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Posts from — October 2012

Gizmodo has its Slashdot Halloween moment 11 years later with iPad mini

Daniel Eran Dilger

Remember when Slashdot lost its remaining credibility after describing the new iPod as “No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame”? Well of course you don’t remember Slashdot. And soon, you won’t remember Gizmodo, either.
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October 30, 2012   24 Comments

Radio: iPad mini, iMac launch

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPad mini and iMac 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.

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.

October 26, 2012   No Comments

Bill Gates changes his tune on Apple’s iPad, now that one surfaces running Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

Bill Gates is really excited about the iPad now that Microsoft has copied it. But he wasn’t always so impressed with a thin tablet leveraging the ARM architecture to destroy the WinTel PC, particularly when Steve Jobs was showing off the original.
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October 22, 2012   18 Comments

Dear Ed Bott: No, Windows 8 is not the new XP

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiast Ed Bott of ZDNet compared the skepticism and apathy facing Windows 8 to the gradual adoption of Windows XP just over a decade ago, making the case that nothing has changed in over ten years and that everything is fine and there’s nothing for Microsoft to worry about. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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October 22, 2012   24 Comments

Three years ago Gartner predicted Apple would go nowhere in smartphones

Daniel Eran Dilger

Three years ago I took Gartner to task for saying that Android would pass Apple’s iOS by this point in 2012 to become the second largest mobile platform… after Nokia’s Symbian, closely followed by RIM’s Blackberry and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
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October 21, 2012   17 Comments

Microsoft’s Surface is Apple’s Ping

Daniel Eran Dilger

Imagine if Tim Cook based his “post-Jobs” future strategy around one of Apple’s biggest failures of the past, only because he lacked the time and resources to start over. That wouldn’t bode well, would it?
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October 19, 2012   20 Comments