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: 05.31.2012

Barclays Analyst Expects Flash-Based Drives for Next MacBook Pro Refresh

Nine-Hours of Apple Store Downtime Yields Nest Learning Thermostat

Munster Not Worried About iPad Cannibalization of the Mac

BGR: Secret Source Says Apple Will Show Off Brand New OS for Apple TV at WWDC

Gruber Warms to the Idea of an SDK for Apple TV at WWDC

Wifi + Cellular New iPad Appears to Get Regulatory Approval in China

Apple Moves to Have Civil Suit Over Alleged eBook Price Fixing Dropped (Again)

Reports Say Apple Has Bought or Is Buying Music Production Software Maker Redmatica

Microsoft Updates AutoUpdate Tool for Office for Mac 2008 and 2011

All Things D Posts Audio and Video Podcasts of Every Steve Jobs Appearance at D: All Things Digital Annual Conference

All Things D Posts Segments of the Tim Cook D10 Interview

Direct download: macosken120531.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:19am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.30.2012

Apple Sets WWDC Keynote for 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for June 11; Releases Event Schedule and Corresponding App for Attendees

BGR: Apple Putting Finishing Touches on New Maps App for iOS 6

Topeka Capital Markets Analyst Expects Apple to Announce Its Television 2-to-6-Months Before Its Release

Pictures Surface Purportedly of Parts for Next iPhone

RBC Capital Markets Analyst Stuns World by Calling for New Apple Laptops This Quarter, a New iPhone in the Fall, and an Apple Television at Some Point

D10: Cook is Stoked About Siri, Mum on Televisions

Foxconn Reportedly Doubling Factory Worker Wages by End of 2013

Samsung Launches Music Hub Premium Service in Apparent Attempts to Catch Up to iTunes

Simon Pegg Appearing at Apple’s Regent Street Store at 6:30PM Today (Wednesday 30 May)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:07am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.29.2012

Gene Munster: 10 Things Taking Apple Shares to $1,000 in the Next Two Years

New iPad Lands in Guam and the Philippines Today

Cisco Kills Development of the Cius

Apple Launches Editors’ Choice Designation and App of the Week Promotion for App Store and Editors’ Choice for Mac App Store

NYT Blog: Facebook Taking Another Run at Building a Smartphone of Its Own

New Apple Retail Chief to Receive $56 Million in Apple Shares Over Next Five Years

MacNN: New Apple Retail Chief Moves Raises Up by Three Months

iLounge Says Apple Will Sell Nest Learning Thermostat Through Its Retail Locations

Sotheby’s Auctioning Off a Steve Jobs Atari Memo and an Apple I

Prototype iPad with Two Dock Connectors Sells on eBay for $10,200

Wired Names Sir Jony Ive Britain’s Most Powerful Tech Figure

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.28.2012

Spending the day away from news, today we hear from David Sparks about his new iBook - Paperless

Direct download: macosken120528.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.25.2012

IDC: Android and iOS Account for 82-Percent of Smartphones Sold in 1Q CY2012

Sharp and Foxconn to Jointly Produce Display Panels for iPhone

Forrester Analyst Envisions an Apple Television That’s Not a Television (It’s Just as Big and Pricey as One)

Sir Jony Ive Tells the BBC He Wants to Stay at Apple

Apple VP of Europe Reportedly Resigns

One Year Later, Pleased with Web App for Paid Content Over Native iOS App

Apple Pulls Rogue Amoeba App Airfoil Speakers Touch from iOS App Store Without Explanation

Apple Updates Aperture to Fix Snow Leopard Bug

TSA Wants to Try Out $3 Million of Apple Gear on the Job

Apple Settles Case with Apparent Patent Troll SimpleAir

Apple Applies for Patent for a Stylus

Fortune Cover Story: How Tim Cook Is Changing Apple

Apple CEO Passes on $75 Million in Dividend Payments on Unvested RSUs

Direct download: macosken120525.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.24.2012

