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Posts from — September 2008

Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Millions Actually Promoting the Mac

September 21, 2008   48 Comments

The Big Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Attack

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Over the last century, a pattern of exaggerated economic downturns related to corruption and fraud in the market and in banking has repeated at regular intervals. Here’s the historical context of what’s happening today with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.
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September 20, 2008   38 Comments

Microsoft’s “Windows vs Walls” Ad Tries to Think Different, Fails

September 20, 2008   24 Comments

Microsoft’s ‘I’m a PC’ Ads Created On Macs

September 19, 2008   136 Comments

SquirrelFish Extreme promises to speed JavaScript in Safari 4.0

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Last night, Apple’s WebKit group announced the new SquirrelFish Extreme, a major new retooling of the SquirrelFish JavaScript engine originally announced in June. The update comes before SquirrelFish even had the time to make it into production versions of Safari.
SquirrelFish Extreme promises to speed JavaScript in Safari 4.0
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September 19, 2008   9 Comments

What Republicans Say about McCain-Palin

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Daniel Eran Dilger
When I point out facts that some people find objectionable, they typically respond by calling me a one-sided partisan with a limited perspective. To offer some balance in perspective, here’s a look at what prominent Republicans and conservative thinkers have to say about Barak Obama and the John McCain/Sarah Palin campaign.
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September 19, 2008   72 Comments

Microsoft’s $300 million ad campaign tumbles with new PC ads

September 18, 2008   18 Comments

Osama Bin Laden’s Dream of US Economic Collapse

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Supporters of the Bush administration like to say that there have been no terrorist attacks on US soil since the tragedy of September 11, 2001, suggesting that President Bush has kept the country safe from terrorism. What they forget is that Osama Bin Laden clearly outlined his strategy for battling America, not by flying more planes into new buildings, but by driving the US into bankruptcy.
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September 18, 2008   60 Comments

The iPhone Monopoly Myth

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Daniel Eran Dilger
After initially dismissing the notion that Apple could ever break its way past entrenched rivals and make any significant impact on the smartphone industry, tech pundits are now aghast that Apple is running its business the way its executives see fit. Critics charge that the iPhone and its mobile software store amount to a monopoly and a restriction of free trade. They’re wrong, here’s why.

Apple and the New Software Market
How Apple Is Changing the PC Software World… Back
iPhone Apps Store Growing Twice as Fast as iTunes Music
The Other iPhone Apps Store
SDK 3.3.3: The iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth
Banned iPhone Apps and the John Gruber Podcaster Defense
The iPhone Monopoly Myth
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September 18, 2008   19 Comments

Adobe Creative Suite 4 details emerge

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Adobe next week will unveil Creative Suite 4, a new version of its media design bundle set to ship the following month with features such as enhanced options for working with 3D objects in Photoshop, new Flash document exports from within InDesign, and a new animation model for Flash, AppleInsider has learned.

AppleInsider | Adobe Creative Suite 4 details emerge

September 17, 2008   6 Comments

Banned iPhone Apps: The Podcaster Situation

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Following up on the ‘SDK 3.3.3: the iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth,’ here’s why Apple refused to list Podcaster. If you’ve read the previous article, this version will be largely identical.

Apple and the New Software Market
How Apple Is Changing the PC Software World… Back
iPhone Apps Store Growing Twice as Fast as iTunes Music
The Other iPhone Apps Store
SDK 3.3.3: The iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth
Banned iPhone Apps and the John Gruber Podcaster Defense
The iPhone Monopoly Myth
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September 16, 2008   32 Comments

You Know the Drill?

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Daniel Eran Dilger
There’s a mantra being repeated in the US: “Drill here, drill now, get oil prices lower and then invest the money in alternative energy!” The problem: drilling in the US will have no meaningful impact on oil prices, and oil companies have no vested interest in changing anything.

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September 16, 2008   64 Comments

Banned iPhone Apps and the John Gruber Podcaster Defense

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Daniel Eran Dilger
John Gruber’s Daring Fireball says the clearly articulated iPhone SDK limitations are completely unrelated to the the circumstances of the Podcaster app being denied from the iPhone App Store, and that it is therefore really no different than Evernote or AOL Radio. He’s wrong, here’s why.

Apple and the New Software Market
How Apple Is Changing the PC Software World… Back
iPhone Apps Store Growing Twice as Fast as iTunes Music
The Other iPhone Apps Store
SDK 3.3.3: The iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth
Banned iPhone Apps and the John Gruber Podcaster Defense
The iPhone Monopoly Myth
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September 16, 2008   63 Comments

Review: Apple’s fourth-generation iPod nano

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
For its third anniversary, the highly portable 4G iPod nano gets a new tall and slim design, Genius Playlists, audio recording and other new software features, twice the storage at the same price, and a new array of colors. It continues to offer high quality audio, and plays video games, podcasts, TV and movie downloads, and movie rentals. Apple still refuses to give it a capital n, however.

AppleInsider | Review: Apple’s fourth-generation iPod nano

September 15, 2008   No Comments

SDK 3.3.3: The iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth

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Daniel Eran Dilger
According to a growing swell of supposedly outraged developers, the creator of the Podcaster app had no warning that Apple might restrict the app from the iPhone App Store because there are no clear guidelines about what apps might be rejected or why. They’re wrong, here’s why.

Apple and the New Software Market
How Apple Is Changing the PC Software World… Back
iPhone Apps Store Growing Twice as Fast as iTunes Music
The Other iPhone Apps Store
SDK 3.3.3: The iPhone Podcaster Surprise Myth
Banned iPhone Apps and the John Gruber Podcaster Defense
The iPhone Monopoly Myth
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September 15, 2008   53 Comments