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The fallacy of Flash: why Adobe’s ideological war with Apple is bankrupt

Daniel Eran Dilger

Writing for Gawker’s tech industry celebrity gossip property “Valleywag,” Ryan Tate has delved into embarrassing depths of emotionalist advocacy for Flash in railing against Apple and Steve Jobs in particular. He’s wrong, here’s why, and why it matters.

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March 30, 2010   28 Comments

CanSecWest security competition falsely portrayed, again

Daniel Eran Dilger

Another year, another grossly ignorant misrepresentation of the CanSecWest security competition. Nothing new here, just the the widely reported idea that CanSecWest hosted a shootout among operating system platforms and Apple’s were among the first to fall.
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March 27, 2010   26 Comments

Windows Phone 7: Microsoft’s third failed attempt to be Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft’s new Windows Mobile strategy is turning out to be just like its failed strategies for Vista and Zune: a belated, wrongheaded attempt to shamelessly copy Apple too late to make a difference, all while ignoring its own strengths in a delusional, self-destructive bid to be something it is not.
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March 26, 2010   47 Comments

Fraud science used to promote Flash performance over web standards

Daniel Eran Dilger

A report purporting to vindicate the performance of Adobe’s Flash plugin in comparison to open standards broke through the weak editorial barriers of the tech community yesterday. It’s wrong, here’s why.
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March 11, 2010   167 Comments

Microsoft Courier: the third weak link in a miserable mobile strategy

Microsoft Courier history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft’s Courier concept has rapidly evolved over the last three years, but in rather random directions. It now says it will have the product finished by the end of 2010, an extremely ambitious goal for a company that simply could not deliver its last several product concepts within a year of announcing ETAs, including the Surface and Windows Mobile 7.

The problem is, even if Microsoft ships the Courier at some point, it will still suffer from the company’s randomly aimed shotgun strategy for delivering a viable mobile platform.

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March 5, 2010   38 Comments

Podcast: Apple vs HTC over Android patent infringement

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s patent suit against smartphone maker HTC.

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.

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

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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March 4, 2010   2 Comments

Why Apple is suing HTC rather than Google or Android

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s patent assault on HTC (the maker of most Android and Windows Mobile phones) has gotten the tech media in a tizzy. Why isn’t Apple taking on Google or Android instead, and is this action the sign of a tough new Apple that hates Google and open source and wants to kill Android? That’s all wrong, here’s why.
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March 3, 2010   79 Comments

Special Report: Why I can’t report on the Apple shareholder meeting

YouTube – Special Report: Why I can’t report on the Apple shareholder meeting

Daniel Eran Dilger

A series of tragic circumstances related to Apple’s shareholder meeting yesterday has resulted in problems only you the reader can help solve. So I’m enlisting your help.
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February 26, 2010   43 Comments

An Adobe Flash developer on why the iPad can’t use Flash

Daniel Eran Dilger

Morgan Adams, an interactive content developer who knows a lot about building Flash, wrote in with an interesting perspective on Flash and the iPad. The remainder of this piece is his comments on the subject.

Inside Apple’s iPad: Adobe Flash
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February 20, 2010   241 Comments

Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 9. It can’t multitask

February 17, 2010   126 Comments

Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 8. It’s a curse for mobile developers

February 11, 2010   41 Comments

Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 6. It needs HDMI for HD video output

February 8, 2010   40 Comments

Eccentric but effective Steve Jobs pitches iPad to NYT execs

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple booked a quiet dinner reception for fifty executives at the New York Times, but the VIP guest ended up being Steve Jobs.

Eccentric but effective Steve Jobs pitches iPad to NYT execs
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February 4, 2010   12 Comments

Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 5. It’s just a Tablet PC or Kindle

February 4, 2010   59 Comments

Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 4. It was over-hyped and under-delivered

February 3, 2010   65 Comments