RoughlyDrafted OUTLOUD: Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, Mac
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Commentary on the tech industry by Daniel Eran Dilger in San Francisco. A look at Macs, mobiles, music, and markets with historical context and a future outlook, with more about the iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV than anyone in their right mind could want.
||RDM OUTLOUD: 15: Origins: Why the iPhone is ARM, and isn't Symbian||Daniel Eran Dilger Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Linux, and Symbian currently power the world’s smartphones. How does each stack up against Apple’s OS X in the iPhone? This article presents an overview and lineage of Symbian||8/17/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 14: The Egregious Incompetence of Palm||Daniel Eran Dilger Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Linux, and Symbian currently power the world’s smartphones. How does each stack up against Apple’s OS X in the iPhone? This article presents an overview of Palm. Palm's early pro||8/16/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 13: The Spectacular Failure of WinCE and Windows Mobile||Daniel Eran Dilger Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Linux, and Symbian currently power the world’s smartphones. How does each stack up against Apple’s OS X in the iPhone? Here’s an overview looking at the merits of each,||8/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 12: Newton Lessons for Apple's New Platform||Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s press releases all end with the phrase “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.” Today, Apple i||8/14/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 11: OS X vs. WinCE: How iPhone Differs from Windows Mobile||Daniel Eran Dilger Apple's announcement at Macworld that the new iPhone would be powered by OS X was a surprise. The middle of last year, I had stated that Apple would likely use Symbian rather than develop a mobile version of Mac OS X. Just prior to||7/15/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 10: Apple's OS X: How Does it Fit on the iPhone?||Daniel Eran Dilger How can Apple squeeze Mac OS X into the iPhone? On a Mac, a minimal installation of OS X takes up at least 10 GB of disk space, and happily consumes all the RAM it can find. The iPhone doesn't have a hard drive at all. Here’s||7/14/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 9: Why OS X is on the iPhone, but not the PC||Daniel Eran Dilger Why OS X is on the iPhone, but not the PC? The answers lie deeply buried in thirty years of tech history involving Apple, Microsoft, NeXT, Sun, HP, ARM, and others. In AAC, 26 minutes. Based on the Article:||5/14/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 8: Apple iPhone vs LG Prada KE850||Daniel Eran Dilger Apple iPhone vs LG Prada KE850. Here's a comparison of the iPhone next to one of the latest new phones to be announced, LG's Prada phone, also known as the KE850. In AAC, 16 minutes. Based on the Article: A||5/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 7: Phone Wars: iPhone vs Others||Daniel Eran Dilger Phone Wars: iPhone vs TyTN, Treo, Pearl, E62, P990, Q. Apple is looking at the industry very differently than every other vendor. While most phones are cheap or nearly free, the iPhone aims at the high end of smartphones.||5/7/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 6 Smartphones: iPhone and the Big Fat Mobile Industry||Daniel Eran Dilger Smartphones: iPhone and the Big Fat Mobile Industry: When comparing the iPhone to the Motorola Q, a consideration of the subsidies provided by mobile providers and the expense of contracts helps to illustrate why it's both pointless||3/30/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 5 iPhone vs Q, Steve Ballmer on how to lie about prices||Daniel Eran Dilger Cingular Apple iPhone vs. Verizon Motorola Q: How to lie about phone prices: a lesson from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In AAC, 13 minutes. Based on the Article: Cingular Apple iPhone vs. Verizon Motorola Q||3/29/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 4 Zune vs iPhone: 5 Phases of Media Coverage||Daniel Eran Dilger Zune vs. iPhone: Five Phases of Media Coverage: A sly look at the media’s reception to the Zune and the iPhone in five easy phases. In AAC, 16 minutes. Based on the Article: Zune vs. iPhone: Five Phases of Media Coverage||3/28/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 3 Inside the iPhone: UI, Software, Sync, DRM vs Palm, WinCE||Daniel Eran Dilger Devices in Search of a Solution; Inside the iPhone: UI, Stability, and Software; Wireless and Sync vs. Palm, WinCE; FairPlay DRM and the iTunes Store. In AAC, 53 minutes. Based on the Articles: Device Probl||2/26/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 2 Inside the iPhone: EDGE, ARM, OS X, 3G||Daniel Eran Dilger Inside the iPhone: EDGE, EVDO, HSUPA, 3G, and WiFi; Mac OS X, ARM, and iPod OS X; Readers Write About iPhone, 3G Wireless Networks. In AAC, 53 minutes. Based on the Articles: Inside the iPhone: EDGE, EV||2/5/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||RDM OUTLOUD: 1 Greenpeace, Macworld Expo News||Daniel Eran Dilger ArsTechnica on Greenpeace, Macworld Expo's iPhone, Apple TV and AirPort Extreme announcements, Predictions Scorecard, and Ten Myths of the Apple iPhone. In AAC, 60 minutes. Based on the Articles: ArsTechnic||2/4/07||Free||View In iTunes|
Bright. Knowledgeable. Well written.
I've read many articles on RoughlyDrafted and have been highly impressed with the quality of the writing and the breadth of accurate knowledge that auther brings to every topic. From computer history, including Apple and Microsoft's emergence, to NeXT's technology, to the future digital landscape. It's reassuring to know I'm not the only computer history enthusiast who cares about the details.
Daniel knows his stuff...
Having read from his numerous blog entries that cover a wide variety of tech topics, it is very clear that he is well informed and an excellent writer. He writes in a way that gets the audience to use their own mind in debunking Mac myths. His research is thorough, topics are timely and he calls it like it is - leaving personal feelings and name-calling aside, which is something that a lot of tech columnists seem to revert to these days. I give it nine thumbs up, my highest rating ever.
I stumbled upon daniel RDM site through some Ducati motorcycle link - his site quickly became a favorite within my friends's circle. Well written articles and now a solid podcast.. keep it up Daniel