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Motorola’s history of tablets shows remarkable ignorance

Daniel Eran Dilger

Motorola, the company that brought the first Android smartphone to the masses in Verizon’s Droid extravaganza last winter, is now hoping to challenge Microsoft’s second attempt at making a first impression with Windows 7 Slate PC by showing off its its own Android 3.0 tablet at next month’s CES.
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December 20, 2010   41 Comments

RIM CEO offers unintelligible look at BlackBerry OS, PlayBook future

Daniel Eran Dilger

In an interview at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference, Mike Lazaridis co-CEO of Research In Motion, offered an astonishingly nonsensical set of answers about the future of the BlackBerry OS and RIM’s upcoming PlayBook tablet.
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December 7, 2010   38 Comments

Why iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market

Daniel Eran Dilger

Ecstatic about figures showing Android overtaking the iPhone, more than a few have jumped to the conclusion that tablets are next, and Apple’s entire iOS platform will soon be relegated into an also ran position. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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December 2, 2010   60 Comments

Windows Phone Crisis: how Dell can make things even worse for WP7

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft is spending big money promoting Windows Phone 7, but it takes more than an ad budget to prod consumers into buying a sophisticated product. Just ask Vista, or Zune, or Bing, or KIN. On the other hand, its partner Dell is doing something even more terrible to WP7: blindly adopting it wholesale. Oh the humanity.
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November 5, 2010   53 Comments

Why the Mac App Store is such a priority for Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple not only announced plans to open a Mac version of its App Store, but slated an aggressive target to begin selling titles within three months. Here’s why it’s so important to the company.
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November 1, 2010   48 Comments

Are Java and Flash doomed on the Mac?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple left Sun’s Java and Adobe’s Flash off the iPhone in 2007, resulting in a death-stroke for both in the mobile arena as the iOS attained its influential position. Will the same happen on the Mac?
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October 25, 2010   67 Comments

Joe Wilcox: Here’s the answer to your jackass question about Steve Jobs

Daniel Eran Dilger

Dear Joe Wilcox, I can’t help but notice that you failed to understand why Steve Jobs directed comments toward Apple’s two closest competitors, RIM and Android, during his company’s conference call with analysts.
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October 19, 2010   43 Comments

Android threats from Verizon iPhone, Windows Phone 7

Daniel Eran Dilger

Enthusiastic backers of Google’s Android project are excited to see a increasing market share for the platform, but the figures seem neither sustainable nor relevant as two new competitors enter the smartphone marketplace.
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October 12, 2010   80 Comments

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

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

Reality Check: CDMA/Verizon iPhone is nothing like Mac OS X for Intel

evolution of mobile technologies

Daniel Eran Dilger

It’s become fashionable among Mac writers to refer to a secret CDMA iPhone that’s been under development all this time in parallel to the GSM/UMTS version Apple actually sells, and to compare this to the Intel build Apple secretly maintained for Mac OS X. It’s not really accurate though.
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July 2, 2010   55 Comments

Reality Check: the iPhone 4 launch in perspective

Daniel Eran Dilger

It’s not just the Gizmodo bloggers under investigation in the iPhone prototype case who are painting the electronic world’s biggest launch as a fair to middling failure. The mainstream media is also in on the act. How delusional are they? Here’s a look.
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July 1, 2010   29 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