Daniel Eran Dilger
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Podcast: 2009 in review, 2010 Apple slate in preview

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the craziest things said about Apple in 2009 and a forward look at what will happen in 2010. Listen here, pull up earlier podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg
Recent episodes:

December 3, 2009 iPhone development and Google’s Android and Chrome OS
October 29, 2009 Windows NT, Vista, 7, and Unix
October 8, 2009 Adobe Flash, FCC rules on blogger reviews, Windows 7, and
September 17, 2009 Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano.
August 27, 2009 Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
July 30, 2009, Windows 7, netbooks, and the Apple tablet.
July 9, 2009, Mozilla and Opera fight to make Ogg Theora the official codec of HTML 5.
June 18, 2009, Microsoft Enthusiasts
May 21, 2009, talking about Windows 7
March 19, 2009, talking about the iPhone 3.0 SDK
February 26, 2009, covering the Apple stockholder meeting
January 8, 2009, covering Apple’s last Macworld Expo

Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Oct 16 08
Oct 2 08
July 31 08
June 12 08
May 1 08
Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

  • Tom Clark

    You were great on the podcast, but I absolutely cannot stand the rest of the show!

    “You’re listening to The Tech Nite Owl Live: You never know what to expect!” — Yes I do, a slew of terrible ads! Why would I ever buy any products that this Steinberg fellow is pushing, he certainly does not reek of credibility.

    Please, please have your own podcast, or do interviews with someone else!

    PS: Is it me, or do they pronounce their own show as the “Tech-Nite Owl Live” instead of “Tech Night-Owl: Live”? It just sounds awkward to me.

  • nini

    Damn, said what I was going to say! Once more we implore you to find a new podcaster to be associated with, I know it’ll have been 3 years since you started come January 11 but seriously I won’t listen and usually will skip over podcast posts with good reason.

    Firstly, I don’t know who this Gene Steinberg character is (I think I can imagine why he’s not more well known) and cannot give his opinion or podcast any credence but I do know his podcasts are poor quality, fairly low-rent with all the ads and that you’re pretty much his only E ticket. Feels almost like you’re paying back a favor that should have been settled by now.

    Secondly, you can damn well do better. There are plenty of credible Mac oriented podcasts out there with bigger audiences, less ads and better production values you should be courting if only so more people can hear you and your words of wisdom without three breaks for ads.

    Yeah, three years I know, hard just to jump off from Gene’s ship and head for another one but in some way the short term pain for long term gain is totally worth it.

  • bigbadrobbo

    I would agree with the other two about annoying ads, but I guess as you say in your talk, that’s what pays for it all! I liked what you said, although I thought it was just a summary of all I’ve read here, however the more that hear the message the better!

    That said, I brought a GQ magazine app for the iPhone. It’s the latest issue (Jan 2010) and it was [only] $4.19. I can buy the paper version at my local magazine store but it costs around $20, as you said, with the cost of postage, etc, etc.

    I for one would be very keen for this new slate thingy if it can give me access to my favourite magazines for a nominal fee.

    Thanks again!

  • gus2000

    Funny that you mentioned the Modbook, since the Modbook Wikipedia Page lists as a reference:

    2. McLean, Prince (2007-01-11). “Unofficial Mac tablet draws record crowd at Macworld (high-res photos)”. Apple Insider.

  • ChuckO

    I can’t wait to see how the iTablet does! The ergonomics among other issues make me think they may have another Apple TV on their hands.

    I also was interested in what you had to say about the Apple TV and Blu Ray during the podcast. I finally bought an HD TV (40″ LCD 1080p) and I opted for a Blu Ray player over Apple TV which was the opposite of where I thought I would end up. The main thing for me was picture quality. I don’t know what HD TV’s they use at the Hartford, CT Apple store but the content looks awful on it, very grainy and iTunes HD content topping out at 720p when I can get 1080i from my cable provider just ain’t making it. So I ended up with a Blu Ray player for $125 to take advantage of the capabilities of my TV. It’s a little wackier than I would have suspected and I rented a couple of discs that FORCED me too watch previews of other movies which made me nuts but man the movies look good. So I’m doing that and Netflix instead of AppleTV/iTunes until Apple gets it’s AppleTV act together.