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Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 1. It’s just a big iPod touch

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s unveiling of the iPad was guaranteed to do two things: temporarily tank the company’s stock price (just because) and, of course, generate a torrent of feigned outrage and righteous contempt from the usual suspects who always jump all over anything the company produces. As reader Jose Cerritelli points out, an Upton Sinclair quote is appropriate: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

Here’s the first segment in my series taking on iPad myths: no the iPad isn’t just a big iPod touch.

Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 1. It’s just a big iPod touch
Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 2. iPad needs Adobe Flash
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 3. It’s ad-evil
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 4. It was over-hyped and under-delivered
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 5. It’s just a Tablet PC or Kindle
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 6. It needs HDMI for HD video output
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 7. It needs cameras
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 8. It’s a curse for mobile developers
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 9. It can’t multitask
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 10. It needs Mac OS X
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January 31, 2010   121 Comments

Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple is dramatically rethinking how applications organize their documents on iPad, leaving behind the jumbled file system and making file access between the iPad and desktop computers seamless.

Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad

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January 29, 2010   26 Comments

Apple to target iPad at business users with added features

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s new iPad isn’t just a new product for consumers; the company is targeting the new device at business users with features designed to make it attractive to the enterprise market, AppleInsider has learned.

Apple to target iPad at business users with added features – sources
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January 29, 2010   19 Comments

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Roughly Drafted on Facebook

Daniel Eran Dilger

You probably know I have a Facebook page, but now I’ve set up a Roughly Drafted page on Facebook you can join.

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January 29, 2010   2 Comments

Hands on with Apple’s iPad (with videos and photos)

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Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider

The big question before today’s Apple event was how the company would deliver a tablet-sized product that any significant number of people might want to buy. On stage, Steve Jobs provided a lot of answers, but the most powerful answer required holding the new device in your hands.

Hands on with Apple’s iPad (with videos and photos)

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January 27, 2010   79 Comments

Daniel Eran Dilger’s iPad Apple Event Photos

iPad Apple Event

Daniel Eran Dilger

Despite being aggressively manhandled by a Fox affiliate cameraman who stomped on my foot and shoved his tripod into my broken shoulder in an ineffectual attempt to register ahead of me (he was already registered by his colleague, and I was trying to tell him that — we weren’t even in the entry line), I managed to survive the piranha tank of rabid enthusiasm over Apple’s new iPad without additional injury.
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January 27, 2010   13 Comments

Apple targets Google’s mobile ads market with Quattro acquisition

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has signaled a clear intent to muscle its way into the mobile ad market using its recent acquisition of Quattro, a direct challenge to Google’s Android-related ventures.

Apple targets Google’s mobile ads market with Quattro acquisition
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January 26, 2010   5 Comments

Pulling the pin

Daniel Eran Dilger

Finally got the pin pulled out of my hand following my motorcycle accident. It hurt for a bit, no pain killers used, and yes, that is a real doctor using a pair of pliers from Ace Hardware. It was like having a baby out of my hand. More pics on my Facebook.
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January 26, 2010   14 Comments

Steve Jobs: Apple tablet “the most important thing I’ve ever done”

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Adding fuel to the already blazing bonfire of excited anticipation surrounding the tablet-sized product Apple is expected to announce on Wednesday, CEO Steve Jobs has being quoted as saying, “This will be the most important thing I’ve ever done.”

Steve Jobs: Apple tablet “the most importing thing I’ve ever done”
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January 26, 2010   8 Comments

Apple defends AT&T, downplays talk of multi-carrier inevitability

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite a howl of complaints and even lawsuits filed by some disgruntled iPhone users, Apple reiterated that it supports AT&T as a great mobile partner, despite rumored moves to expand its iPhone partnerships in the U.S.

Apple defends AT&T, downplays talk of multi-carrier inevitability

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January 26, 2010   3 Comments

Steve Jobs: Apple a $50B company, excited over ‘major new product’

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs announced that the company’s annual revenues are now beyond $50 billion, but indicated that even more is in the pipeline to get excited about.

Steve Jobs: Apple a $50B company, excited over ‘major new product’.
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January 25, 2010   4 Comments

Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple’s tablet

Evolution of touch

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The hyped anticipation surrounding the Apple Event later this week is looking for clues as to exactly what the company might deliver. One element of the anticipated new tablet’s software side is related to Apple’s 2005 acquisition of multitouch technology and expertise from FingerWorks.

Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple’s tablet
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January 23, 2010   10 Comments

Podcast: Tablet anticipation, Google’s Android Nexus One

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the potential of Apple’s Tablet and things Google is doing wrong with Android. 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

The family behind the Night Owl has also been facing some tough times and posted an appeal for help.
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January 21, 2010   12 Comments

The inside track on Apple’s tablet: a history of tablet computing

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s anticipated press event later this month is widely expected to debut a new tabled-sized device as a sibling to the company’s Mac, iPod and iPhone product lines. Here’s what has led up to the launch, and why the futuristic tablet hasn’t taken off so far.

The inside track on Apple’s tablet: a history of tablet computing
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January 15, 2010   23 Comments

Microsoft frets Google’s Nexus One will suffer Zune’s failure

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Microsoft announced to the press that Google will face a series of Zune-like problems with its Nexus One as it tries to balance its Android platform.

Microsoft frets Google’s Nexus One will suffer Zune’s failure
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January 11, 2010   25 Comments