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Google attempts to silence Daniel Eran Dilger

injured hand

Daniel Eran Dilger

After writing a series of articles critical of Google’s Android and skeptical of the hype over its forthcoming Chrome OS, I got roughed up by a company stooge last night and was sent to the hospital in an ambulance to splint my broken left hand and snapped right clavicle, both of which should put a damper on my productivity.

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November 29, 2009   89 Comments

Apple posts tools for building TuneKit iTunes LPs and Extras

itunes extras

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has taken iTunes LP and Extras public, encouraging independent developers to begin work on interactive digital content for distribution in iTunes starting early next year. The new move signals a big move in taking on Adobe Flash, pushing the adoption of web standards, and creating an new business model for content that could impact how the company’s forthcoming tablet is sold and used.

Apple posts tools for building TuneKit iTunes LPs and Extras.
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November 26, 2009   29 Comments

Palm Pre users suffer cloud computing data loss

Daniel Eran Dilger

Palm is investigating why its Palm Pre users are suffering data loss after resetting or replacing their WebOS phones and attempting to restore their personal data from the company’s online cloud backup service

Palm Pre users suffer cloud computing data loss
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November 26, 2009   18 Comments

Ars’ Jon Stokes hails Chrome OS as the second coming of the PC

Daniel Eran Dilger

In his latest effort to cram most of a thesaurus into an Ars Technica article, Jon Stokes has written a glowing tribute to the web search emperor’s new clothes: Chrome OS, and outlines why Google will save the PC from itself. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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November 25, 2009   51 Comments

Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally

Android and iPhone share of sales and mobile data

Apple’s slice of mobile data traffic has grown to now exceed 50% share in the US, UK and in global figures, according to the latest monthly mobile data traffic report by AdMob.

Apple iphone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally
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November 23, 2009   15 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets

smartphone timeline

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android is working to match the iPhone App Store’s mobile software market but with fewer restrictions for developers. This article is the fourth in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, with this segment looking at third party support.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 21, 2009   34 Comments

Google outlines Chrome OS plans for netbooks

Chrome OS

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google hosted a technical introduction to its new Chrome OS today, which it expects to officially launch on new netbooks by the end of 2010.

Google outlines Chrome OS plans for netbooks.
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November 19, 2009   18 Comments

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing

Google Yahoo Bing global market share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Following a press release from ComScore indicating that Microsoft has approached 10% market share with Bing, more comprehensive search statistics indicate that Bing’s growth and share of web search is being wildly overstated.

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing
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November 19, 2009   13 Comments

Microsoft retail store gets odd viral marketing buzz

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In a cost effective effort to draw attention to the new Mission Viejo Microsoft Store, a new viral ad campaign is gushing about fun retail employees who start spontaneously line dancing to the Black Eyed Peas.

Microsoft retail store gets odd viral marketing buzz
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November 18, 2009   16 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology

iPhone OS vs Android releases

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android supplies smartphone makers with the core software they can use to sell devices that compete against the iPhone. This article is the third in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, looking particularly how core system and bundled software is delivered, updated, and maintained.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 11, 2009   24 Comments

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival

Mobile phone marketshare

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Samsung, the world’s second largest phone maker globally after Nokia, has announced Bada as its own new smartphone platform which it hopes to use to gain entry into the sophisticated phone market.

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival
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November 10, 2009   12 Comments

AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks

AT&T vs Verizon 3G coverage

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As Verizon has stepped up its efforts to portray AT&T’s data network as sparse and largely unavailable, AT&T has published information that shows Verizon isn’t telling the whole story.

AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks
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November 10, 2009   2 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models

platform business models

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android offers a free software alternative to smartphone makers hoping to catch up to the iPhone. This article is the second in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, looking particularly at the business model of each and how this affects users.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 10, 2009   22 Comments

Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010

worldmode iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new report citing sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain says Apple has contracted to produce a UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone due in the third quarter of next year that will enable the company to sell a single global handset to all carriers, and specifically to Verizon Wireless in the US.

Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010
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November 6, 2009   42 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms

Android, iPhone OS, Symbian, JVM

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new batch of smartphones based upon Google’s Android platform have started to arrive, finally fleshing out what users can really expect of the platform. This article is the first in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 6, 2009   6 Comments