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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

Why the Mac App Store is such a priority for Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple not only announced plans to open a Mac version of its App Store, but slated an aggressive target to begin selling titles within three months. Here’s why it’s so important to the company.
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November 1, 2010   48 Comments

Are Java and Flash doomed on the Mac?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple left Sun’s Java and Adobe’s Flash off the iPhone in 2007, resulting in a death-stroke for both in the mobile arena as the iOS attained its influential position. Will the same happen on the Mac?
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October 25, 2010   67 Comments

Podcast: Apple’s “Back the the Mac” OS X Lion Sneak Peak and MacBook Air

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Mac OS X Lion following the “Back the the Mac” event.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

This latest episode is now available at NOW PLAYING! October 23, 2010 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Adam Engst, and Ross Rubin

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

You can also access our show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

October 23, 2010   5 Comments

Joe Wilcox: Here’s the answer to your jackass question about Steve Jobs

Daniel Eran Dilger

Dear Joe Wilcox, I can’t help but notice that you failed to understand why Steve Jobs directed comments toward Apple’s two closest competitors, RIM and Android, during his company’s conference call with analysts.
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October 19, 2010   43 Comments

Anticipating Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Daniel Eran Dilger

As Apple prepares to release its current quarterly earnings, a second announcement this week will present the company’s future related to the Mac platform. Here’s what’s likely to be unveiled.

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October 19, 2010   42 Comments

Media kit for reporting on Steve Jobs & Apple: Understanding & Spinning Rants

Daniel Eran Dilger

This media kit is being made available to keep your staff writers on message when reporting on Apple Inc, as opposed to every other tech company. Please do not stray from these guidelines, or Apple’s competitors might be induced to actually fight to contest in a competitive market, rather than being lulled into complacency while making meaninglessly trite responses.
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October 19, 2010   22 Comments

Podcast: Mac OS X Lion, Windows Phone 7

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Mac OS X Lion, new Macs, Windows Phone 7, and more.

The current episode can be found here: NOW PLAYING! October 16, 2010 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Edgar Matias, and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern, at http://www.technightowl.com/radio/. An archive of the show is available for downloading and listening at your convenience within four hours after the original broadcast.

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network.

You can also access our show’s Podcast feed, now available at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

October 18, 2010   1 Comment

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 Microsoft Buy Adobe to rival Apple?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Hello readers, sorry for the long hiatus. I hit pause to enjoy life a bit. But now I’m digesting a story that is causing me to gag: that Microsoft and Adobe are going to battle Apple together in 2010 by resurrecting the 1990s.
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October 8, 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

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

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