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Posts from — September 2012

Radio: New iOS 6 Maps

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s much maligned iOS 6 Maps.

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.

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.

September 29, 2012   6 Comments

Why is Google so worried about Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps?

Daniel Eran Dilger

When a competitor releases a super crappy, no good turd of a product and brags it up way past the point where it should, the smartest thing to do is exactly the opposite of what Google is doing with regard to Apple’s iOS 6 Maps.
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September 28, 2012   34 Comments

Watch out boring iPhone 5: an interesting new phone from Google & Intel!

Daniel Eran Dilger

After the collective media-yawn that greeted what will become the world’s largest consumer electronics launch ever, there’s a flash of new excitement at ZDNet for a phone that won’t sell worth a damn.
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September 18, 2012   19 Comments

Radio: iPhone 5 Launch

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPhone 5 launch.

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.

It’s now available to listen to at: September 15, 2012 — Michael Phipps, Kirk McElhearn, 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.

September 15, 2012   No Comments

Bored by iPhone 5? Careful, you might get what you’re asking for

Daniel Eran Dilger

An awful lot of media wonks are jumping on the bandwagon of registering their lack of excitement over the new iPhone 5. But what they’re asking for is far worse.
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September 13, 2012   33 Comments

Dan Lyons strings together the most misinformation of his career to besmirch iPhone 5 launch

Daniel Eran Dilger

In a stunning effort to express how uninterested he is in the new iPhone, Dan Lyons has compiled for the BBC what appears to be the longest uninterrupted series of false statements ever.
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September 12, 2012   17 Comments

Three Months Before Christmas

Daniel Eran Dilger

Twas three months before Christmas…
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September 11, 2012   7 Comments

What’s Tim Cook’s “One More Thing” for iPhone 5?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said the company would be “doubling down” on product security, but you wouldn’t get that impression from all the leaks surrounding iPhone 5. It appears we’ve already seen it all, without even needing Gizmodo to find a stolen prototype this time around.

September 5, 2012   22 Comments

Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook is a new Game Center for retail apps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s new Passbook feature in iOS 6 isn’t just a coupon app; it’s a Game Center-like framework that enables retailers to develop smart apps for transactions, without relying on new Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware to do so.
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September 4, 2012   3 Comments