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: 03.30.2012

The Fair Labor Association Posts Report on Foxconn Audit

Read the full FLA Report on the Foxconn Audit at

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Foxconn Plant

Nielsen: iPhone Sales Draw Close to Android Sales for First Part of 2012

Bloomberg/Businessweek: Sources Say Apple and Samsung Execs Recently Discussed Settlement Options

“Antennagate” Settlement Website is Up and Running

Get More Info on the “Antennagate” Settlement at

Second Suit Brought Against Apple for False Advertising Regarding Siri

Apple Seeds New Lion 10.7.4 beta to Developers with No Known Issues

Apple Issues Stability Update for iPhoto

Best Buy Closing 50 Stores; Shifting Focus to Mobile

Mashable Says Canon 5D Mark II - Not iPhone 4 - is Most Popular Camera on Flickr (Though TUAW is Not So Sure)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.29.2012

Apple CEO Meets with Chinese Vice Premier

Barclay’s Capital Analyst Thinks Cook Trip to China May Indicate Talks for iPhone/China Mobile Deal

Fortune: Proview, Workers’ Rights, and Retail Expansion Possible Points of Tim Cook’s Trip to China

Barclay’s Analyst Jazzed by iPhone Dominance on Flickr

CNBC Survey: 50-Percent of Households in US Own at Least One Apple Product

Authorities in Sweden and UK Express Concerns Over Possibly Misleading “Wifi + 4G” Marketing

Denmark Consumer Ombudsman Investigating New iPad “Wifi + 4G” Marketing

US Federal Judge Denies Two Samsung Motions in Current Lawsuit with Apple

Report: New Intel Ivy Bridge Processors Should Be Out by Last Week in April

Apple Issues iTunes 10.6.1 with Multiple Bug Fixes

AT&T Says Nokia Lumia 900 Launch Will Be Bigger Than Any Previous Smartphone Launch (Including iPhone)

Nokia Plays Chicken with nano-SIM Standards and European Regulators

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.28.2012

Sprint Says iPhone Deal Not Contingent on 4G/LTE Coverage

Apple Says New iPad Charges Past 100-Percent Intentionally

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Upset with Apple Over Application of “4G” Label to iPad Down Under

Apple Agrees to Refund Cost of 4G iPads for Australian Consumers Who Did Not Realize It Was Not Compatible with 4G in Australia

Apple Adds $124.99 and $174.99 Price Tiers to iOS App Store Options

Apple Hiring Data Center Project Construction Manager for “Next Generation” Facilities 

Graphics Property Holding (Formerly Silicon Graphics) Sues Apple and Five Other Smartphone Makers for Alleged Patent Infringement

Distimo: iPad Users Spending $70,000 a Day on iOS Newsstand Content

RIAA: Music Subscription Services Take in 241-Million Dollars in 2011; Claim 1.8-Million Users

JK Rowling Sells Harry Potter Series as eBooks on Her Own Site

Microsoft: Xbox Live Users Now Spend More Time Accessing Video and Music Than Playing Games

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:23am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.27.2012

Tim Cook Pops Over to China, Visits an Apple Store and Meets with Chinese Officials

Apple CEO Cook Meets with Mayor of Beijing and Other Chinese Government Officials

Apple Invites 25-Billionth iOS App Downloader from Qingdao to Beijing Apple Store to Retrieve Prize

New iPad Receives China Compulsory Certification from China Quality Certification Center; Still Faces Proview Trademark Hurdle

The Telegraph: New iPad Reignites Chinese Grey Market

Business Insider: Prices for New iPad Crash on Chinese Grey Market

Nokia’s Windows Phone-Powered Lumia 900 to Go on Sale at AT&T on 8 April for 100-Dollars

Apple Offers to Make Licensing for Essential Patents in Its nano-SIM Proposal Royalty Free

Nokia Calls Apple’s nano-SIM Patent Offer an Empty Promise

Apple Issues 32-Bit Bug Fix in Safari 5.1.5 Update

83-Year-Old Woman Sues Apple After She Breaks Her Nose Walking Into the Glass Door of an Apple Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:45am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.26.2012

iMore Hears Rumors of 4G/LTE iPhone with 3.5-Inch Screen in the Fall

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners Survey: Best Buy Sells Nearly as Many iPhones in the U.S. as Apple

China Unicom Says iPhone Performance Has Been Better-Than-Expected Over the Last Three Years

Apple Reportedly Rejecting Some Apps That Want to Access iOS Devices’ UDID

Report Has Nokia Paying to Make Lumia 900 the Free Phone for AT&T Employees

Forbes Highlights the High Priced Market for Zero-Day Exploits

Samsung Design Exec Denies Copying Apple, Praises Jonathan Ive, and Makes Me Sad

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:39am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.23.2012

PCWorld: New iPad Incredibly Slow to Charge During Use

Video Diagnostics Firm DiplayMate Says New iPad Keeps Charging After Battery Level Reads 100-Percent

Business Insider: Some Original Smart Covers Not Working with New iPad (Though Apple Will Apparently Swap Out the Covers)

