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: 12.30.2011

BMO Capital Analyst Raises Price Target on Stronger Than Expected iPhone Sales / Apple Hits New Personal Best in ForeSee Online Customer Satisfaction Survey / iPad to See Big Buys by Small and Medium Business in 2012 / Milwaukee Zoo Orangutans Using iPads / Rumor of New Intel Chip Releases Point to New Macs in the Spring / DigiTimes Jumps the Shark; Calls for Multiple iPad Announcements at Macworld|iWorld / Business Insider Seriously Doubts Most of DigiTimes iPad Story / The Loop: Sources Say No iPad 3 or Apple TV at Macworld/iWorld or CES / DigiTimes Says Apple Reducing iPad 2 Orders Ahead of iPad 3 / Apple Hiring iCloud Application Developer / Stanford Holds (and Hides) Largest Collection of Apple Artifacts in the World / WSJ: Eight of Top Ten Corporate Stories of 2011 Involved Apple, Jobs, or Both / Amazon Says It Sold Enough Copies of Steve Jobs Bio to Create a Stack Taller than Mt. Everest (No Plans to Do So) / Find My iPad Thwarts Christmas Gift Thief

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.29.2011

Flurry Analytics: Christmas Day Activations of iOS and Android Devices Hits 6.8-Million / Fortune: iOS Christmas-Day Activations Likely Beat Android Activations by 1.6-Million Units / IBM Benchmark: iOS Accounted for 13.4-Percent of All Online Sales on Christmas Day / comScore: 20-Percent of Online Spending on Christmas Day was on Apps and Digital Media / CNET: Anobit Purchase Could Do for Apple What PA Semi Did / Apple Awarded Core Multitouch Patent / UK PM to Get Personalized iPad App to Help Run Country / Poland’s Parliament Switching from Paper to Digital with iPad 2s / Apple Reportedly Hiring for First Retail Location in Berlin / Argentina Bans Sales of iPhones and BlackBerries Until They’re Built in Argentina / 9 to 5 Mac: iTunes Connect Reconnects a Day Early / WSJ: Apple is Doing Something in Television and Anything Could Happen / Wu: Content is Key in Any Apple Television Play / Electronista: Far-East Reports Have Component Production for Apple Televisions Starting as Early as Last Month / Electronista: Other Far-East Reports Have Apple Finalizing Television Design By Summer for Late 2012 Launch

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:02am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.28.2011

Munster Stoked for iPad 3 and iPhone 5 in 2012 / BGR: Next iPhone to Hit Fall of 2012; May Have Built-In Rubber or Plastic “Bumper” / Report: iPhone Gains Share in US and UK and Loses Share in France and Germany / Report: Foxconn iPhone Plant Expansion Could Double Device Output / Explosion at Pegatron iPad-Production Plant Injures 61 Workers / Wedge Partners Analyst Sees No 7-Inch iPad in Near Future / Apple Launches Explainer Page for iTunes Match at http://apple.com/itunes/itunes-match / Report: Apple to Start Construction on New Retail “Prototype” in Palo Alto “Any Day Now” / Apple Replacing Recalled First-Gen iPod nanos with Current-Model Machines / Apple Seeds Fourth Build of Mac OS X 10.7.3 to Developers / Intego Sees “Vast Phishing Attack” Targeting Apple Customers / Apple Wins Patent Infringement Claim Against HTC Before USITC / Apple Suing Samsung in Australia Over Patent Infringement Involving Tablet and Phone Cases / German Judge Thinks Changes to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Probably Enough to Make it Legal / Apple Fined 900-Thousand Euros for Allegedly Misleading Consumers Regarding AppleCare / AT&T Drops Bid for T-Mobile USA; Pays 4-Billion-Dollars to Walk Away / Amazon Updates Kindle App for iOS with Textbook, Newspaper, and Magazine Support / comScore: Apple Beats Walmart in US Web-Visits in November / Advertising Analytics Firm Says Santa and Siri iPhone 4S Ad Particularly Effective / Apple Launches Boxing Week/Great Albums, Great Prices Sale on iTunes / Rumor: Gannett Company Buying Thousands of iThings for Its Journalists / Steve Jobs Awarded 2012 Special Merit Grammy / 2012 CES to Be Microsoft’s Last / GigaOm: Sources Say CEA Booted Microsoft from CES Keynote / NYC Police Make 141 Arrests in Stolen iThings Sting / Bathrooms at the Apple Grand Central Store: Are There or Aren’t There?

