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Verizon soaking high end Android buyers to make up for iPhone subsidies

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has negotiated generous subsidies from mobile carriers to sell iPhones at lower upfront prices, but Google and its Android licensees haven’t, leaving carriers such as Verizon to drive up the price of higher end Android phones to make up the difference.
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December 15, 2011   31 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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

Podcast: Antennagate

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about WWDC and iPhone 4.

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! July 17, 2010 — Daniel Eran Dilger, John Martellaro and Robb Moore

You can also access the show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml. Gene Steinberg’s Tech Night Owl LIVE program is now being syndicated on the GCN radio network.

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

July 17, 2010   20 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: 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

Apple updates “formula 1” iPhone bars

Daniel Eran Dilger

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Apple updates formula 1 iPhone bars

July 2, 2010   21 Comments

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

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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