About the Authors
Edward C. Baig writes the weekly Personal Technology column in USA TODAY and is cohost of USA TODAY's Talking Tech podcast with Jefferson Graham. Ed is also the author of Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition (Wiley Publishing) and cowriter of iPhone For Dummies. Before joining USA TODAY as a columnist and reporter in 1999, Ed spent six years at Business Week, where he wrote and edited stories about consumer tech, personal finance, collectibles, travel, and wine tasting, among other topics. He received the Medill School of Journalism 1999 Financial Writers and Editors Award for contributions to the "Business Week Investor Guide to Online Investing." That followed a three-year stint at U.S. News & World Report, where Ed was the lead tech writer for the News You Can Use section but also dabbled in numerous other subjects.
Ed began his journalist career at Fortune magazine, gaining the best basic training imaginable during his early years as a fact checker and contributor to the Fortune 500. Through the dozen years he worked at the magazine, Ed covered leisure-time industries, penned features on the lucrative "dating" market and the effect of religion on corporate managers, and was heavily involved in the Most Admired Companies project. Ed also started up Fortune's Products to Watch column, a venue for low- and high-tech items.
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has written or cowritten more than 50 popular computer books, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies, ...