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Michael Rose

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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

Dish Network's mistake is a blast from the Mac past

It's not often that the onscreen programming guide for your cable or satellite TV service can trigger an unexpected wave of Mac nostalgia, but that's exactly what happened to me this weekend. As a Dish Network subscriber, I'm reasonably familiar with the available channel lineup, but most of the...

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For Mom: Korus delivers wireless audio without hassles

Given the wide assortment of wireless audio technologies in today's ecosystem, it's easy to get bogged down in sound quality and engineering specs. What's not so easy is explaining to a parent or less tech-savvy relative how they should use their devices and connections amongst the current crop of...

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Hands on with Henge's Gravitas: one hefty dock, many devices

If Asimov's famous Three Laws of Robotics had been focused on a more mundane technological achievement, like iOS device docks, the first law might well have been "A dock shall not cause harm to a device, or through instability allow a device to come to harm." By that standard, the US$89 Gravitas...

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Viva Mavericks: OS X Beta Seed program now open to all

Really, who among us hasn't wanted to run a presumptively unstable operating system? Until today, the delights of beta releases of OS X were reserved to those who signed up for Apple's developer program (and paid the $99 fee to enroll). That fun and frolic is now open to anyone 18 and over with an...

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Talkcast tonight: Fire TV, iPhone-first development, and more!

New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. It's Sunday night, and if you're not returning to Westeros for the fourth season of GoT, it's time for the TUAW talkcast! In today's mobile startup landscape, the overcaffeinated, optimistic founders of the...

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Microsoft Office for iPad announcement, live from San Francisco

(Thanks for joining us and bearing with our liveblog hiccups! Meanwhile, the rest of our team is over at Moscone Center following along with the Macworld/iWorld keynote session!) (So, Office looks pretty good -- but has the ecosystem moved on past Office for iPad users? We'll see... --MR) (Nadella...

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Join us for the Microsoft announcement liveblog, 10am PT/1pm ET Thursday

All the signs are pointing to an Office for iPad announcement coming tomorrow from Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella. While the software giant's product teams were long suspected of having a finished iPad version of the PC and Mac productivity suite ready to ship, the priority for Microsoft was to...

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Daylight saving public service announcement: Don't count on your iPhone alarm this weekend

You never know, this year the Daylight Saving Time switch might work out differently -- but why take the chance? Over the years, Apple's iOS platform has run into a few hurdles when it comes to handling the semiannual clock shift forwards (in springtime) or backwards an hour (in the autumn). From...

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Haiku Deck extends on-the-go presentations to iPhone

As noted here on TUAW before, the presentation tool Haiku Deck (available as an iPad app and as a beta web app) makes the chore of building out a visually compelling, effective deck for your product or story as easy as it can be. In fact, Haiku Deck's CEO Adam Tratt told me that the spark for the...

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Protect your child's email experience with Tocomail for iOS

There's always a degree of tension present when it comes to technology and children; what's appropriate and safe for a savvy 10-year-old may be nothing but trouble for a less-responsible teenager, and only an involved and vigilant parent or caregiver can make decisions about what works for a...

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