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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: 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

Reality Check: Nokia’s iPad patent infringement headlines

Daniel Eran Dilger

Headlines tell such a sensationalized side of the story. Here’s the missing bits of recent tech media events that have been reported with a slant, this time featuring:

Nokia sues Apple over iPad patent infringement.

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May 11, 2010   24 Comments

InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman fails to understand Apple, Adobe Flash

Daniel Eran Dilger

InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman likes to offer an authoritarian opinion about tech subjects, but rarely has any clue what he’s talking about. That’t evident in his “peace plan” regarding Adobe and Apple.

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May 10, 2010   33 Comments

Reality Check: NPD’s Android vs. iPhone sales headlines

Daniel Eran Dilger

Headlines tell such a sensationalized side of the story. Here’s the missing bits of recent tech media events that have been reported with a slant starting with:

NPD says Android has surpassed iPhone in US unit sales
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May 10, 2010   95 Comments

Can HP & Palm take on the iPhone?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Some people seemed offended that I’d present a less than enthusiastically optimistic take on the chances that HP’s acquisition of Palm could be anything other than a successful explosion of synergy that will challenge Apple. But what else do we know about HP & Palm? Let’s ask technology strategist Michael Gartenberg.
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May 8, 2010   31 Comments

Speaking of Ironies: Adobe Flash, Al Gore and the iPad criticism on his Current TV

Daniel Eran Dilger

Earlier today, John Gruber of the Daring Fireball posted the line:

“Irony: Me, using my iPad to watch a video from the WSJ of Adobe’s CEO talking about how essential Flash is to publications like the WSJ.”

It reminded me of my own experience in being directed to Al Gore’s Current TV, by video blogger Ben Hoffman, who had created an “iPad sucks” video for broadcast on Current’s Tech Report. Current still uses Flash to present its videos (the entire site is tagged “beta”).
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April 30, 2010   10 Comments

Why Steve Jobs Loves Adobe Flash

Daniel Eran Dilger

Steve Jobs doesn’t offer his thoughts all that often, but when he does, they are articulated in masterfully convincing language. His latest “Thoughts on Flash” sounded like a distillation of every RoughlyDrafted article on the issue of Flash, boiled down into a devastating six point skewering. Secretly though, Jobs really does love Flash, here’s why.
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April 30, 2010   74 Comments

RIM takes on Apple with BlackBerry OS 6: the black iPhone OS 2.0

Daniel Eran Dilger

RIM’s big BlackBerry platform confab, the “Wireless Enterprise Symposium” or WES, recently debuted the company’s upcoming version 6 of its BlackBerry Operating System that runs its phones (well the latest ones anyway). You might think of it an an old version of the iPhone OS, but with lots of black in the interface.
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April 29, 2010   24 Comments