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How Oracle might kill Google’s Android and software patents all at once

Daniel Eran Dilger

Another major war is exploding in the tech world, but alliances have shifted in interesting enough ways to ensure that this will be one of the most fascinating events ever to hit the technology world.
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August 14, 2010   82 Comments

Major developer turns attention to Google’s Android

Daniel Eran Dilger

After a couple years of collecting little more than hobbyist shareware supported primarily by ads rather than commercially viable software, Google’s Android platform is finally engaging the interest of a major developer. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of interest Google wants.
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August 13, 2010   39 Comments

How to speed up your iPhone 3G running iOS4

Daniel Eran Dilger

Many users with an iPhone 3G have found their phone almost unusably slow after upgrading to the latest iOS 4. If you’re suffering with a slow phone, here’s something that’s worked for a lot of people: a cold hard reboot. And turn off Spotlight search.
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July 7, 2010   36 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

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: Apple TV isn’t turning into a TV

Daniel Eran Dilger

After Steve Jobs described in detail why his company isn’t putting its efforts into trying to revolutionize TV, TechCrunch has decided that the answer may be for Apple to begin building its own televisions, a gangrene solution to a hangnail annoyance. More likely: Apple will merge Apple TV with the Mac mini and deliver a new iPhone OS based device to serve streaming iTunes content and apps to the living room TV.
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June 3, 2010   40 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

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