The tone for our recent wide-ranging conversation with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus was set early as Bob formally announced his retirement. Always outspoken, Bob explained why that means he will be leaving Texas, some of his plans for the coming year, and a couple of the services that will help him do it. We also spent some time looking back at Bob’s career, a few of his predictions, and how things have changed for tech journalists. We also discussed how our technology helped get us through the COVID lockdown.
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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, Bob has sold millions of books worldwide in a dozen languages. His recent titles include: iPad 2 For Dummies, Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies, iPhone 4S For Dummies, 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. Bob 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. You can find him on Twitter.
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