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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

Podcast: Apple vs HTC over Android patent infringement

Nightowl logo

Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s patent suit against smartphone maker HTC.

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.

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

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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March 4, 2010   2 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

Snow Leopard Server Spotted in Switzerland

Snow Leopard Server in Switzerland

Daniel Eran Dilger

My new book on Snow Leopard Server was spotted by my friend Urs Aeschbacher in the wilds of Switzerland, prowling bookshelf stores for a buyer willing to pay just short of $85 (the Swiss Franc is now almost exactly a US Dollar).
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December 13, 2009   15 Comments

Inside Apple’s new Mac mini Server

mosxs vs sbs

Daniel Eran Dilger

While Appleinsider predicted the arrival of a new dual-drive, optical-free Mac mini, Apple managed keep secret its plans to introduce a new Mac mini server bundle up to its relatively subtle launch this week. Now the company faces the task of publicizing its availability as it works to enter a market it hasn’t excelled at in the past.

Inside Apple’s new Mac mini Server
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October 24, 2009   19 Comments

Apple shuts down ZFS open source project

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s efforts to support the development of ZFS, an advanced file system originally created by Sun, were officially terminated today in a notice posted by MacOS Forge.

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October 23, 2009   9 Comments

Apple targets 3 new Get a Mac ads at Windows 7 (with videos)

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As promised, Apple has released three new Get a Mac ads targeting Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 as a good opportunity to abandon Microsoft.

Apple targets 3 new Get a Mac ads at Windows 7 (with videos).
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October 22, 2009   13 Comments

FreeBSD adds support for Snow Leopard’s Grand Central Dispatch

Apple server history

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch technology, which debuted in Snow Leopard as a mechanism for optimizing parallelism across multiple cores and processors, has now been ported to FreeBSD.

FreeBSD adds support for Snow Leopard’s Grand Central Dispatch
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October 16, 2009   9 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: Apple’s server strategy

Apple server history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Years before Mac OS X 10.0 was first released in 2001, Apple launched Mac OS X Server, targeting its newly acquired Unix-based operating system technology at the education and workgroup server market. Apple has struggled ever since to find a broad server strategy that works. The solution may be as obvious as the iPhone App Store.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: Apple’s server strategy
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October 13, 2009   10 Comments

Inside Snow Leopard’s UTI: Apple fixes the Creator Code

Mac Creator Codes and UTI

Daniel Eran Dilger

Snow Leopard’s abandonment of Creator Code metadata, used to open a file with its creating application, has some users are worried that Apple has killed off a core Mac-centric feature. Instead, Apple has invented a superior alternative for the old Creator Code in order to support a variety of new features. Here’s why, and what the new Uniform Type Identifiers offer.

Inside Snow Leopard’s UTI: Apple fixes the Creator Code
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September 22, 2009   27 Comments

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard’s Grand Central Dispatch

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.

Apple Open Sources Snow Leopard’s Grand Central Dispatch
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September 12, 2009   4 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Malware Protection

Malware Warning

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has enhanced the warnings Snow Leopard users get when directly downloading or opening disk images containing files known to be malicious. This article, the fifth in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard’s well-known but often misrepresented or misunderstood features, examines what this really means for Mac users and their relative security.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Malware Protection.
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September 7, 2009   24 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Exchange Support

Exchange APIs

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiasts like to spin Apple’s support for Exchange on the iPhone and in Snow Leopard as endorsement of Microsoft in the server space. From another angle, Apple is reducing its dependance upon Microsoft’s client software, weakening Microsoft’s ability to hold back and dumb down its Mac offerings at Apple’s expense.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Exchange Support
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September 5, 2009   27 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: GPU Optimization

Daniel Eran Dilger

As jingle-pundits desperately try to denigrate Snow Leopard as a “Service Pack,” Apple’s new operating system reference release actually expands the reach of the Mac platform in several important and under-reported new directions. Here’s the third in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard’s well-known, but often misrepresented or misunderstood features.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: GPU Optimization.
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September 4, 2009   3 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits

Daniel Eran Dilger

As jingle-pundits desperately try to denigrate Snow Leopard as a “Service Pack,” Apple’s new operating system reference release actually expands the reach of the Mac platform in several important and under-reported new directions. Here’s the second in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard’s well-known, but often misrepresented or misunderstood features.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits.
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September 2, 2009   25 Comments