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Posts from — August 2007

How Apple Keyboards Lost a Logo and Windows PCs Gained One

How Apple Keyboards Lost a Logo and Windows PCs Gained One
Daniel Eran Dilger
A variety of bloggers have been commenting on the removal of the Apple logo from the new aluminum keyboards on the refreshed iMac release this week. They’ve explained why Steve Jobs took the Apple logo off back in the mid 80s, but nobody explains how it snuck back on since then.

En Español:
Como fue que los teclados de Apple perdieron un logo y las PC con Windows ganaron uno
Traducción: Cuauhtémoc Amox

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August 11, 2007   13 Comments

Using iPhone: Camera in Low Light Conditions; CMOS vs CCD: Part 2

Using iPhone: Camera in Low Light Conditions; CMOS vs CCD: Part 2
Daniel Eran Dilger
[continued from part one: Using iPhone: Camera and Photo Comparisons: Part 1]

No digital cameras are great in low light conditions. At dark outdoor concerts, I actually found my poor quality Treo camera took better pictures than my 5 megapixel camera, mostly because my camera was trying too hard to process a dark scene with bright stage lighting and monitors. Different cameras are good at different tasks.

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August 10, 2007   1 Comment

New Apple Hardware: iMac, Mac mini, AirPort, RAID

New Apple Hardware: iMac, Mac mini, AirPort, RAID
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple released a new thinner iMac with a matching thin keyboard, a revised Mac mini, bumped up the AirPort Base Station to support Gigabit Ethernet, and introduced a new RAID card for Mac Pro and Xserve systems.

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August 8, 2007   4 Comments

What’s New in iLife 08

What’s New in iLife 08
Daniel Eran Dilger
Confounding all predictions, Apple released a new version of iLife today. Most of us had expected a new update back in January. When that didn’t happen, it seemed logical that iLife would get updated along with the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, originally planned for late June. When Leopard was delayed until the end of September, it seemed like iLife would be delayed with it, but it’s getting difficult to guess what Apple will do next.

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August 8, 2007   3 Comments

New in .Mac: Web Gallery, Disk Size, Bandwidth

New in .Mac: Web Gallery, Disk Size, Bandwidth
Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple gave its .Mac online service a much needed hardware and software upgrade, adding a rich new way to publish photos and bumping up both disk space and bandwidth by a factor of ten.

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August 8, 2007   3 Comments

What’s New in iWork 08

What’s New in iWork 08
Daniel Eran Dilger
The new iWork adds the long rumored Numbers for spreadsheets to an updated Pages and Keynote.

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August 8, 2007   No Comments

Daniel Lyons: Fake Steve Jobs and the SCO Shill Who Hated Linux

Daniel Lyons: Fake Steve Jobs and the SCO Shill Who Hated Linux
Daniel Eran Dilger
After months of tongue in cheek blogging as an even more wildly eccentric and brutally forthright version of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Daniel Lyons of Forbes Magazine was outed by Brad Stone of the New York Times as the real Fake Steve Jobs. What Stone didn’t reveal was Lyons’ far more scandalous past as a shill for the bottom feeding SCO Group and its outrageous attack on Linux and open source.

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August 7, 2007   6 Comments

Using iPhone: Camera and Photo Comparisons: Part 1

Using iPhone: Camera and Photo Comparisons: Part 1
Daniel Eran Dilger
How does the iPhone’s integrated camera stack up? Compared to standalone point and shoot digital cameras, most cellphone cameras take very poor quality photos. They’re not designed to take the best pictures; they’re designed to be ready and available to grab a snapshot on occasions when there’s no good camera available.

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August 7, 2007   1 Comment

More on Scott Moritz and the Jim Cramer Street Misinformation Engine

More on Scott Moritz and the Jim Cramer Street Misinformation Engine
Daniel Eran Dilger
While awaiting Troy Wolverton to return from vacation so he can set the record straight on his questionable reporting for the Mercury News, CNET, and the Street, let’s take a look at the Street itself, and why that site constitutes a black eye for anyone who writes for it.

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August 5, 2007   7 Comments

More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal

More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal
Daniel Eran Dilger
Responding to two recent articles, one on the San Jose Mercury News associating Apple with an unrelated scandal and the other on manipulation of Apple’s stock prices using manufactured news, Troy Wolverton wrote me to correct the record.

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August 5, 2007   4 Comments

10 FAS: 10 – Apple’s Mac and iPhone Security Crisis

10 FAS: 10 - Apple’s Mac and iPhone Security Crisis
Daniel Eran Dilger
Windows Enthusiasts weary of making excuses for Microsoft’s security failures have discovered that the best defense is a good offense.

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August 2, 2007   9 Comments