Daniel Eran Dilger
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Posts from — October 2009

Why Apple’s iPhone is still not coming to Verizon

Daniel Eran Dilger

A number of pundits and other wags keep insisting that Apple desperately needs to sell the iPhone through Verizon, and will likely do so sometime really soon now, providing AT&T haters and Verizon family plan users with empty hope. They’re still wrong, here’s why.
.
[Read more →]

October 30, 2009   59 Comments

TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld insists Google wrote the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Wrting for TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld channeled Glenn Beck to blend righteous outrage, over-the-top moralism, and boldly presented misinformation to insist that Google wrote Apple’s iPhone apps and that it “should” now force Apple to beg to use Google’s open APIs. He’s wrong, here’s why.
.
[Read more →]

October 29, 2009   20 Comments

Podcast: Windows 7

 Wp-Content Themes Techbroadcasting Images Radio Logos Nightowlogo

Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Windows NT, Vista, 7, and Unix. You can tune into the live stream Thursday October 29 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg
[Read more →]

October 29, 2009   5 Comments

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch

EasyPay Pocket PC

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Multiple sources have noted that Apple will be transitioning its retail store EasyPay handheld checkout systems from Windows-based PDA devices to iPod touch hardware for the 2009 holiday season.

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch
.
[Read more →]

October 28, 2009   20 Comments

Why Microsoft chose Family Guy to sell Windows 7

Daniel Eran Dilger

Remember when Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld $10 million to lend some credibility to Bill Gates as a regular person? That was a decade after Seinfeld went off the air, after a decade of seasons that regularly featured Macs in the background. Clearly, Seinfeld as a character was not a Windows user. This explains why Microsoft went after “Family Guy” …the company is not a quick study, and clearly doesn’t watch these shows.

October 27, 2009   20 Comments

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry

Apple RIM Palm smartphone share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new consumer survey shows smartphone ownership is still growing rapidly, future demand is strong, and that Apple’s iPhone 3GS has made a big impact since its launch, overshadowing the Palm Pre and approaching RIM’s BlackBerry.

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry
.
[Read more →]

October 27, 2009   10 Comments

Microsoft drops Family Guy special over content issues

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its Windows 7 ad campaign featuring Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” franchise after deciding the edgy comedy didn’t “fit with the Windows brand.”

Microsoft drops Family Guy special over content issues
.
[Read more →]

October 27, 2009   7 Comments

Google fans fail to contemplate why Android is free

Daniel Eran Dilger

Supporters of Google’s Android platform studiously ignore all its potential problems. Now they’re refusing to acknowledge why it is free. This is a bad omen for anyone who hopes that Android has a future.

.
[Read more →]

October 26, 2009   45 Comments

Inside Apple’s new Mac mini Server

mosxs vs sbs

Daniel Eran Dilger

While Appleinsider predicted the arrival of a new dual-drive, optical-free Mac mini, Apple managed keep secret its plans to introduce a new Mac mini server bundle up to its relatively subtle launch this week. Now the company faces the task of publicizing its availability as it works to enter a market it hasn’t excelled at in the past.

Inside Apple’s new Mac mini Server
.
[Read more →]

October 24, 2009   19 Comments

John Dvorak reverses entire career, says Microsoft should copy Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

John Dvorak needs your attention for his latest prediction: something new that should out-troll his previous efforts to rile up tech enthusiasts and send them streaming to his blog to explain exactly why his latest idea is so ridiculous: Microsoft needs to apply its Xbox 360 hardware savvy to produce its own PCs to rival Apple’s Macs.

.
[Read more →]

October 24, 2009   39 Comments

Apple shuts down ZFS open source project

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s efforts to support the development of ZFS, an advanced file system originally created by Sun, were officially terminated today in a notice posted by MacOS Forge.

. [Read more →]

October 23, 2009   9 Comments

Apple targets 3 new Get a Mac ads at Windows 7 (with videos)

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As promised, Apple has released three new Get a Mac ads targeting Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 as a good opportunity to abandon Microsoft.

Apple targets 3 new Get a Mac ads at Windows 7 (with videos).
[Read more →]

October 22, 2009   13 Comments

Why Nokia is suing Apple over iPhone GSM/UMTS patents

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nokia has filed suit over patent infringement on Apple’ iPhone, claiming that “by refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.” Actually the reverse is true.

.
[Read more →]

October 22, 2009   35 Comments

Gartner’s presumptuous coronation of Android as the Windows of smartphones

Itanium forecasts

Daniel Eran Dilger

A variety of people seem to think that Google’s Android is quickly shaping up to be the “Windows 95 Macintosh-killer” to Apple’s iPhone, with some of the most vocal proponents of this idea being analysts and bloggers associated with Gartner. They’re wrong, here’s why.
.
[Read more →]

October 21, 2009   32 Comments

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has announced the restoration of Sidekick users’ contacts as the first milestone in recovering data it lost in the cloud computing disaster affecting its Danger subsidiary, while a new source explains why the restoration was possible without a backup and why it is taking so long.

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster
.
[Read more →]

October 21, 2009   12 Comments