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Mac OS Ken: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.16.2011

Sponsor Message: Get 10-Percent Off of VMWare Fusion 4 with Coupon Code macosken10 at http://vmware.com/mac / Morgan Stanley/AlphaWise Survey Predicts Bigger Than Anticipated 2012 for iThings / Amazon Says It’s Sold Over a Million Kindles a Week for the Last Three Weeks / IDC: Android Tablets May Push iPad Below 60-Percent Market Share by Summer / DigiTimes Seeks to Revive the 7-inch iPad Rumor / Samsung Ad in Australia Highlights “The Tablet Apple Tried to Stop” / Apple Refunds Money to Early International iTunes Match Subscribers; Officially Launches Service Hours Later / Apple Seeds Third beta-Build of Mac OS X 10.7.3 to Developers / Apple Releases Printer Driver Updates for Brother and Lexmark Machines / Apple Issues Minor Updates for Apple TV and iPhone 4S / Minor iPhone 4S Update Leaves Underlying Code Accessible to Code Monkeys / Barbara Walters Names Steve Jobs Most Fascinating Person of 2011 / Jobs Biographer Considering Expanding the Biography Down the Road

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.15.2011

Sponsor Message: Get 10-Percent Off of VMWare Fusion 4 with Coupon Code macosken10 at http://vmware.com/mac / TUAW: iTunes Match Showing Up for International Users (Kind Of) / Netflix Takes Streaming to iOS Devices in Latin America; Updates iOS Apps and Adds “Just for Kids” to Apple TV / Flipboard Says Flips-Per-Month Could Triple with Addition of iPhone App / One Week Ago: Google Chairman Says Developer Interest to Shift to “Android First” Within Six Months / One Week Later: Flurry Analytics Doubts Impending Shift in Developer Interest / Samsung Says Temporary Sales-Ban Made Galaxy Tab 10.1 a “Household Name” in Australia / Apple Updates Logic Express to v9.1.6 / Glassdoor.com Survey: Apple 10th Best Employer in the U.S. / Piper Jaffray Analyst Doubts Intel’s Ability to Make It In Mobile / Intel Reorganizes Internally to Accelerate Mobile Chip Development / Acer Chairman Predicts Gloom and Doom for Apple (Again or Still)

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.14.2011

Sponsor Message: Get 10-Percent Off of VMWare Fusion 4 with Coupon Code macosken10 at http://vmware.com/mac / NPD: Android and iOS Grow Smartphone Shares in the States in 2011 While All Others Suffer / Apple Insider: Best Buy Comments Indicate Record Holiday Quarter for Apple / Barclays Capital Analyst Says Apple Unlikely to Be Affected by HDD Shortage / IDC Sees Big Growth in Notebook and Netbook SSDs Last Quarter / Apple Rumored to Be Buying Flash-Memory Solutions Provider Anobit / Strategy Analytics: Apple TV Likely Makes Up 32-Percent of Connected Set-Top Boxes in 2011; Sets Up Market for Full Apple Television / Apple Launches iTunes in the Cloud Across Latin America and iTunes Match in Brazil / Apple Releases Apple TV in Brazil / ZDNet: FAA Approves iPads for American Airlines Cockpits / Korea Times: iPhone 4S Sees Lackluster Sales in South Korea / Apple Sued by Cequint Over Alleged Patent Violations Related to Caller ID / USITC Delays Ruling in HTC Patent Infringement Case to 19 December / Microsoft Issues Updates for Office for Mac 2008 and Office for Mac 2011 / Microsoft Releases SkyDrive App and Kinectimals Game for iOS / Microsoft Releases OneNote Mobile App for iOS / Original Apple Papers of Incorporation Auctioned Off for 1.6-Million-Dollars

