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Apple set to build on its blockbuster success in 2010

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Following Apple’s rebirth over the past decade under the leadership of chief executive Steve Jobs, the company is now set to build on its established foundations over the next decade.

Apple set to build on its blockbuster success in 2010
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January 3, 2010   4 Comments

Android hype vehicle set to crash in 2010

Daniel Eran Dilger

In late 2009 the tech media couldn’t stop buzzing about the next Android phone, whether it’s Google’s own branding of the next HTC model (Nexus One), or Motorola’s desperate attempt to stay relevant with its own Droid-Killer, called the Shadow. Some even think Sony Ericsson’s death throes with the Xperia X10 will be significant. They’re wrong, here’s why.

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January 2, 2010   34 Comments

AT&T fails to deploy iPhone Tethering and 3G MicroCell in 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Facing intense criticism of its mobile network coverage from a variety of sources, AT&T has both failed to deploy its iPhone tethering strategy and to successfully get its 3G MicroCell product into widespread distribution.

AT&T fails to deploy iPhone Tethering and 3G MicroCell in 2009
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December 31, 2009   8 Comments

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

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

Consumer groups ask FTC to block Google’s AdMob deal

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Consumer Watchdog and the Center For Digital Democracy have requested that the Federal Trade Commission block Google’s $750 million acquisition of AdMob on both anti-trust and privacy issues.

Consumer groups ask FTC to block Google’s AdMob deal
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December 28, 2009   4 Comments

Podcast: 2009 in review, 2010 Apple slate in preview

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the craziest things said about Apple in 2009 and a forward look at what will happen in 2010. Listen here, 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
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December 28, 2009   5 Comments

Apple vs Google: it’s all about who pays

Daniel Eran Dilger

Pundits think there’s a war between Apple and Google over smartphone (and perhaps netbook) platform technology. They’re wrong, here’s why it’s really all about who pays.

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December 17, 2009   47 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

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

Podcast: iPhone developers, Google Android and Chrome OS

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iPhone development and Google’s Android and Chrome OS. You can tune into the live stream Thursday December 3 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg
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December 3, 2009   4 Comments

Apple posts tools for building TuneKit iTunes LPs and Extras

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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 advancing technology

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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