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Michael Rose

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blog http://geekparent.com
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Mike's first Mac (a 128K original) served him well through high school and its successors (a 512KE, SE, SE/30 and IIsi) were loyal stalwarts during editorial jobs at the Carnegie Mellon college newspaper, followed by a 10-year career in editorial technology at Time Inc. titles Entertainment Weekly & LIFE. From 2001 Mike worked in IT and as a digital creative director for WPP's MJM agency. As of May 2013 he's a Senior Sales Engineer at salesforce.com. He has written for TUAW since November 2006. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Rose's Latest Posts

First hour of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose is live

If you haven't seen enough of Apple's Tim Cook over the past few days, you're in luck. The soft-spoken CEO sat down for a two-hour interview with PBS anchor (and MacBook Air gravity defender) Charlie Rose. The first part of that conversation is streaming via the Hulu service; the second part of...

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Think iCloud's two-factor authentication protects your privacy? It doesn't

As the forensic analysis of the weekend's celebrity intimate photo leak continues, plenty of attention is being focused on iCloud's photo storage as a likely vector for the criminal theft of the images. Proof of concept code for a brute-force attack on iCloud passwords (via the Find My iPhone API)...

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iCloud password hack published, blocked as celebrity photo theft confirmed [Updated: Apple comment]

If you've been enjoying the US holiday weekend away from sources of news, well done. If not, you may well have seen reports of a large cache of explicit photos of celebrities being published to 4chan's image boards, including Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, supermodel Kate Upton and other...

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Intuit releases Quicken 2015 for Mac, with stock tracking

Loyal users of Quicken for Mac, Intuit's flagship personal finance manager, have not had the easiest road over the past few years. The product froze in amber with the Quicken 2007 release, which remained on its legacy PowerPC code base well past the best-if-used-by date; while Quicken Essentials,...

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Navdy gives your car an iPhone-linked HUD

We love our cars, and we love our iPhones, but sometimes we don't love them so much together. Navigation and entertainment apps provide a wonderful road trip experience, but controlling those apps by touch or by voice is tougher -- and more dangerous -- than it should be, even using clever clips...

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Retina MacBook Pro gets a processor bump across the line

Eagle-eyed Apple Store watchers noticed the company's online commerce site taking a brief nap this morning, and sure enough when it woke up again something new had arrived: revised models of the 13" and 15" MacBook Pro, with faster Intel Haswell processors and a unified floor on RAM capacity (8 GB...

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Get emergency iPhone-to-iPhone connections with GoTenna

In October of 2012, a huge swath of the northeastern US got smacked by Hurricane Sandy. Adding to the post-storm challenges of power, transport, fuel supply and housing shortages, the communications infrastructure suffered major outages that made recovery and response even harder. With up to 25%...

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Beyond Swift: visit Apple's official blogs of yesteryear

The introduction of Apple's programming language Swift at WWDC represents a departure from tradition in several ways. If an entirely new coding dialect wasn't enough, last week the company also launched a blog specifically focused on Swift. The new blog is aimed at developers working to adopt Swift,...

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TUAW Talkcast, 10 pm ET tonight: World Cup Hangover edition + special news

Tonight on the TUAW Talkcast: it's our World Cup hangover edition. Oh, our aching heads. We'll raise a stein of Pilsner to the victorious German national team, talk about how Amazon and Samsung are starting to see some of the agita that plagued Apple in recent years, and on top of all that: a very...

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Blend CRM and on-the-go email with Cirrus Insight Mobile

Accessing information about customers while on the go used to be tough, but it's gotten a lot easier. For companies that use the Salesforce Sales Cloud as their CRM (customer relationship management) system, the mobile story has been greatly enhanced over the past year as several divergent...

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