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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: Android security, iPhone jailbreaking and app sideloading

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Android security, iPhone jailbreaking and app sideloading, and more.

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. 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

August 6, 2010   9 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

Reality Check: No, Daily Tech, EU isn’t forcing Adobe Flash on the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Jason Mick at Daily Tech writes that the EU is gearing up to push a “Digital Agenda” intended to foster interoperability, then wildly jumps to the conclusion that this means it will force Apple to implement Adobe Flash on the iPhone. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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July 7, 2010   11 Comments

Exclusive emails from Jesus Christ!

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nobody else has printed email replies from the chief executive of Christianity. That makes this exchange, which I paid a source hundreds of dollars for, newsworthy and legitimate, even if it’s all just sensationalized banter between somebody important and recognizable and a drunk nobody. I expect leading media sources from around the world to syndicate this as hard news.
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July 3, 2010   24 Comments

Apple updates “formula 1” iPhone bars

Daniel Eran Dilger

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Apple updates formula 1 iPhone bars

July 2, 2010   21 Comments

Reality Check: CDMA/Verizon iPhone is nothing like Mac OS X for Intel

evolution of mobile technologies

Daniel Eran Dilger

It’s become fashionable among Mac writers to refer to a secret CDMA iPhone that’s been under development all this time in parallel to the GSM/UMTS version Apple actually sells, and to compare this to the Intel build Apple secretly maintained for Mac OS X. It’s not really accurate though.
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July 2, 2010   55 Comments

Reality Check: the iPhone 4 launch in perspective

Daniel Eran Dilger

It’s not just the Gizmodo bloggers under investigation in the iPhone prototype case who are painting the electronic world’s biggest launch as a fair to middling failure. The mainstream media is also in on the act. How delusional are they? Here’s a look.
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July 1, 2010   29 Comments

Support for iOS 4 multitasking, iPhone 4 Retina Display easy to add

iOS 4 app updates

Daniel Eran Dilger

Updating existing App Store titles to support new features in Apple’s iOS 4, from multitasking to the higher resolution Retina Display of iPhone 4, are relative easy and straightforward to do, developers report.
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June 21, 2010   36 Comments

Podcast: WWDC & iPhone 4

Nightowl logo

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! June 17, 2010 — Jim Dalrymple, Daniel Eran Dilger and Molly E. Holzschlag

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 will soon be syndicated on the GCN radio network beginning Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 9 PM Central.

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

June 17, 2010   4 Comments