I am now accepting a limited number of new consulting clients…
If you need help with your backup strategy or execution (or anything else on your Mac or iDevice), I’m happy to say I’m once again accepting new consulting clients.
I’m pretty stoked because several of you have asked about it and I’ve had to turn you down. But, now that I’ve finished writing Working Smarter for Mac Users (in production; watch for it this March in fine eBook Stores everywhere) I have the time and bandwidth for a few good clients…
Here are just a few ways I may be able to assist you:
Productivity audit: Are you as effective and efficient as you could be? If not, I will observe your working style and show you how to do whatever you’re doing better, faster, and more elegantly, so you’ll have more time for things you love.
Troubleshooting Mac, iPhone, or iPad issues: I’m one of the best Mac and iOS troubleshooters I know. Really. If I can’t figure out what’s wrong with your Mac or iDevice and fix it (or determine it is a hardware failure), you’ll pay nothing. It’s that simple.
Hardware or software recommendations: Tell me exactly what you’re hoping to accomplish and I’ll do the research and recommend the best tools and workflows based on your needs and budget.
Software or task-based training: I’m proficient using dozens of apps including but not limited to: Photos, iTunes, Pages, Keynote, GarageBand, iMovie, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (all versions), and Final Cut Pro. I can teach you how to perform almost any task faster and more easily if you depend upon these (or many other) apps.
Backup strategy development and deployment: I can help you devise the right backup strategy based on your needs and budget. If you like, I can even set your system up, configure and test it, and provide written instructions for testing and restoring.
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is a well-known authority on all things Macintosh, OS X, and Apple devices including the iPad and iPhone. One of the Apple community’s most trusted advisors for almost thirty years, he’s known for his trademark humorous style and unerring ability to translate “techie” jargon into usable and fun advice for regular folks.
He's written more than 80 books including macOS Sierra For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies. And, for the past 20 years, he's written the Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle (which he still does). He's also been writing for The Mac Observer for almost as long (he still does that, too).
Bob has been published in more than a dozen computer magazines over the past thirty years including: a three-year stint as Editor-in-Chief of the irreverent and unpredictable MACazine and 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 best known for writing, he’s also dabbled in broadcasting with a radio show (Inside Mac Radio, CNET Radio, 2001-2002) and hosted a popular television series (Mac Today, Syndicated, 1992–1993).
Another of Bob’s loves is teaching, which he's been doing at University of Texas Informal Classes for over a decade, with well-loved courses including, iPhone for Smart People, Making Music with GarageBand, and soon, Working Smarter for Mac Users.
Always in-demand as a speaker, Bob has presented more than 200 seminars, workshops, conferences, and training sessions in the U.S. and abroad, and given Macworld Expo keynotes in three countries, He's also done presentations at countless Apple Stores, and at least three world-famous Geek Cruises. Last but not least, Bob won the Macworld Expo MacJeopardy World Championship three times before retiring his crown. He did not, however, return the Rocket J. Squirrel Memorial Cup, which is still displayed prominently in his office.
Prior to giving in to his obsessions with Apple technology and productivity, Bob worked in advertising, producing television commercials, radio spots, and print ads for Kresser & Robbins and SelecTV, in Los Angeles. Bob holds a B.S. in Marketing from California State University and lives in beautiful (and over-crowded) Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and Zeke the Wonder Vizsla, with occasional visits from now-adult children Allison and Jacob.