Mac OS Ken
This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings commute-sized tech news to the podsphere. If it's Apple news, Apple-related news, or news related to Apple-related news, you'll hear about it here. News you'll like... this is Mac OS Ken.

MCX Talks Up Safety and Convenience of CurrentC

CurrentC Pilot Program Gets Hacked

MCX CEO Holds Virtual Press Conference to Address Headaches

Mr. Munster Studies Used Phone Sales

Kantar: iPhone 6 Outselling iPhone 6 Plus in UK 5-to-1

Kantar: Android Gains Share in U.S. in Three-Months Leading up iPhone Refresh

IDC: Xiaomi Gallops Into Third in Worldwide Smartphone Race

Microsoft Outs Fitness Focused Wearable

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 10:46 AM

Walmart Wades in with Statement Against Apple Pay

NYT: MCX Members Would Face Steep Fines for Accepting Apple Pay

Walgreens Pokes Fun; Reminds Consumers It Accepts Apple Pay

Apple to Talk Cooperation with Alibaba Possibly Tied to Apple Pay

Tim Cook Says The Planet Ran Out of iPod Classic Parts

Apple Exec: No Apple SIM Plans for iPhone 

T-Mobile CEO Says iPhone 6 Plus Orders Are Surprisingly High

GTAT Bemoans Apple Settlement 

Apple Sued Over Graphics Issues with Some 2011 MacBook Pros

Apple TV Gets Two New Providers in the States

iOS 8 Adoption Hits 52-Percent

Apple Expands iAd to 95 Countries

Plague Inc. Sales Up 50-Percent Since Pickup of Ebola Coverage

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 9:35 AM

Apple Paints Rosy Picture for Apple Pay as CVS Continues to Diss

Tim Cook: One Million Cards on Apple Pay in First 72-Hours

Wells Fargo Offering Up to 20-Dollars Credit for Trying Apple Pay

Verifone Pushes NFC Terminal Upgrades in Europe Ahead of Apple Pay

Euro Carriers Stiff-Arm Apple SIM

Cult of Mac: India Sells 55,000 New iPhones in Three-Days

New iPhones Put a Hurt on Samsung Galaxy Phones in South Korea

Apple Outlines Its ConnectED Involvement

Alpine Hits the Road with CarPlay

FitBit Makes Surge Super Watch Official

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Direct download: macosken141028.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 10:03 AM

CVS and Rite Aid Turn Off NFC Terminals to Thwart Apple Pay

Amazon Rewards Visa Now Supports Apple Pay

Tim Cook Targeting China for Apple Pay

Gazelle Survey Shows Near 50-50 Split for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders

New Site Highlights Bendy-Shapey-Flexy-iPhone-6-Gate

iFixit Gives iPad Air 2 a 2-out-of-10 Reparability Rating

iFixit Gives iPad mini 3 a 2-out-of-10 Reparability Rating

Macworld: The Tantalizing Mystery of NFC in New iPads

9 to 5 Mac: The Boring Solution to the iPad-NFC Mystery

AT&T Locking Apple SIM to Its Network

Nike CEO Says His Company Working with Apple on Stealthy Wearable Tech

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 9:54 AM

Apple Shares Close at New Split-Adjusted High

Chinese Government Suspected in iCloud Attacks in Middle Kingdom

Chinese Government Suspected in iCloud Attacks in Middle Kingdom: TakeTwo

Apple Publishes Information on Avoiding Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Tim Cook Drops in on iPhone 6 Assembly Plant in China

Apple CEO Announces Plans for 25 More Stores for China in Next Two Years

Apple to Help GT Advanced Workers in Bankruptcy Wake

Apple Support Forum Shows Bluetooth Issues for Some Post Yosemite Upgrade

Bale to Play Jobs in Sorkin-Penned Film

Woz Takes Adjunct Professor Position at Australian University

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 10:24 AM

It appears that a number of people were unable to receive Thursday's show in their respective podcasthers. Not sure what happened, but trying this repost to see if it frees whatever gummed up the works. Friday's show will be there as usual. Or it should be anyway. Fingers crossed.

Direct download: macosken141023repost.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:13 AM

BofA Apple Pay Issue Causes Double Charges for Small Number of Users

Apple Reportedly Working on Apple Pay Card Display Issues

Maps Connect: Apple Maps Opens to Businesses

Apple Selling iTunes Gift Cards in UAE for First Time

Fitbit Prepping Surge Superwatch (Not a Smartwatch)

Working Apple-1 Sells at Auction for $905,000 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 10:35 AM

Wired: Four Fun Things in iOS 8.1

Eddy Cue Talks Apple Pay with WSJ

Apple Pay Working Outside the U.S. with U.S. Cards

Apple Locks Down the Mac mini

Apple and GTAT Reach Amicable End-Times Agreement

A Slew of Upgrades After Apple Earnings

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 9:13 AM

All Earnings Call, All the Time

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 10:13 AM

iPhone Lines at Apple Stores in China: Small and Orderly

TechInAsia Says Big Lines in China Were at Carrier Stores

iPhone 6 Grey Market Still Kicking in Hong Kong

iFixIt Finds Much Familiar in New iMac

Apple Nixes Server Version of Mac mini; Drops mini Storage Cap to 1TB

Apple Pulls Mute/Orientation Toggle from iPad Air 2

Localytics: iPad 2 Still the Most Used iPad 

GTAT to Layoff 727 Workers at Mesa Plant

Apple Drops Bose from Sale In-Store and Online

Beats Promo Video Highlights Return of LeBron James to Cleveland

Rdio Adds CarPlay Support

CBS Launches Online Video Streaming Service

HBO to Launch Streaming Online Service in 2015

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Direct download: macosken141020.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:07 AM