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Will Microsoft Buy Adobe to rival Apple?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Hello readers, sorry for the long hiatus. I hit pause to enjoy life a bit. But now I’m digesting a story that is causing me to gag: that Microsoft and Adobe are going to battle Apple together in 2010 by resurrecting the 1990s.
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October 8, 2010   80 Comments

Will Apple TV get FaceTime, too?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Everybody is talking about the expected new release of Apple TV 4.0, running iOS apps, streaming shows, and perhaps sporting a new iTV name. But the most interesting new potential of the device isn’t even being mentioned: FaceTime.
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August 27, 2010   59 Comments

How to speed up your iPhone 3G running iOS4

Daniel Eran Dilger

Many users with an iPhone 3G have found their phone almost unusably slow after upgrading to the latest iOS 4. If you’re suffering with a slow phone, here’s something that’s worked for a lot of people: a cold hard reboot. And turn off Spotlight search.
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July 7, 2010   36 Comments

Reality Check: No, Daily Tech, EU isn’t forcing Adobe Flash on the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Jason Mick at Daily Tech writes that the EU is gearing up to push a “Digital Agenda” intended to foster interoperability, then wildly jumps to the conclusion that this means it will force Apple to implement Adobe Flash on the iPhone. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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July 7, 2010   11 Comments

Support for iOS 4 multitasking, iPhone 4 Retina Display easy to add

iOS 4 app updates

Daniel Eran Dilger

Updating existing App Store titles to support new features in Apple’s iOS 4, from multitasking to the higher resolution Retina Display of iPhone 4, are relative easy and straightforward to do, developers report.
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June 21, 2010   36 Comments

Reality Check: Apple not killing the Mac OS for iOS at WWDC 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

Dan Lyons of Newsweek , in a desperate bid to get noticed again, has abandoned his iPhone rejection / Android adoption schtick and has raced back to the Apple tent to announce his latest revelation: Apple is deemphasizing the Mac OS X platform to focus on iOS this summer, therefore the Mac is dead and Apple will seek out its remaining desktop users and beat them to death and leave them to die in their own blood (I’m exaggerating slightly).

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June 9, 2010   49 Comments

Apple’s iOS WWDC strikes back after Google’s Android I/O

Daniel Eran Dilger

Google and its supporters enjoyed intimating an all out war on Apple during the company’s I/O conference a couple weeks ago, disgorging a sea of propaganda that likened Apple to North Korea and its iPhone platform as a dystopian “1984” world. At its own WWDC, Apple never really turned up the rhetoric on Google, but the company did deliver a series of real, competitive assaults that will matter.

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June 8, 2010   54 Comments

WWDC 2010 Prediction & Speculation

Daniel Eran Dilger

What’s likely to make it into Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC on Monday? Here’s some ideas, ranging from almost assured to speculative wishes.
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June 4, 2010   25 Comments

Reality Check: Apple TV isn’t turning into a TV

Daniel Eran Dilger

After Steve Jobs described in detail why his company isn’t putting its efforts into trying to revolutionize TV, TechCrunch has decided that the answer may be for Apple to begin building its own televisions, a gangrene solution to a hangnail annoyance. More likely: Apple will merge Apple TV with the Mac mini and deliver a new iPhone OS based device to serve streaming iTunes content and apps to the living room TV.
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June 3, 2010   40 Comments

Reality Check: iPhone OS data protection flaw

Daniel Eran Dilger

Two researchers, Bernd Marienfeldt and Jim Herbeck, have detailed the ability to mount the iPhone 3GS and access its data even while a pin code is set and active. That is a flaw, but the people covering this news are only interested in sensationalism, so here’s some context.
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June 2, 2010   23 Comments

Reality Check: Seth Weintraub and the AT&T Android Mystery

Daniel Eran Dilger

Seth Weintraub is concerned an “Apple effect” may be interfering with AT&T in its bid to join other US mobile providers in selling an Android-based iPhone runner up, apparently without realizing that AT&T has the actual iPhone.

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May 28, 2010   20 Comments

Podcast: Google, Flash and WWDC

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Google, Flash and WWDC.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 to 11:00 PM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show will be available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

NOW PLAYING! May 27, 2010 — Peter Cohen, Steve “Mr. Gadget” Kruschen and Daniel Eran Dilger

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

Listen live, 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

May 27, 2010   1 Comment

Reality Check: Microsoft rumored at show at Apple’s WWDC 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

Barrons cited Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry as saying Apple had devoted 7 minutes of Steve Jobs’ hour long WWDC Keynote to Microsoft, purportedly to talk about how Microsoft would be adapting Visual Studio to build iPhone and Mac apps. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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May 27, 2010   17 Comments

How Apple could slay Google at WWDC 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is a company with thick skin. It takes an awful lot of prodding to rile the company or even provoke a response from its executives. Those jerking the company’s chain better hope this resilience to their attacks continues, because a single response from Apple at WWDC could wipe out Google and the bloggers that support it. Here’s how.
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May 26, 2010   54 Comments

Google I/O 2010 takes on Apple with PlaysForSure strategies

Daniel Eran Dilger

Last week, Google’s I/O conference presented a look at the company’s future plans, exciting the base of its enthusiasts. But will Google’s intended strategies, patterned after Microsoft’s PlaysForSure, be as devastating to Apple as media pundits would like them to be? No, here’s why.

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May 25, 2010   49 Comments