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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

Devil’s advocates play up sympathy for Samsung after Apple trial

Daniel Eran Dilger

In a desperate bid to appear evenhanded, mainstream journalists of all stripes have dashed to their MacBooks to construct sympathetic stories casting teary-eyed hope for Samsung while fretting about the potential for more expensive iPhones after Apple’s victory in defending its patents.
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August 26, 2012   26 Comments

How Apple’s new vector-based Maps leave Google Maps looking jittery

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple isn’t just declaring its independence from Google Maps with its new in-house backend for Maps in iOS 6. It has developed a superior way to deliver map data that relies on resolution independent vectors rather than Google’s multiple zoom levels of bit mapped images.

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August 3, 2012   15 Comments

Apple wants to wipe Google off the map with iOS 6

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple is not only disconnecting its native iOS 6 Maps app from Google’s servers, but will also redirect all third party app requests to its own mapping servers, immediately taking the majority of mobile maps traffic away from Google as it forges new strategic partnerships for mapping.

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August 2, 2012   7 Comments

Radio: Apple earnings, Samsung, Windows 8

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s quarterly earnings announcements, to chat about mobile operating systems, patents, Samsung and the prospects of Microsoft’s Windows 8.

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.

NOW PLAYING! July 28, 2012 — Stephen Baker, Daniel Eran Dilger, and Nelson Hudes

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.

July 28, 2012   No Comments

Samsung’s profits demonstrate how much Apple could be making in TV market

Daniel Eran Dilger

Headlines are blaring that fact that Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple in the June quarter, but they’re less vocal about the fact that Samsung only earned half as much as Apple. Is it time for Apple to copy Samsung’s HDTV operations? Oh God, no.
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July 27, 2012   4 Comments

Apple is gaining power because of profits

Daniel Eran Dilger

Ready to be blown away by an epiphany of the obvious? All of the talk over the last 20 years about how “delivering innovation” was the factor selecting success in the tech world was wrong. Here’s why.
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July 24, 2012   17 Comments

If Gartner is wrong, Ed Bott doesn’t even want to be right

Daniel Eran Dilger

Leading Windows Enthusiast Ed Bott of ZDNet generated some laughs today by reminding the world of Gartner’s poor record in many of its analysts’ future predictions. But Bott himself is wrong, even when it comes to Gartner. Here’s why.
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July 23, 2012   6 Comments

Google admits failure in copying iOS, excuses its patent infringement with Communist rhetoric

Daniel Eran Dilger

Google has has issued its latest defense for having appropriated Apple’s intellectual property: an argument that insists some inventions are so good that they should be wrenched from their patent holders by the government and distributed to the proletariat of Android licensees so that Google can make unfettered money selling ads on its stolen platform.
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July 21, 2012   19 Comments

Radio: Small iPad rumors, Google Nexus 7, Windows 8

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the latest news and rumors surrounding a mini iPad, new tablet offerings for Android and Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8 (among other things).

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.

NOW PLAYING! July 14, 2012 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jonathan Rettinger, and Joe Kissell

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.

July 15, 2012   No Comments

Radio: Tim Cook at All Things Digital and WWDC

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Tim Cooks’ appearance at the Wall Street Journal All Things Digital conference, to chat about mobile operating systems, and to discuss expectations of WWDC.

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.

NOW PLAYING! June 9, 2012 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Ted Landau

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.

June 8, 2012   20 Comments

Video: Weekend Tech Review: Macworld Week 4 2012

Here’s a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the fourth week of 2012, including a look at Apple’s earnings, Macworld, product news, the week’s business stories, and upcoming events.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @appleinsider and @DanielEran.

January 29, 2012   No Comments

Video: Weekend Tech Review: iBooks Event Week 3 2012

Daniel Eran Dilger

Here’s a video recap of the top tech stories involving Apple for the third week of 2012, including a look at Apple’s iBooks Event, product news, the week’s business stories, and upcoming events.

You can also follow us on Twitter: @appleinsider and @DanielEran.
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January 22, 2012   4 Comments