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How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

Daniel Eran Dilger

Within three years of Steve Jobs’ return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

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January 15, 2015   1 Comment

Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of bugs as Google shrugs off security flaws for 60% of its installed base

Daniel Eran Dilger

Google’s Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that “pre-KitKat 4.4″ software powers the majority of active users’ devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an “unfinished/unpolished” experience.

Google Android Versions Jan 2015

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January 13, 2015   No Comments

Apple’s rumored 12″ MacBook Air may aggressively target mobility with USB 3.1 Type-C

Daniel Eran Dilger

The latest rumors of a new 12-inch MacBook Air model describe an ultra-thin laptop that drops nearly all of its physical ports for a single audio jack and USB 3.1 Type-C connector, features that were first revealed last April and further detailed in specifications documents released by Intel, with significant contributions by Apple, in September.

2014 KGI roadmap

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January 10, 2015   No Comments

Samsung warns investors of first holiday quarter profit decline since 2011

Daniel Eran Dilger

Samsung Electronics has released “preliminary earnings guidance” for the December quarter, calling for revenues of around 52T KRW ($47B) and operating profits of about 5.2T KRW ($4.73B), a profit decline of 37 percent compared to the year-ago quarter — its first such decline for the holiday period since 2011.

Samsung

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January 8, 2015   No Comments

Apple Inc. stock leaps nearly 4 percent in first surge of 2015

Daniel Eran Dilger

After being pushed downward across the first week of 2015, Apple’s stock surged $4.14 today to close at $111.89, adding over $24.27 billion to the company’s market capitalization.

AAPL Surge Jan 2015

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January 8, 2015   No Comments

After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

Daniel Eran Dilger

Intel’s mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker’s Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft’s new Office for Android won’t run on any of them.

PowerPoint for some Android tablets

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January 7, 2015   No Comments

Despite lawsuit, Apple’s iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google’s Android, Samsung’s Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

There’s something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is that putting “Apple” in a headline is currently the most irresistible clickbait known to mankind. That, and there’s no time for fact checking or any sort of basic research in today’s BuzzFeed world of made up garbage.

iOS Storage

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January 4, 2015   No Comments

Bank of America promotes iPhone 6 in new TV ads for Apple Pay

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s blockbuster sales of iPhone 6 are continuing to benefit from Apple Pay commercials produced by banks, merchants and card processors. The latest spot from Bank of America calls Apple Pay “the new, easy, secure, smart way to pay with a simple touch.”

Apple Pay

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January 3, 2015   No Comments

Editorial: the world revolved around Apple, Inc in 2014

Daniel Eran Dilger

In 2014, the world’s journalists, investors and software developers all collectively discovered they’d been disastrously wrong about Apple in 2013. And with good reason.

Apple Infinite Loop campus

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December 30, 2014   1 Comment

Exclusive Apple Campus 2 December 2014 aerial tour shows progress on ‘spaceship’ building, theater, more

Daniel Eran Dilger

The latest video of Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project shows major progress on both the “spaceship” ring and parking garage, with over a dozen massive cranes now at work on the site. A previous prototype segment has also been removed.

Campus 2 Ring December 2014

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December 23, 2014   No Comments

Radio: Samsung, Xiaomi, Google & Microsoft all trying to be Apple

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Samsung, Xiaomi (the Chinese Samsung) Microsoft and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Macworld’s Kirk McElhearn and Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus.

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 at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

August 22, 2014   No Comments

Radio: Apple & Google Android patent lawsuits, Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the iPhone patent wars, Microsoft Surface and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro.

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 at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

May 24, 2014   No Comments

Radio: Google’s sneaky cookies, LG Smart TV spying & digital privacy

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Google’s fine for bypassing Safari privacy settings, LG’s Smart TVs that watch you, and other aspects of digital privacy, along with segments featuring Dann Berg.

NOW PLAYING! November 23, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Dann Berg

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 at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

November 24, 2013   No Comments

Radio: Apple iPhone 5c & 5s, Touch ID

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the new iPhones, iOS 7, Microsoft Windows Phone and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Leith Speights of Insider Software and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro.

Warning: I get a little cranky.

NOW PLAYING! September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith Speights, and Rob Pegoraro

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 at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

September 15, 2013   No Comments

Radio: iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Jim Dalrymple of the Loop and Stephen Baker of NPD Group.

NOW PLAYING! — August 3, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jim Dalrymple, and Stephen Baker

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 at: http://www.technightowl.com/nightowl.xml.

August 3, 2013   No Comments