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Podcast: Apple and Location Services on the iPhone

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Location Services on the iPhone in a podcast with Macworld senior editor Dan Moren.

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 previous episode I appeared on is available at NOW PLAYING! March 26, 2011 — John Martellaro, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Sascha Segen

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

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

April 30, 2011   4 Comments

Distimo polishes the Android Market turd

Daniel Eran Dilger

Mobile app analytics firm Distimo used a particularly wild amount of spin to suggest Android apps were headed toward global domination. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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April 28, 2011   12 Comments

Apple to license Google’s Android operating system

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has announced plans to license Google’s Android operating system, outlining details of the new initiative in a blog post by Steve Jobs entitled “Thoughts on Google.”
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April 1, 2011   27 Comments

Visualizing Anti-iPad Android Evangelism

Android evangelists

Daniel Eran Dilger

It sort of bothers me that the mascot for Android is not actually an android (a machine designed to look like a man) but is rather a garbage can robot with the sophistication of that pair of fart joke characters from South Park, flapping dysfunctional appendages while being propelled by a vaporous cloud of hot air. Shameless.
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March 11, 2011   50 Comments

Apple Killers Attack! Decay, Sustain, Release

Daniel Eran Dilger

The waves of competition that lap up upon Apple’s shores is starting to sound very familiar. Anyone else notice this pattern?
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March 10, 2011   41 Comments

Apple vs iOS Developers: A story of love, approval and world conquest

Daniel Eran Dilger

Readability is the latest iOS developer to resort to the courts of public opinion in its issues with Apple. It doesn’t seem to be working out well.

Apple vs. Los Desarrolladores del iOS: Una historia de amor, aprobaciones y la conquista del mundo (en español)
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February 21, 2011   21 Comments

Podcast: Verizon iPhone, Nokia, Microsoft and more

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Verizon iPhone, Nokia, Microsoft and more.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights 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.

This latest episode is now available at NOW PLAYING! February 19, 2011 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Kirk McElhearn

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

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

February 19, 2011   2 Comments

Apple’s iPhone and the Curious World of Android Enthusiasts

Daniel Eran Dilger

It’s Saturday so I made some Keynote slides instead of writing a whole lot.

El iPhone de Apple y el Curioso Mundo de los Entusiastas de Android (en español)
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February 19, 2011   58 Comments

Does Apple deserve a 30% cut of iTunes in app subscriptions?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Get ready for the iPhone Crisis-Gate of February 2010: Apple is evil for demanding a 30% cut of subscription sales. But is this issue of the month really a legitimate outrage?

¿Apple se merece un 30% del valor de las suscripciones hechas desde dentro de las aplicaciones? (en español)
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February 15, 2011   101 Comments

Zune 2: How Microsoft will slaughter Windows Phone 7 using Nokia

Daniel Eran Dilger

For a historian, the only thing more fun than seeing how history repeats is examining what things do change as events recycle. Looking at Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia, I can’t help but bring up Microsoft’s attempts to kill the iPod with the Toshiba-built Zune, an effort that backfired, killing Microsoft’s Android-like, “open” PlaysForSure platform instead.

Zune 2: Como Microsoft masacrará Windows Phone 7 utilizando a Nokia (en español)
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February 14, 2011   51 Comments

Microsoft’s Stephen Elop takeover of Nokia VS. NeXT’s Steve Jobs takeover of Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

For a historian, the only thing more fun than seeing how history repeats is examining what elements do change as events recycle. Looking at Microsoft’s takeover of Nokia, I can’t help but contrast NeXT’s takeover of Apple Computer in 1996. Despite the similarities, there are stark differences that promise to make the results predictably different.
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February 13, 2011   39 Comments

Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 3

The Honeycomb tablet

Daniel Eran Dilger
Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why, part three.
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February 9, 2011   40 Comments

Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 2

The world’s biggest software platform

Daniel Eran Dilger
Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why, part two.
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February 8, 2011   26 Comments

Why is Google so hysterically hypocritical about Bing using its public data?

Daniel Eran Dilger

The tech world seems to be briefly transfixed by the skirmish between Google and Microsoft, not over patents or profits but over accusations that Bing is using Google’s search results to improve its own. But what’s wrong with that?
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February 1, 2011   47 Comments

Silliest pundit-in-chief Joe Wilcox lavishes praise upon silliest chief executive Steve Ballmer

Daniel Eran Dilger

They say it takes all kinds, and that’s true. Were it not for the ridiculous ravings of Joe Wilcox, it seems Microsoft’s chief executive Steve Ballmer wouldn’t be getting praise from anyone.
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January 15, 2011   42 Comments