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Dave Caolo

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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

Apple video shows off Tokyo Apple Store and more news for June 12, 2014

Apple has posted a nice, quick video promoting Tokyo's newest Apple Store. As ifoAppleStore points out, this video is unique in that it's the first to show a retail store being set up. Employees are show assembling the displays and filling the shelves with product. Rovio launches Angry Birds...

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Launch Center Pro 2.3 supports iBeacons, Geofences and more

Launch Center Pro has matured into a useful and very capable utility for iPhone. When I looked at it in 2011, its main functions were launching apps and performing actions. Subsequent releases have built upon that functionality, adding features like URL schemes and x-callback-url Support. Today,...

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Apps, social sharing and other news for June 10, 2014

Today in the news bin we've got a beautiful new Apple Store, changes to Apple's App Store review policies and a cool new feature for Amazon's Kindle app for iOS. Apple has begun rejecting some apps that reward social sharing. TechCrunch reports that Apple has rejected apps that incentivize...

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Mac 101: How to disable that annoying volume noise

Apple's OS X has one little feature that makes me nuts. When you adjust the volume with the keyboard or Menu Bar slider, it makes a little "pip" sound as the volume increases or decreases. On one hand, it's a nice confirmation that you've successfully made a change; on the other hand, it's an...

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Mac 101: quickly change volume input, output

Many Mac users have several input and output devices for sound. For example, I have a mic, external speakers and a set of headphones connected to my MacBook Pro pretty much all the time. I also use Soundflower for capturing audio from my Mac. I can make any one of them active via the sound System...

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An iPhone-ready ceiling fan and more news for June 5, 2014

What's in the news this morning? A cool fan with a rude name, good news for Pebble owners and Apple's apparent misuse of a product name. Let's get to it. Big Ass Fans has introduced a ceiling fan that can be controlled with your iPhone. The Haiku with SenseME is smart enough to know when a room...

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Junglecat iPhone controller and other news for June 4, 2014

We're halfway through the week and you know what that means. Here's the Apple news you need to know this morning. Razer has announced the Junglecat game controller for iPhone 5 and 5s. The slide-out case, available in white or black (sorry, no gold), adds a D-pad and four buttons. A companion...

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Apple addresses virtual currency and other news for June 3, 2014

In our first post-WWDC news roundup, we have stories about iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite! Who would have guessed? Specifically, getting into (and out of) a beta and virtual currencies. Onward. 1. Apple has clarified its stance on virtual currencies in apps. The newly updated App Store Review Guidelines...

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Samsonite buys Speck for $85 million

It must be acquisitions week. Longtime luggage manufacturer Samsonite has acquired Speck for a cool US$85 mil. Speck makes protective cases for a variety of portable devices, including iPhone, iPad, MacBook and several Android devices. Samsonite Americas president ‚ÄčTom Korbas explained the...

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NTT DOCOMO to get iPad Air, mini and more news for May 28, 2014

The iPad is in the news twice this morning, plus an app update from the BBC. Finally! Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO is scheduled to get the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini on June 10, according to a press release from Apple. As of June 2, customers can pre-register for an iPad Air or a Retina iPad...

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