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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

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

What will HP do with Palm’s webOS? Mostly likely: fail

Daniel Eran Dilger

For some time, it’s been obvious that Palm desperately needed a deep pocketed partner in order for its fledgling webOS to remain a viable competitor in the smartphone area. It was less obvious HP might be the one interested. But now that the $1.2 billion deal is done, what’s the chances it will work out?

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May 7, 2010   51 Comments

Adobe’s Flash monopoly game against Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Quick, name the vendor who claims 96% saturation of the market for dynamic media content. No, not just “market share,” but ubiquitous ownership of the means of distribution of nearly all Internet video, rich Internet apps, and Farmville. Answer: Adobe. Now name the company that is exercising its monopoly position to prevent competition within the market for dynamic web content. Answer: also Adobe.

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May 5, 2010   84 Comments