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Dave Caolo

Managing Editor

blog http://52tiger.net
twitter @davidcaolo

For six years, Dave worked as the IT Director of a Mac-friendly, residential school in rural Massachusetts and has been writing for the Web professionally since 2001. Today, Dave is an editor at TUAW where he's blogged since 2004. He's also the author of two books from FT Press: Using Your iPad as a Business Productivity Tool and Using Your iPhone as a Business Productivity Tool.

Dave believes that technology has the power to improve our life at its most important moments, and explores that conviction every day. 

A native of Scranton, Pa (Yes, just like on The Office), Dave moved to Cape Cod, Ma in 1994. When he's not writing, Dave can be found kayaking, rooting for the Boston Red Sox and spending time with his wife, two kids and Boston Terrier, Batgirl.

Dave Caolo's Latest Posts

German Apple Stores get iPhone trade-in and more news for April 7, 2014

Monday, everyone's favorite day. Here's some Apple news to help you get through it: Apple's official iPhone trade-in program has expanded to Germany. Good news for customers in Germany looking for an easy way to upgrade their iPhone. According to a sign posted by 9to5, customers will be able to...

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Judge denies Apple and other news for April 4, 2014

Happy Friday, folks. I've just emerged from my RSS reader with these nuggets to share with you. Judge Lucy Koh denies Apple motion regarding Samsung's opening statements. Apple was not happy with opening statements made by Samsung counsel, which claimed that Apple does not use some of the...

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Fantastical shines on the iPad's display

Fantastical from Flexibits has been my go-to calendar on the Mac and iPhone for a long time now. This week the company released an iPad version (US$9.99) that takes advantage of the device's big display. The app isn't simply larger on the iPad. The developers clearly sat down and considered how...

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WWDC 2014 will take place June 2-6

Apple has announced that WWDC 2014 will take place June 2-6 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Tickets will become available on April 25 at 10 AM Pacific Time. For the past few years, tickets have sold out quicker than you can blink your eyes. This year, Apple will employ a random selection...

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Spotify's facelift and more news for April 2, 2014

Spotify has updated its iOS app with some keen new features, including a reworked browse function and playlist features. It also sports a "darker theme," which I hoped would mean it's edgy and brooding but no ... they've just used dark colors. Objective Development has teased LaunchBar 6 and is...

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Apple Q2 investor call and other news for April 1, 2014

Sourcing news on April 1 sure is fun, let me tell you. But just to prove that I'm not a total curmudgeon, let me congratulate Think Geek on winning April Fool's Day. As usual. Rosetta Stone for Klingon? Qapla'! Meanwhile... Apple has announced that its Q2 2014 financial conference call will...

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Falling asleep with a good iBook

Gather 'round, kids and Grandpa Dave will tell you a story. Back when I was your age, "iBooks" were computers, not software. They were brightly colored, had plastic handles and resembled a Barbie purse. Plus, you could take a nap beneath one, as Flickr user Pinot Dita demonstrates. You can...

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Device 6 is a fun, clever puzzler for iPhone

Device 6 for iPhone (US$3.99, universal) was recently featured in Apple's Indie Game Showcase, and for good reason. It feels like a contemporary take on Zork and other text-based games I loved years ago. It combines fun puzzles, clever design, great visuals and compelling story into an all-around...

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Photo: Wall-mounted Apple keyboards

It's like a nerdy Bat Cave. Flickr user Peter Bocken shares this image of several Apple keyboards, carefully mounted on a wall. Can you name them all? We'd like to see a Bluetooth keyboard added to the display. You can see Bocken's mouse collection in all of its glory here. You can contribute to...

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Steve Jobs reference in forthcoming Captain America movie

Marvel has released the first 11 minutes of Captain America 2: Winter Soldier to get fans excited about the feature. There's lots of exciting action, as you'd expect, but also an amusing reference to Steve Jobs. In the beginning of the clip, Steve Rogers is out for a jog when he comes across Sam...

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