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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

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

AT&T fails to deploy iPhone Tethering and 3G MicroCell in 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Facing intense criticism of its mobile network coverage from a variety of sources, AT&T has both failed to deploy its iPhone tethering strategy and to successfully get its 3G MicroCell product into widespread distribution.

AT&T fails to deploy iPhone Tethering and 3G MicroCell in 2009
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December 31, 2009   8 Comments

Failed terrorist attack prompts new international flight rules

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The US Department of Homeland Security has directed the Transportation Security Administration to enact a series of heightened security measures in reaction to the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Failed terrorist attack prompts new international flight rules
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December 28, 2009   12 Comments

Podcast: 2009 in review, 2010 Apple slate in preview

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the craziest things said about Apple in 2009 and a forward look at what will happen in 2010. 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
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December 28, 2009   5 Comments

Apple vs Google: it’s all about who pays

Daniel Eran Dilger

Pundits think there’s a war between Apple and Google over smartphone (and perhaps netbook) platform technology. They’re wrong, here’s why it’s really all about who pays.

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December 17, 2009   47 Comments

Gizmodo’s incredibly naive Jesus Diaz compares Apple’s corporate security to Nazi Gestapo

Gizmodo douche Jesus Diaz

Daniel Eran Dilger

According to Gizmodo, Apple’s rather routine internal efforts to secure its trade secrets and the details of its product development plans exposed to the employees who work for it are somehow comparable to the oppressive police state brutality carried out by the Nazi Gestapo and KGB secret police against citizens. He’s wrong to an egregious and irresponsible extent, here’s why.
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December 15, 2009   26 Comments

Randall Stross attacks the iPhone in the NYT using shills

Daniel Eran Dilger

The New York Times has again violated its own no-shill policy by paying Randall Stross to amplify Roger Entner and a variety of other mobile company clients who are all struggling to portray the iPhone as the reason why AT&T’s network is terrible in New York and San Francisco, a bizarre denial of the simple reality that AT&T’s networks in those two cities are simply “performing at levels below our standards,” as AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega recently told the Wall Street Journal.

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December 14, 2009   23 Comments

Snow Leopard Server Spotted in Switzerland

Snow Leopard Server in Switzerland

Daniel Eran Dilger

My new book on Snow Leopard Server was spotted by my friend Urs Aeschbacher in the wilds of Switzerland, prowling bookshelf stores for a buyer willing to pay just short of $85 (the Swiss Franc is now almost exactly a US Dollar).
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December 13, 2009   15 Comments

America is on a path to economic recovery

America is on a path to economic recovery

December 11, 2009   34 Comments

Podcast: iPhone developers, Google Android and Chrome OS

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iPhone development and Google’s Android and Chrome OS. You can tune into the live stream Thursday December 3 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg
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December 3, 2009   4 Comments

Caught between the pavement and a Suzuki SV1000s

bike wreck

Daniel Eran Dilger

I spent most of the last three days at San Francisco General Hospital, which even when you’re not being directly treated makes you feel better about yourself in comparison to the miserable people there. The place is like one big giant placebo for your sense of wellbeing as you watch meth users line up to have their rotten teeth extracted.
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December 2, 2009   31 Comments

Google attempts to silence Daniel Eran Dilger

injured hand

Daniel Eran Dilger

After writing a series of articles critical of Google’s Android and skeptical of the hype over its forthcoming Chrome OS, I got roughed up by a company stooge last night and was sent to the hospital in an ambulance to splint my broken left hand and snapped right clavicle, both of which should put a damper on my productivity.

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November 29, 2009   89 Comments

Ars’ Jon Stokes hails Chrome OS as the second coming of the PC

Daniel Eran Dilger

In his latest effort to cram most of a thesaurus into an Ars Technica article, Jon Stokes has written a glowing tribute to the web search emperor’s new clothes: Chrome OS, and outlines why Google will save the PC from itself. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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November 25, 2009   51 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets

smartphone timeline

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android is working to match the iPhone App Store’s mobile software market but with fewer restrictions for developers. This article is the fourth in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, with this segment looking at third party support.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 21, 2009   34 Comments