Apple Insider: Targus Replacing Slim Cases with New iPad Magnet Issues

URL Spoofing Vulnerability Found in Safari for iOS

U.S. Representatives Quiz 34 Companies (Including Apple) Over Data Collection and Usage Through Mobile Apps

Sony Says It’ll Bring Music Unlimited to iOS in the Next Few Weeks

Kindle for iOS Update Adds Support for Embedded Audio and Video

Scott Turow Urges DoJ to Tread Lightly in Potential Antitrust Action Against Apple and Publishers

Apple Loses Appeal in AppleCare Case in Italy

Austin, Texas Okays 8-Million-Dollar Incentive Deal in Exchange for Apple Expansion and Hiring

Early: RIM Hiring an iOS Developer

Later: RIM Hiring iOS Developer to Support BlackBerry Mobile Fusion for iOS Devices

iPhone Unseats BlackBerry as Top-Selling Smartphone in Canada in 2011

Reuters: Somebody Tells Some South Korean Business Paper That the Next iPhone will Have a 4.6-Inch Display and Will Arrive Next Quarter

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:09am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.22.2012

Sprint CEO Sees iPhone Customers as More Valuable Than Others Long-Term

Barclays Capital: Apple Currently Testing Parts for 4G/LTE iPhone to Be Launched in September

WSJ: Owners of New 4G/LTE iPads Burning Through Data Plans at Breakneck Speeds

Industry Analyst Says Only One-in-Ten Tablets Uses Cellular Connectivity

UBS: Roughly Half of New iPads Sold Will Be Wifi Plus 4G/LTE

Apple Insider: Apple Support Thread Sports Complaints of Wifi Trouble with New iPad

Have you had unexplained or fraudulent charges show up through iTunes? If so, please email me and let me know. Use the subject line “Bad iTunes Charge” and email And thanks.

Financial Times: Apple and Smartphone Rivals at Odds Over Nano-SIM Proposal in Europe

Flurry: China Tops US in iOS and Android Activations for First Time in February

Microsoft China CEO Says Windows Phone will Beat iPhone in China (and IDC Agrees)

The Loop: Apple Says iPhoto for iOS Hit 1-Million Unique Users in Under 10 Days

HP CEO Answers One Question Several Times: Why Isn’t HP More Like Apple?

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.21.2012

Munster, Moskowitz and Wu Stoked Over New iPad’s 3-Million Unit Weekend

In-Stat: Apple Likely to Overtake Intel and No. 1 Mobile Processor Maker by the End of 2012

Wait Times Shrink for New iPad Orders

Tests by Dutch Site Show New iPad Runs Up to 9-Degrees Fahrenheit Hotter Than iPad 2

Apple Says New iPad Operates Within Accepted Thermal Specifications

Consumer Reports Sees Hotter Temps in Its New iPad Tests; Doesn’t Seem to Mind

Apple Says Worker Hours Improving in the Supply Chain

Judge Reverses Decision on Motoroogle and Android Development Docs in Apple/Motorola Mobility Case

European Consumer Organization Calls on Apple to Change AppleCare Marketing in EU

Apple Issues Snow Leopard-Specific Software Installer Update

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.20.2012

Apple Sells Three-Million New iPads in First Three Days

Apple CEO Cook Starts Day Calling New iPad Sales Record Breaking

The Verge: Source Says Apple Fifth Avenue NYC Store Sold 18 iPads a Minute for First 12-Hours of Availability

AT&T Trumpets Record First-Day for New iPad Sales; Gives No Numbers

Apple Announces Dividend and Share Repurchase Plans

Wired: CEO Cook Sees Little Support That Stock Splits Help Stocks

TUAW: CEO Cook Says Apple Pipeline is Full of Stuff

Fortune: A Slew of Analysts Are Super Stoked About Apple’s Cash Plan

Forbes: Canaccord Genuity Analyst Stoked as Well

Evercore Partners’ Analyst Ups Apple Target to 750-Dollars on Strength of iPhone and iPad as Well as the Cash Plan

Apple Closes Monday at 601-Dollars for First Close Above 600

ABC News: Cash Plan Marks Major Break with Philosophy of Steve Jobs

Apple Adds “Answer from the Community” to Product Pages on Online Store

Macworld UK: Doctor Sees Rise in Shoulder Injuries Thanks to Increased Tablet Use

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:38am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.19.2012

Apple to Talk Cash Hoard on Monday Morning Conference Call

Hear the call live at 9AM EDT/6AM PDT or as a replay at

UBS Analyst Ups Apple Target to 675-Dollars; Stoked About “iPhone 5” and New iPad

Oppenheimer Analyst Ups Apple Target to 700-Dollars on Strength of New iPad and iPhone 4S

USITC Upholds Ruling in Apple/Motorola Mobility in Moto’s Favor

German Court Stays Push Notification Block in Motorola Mobility Case Against Apple

German Judges Freezes Apple Case Against Samsung Over Slide-to-Unlock Pending Ruling by German PTO

Apple Releases First External beta of Lion 10.7.4

Apple Releases Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 to Developers Developers Developers

New Construction Underway on Apple Parcel in Maiden, NC

AT&T Drops Plans to Appeal Ruling; Pays Matt Spaccarelli 935-Dollars

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:29am EDT