (Ziff-Davis Press, 1997)*
41. Mac OS 7.6 For Dummies (IDG Books, 1997)
42. WebMaster Windows Second Edition (AP Professional, 1997)*
43. WebMaster Macintosh Second Edition (AP Professional, 1997)*
44. Cheap & Easy Internet Access/Windows (AP Professional, 1996)*
45. Cheap & Easy Internet Access/Mac (AP Professional, 1996)*
46. Make Your CD-ROM Work (Random House, 1995)*
47. New & Improved Stupid Windows Tricks (AP Professional, 1995)*
48. New & Improved Stupid Mac Tricks (AP Professional, 1995)
49. WebMaster Windows (AP Professional, 1995)*
50. WebMaster Macintosh (AP Professional, 1995)*
51. Macintosh System 7.5 for Dummies (IDG Books, 1994)
52. Guide to the Macintosh Underground (Hayden, 1994)*
53. Customizing Your Mac (Brady, 1993)*
54. Dr. Mac’s Guide to the On-Line Universe (Addison-Wesley, 1993)*
55. Dr. Macintosh, 2nd Edition (Addison-Wesley, 1992)
56. Son of Stupid Mac Tricks (Addison-Wesley, 1990)
57. Stupid Beyond Belief PC Tricks (Addison-Wesley, 1990)*
58. Marvelous Macintosh Games (Prima, 1990)
59. Phenomenal PC Games (Prima, 1990)*
60. Stupid Mac Tricks (Addison-Wesley, 1989)
61. Stupid PC Tricks (Addison-Wesley, 1989)*
62. Stupid Windows Tricks (Addison-Wesley, 1989)*
63. Dr. Macintosh, 1st Edition (Addison-Wesley, 1988)
* Co-Author



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