2013 in review: Apple and it’s competitors – AppleInsider.

Daniel Eran Dilger for AppleInsider:

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they’ll do a better job in 2014.

What a great piece of reporting on the facts.


Strategy Analytics’ get’s slammed.

Daniel Eran Dilger for AppleInsider:

A report by Strategy Analytics is getting lots of attention, but its core implication that Samsung Electronics is now leading Apple, Inc. in profits is simply not accurate.

Go read it. Dilger makes a great case for why you shouldn’t trust “analysts”.

WTF, Google?! Google reportedly ignoring Safari users’ privacy settings to better track its ads.

This is completely unacceptable!

In the above article, Apple Insider’s Daniel Eran Dilger reports on an investigation by The Wall Street Journal, about Google tracking OS X, and iOS users, who use Safari by “purposely overriding Safari’s browser privacy settings using code that misrepresents its ads as being a user-initiated form submission.”

From the report:

“Google added coding to some of its ads that made Safari think that a person was submitting an invisible form to Google. Safari would then let Google install a cookie on the phone or computer.”

Read the full articles at Apple Insider, and The Wall Street Journal.

If I hadn’t kicked Google to the curb weeks ago, I would now.