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Gizmodo has its Slashdot Halloween moment 11 years later with iPad mini

Daniel Eran Dilger

Remember when Slashdot lost its remaining credibility after describing the new iPod as “No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame”? Well of course you don’t remember Slashdot. And soon, you won’t remember Gizmodo, either.
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October 30, 2012   24 Comments

Radio: iPad mini, iMac launch

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPad mini and iMac launch.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night 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. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

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

October 26, 2012   No Comments

Bill Gates changes his tune on Apple’s iPad, now that one surfaces running Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

Bill Gates is really excited about the iPad now that Microsoft has copied it. But he wasn’t always so impressed with a thin tablet leveraging the ARM architecture to destroy the WinTel PC, particularly when Steve Jobs was showing off the original.
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October 22, 2012   18 Comments

Dear Ed Bott: No, Windows 8 is not the new XP

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiast Ed Bott of ZDNet compared the skepticism and apathy facing Windows 8 to the gradual adoption of Windows XP just over a decade ago, making the case that nothing has changed in over ten years and that everything is fine and there’s nothing for Microsoft to worry about. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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October 22, 2012   24 Comments

Three years ago Gartner predicted Apple would go nowhere in smartphones

Daniel Eran Dilger

Three years ago I took Gartner to task for saying that Android would pass Apple’s iOS by this point in 2012 to become the second largest mobile platform… after Nokia’s Symbian, closely followed by RIM’s Blackberry and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
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October 21, 2012   17 Comments

Radio: New iOS 6 Maps

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s much maligned iOS 6 Maps.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night 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. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

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

September 29, 2012   6 Comments

Why is Google so worried about Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps?

Daniel Eran Dilger

When a competitor releases a super crappy, no good turd of a product and brags it up way past the point where it should, the smartest thing to do is exactly the opposite of what Google is doing with regard to Apple’s iOS 6 Maps.
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September 28, 2012   34 Comments

Watch out boring iPhone 5: an interesting new phone from Google & Intel!

Daniel Eran Dilger

After the collective media-yawn that greeted what will become the world’s largest consumer electronics launch ever, there’s a flash of new excitement at ZDNet for a phone that won’t sell worth a damn.
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September 18, 2012   19 Comments

Radio: iPhone 5 Launch

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPhone 5 launch.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night 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.

It’s now available to listen to at: September 15, 2012 — Michael Phipps, Kirk McElhearn, and Daniel Eran Dilger

The Tech Night Owl LIVE is also broadcast on many local radio stations via the GCN network. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

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

September 15, 2012   No Comments

Bored by iPhone 5? Careful, you might get what you’re asking for

Daniel Eran Dilger

An awful lot of media wonks are jumping on the bandwagon of registering their lack of excitement over the new iPhone 5. But what they’re asking for is far worse.
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September 13, 2012   33 Comments

Dan Lyons strings together the most misinformation of his career to besmirch iPhone 5 launch

Daniel Eran Dilger

In a stunning effort to express how uninterested he is in the new iPhone, Dan Lyons has compiled for the BBC what appears to be the longest uninterrupted series of false statements ever.
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September 12, 2012   17 Comments

What’s Tim Cook’s “One More Thing” for iPhone 5?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said the company would be “doubling down” on product security, but you wouldn’t get that impression from all the leaks surrounding iPhone 5. It appears we’ve already seen it all, without even needing Gizmodo to find a stolen prototype this time around.

September 5, 2012   22 Comments

Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook is a new Game Center for retail apps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s new Passbook feature in iOS 6 isn’t just a coupon app; it’s a Game Center-like framework that enables retailers to develop smart apps for transactions, without relying on new Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware to do so.
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September 4, 2012   3 Comments

Apple adds Flyover, deletes Google’s Street View from iOS 6 Maps

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google’s StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.
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August 31, 2012   15 Comments

Radio: Apple vs. Samsung

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s quarterly earnings announcements, to chat about Apple vs. Samsung and the mobile industry in general.

You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night 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. There’a also now a mobile app for GCN radio.

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

August 31, 2012   No Comments