Tony Bove | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Tony Bove has written more than two dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, and recently developed and published an iPhone application (Tony’s Tips for iPhone Users Manual). Tony founded Desktop Publishing/Publish! magazine and the Bove & Rhodes Inside Report on New Media newsletter, and wrote the weekly Macintosh column for Computer Currents for over a decade, as well as articles for NeXTWORLD, the Chicago Tribune, NewMedia, Macintosh Today, Prodigy Online, and the Whole Earth Software Catalog. Tracing the personal computer revolution back to the 1960s counterculture, Tony produced a CD-ROM interactive documentary in 1996, Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane). He also developed the Rockument music site,, with commentary and podcasts focused on rock music history. As a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers, which toured professionally and released three commercial CDs, Tony performed with Hall of Fame rock musicians. Tony not only provides free tips about the iPad-iPod-iPhone-iTunes ecosystem on his Web site (, but also offers his services as a marketing messaging consultant for high-tech companies.

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Published Works:

  1. Tony’s Tips for iPhone Users Manual, iPhone application
  2. iPad Application Development For Dummies, with Neal Goldstein (Wiley), book
  3. iPhone Application Development All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, with Neal Goldstein (Wiley), book
  4. iPod and iTunes For Dummies (Wiley), book/DVD
  5. iPod touch For Dummies (Wiley), book
  6. Just Say No to Microsoft (No Starch Press), book
  7. Estimated Charges (Flying Other Brothers), iTunes album
  8. San Francisco Sounds (Flying Other Brothers), CD
  9. iLife All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, with Cheryl Rhodes (Wiley), book
  10. iPod Companion (M&L Publishing), book
  11. Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (Rockument), documentary CD-ROM
  12. Macromedia Lingo Studio, with Cheryl Rhodes and Kurt Cagle (Random House), book/CD-ROM
  13. Official Macromedia Director Studio, with Cheryl Rhodes (Random House/Hypermedia), book/CD-ROM
  14. Using Macromedia Director (The Voyager Co.), CD-ROM Expanded Book
  15. Using MacroMind Director, with Cheryl Rhodes (Que), book
  16. Que’s Macintosh Multimedia Handbook, with Cheryl Rhodes (Que), book
  17. Adobe Illustrator: The Official Handbook for Designers, with Cheryl Rhodes (Bantam/Random House), book
  18. Desktop Publishing with PageMaker, with Cheryl Rhodes (Wiley), book
  19. The Well-Connected Macintosh, with Cheryl Rhodes (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), book
  20. The Art of Desktop Publishing, with Cheryl Rhodes and Wes Thomas (Bantam)
  21. CP/M User’s Guide, with Cheryl Rhodes (Baen Books/Simon & Schuster), book
  22. Free Software, with Cheryl Rhodes (Baen Books/Simon & Schuster), book
  23. InfoWorld’s Essential Guide to CP/M (Harper & Row), book
  24. WordStar Pocket Reference (Addison-Wesley), book
  25. TRS-80 Model III User’s Guide (Wiley), book
  26. CP/M Handbook (Sybex), book