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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

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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Talkcast 2/9: Chat along with the show!

Join us for the Talkcast, live on the air at 10 pm ET. To tune in and contribute during the call, fire up Fuze Meeting or call in -- the meeting # is 20099010 and the link to the show is here. Mac and Windows rich clients? Right here. Using an iPhone or iPad? Grab the native clients from the App...

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Talkcast tonight, 10pm ET: Olympic potpourri edition

New dial-in experience! Set up Fuze Meeting before the show if you want to join in live. You know what Sunday night means -- time for the TUAW talkcast! Tonight, as the controversial (and five-ring challenged) Sochi Winter Olympics are kicking into gear, we'll review the news of the week, including...

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