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.
Mac OS Ken: 11.30.2011

Nielsen: Android Top Smartphone OS in US, Apple Top Smartphone Maker / Wired: Developers Find References to New iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPhone 5 in iOS 5.1 beta / Barclays Analyst Sees an iPad 2, an iPad 2S, and an iPad 3 as Possibilities for 2012 / The Daily: Secret Sources Say Microsoft Working on Office for iPad / Forrester Research Says Microsoft May Arrive Too Late to the Tablet Game / Apple Releases Minor Safari Update / Australian Court Reverses Injunction Against Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1; Issues “Stay of Orders” Pending Apple Appeal / Apple Seeks to Have Sales of Slightly Redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Barred in Germany / Florida Court Denies Motorola Move to Add Products to Ongoing Patent Infringement Suit Against Apple / Apple and Graphics Properties Holdings Play Suit/Countersuit / Apple Approves iTether App for App Store / Apple Pulls iTether App from App Store

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Mac OS Ken: 11.29.2011

Munster “Comfortable” with iPad Projections Based on “Black Friday” Sales / Deutsche Bank Analyst Sees “Black Friday” Sell-Outs of iPhone 4S / Amazon Says It’s Sold a Lot of Kindles and Kindle Fires This Holiday Season Without Saying How Many (As Usual) / Best Buy Cancels a Number of BlackBerry PlayBook Orders; Pulls PlayBook from Site / Report Has RIM Offering PlayBooks to Employees at Ridiculously Low Prices / Best Buy Says It Will Have More PlayBooks Soon; Doesn’t Say Why It Pulled PlayBook from Site and Cancelled Orders / Piper Jaffray Survey: Cash, Clothes, and Apple Gear Top U.S. Teen Holiday Lists / Apple Offers Free Shipping for Online Orders in US Through December 22 / Google Launches Catalogs App for iPad (Just in Time for the Holidays) / Apple Issues iOS 5.1 beta to Developers / Code Monkeys Find Coded Reference to Third-Gen Apple TV in iOS 5.1 beta / iPhone 4 Begins Smoking and Glowing on Regional Express Plane in Australia / TBR and ISIG Analysts Expect 15-Inch MacBook Air Soon / Seagate Says HDD Shortages to Continue for Several Quarters Due to Thai Flooding / Rolling Stone Publisher Bringing Titles to iPad / Original Document Establishing Apple Computer Up for Auction at Sotheby’s Next Month

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.28.2011

NPD VP Sees Bad Sales This Holiday Season Thanks to Economy and Changes in Technology / IBM and comScore Say “Black Friday” Buying Online Up About 25-Percent / IBM: iOS Devices Account for 10-Percent of Online Retail Sales on “Black Friday” / 9 to 5 Mac Source Says Apple Smashes “Black Friday” Forecasts and Records / Best Buy Runs Holiday TV Spot Centered Around Apple Gear / Apple Runs Something Rare: A TV Commercial for an iPod / GfK: iPhone Users Most Likely to Stay with Their Smartphone Platform / HTC Lowers Guidance Due to Competition and Economic Concerns / HTC Reconsidering S3 Graphics Purchase After S3 Loss Against Apple / Foxconn Appears to Be Producing iPhones in Brazil for Brazil / Jefferies and Company Analyst Says Work Under Way on Next iPad, iPhone, and Maybe the Apple TV / WSJ Says Sharp Ramping LCD Panel Production for Next iPad / Macotakara Hears Talk of iPad 4 and Unspecified iOS Device with 4-Inch LCD / Apple Posts “Arriving Soon” Sign Outside Grand Central Terminal Store / First Subscription Game App Pulled from App Store on Day of Release / USPTO Presentation Commemorates Inventions and Trademarks of Steve Jobs

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.25.2011

Macworld/iWorld is two months away. Today we learn more about it with IDG VP and Macworld/iWorld GM Paul Kent.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.23.2011

WSJ: Apple Recruiting Execs with Background in Web-Based Software / Credit Suisse Sees Hard Times for RIM Thanks in Part to the Lower-Cost iPhone 3GS / Jefferies and Co. Analyst Lowers iPad Sales Expectations; Says Bad News Around iPad Overblown / NPD: HP a Surprise Second in US Tablet Sales for First Ten Months of the Year / Apple Approves First Subscription Game App for iPad from Big Fish Games / Royal Caribbean Outfitting a Line of Ships with iPads for Passengers / Apple Takes Ownership of iPhone Related Domains That Had Linked to Porn / Apple’s Grand Central Terminal Store Will Apparently Miss Black Friday / Most Apple Store Opening Between “Kind of Early” and “Wicked Early” for Black Friday / Apple Teases 25 November Sales Event for UK Online Store / Ron Johnson Writes a Retail Manifesto / Aaron Sorkin Considering Writing Screenplay for Steve Jobs Bio-Pic

