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Posts from — December 2011

Inside Apple’s 2011: Steve Jobs’ achievements, battles and crises

Daniel Eran Dilger

For Apple, 2011 marked a year of incredible accomplishments, capping a decade of deftly executed strategies including the development of Mac OS X, ten years of the iPod and the ten year anniversary of Apple Retail stores. But the year was also marked with technological tragedy, from Steve Jobs’ final struggle with cancer to the cataclysmic earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan and flooding in Thailand.
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December 31, 2011   1 Comment

Inside Apple’s 2011: iOS, Apps & iCloud

Daniel Eran Dilger

This year, Apple hit a new milestone of 250 million iOS devices while shipping its fifth reference release of its mobile platform that now offers a library of half of a million apps that have seen 18 billion downloads, now automated via iCloud.
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December 30, 2011   No Comments

Inside Apple’s 2011: iPod, iPhone & iPad

Daniel Eran Dilger

This year, Apple’s mobile iOS platform reached its fifth annual release, adding new support for subscription content, iCloud, and new devices including the iPad 2, a CDMA iPhone 4 and the global iPhone 4S with Siri voice assistance. Meanwhile, the iPod line got no major updates for the first time in its history, as Apple continues to convert its iPod business into iOS device sales.
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December 29, 2011   4 Comments

Inside Apple’s 2011: Mac hardware and Mac OS X

Daniel Eran Dilger

This year, Apple’s Mac OS X platform turned ten years old, launched the 10.7 Lion reference release, introduced the Mac App Store and iCloud, and delivered a series of new Macs boasting fast, flexible Thunderbolt connectivity and speedy new Sandy Bridge processors.
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December 28, 2011   3 Comments

Podcast: AT&T’s failed T-Mobile merger

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about AT&T’s failed T-Mobile merger among other topics.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

NOW PLAYING! — December 24, 2011 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Avram Piltch

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

December 24, 2011   3 Comments

Apple’s 15 years of NeXT

Daniel Eran Dilger

Fifteen years ago, Apple announced plans to acquire NeXT Software, a move that would ultimately bring Steve Jobs back to the company he cofounded twenty years earlier.
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December 21, 2011   9 Comments

Verizon soaking high end Android buyers to make up for iPhone subsidies

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has negotiated generous subsidies from mobile carriers to sell iPhones at lower upfront prices, but Google and its Android licensees haven’t, leaving carriers such as Verizon to drive up the price of higher end Android phones to make up the difference.
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December 15, 2011   31 Comments

Microsoft opens Messenger to XMPP, allowing Apple to connect iChat, iOS clients

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has opened up public access to its Messenger IM network via XMPP, enabling Apple and others to build open clients capable of interacting with Microsoft users.
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December 14, 2011   1 Comment

Inside Anobit: Why Apple is investing in flash RAM technology

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s investments in acquiring flash RAM expertise and technology appear to be centered around packing more storage capacity into Macs and iOS devices at lower prices, with the same level of component reliability and longevity.
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December 14, 2011   7 Comments

Podcast: Kindle Fire

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Amazon’s Kindle Fire among other topics.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

NOW PLAYING! December 3, 2011 — Jim Dalrymple, Lex Friedman, and Daniel Eran Dilger

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

December 3, 2011   2 Comments