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Apple shareholder meeting dominated by politics

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting was dominated, as usual, by groups using the event as a soapbox for furthering their political agenda. Apple COO Tim Cook only answered a couple real questions from individuals, and the crowd sang out happy birthday to Steve Jobs, who was away on medical leave.

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February 25, 2009   No Comments

Did Microsoft kill Android at Mobile World Congress 2009?

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Despite racking up a big list of top-tier phone set manufacturers in its Android Open Handset Alliance, Google’s mobile operating system was nearly non-existant among OHA members’ announcements at the GSMA Mobile World Congress. Is Microsoft to blame?
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February 18, 2009   25 Comments

San Francisco Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight

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Daniel Eran Dilger

The San Francisco waterfront erupted into Valentine’s Day pillow fight this evening, with feathers flying as many pillows ended up casualties of war, spilling their plumage in snow-like piles.
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February 14, 2009   11 Comments

Amazon Kindle sells half as well as Microsoft Zune

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Daniel Eran Dilger
If you’re hooked on phonics, you’re probably stoked about Amazon’s Kindle, which allows users to load up books, newspapers, and even blogs and Wikipedia articles from the web over-the-air for reading on a slow refreshing, grey e-Ink screen. But did you know it’s selling half as well as that barometer of epic failure, the Microsoft Zune?
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February 4, 2009   64 Comments

Exploring Windows 7 for Mac users

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft is getting ready to relaunch Vista under the new “Windows 7” brand, in the hopes that Windows XP users find it worth the upgrade. Will the new version make sense for Mac users who currently have some need to run Windows?
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February 2, 2009   29 Comments

The Mac Malware Myth

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Daniel Eran Dilger
According to proponents of the Mac Malware Myth, Mac users should be afraid of a series of reports about a “rising tide” of malicious software and in panicked response, install anti-virus software from the vendors who propagate those dire warnings. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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January 29, 2009   86 Comments

iDVD hung out to dry as Apple pushes movies online

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

One of the original pillars of Apple’s iLife suite, iDVD, has increasingly been given the cold shoulder to the point where it is not even depicted on the retail package anymore. How much longer will the app stick around now that the company has focused on pushing media sharing online?

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January 28, 2009   7 Comments

Why Apple’s Tim Cook Did Not Threaten Palm Pre

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Bloggers jumped on comments from Apple COO Tim Cook to suggest that the company is planning legal action to shut down Palm’s webOS Pre phone before the device can even make it to the market. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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January 23, 2009   37 Comments

Apple TV sales up threefold, will see continued investment

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Purportedly left for dead and mocked by pundits, Apple TV has actually turned into a productive hobby for Apple that will see continued development in the future, with sales rising threefold over the past year, according to acting chief executive Tim Cook.
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January 21, 2009   1 Comment

Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: competitive origins

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
The tech media is working to pit Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 release against Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, but the two products aren’t really direct competitors.

The operating system most users end up with will depend upon what hardware they choose to buy, not the specific feature details of the software that system happens to run. History reveals that the hardware decision isn’t going to be based primarily upon features.

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January 20, 2009   26 Comments

Dan Lyons, Paul Thurrott: the Fake and the Phony

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Two notorious Microsoft shills, Dan Lyons and Paul Thurrott, have sunk to new lows of historical revisionism order to decry that “the media” is conspiring to uncritically fawn over a company other than the one they have uncritically fawned over as paid flacks over the last decade. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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January 18, 2009   104 Comments

Ten Big Predictions for Apple in 2009

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Two years ago, Apple teased Macworld Expo audiences with the line, “the first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007.” Since then, the company has has regularly embarrassed naysayers by repeatedly reinventing itself and successfully adding major new lines of business, although the market has failed to recognize any net appreciation in the company over that period.
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January 16, 2009   17 Comments

Macworld 09 Infamy Awards

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Daniel Eran Dilger

It might be too late to inaugurate a new series of awards for Macworld Expo, given that the show is on its last legs, but I have some pics that needed to get published, so here it is anyway.
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January 13, 2009   20 Comments

A closer look at Apple’s advanced notebook battery tech

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The new 17“ MacBook Pro claims an industry leading 8 hours of battery life, thanks to a series of innovations Apple highlighted in the new notebook’s introduction. Even so, many of the advancements are not actually new, but rather the product of Apple’s incremental engineering efforts to increase its notebooks’ usability and desirability by thinking differently.

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January 6, 2009   1 Comment

First look: unibody 17“ MacBook Pro (with photos and video)

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

It was no surprise to see a unibody refresh of the 17“ MacBook Pro; many wondered why the model wasn’t included with the 13” MacBook and 15“ MacBook Pro released last fall. Apple’s belated high end notebook refresh did give Phil Schiller ”one more thing“ to introduce in his keynote however

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January 6, 2009   1 Comment