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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

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

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

Apple is gaining power because of profits

Daniel Eran Dilger

Ready to be blown away by an epiphany of the obvious? All of the talk over the last 20 years about how “delivering innovation” was the factor selecting success in the tech world was wrong. Here’s why.
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July 24, 2012   17 Comments

Inside CES 2012: the Copycat Electronics Shitshow

Daniel Eran Dilger

Mac users can be forgiven for thinking that the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show is essentially the PC version of what was once Macworld Expo. But that’s not really the case, here’s why.
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January 9, 2012   35 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

The Steve Jobs I Met

Daniel Eran Dilger

“The true measure of a man,” wrote Samuel Johnson in the 18th century, “is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
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October 7, 2011   18 Comments

iOSchadenfreude

Daniel Eran Dilger

Here’s some choice examples of why you can’t believe everything companies or pundits proclaim about the prospects of their products.
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August 19, 2011   9 Comments

Are software patents evil?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Ask anyone covering the patent wars currently being waged between Oracle and Google, or between Apple and HTC and Motorola and Kodak, or Lodsys and iOS developers, and regardless of their opinion about legal liability they’ll tell you that the patent system is broken, and more often than not, that patents on software are sort of evil and should probably just go away. But are patents really that bad?
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August 9, 2011   40 Comments

Why the phony LocationGate scandal targets fear of Apple’s iOS more than Android

Daniel Eran Dilger

According to hysterical reports of fear mongers, Apple and Google are tracking your every move using smartphones, compiling a historical trail they can then profit from. That’s wrong, here’s why.
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April 25, 2011   29 Comments

Apple to license Google’s Android operating system

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has announced plans to license Google’s Android operating system, outlining details of the new initiative in a blog post by Steve Jobs entitled “Thoughts on Google.”
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April 1, 2011   27 Comments

Visualizing Anti-iPad Android Evangelism

Android evangelists

Daniel Eran Dilger

It sort of bothers me that the mascot for Android is not actually an android (a machine designed to look like a man) but is rather a garbage can robot with the sophistication of that pair of fart joke characters from South Park, flapping dysfunctional appendages while being propelled by a vaporous cloud of hot air. Shameless.
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March 11, 2011   50 Comments