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.22.2011

USITC Says Apple Not Violating S3 Graphics Patents / Canalys: Apple Will Be No. 1 PC-Maker by Mid-2012 (If We Count iPads as PCs) / ChangeWave: Amazon Kindle Fire Takes a Sudden and Secure Second-Place in Expected Tablet Sales / Survey: People Who Read Magazines on Tablets Want More Magazines to Read / Ultrabook Makers Turing to Alternatives as MacBook Air Eats All of the Aluminum Unibodies / Sprint Starts iPhone Ads Playing-Up Unlimited Data Offering / All Things D Says Regulatory Testing Seems to be Complete for iPhone 4S in Mainland China / German Site Says Unannounced iOS 5.0.2 Update Delayed for More Testing / Musnter: App Dollars Tiny for Android Compared to iOS / Web-Trackers Say Apple Second Most Popular Retail Site in UK in October / Apple Teases “Black Friday” Sale

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.21.2011

Apple Extends Window for Buying AppleCare+ iPhone Coverage to 30-Days After Phone Purchase / Metrico Wireless: AT&T Tops for iPhone 4S Data, Verizon Best for Calls / AT&T Raises Price of iPhone 3GS with 2-Year Contract from Free to 99-Cents / DigiTimes Sources Say Mid-Range Tablet Makers Likely to Leave the Field / 9 to 5 Mac Sources Say Apple to Officially Announce Grand Central Station Store Tomorrow / Apple Insider: Apple Seeks 2.7-Billion-Dollar Bail in German Case with Motorola Mobility / All Things D: Judge Questions Bail Amount in Apple/Motorola Mobility Case in Germany / Report Says Replacement First-Gen nanos Are Also First-Gen nanos / Apple Issues Maintenance Update for Xcode / Apple Now Accepting Yaun for App Store in China / Apple VP Greg Joswiak Shares Four Top Lessons from 20 Years at Apple / Rumor: George Clooney and Noah Wyle Both Vie to Play Steve Jobs in Bio-Pic

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 11.18.2011

Needham and Co. Analyst: Mac Now at 5.2-Percent Market Share Worldwide / Mac OS X-Malware “DevilRobber” Morphs; Now Disguised as Pirated PixelMator / DigiTimes Clarifies Report That Seemed to Indicate Drop in iPad 2 Demand / iPhone 4S Still Hard to Get Through U.S. Carriers / Citigroup Analyst Says Amazon Plans a Smartphone of Its Own for 2012 / IHS iSuppli: First Look Puts Kindle Fire Cost-to-Build at 203-Dollars / Apple Amends Suit Against Amazon Over Use of “Appstore” in Kindle Fire Marketing / Samsung Denies Apple Request for Customer Confusion Information / Nielsen: iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone Top Holiday Wish Lists for US Kids 6-to-12-Years-Old / Shopping Site Finds iPad 2 and iPhone 4S Topping Holiday Wish Lists in the UK / Apple Issues Minor Update for Final Cut Pro X / Apple Issues Minor Update for Second-Gen Apple TV / Apple Pulls Its Texas Hold ‘em App from the App Store / Motorola Mobility Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Google / Porn-Producer Vivid Entertainment Threatens HTC America Over Alleged Trademark Infringement / Microsoft Opens Store in Same Mall as First Apple Store; In-Store DJ Spins with a Mac

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Mac OS Ken: 11.17.2011

Iger Gets a Tiny Amount of Money for Iger for Joining Apple Board of Directors / Jobs Bio: New Chairman of Apple Board Thinks Apple Needs to Check Its Hubris / AT&T Says Churn Unchanged Since Loss of iPhone Exclusivity / German Site Says New iOS 5 Update to Really Fix Battery Issues This Time Due By End of Next Week / GMail App for iOS Returns to App Store (Bug Free!) / Juniper Global Threat Center Says Android Malware Up 472-Percent Since July / Samsung Makes a Second Run at Germany with a Slightly Redesigned and Slightly Renamed 10-Inch Galaxy Tab / Chinese Environmentalist Says Apple Working on Cleaning Up Pollution in the Supply Chain / Business Insider Runs Down Features of Google Music / Another Look at Google Music from TechCrunch / T-Mobile Partners with Google Music for Customer Billing / Legendary Photographer Annie Liebovitz Names iPhone “the Snapshot Camera of Today” / Stanford iOS 5 App Development Course Available through iTunes U

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Mac OS Ken: 11.16.2011

Apple Adds Disney CEO Bob Iger to Board; Promotes Art Levinson to Chairman / All Things D: Levinson and Iger Good Moves for Apple Board / Bernstein Research Analyst Sees Apple Spending Money on Supplier Operations / Australian Court to Hear Samsung Case Against Sale of iPhone 4S in March of 2012 / Wireless Legend Says Jobs Wanted to Replace Wireless Carriers / WSJ: NTT DoCoMo CEO Says Apple Carrier Restrictions Keep iPhone Off of His Network / International Strategy and Investment Group Analyst Thinks Apple Under Cook Will Start Paying a Dividend / Goldman Thinks Surprise Rise for Retail Sales in October Thanks Largely to the iPhone / Apple Sends Next Lion Update beta to Developers / Apple Informs Developers of iTunes Connect Holiday Shutdown From December 22 through 29 / CNET: Changes in Apple TV Listing on Amazon Might Point to Imminent Refresh of the Device / Apple Insider: Korea Times Pulls Story About Screens for Bigger iPhones and Smaller iPads / Former Apple Retail Chief Gets Former Apple Retail CFO to Come to JC Penney

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EDT