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Bloomberg’s breathtaking propaganda piece suggests trouble for Samsung

Daniel Eran Dilger

An article written for Bloomberg by Jun Yang, Anand Krishnamoorthy and Jungah Lee seeks so desperately to distract from Samsung’s looming crisis that it bends facts backwards and rewrites history with the careless abandon of a North Korea state reporter, drawing attention instead to the curious lack of reality that the company’s defenders exude.
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February 12, 2013   15 Comments

Radio: Apple stock, Blackberry, Microsoft Surface & more

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple and the stock market, Blackberry, Microsoft’s Surface and of course, Android.

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.

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.

February 2, 2013   No 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

Bored by iPhone 5? Careful, you might get what you’re asking for

Daniel Eran Dilger

An awful lot of media wonks are jumping on the bandwagon of registering their lack of excitement over the new iPhone 5. But what they’re asking for is far worse.
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September 13, 2012   33 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

What’s Tim Cook’s “One More Thing” for iPhone 5?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said the company would be “doubling down” on product security, but you wouldn’t get that impression from all the leaks surrounding iPhone 5. It appears we’ve already seen it all, without even needing Gizmodo to find a stolen prototype this time around.

September 5, 2012   22 Comments

Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook is a new Game Center for retail apps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s new Passbook feature in iOS 6 isn’t just a coupon app; it’s a Game Center-like framework that enables retailers to develop smart apps for transactions, without relying on new Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware to do so.
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September 4, 2012   3 Comments

Apple adds Flyover, deletes Google’s Street View from iOS 6 Maps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google’s StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.
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August 31, 2012   15 Comments

How Apple’s new vector-based Maps leave Google Maps looking jittery

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple isn’t just declaring its independence from Google Maps with its new in-house backend for Maps in iOS 6. It has developed a superior way to deliver map data that relies on resolution independent vectors rather than Google’s multiple zoom levels of bit mapped images.

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August 3, 2012   15 Comments

Apple wants to wipe Google off the map with iOS 6

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is not only disconnecting its native iOS 6 Maps app from Google’s servers, but will also redirect all third party app requests to its own mapping servers, immediately taking the majority of mobile maps traffic away from Google as it forges new strategic partnerships for mapping.

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August 2, 2012   7 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

Microsoft opens Messenger to XMPP, allowing Apple to connect iChat, iOS clients

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has opened up public access to its Messenger IM network via XMPP, enabling Apple and others to build open clients capable of interacting with Microsoft users.
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December 14, 2011   1 Comment

Inside Anobit: Why Apple is investing in flash RAM technology

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s investments in acquiring flash RAM expertise and technology appear to be centered around packing more storage capacity into Macs and iOS devices at lower prices, with the same level of component reliability and longevity.
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December 14, 2011   7 Comments

Google wants to be Apple as much as Microsoft did. But can Motorola help?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Years after the tech industry unanimously agreed that Microsoft’s licensing model was far superior to Apple’s integrated hardware model, Microsoft began desperate measures to adopt Apple’s. Now Google is trying to do the same. Will buying Motorola help?
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August 15, 2011   17 Comments

Google moves Android from a PlaysForSure strategy to Zune strategy

Daniel Eran Dilger

While Android fans like to point out how well the free software is performing by looking at its plurality of market share among smartphone makers, the reality is that Android isn’t doing so well. Google’s acquisition of Motorola is proof of that.
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August 15, 2011   20 Comments