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AT&T ironically dumps Tiger Woods

Daniel Eran Dilger

AT&T has tipped the scales of ironic behavior by dumping Tiger Woods, apparently because it doesn’t want to be represented by a figure who cheats his partner and screws anyone willing to sign up for service.

Perhaps the company should have instead signed up Woods as its primary spokesperson. Who else could better explain that while AT&T can’t really be trusted about what it promises, it’s still pretty good at what it does in terms of speed and technique. Luke Wilson is less convincing in saying that AT&T’s 3G is the faster and more world-savvy than Verizon’s.

December 31, 2009   13 Comments

Report: Apple Event set for January 26, 2010

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new report bolsters the rumored January 26 date assigned to an Apple Event planned at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The event is widely believed to serve as the debut of the company’s new slate as an expansion of its iPhone/iPod touch platform.

Report: Apple Event set for January 26, 2010
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December 30, 2009   No Comments

Google’s Nexus One takes on Droid as Apple’s iPhone App Store grows

Flurry AppStore vs Android Mkt Nov-Dec 09 Growth

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Expectations that Google would jump into the smartphone business itself and directly challenge the iPhone are being squelched by reports that indicate that the company is really only putting its name on a new HTC device to be sold by T-Mobile, which will compete against the Verizon Motorola Droid instead.

Google’s Nexus One takes on Droid as Apple’s iPhone App Store grows
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December 29, 2009   16 Comments

Strand Consult: Denmark’s illegitimate iPhone-angry pundit-nutter

John Strand is Strand Consult

Daniel Eran Dilger

When the iPhone first appeared in 2007, a variety of pundits and analysts lined up to explain why Apple would fail. Having been since proven wrong, they’ve mostly slinked off into quiet obscurity, except for John Strand. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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December 15, 2009   45 Comments

Randall Stross attacks the iPhone in the NYT using shills

Daniel Eran Dilger

The New York Times has again violated its own no-shill policy by paying Randall Stross to amplify Roger Entner and a variety of other mobile company clients who are all struggling to portray the iPhone as the reason why AT&T’s network is terrible in New York and San Francisco, a bizarre denial of the simple reality that AT&T’s networks in those two cities are simply “performing at levels below our standards,” as AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega recently told the Wall Street Journal.

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December 14, 2009   23 Comments

The real patent story behind Apple vs Nokia

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nokia sued Apple, now Apple is suing Nokia; both companies claim the other is trying to appropriate their own technology unfairly. But that’s not really the case at all. The real story isn’t even being reported.
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December 11, 2009   37 Comments

Google launches free Public DNS

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google has opened up public access to a new Domain Name System (DNS) service that allows users to look up Internet hosts quickly, accurately and securely.

Google launches free Public DNS.
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December 3, 2009   9 Comments

Apple posts tools for building TuneKit iTunes LPs and Extras

itunes extras

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has taken iTunes LP and Extras public, encouraging independent developers to begin work on interactive digital content for distribution in iTunes starting early next year. The new move signals a big move in taking on Adobe Flash, pushing the adoption of web standards, and creating an new business model for content that could impact how the company’s forthcoming tablet is sold and used.

Apple posts tools for building TuneKit iTunes LPs and Extras.
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November 26, 2009   29 Comments

Ars’ Jon Stokes hails Chrome OS as the second coming of the PC

Daniel Eran Dilger

In his latest effort to cram most of a thesaurus into an Ars Technica article, Jon Stokes has written a glowing tribute to the web search emperor’s new clothes: Chrome OS, and outlines why Google will save the PC from itself. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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November 25, 2009   51 Comments

Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally

Android and iPhone share of sales and mobile data

Apple’s slice of mobile data traffic has grown to now exceed 50% share in the US, UK and in global figures, according to the latest monthly mobile data traffic report by AdMob.

Apple iphone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally
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November 23, 2009   15 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets

smartphone timeline

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android is working to match the iPhone App Store’s mobile software market but with fewer restrictions for developers. This article is the fourth in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, with this segment looking at third party support.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 21, 2009   34 Comments

Google outlines Chrome OS plans for netbooks

Chrome OS

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google hosted a technical introduction to its new Chrome OS today, which it expects to officially launch on new netbooks by the end of 2010.

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November 19, 2009   18 Comments

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing

Google Yahoo Bing global market share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Following a press release from ComScore indicating that Microsoft has approached 10% market share with Bing, more comprehensive search statistics indicate that Bing’s growth and share of web search is being wildly overstated.

Web search statistics show Bing stagnant, Google growing
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November 19, 2009   13 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology

iPhone OS vs Android releases

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android supplies smartphone makers with the core software they can use to sell devices that compete against the iPhone. This article is the third in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, looking particularly how core system and bundled software is delivered, updated, and maintained.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 11, 2009   24 Comments

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival

Mobile phone marketshare

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Samsung, the world’s second largest phone maker globally after Nokia, has announced Bada as its own new smartphone platform which it hopes to use to gain entry into the sophisticated phone market.

Samsung Bada unveiled as new iPhone, Android platform rival
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November 10, 2009   12 Comments