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.13.2011

Sponsor Message: Get 10-Percent Off of VMWare Fusion 4 with Coupon Code MACOSKEN (all caps) at http://vmware.com/mac / Piper Jaffray Analyst: Mac Sales Up 13-Percent for First Two-Months of Current Quarter / Intel Lowers Q4 Guidance Due to HDD Shortage / J.P. Morgan Analyst: First Round of Ultrabooks Will Not Damage the MacBook Air / Apple Says Over 100-Thousand Apps Downloaded Through Mac App Store in Less Than a Year / Fortune Wonders Over iPad Sales and DigiTimes / Web Tracker Shows iOS Devices Owning the Mobile Web Experience in the Middle East/North Africa Region / Apple Issues Second beta of iOS 5.1 as Well as Updated Apple TV and Xcode betas / Report: Apple Adds Dummy Hardware References to iOS 5.1 beta 2 / Apple Issues Minor iTunes Update to v10.5.2 / Apple Issues Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update to Deal with Fan Noise / Apple Expands iTunes Store Offerings Across Most of Latin America / WSJ: Secret Sources Say Apple is Tweaking iAd to Regain Lost Mobile Advertising Market Share / Report: FBI Declines Disclosing Information Related to Carrier IQ / Amazon Reaffirms Steve Jobs Bio as Best Selling Book of 2011 (Physical and Kindle Editions) / Apple Pulls Fake Driver’s License App After Two-Years on App Store

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.12.2011

Sponsor Message: Get 10-Percent Off of VMWare Fusion 4 with Coupon Code macosken at http://vmware.com/mac / Motorola Mobility Wins Injunction Against Import of 3G-Enabled iOS Devices in Germany / Morgan Stanley: Mac Sales Grow the Week of Black Friday 2011 While the Rest of the PC-Sector Shrinks / Apple Insider: Shipping Times Improve for BTO iMacs with 2TB HDDs / Thousands Turn Out for Apple Retail Grand Central Terminal Opening / Check Out the Apple Photos of Its Grand Central Store and the Grand Central Opening at http://www.apple.com/retail/grandcentral / Rumor: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer Put in Temporary Charge of Apple Retail / Radio Shack Cuts 30-Dollars from Price of On-Contract AT&T iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S for This Week Only / Apple Drops as Much as 100-Bucks Off of Refurbished iPads / Apple Promotes The Beatles on iTunes (a Year After Bringing The Beatles to iTunes) / Report: Apple May Finally Have Approval to Sell iPhone 4S in China / DigiTimes and Other Citi Analyst Call Shenanigans on Talk of February Release for iPad 3 / Sharp Exec Appears to Appear Unfazed by Idea of Apple Television / HP to Turn webOS Open Source / Apple Picks the Best of the Store with iTunes Rewind 2011

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:30am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.09.2011

Citi Analyst: “Several Sources” Say Next iPad Due in February / Citi Analyst Expects Much Higher iPhone Sales This Quarter Than Previously Anticipated / DigiTimes Says Lenovo to Take All-In-One PC Lead from Apple in 2012 / Munster: iTunes Match Likely Priced to Break Even / TV Shows Now Available for Purchase Through Apple TV in Canada, Australia, and the UK / Biggest Plant for MacBook Air Unibody Chassis Production Still Out of Commission / Apple Updates Aperture to Fix Photo Stream Issue / Apple Updates Logic Pro to Fix Compatibility Issues with Lion Features and Other Minor Bugs / Apple Kills Logic Studio and Logic Express; Leaves Logic Pro and Main Stage in Mac App Store / Samsung Loses Bid to Block Sales of iPhone 4S in France / Apple Loses Bid to Keep Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Off the Market in Australia / Apple Sued for Alleged Patent Infringement Over Nike + iPod Tech / Twitter Monthly Sign-Ups Rise 25-Percent Per-Month with iOS 5 Integration / Rumor: HP CEO to Announce Plans for webOS Business Today / Yellow Submarine: Free iBook in the iBookstore Now

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