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Why Apple can’t be too worried about Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets taking away iPad sales: Part 2

The world’s biggest software platform

Daniel Eran Dilger
Listen to giddy Android enthusiasts and you might get the impression that the next tablet-centric version of Google’s Android platform, named 3.0 Honeycomb, is about to destroy iPad sales. They’re wrong, here’s why, part two.
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February 8, 2011   26 Comments

Podcast: Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, iPad 2, and Apple 2010 earnings

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Steve Jobs, Tim Cook, iPad 2, and Apple’s 2010 earnings.

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! Jan 22, 2010 — Stephen Baker and Daniel Eran Dilger

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.

January 24, 2011   No 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

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

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

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

Eccentric but effective Steve Jobs pitches iPad to NYT execs

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple booked a quiet dinner reception for fifty executives at the New York Times, but the VIP guest ended up being Steve Jobs.

Eccentric but effective Steve Jobs pitches iPad to NYT execs
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February 4, 2010   12 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

Gizmodo’s incredibly naive Jesus Diaz compares Apple’s corporate security to Nazi Gestapo

Gizmodo douche Jesus Diaz

Daniel Eran Dilger

According to Gizmodo, Apple’s rather routine internal efforts to secure its trade secrets and the details of its product development plans exposed to the employees who work for it are somehow comparable to the oppressive police state brutality carried out by the Nazi Gestapo and KGB secret police against citizens. He’s wrong to an egregious and irresponsible extent, here’s why.
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December 15, 2009   26 Comments

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

iPhone subscription accounting

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s April 2007 Q2 earnings call announced that the company planned to book revenue for its new iPhone and Apple TV using the “subscription method of accounting,” a decision that startled analysts and left many users confused. Here’s what resulted and why the company is working to reverse the decision.

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

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October 21, 2009   21 Comments

Podcast: Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano’s camcorder. You can tune into the live stream Thursday September 17 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

Recent episodes:

August 27, 2009 Windows 7 and Snow Leopard
July 30, 2009, Windows 7, netbooks, and the Apple tablet.
July 9, 2009, Mozilla and Opera fight to make Ogg Theora the official codec of HTML 5.
June 18, 2009, Microsoft Enthusiasts
May 21, 2009, talking about Windows 7
March 19, 2009, talking about the iPhone 3.0 SDK
February 26, 2009, covering the Apple stockholder meeting
January 8, 2009, covering Apple’s last Macworld Expo

Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Oct 16 08
Oct 2 08
July 31 08
June 12 08
May 1 08
Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

September 17, 2009   1 Comment

Fox News reports new Mac virus that is neither Mac nor viral nor new

Foxvirus

Daniel Eran Dilger
A report published by Fox News says that “online criminals are apparently so impressed with its scorching sales they are sending Macintosh computers an attack typically aimed at” Windows PCs. The story then falls apart in series of inept contradictions.
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July 30, 2009   18 Comments

Who’s paying Brett Arends to malign Apple?

Arends

Daniel Eran Dilger

Brett Arends, the notorious shill who filed discredited attacks on the iPhone launch in Jim Cramer’s the Street listing “Five reasons not to buy an iPhone” and attacking the new phone at its launch for supposedly costing buyers “$17,670,” is now printing his fully unsubstantiated opinions on Apple in the Wall Street Journal.

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July 21, 2009   28 Comments

The EFF’s Oddly Informed War Apple’s iPhone Apps

Daniel Eran Dilger

An Electronic Frontier Foundation blogger has once again managed to malign the EFF’s own laudable mission as an organization in order to deliver an over the top, incendiary screed about Apple and the iPhone app review process. This time it’s personal, due to an EFF-related iPhone app rejection, but they’re wrong, here’s why.

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June 3, 2009   17 Comments

Are Macs more Safe than Secure? No

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Everyone seems to get lost in their own words when talking about security and Apple. The Daring Fireball recently cited security blogger Dennis Fisher, who insisted it was “demonstrably false” to say there were not “any virus attacks on Macs.” However, rather than pointing out what a horrible pile of trash Fisher’s article was, John Gruber praised it (apparently to be nice) and then got lost in his own semantics on the subject. Sometimes you need to say “he’s wrong, here’s why.”

Instead, Gruber wrote, “That [blogger's article] probably sounds like clueless trolling to many of you reading this but it’s not, and it highlights an important distinction. Security is about technical measures, like the strength of the locks on your doors and windows. Safety is about the likelihood that you’ll actually suffer from some sort of attack.”
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May 16, 2009   62 Comments