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Eric Butow

Eric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a Web design and online communication firm located in Jackson. Eric is a native Californian who started working with his friend’s Apple II Plus and Radio Shack TRS-80 Model III in 1980 when he lived in Fresno. He learned more about programming, graphic design and desktop publishing in the Fresno PC Users Group, in his professional career and when he started BCG in 1994.

After Eric graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1996 with a master’s degree in communication, he moved to Roseville where he stayed for 11 years. Eric continued to build his business and also worked with a wide variety of businesses from startups to large companies including Adobe, Cisco Systems, HP, and Intel.

During his off time, Eric produced 30 issues of Sacra Blue, the award-winning monthly magazine of the Sacramento PC Users Group. Eric also became a technical editor for IDC Books for such topics as RoboHelp and Red Hat Linux. IDC Books was pleased enough with Eric’s work that he was approached to write Master Visually Windows 2000 Server, which was published in 2000.

Since then, Eric has written 16 more technical books as an author, co-author or, in one case, as a ghostwriter. Most books were written for the general book market, but some were written for specific clients including HP and F5 Networks. One of his books has even been translated into Chinese. Eric’s most recent books are Droid Companion from Wiley and My Samsung Galaxy Tab from Que.

When he’s not working in (and on) his business or writing books, you can find Eric enjoying time with friends, walking around the historic Gold Rush town of Jackson, and helping his parents manage their infant and toddler daycare business.

List of Published Books:

  • Co-Author, My Samsung Galaxy Tab, Que, 2012.
  • Co-Author, Droid Companion, Wiley, 2012.
  • Ghost Author, HP Insight Control for Dummies, Wiley, 2012.
  • Co-Author, Blogging to Drive Business, Que, 2010.
  • Author, HP Virtual Connect for Dummies, Wiley, 2009.
  • Contributing Author, Microsoft Windows 7 In-Depth, Que, 2009.
  • Co-Author, How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, AMACOM Books, 2008.
  • Author, File Virtualization for Dummies, Wiley, 2008.
  • Co-Author, Amp Your MySpace Page, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2007.
  • Author, User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Addison-Wesley, 2007.
  • Contributing Author, Special Edition Using Windows Vista, Que, 2006.
  • Contributing Author, Dreamweaver MX 2004 Savvy, Sybex, 2004.
  • Co-Author, C#: Your Visual Blueprint, Hungry Minds, 2001.
  • Author, FrontPage 2002 Weekend Crash Course, Hungry Minds, 2001.
  • Contributing Author, Creating Web Pages Bible, Hungry Minds, 2001.
  • Author, Master Visually Windows 2000 Server, IDG Books, 2000.
  • Co-Author, Teach Yourself Visually Windows 2000 Server, IDG Books, 2000.

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Android 4.2.2 on Your Tab 2, Part 3: New Settings
Feb 6, 2014
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Android 4.2.2 on Your Tab 2, Part 2: New Apps and Widgets
Jan 30, 2014
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Android 4.2.2 on Your Tab 2, Part 1: Logging In and New Home Screen Features
Jan 23, 2014
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Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens of Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
Dec 30, 2013
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Using Wi-Fi Direct to Connect Your Galaxy Tab 2 to Other Devices
Aug 29, 2013
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Sync Your Galaxy Tab 2 with Your PC
Aug 23, 2013
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How to Print Wirelessly from Your Galaxy Tab 2
Aug 21, 2013
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Starting Your Own Tech Business: A Conversation with Eric Butow about Founding Butow Communications Group
Jul 31, 2013
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The Best Free Apps for the Galaxy Tab 2
Jul 31, 2013
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Which One Is Better? The Galaxy Tab 2 vs. the iPad
Jul 24, 2013
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Using Google Voice and the New Google Talk for the Galaxy Tab 2
Jul 19, 2013
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How to Use Mini Apps on Your Galaxy Tab 2
Jul 11, 2013
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Connect to Friends with the Google+ App on the Galaxy Tab 2
Jul 9, 2013
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Explore Widgets in Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2: Part I
Jul 4, 2013
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Samsung’s S Suggest Helps You Find the Apps You Need
May 2, 2013
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Using Jelly Bean on the Galaxy Tab 2
May 2, 2013
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Google Play Hubs, Part 1: Play Books
Apr 17, 2013
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Google Play Hubs, Part 2: Play Magazine
Apr 17, 2013
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Google Play Hubs, Part 3: Play Movies & TV
Apr 17, 2013
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Google Play Hubs, Part 4: Play Music
Apr 17, 2013
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What Is Samsung's Polaris Office and How Can It Help You?
Apr 3, 2013
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Communicate Across the Globe with Samsung ChatON
Apr 2, 2013
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How to Read Kindle Books on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Feb 27, 2013
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Exploring the Game Hub for the Galaxy Tab 2
Feb 14, 2013
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Share Content Across Devices with Samsung's AllShare Play App
Feb 13, 2013
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Customizing Android 4 on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Feb 1, 2013
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Android Hubs, Part 4: The Readers Hub
Jan 8, 2013
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Using Cloud Services to Back Up Data on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab
Jan 3, 2013
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Android Hubs, Part 3: Using the Samsung Social Hub
Dec 28, 2012
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Android Hubs, Part 2: The Music Hub
Dec 3, 2012
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Android Hubs, Part 1: The Media Hub
Nov 19, 2012
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Upgrading Your Galaxy Tab to Android 4, aka Ice Cream Sandwich
Nov 16, 2012
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Creating a Blogging Strategy to Drive Your Business
Nov 9, 2012
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Playing Music and Video on the Samsung Galaxy Tab
Jan 12, 2012
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Blogging to Drive Business -- How to Do It Responsibly
Feb 3, 2010
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Making the Business Case for User Interface Design
Dec 14, 2007
Eric Butow

Eric Butow