Jony Ive Wants to Be Remembered for What He’s Working on Right Now

Apple Says DoJ Sides with Monopoly in eBook Case

Samsung Exec Confirms No Resolution with Apple After Court-Directed Settlement Talks

IHS iSuppli: Semiconductor Buyers Need to Worry About Apple, Samsung, and Acts of God

Citibank Analyst: Take Out Apple and the Supply Chain is Shrinking

LaCie Agrees to Be Purchased by Seagate for $186 Million

BGR Says Secret Source Says Microsoft Plans November Release for Office Suite for iOS and Android 

Apple Gets Go-Ahead from North Carolina for Maiden Fuel Cell Installation

IBM Bars Siri Use at Work Over Privacy Concerns

Google Buys Mobile Hardware Design Firm Mike and Maaike

Apple Outs Two New Siri Ads Featuring John Malkovich

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See the Malkovich Siri Ad “Joke” on YouTube at

Direct download: macosken120524.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:15am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.23.2012

NPD: Apple Wins in Mobile PCs (If We Count iPads as PCs) and Crushes All Competition in Tablets

J.P. Morgan Analyst Thinks ARM-Based Windows RT Tablets and Windows 8 will Confuse Customers (to Apple’s Benefit)

9 to 5 Mac Says Apple Testing Several Next-Gen iPhones (at Least Two With Larger Screens)

iPodNN: Leaked Pics May Show Part for Upcoming iPod touch with Larger Screen

Apple Tops Millward Brown’s BrandZ List for Second Year in a Row

Apple Hearing on U.S. Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Set for 7 June

Apple Issues Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.13

Apple Opening 11th Store in France (Third in Paris) This Friday

Apple Apparently Has Two New Stores Planned for Ontario, Canada

Edinburgh, Scotland City Chambers Adopt iPad for Councillors and Staff

Fortune: Guy Who Restructured Greek Debt Says He Couldn’t Have Done It Without the iPad

Google Closes Motorola Mobility Acquisition

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:36am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.22.2012

Munster Still Expects New iPhone in October Despite 28nm Processor Shortage at Qualcomm

Jefferies and Co Analyst Thinks iPhone 3GS Could Live One More Year in Pre-Paid and Developing Markets

Foxconn Reportedly Investing $210 Million in New Apple Production Facility in China

Samsung Likens Apple Trial Experts to Fanboys

Testers See Signs of Automatic Downloads via Mac App Store in Latest Mountain Lion Preview

Apple Solicits Comment from Neighbors of Propose “Spaceship” Campus

Apple Reportedly Opening New Hong Kong Store in 2013

Study Says Tim Cook Was Highest Paid CEO in 2011

Steve Jobs Receives Star-Studded Honored at 16th Webby Awards

Direct download: macosken120522.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.21.2012

Apple CEO and Samsung Exec Meet Today and Tomorrow in SF for Court-Directed Settlement Talks

Apple Moves to Have Sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Barred in the States After Recent Appeals Court Win

Unconfirmed Report Says Carriers Pre-Order 9-Million Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphones

Microsoft Says Windows Phone Now Slightly Bigger Than iPhone in China 

Microsoft Repeats Buy a PC, Get an Xbox 360 Back to School Promotion

Sprint Offers 100-Dollar Credit Towards iPhone 4S in Exchange for iPhones from AT&T or Verizon

Two More U.S. Regional Carriers Pick Up iPhone

Warning Message in iOS 5.1.1 Has Some Expecting FaceTime Over 3G Soon

Morgan Stanley Analyst Says Apple Television Could Push Apple Revenue to $400 Billion by 2015 (If They Make One in the Next Two Years)

Apple Reminds Mac App Store Developers of June 1 Sandboxing Deadline 

Apple Sets iTunes Festival London for 30 Days of September

Apple Pushes Apple Expo London to Rename Itself, Now Called Appule Expo

Google and Motorola Mobility Clear Last Hurdle in Googorola Acquisition

Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs Movie to Shoot in the Original Apple Garage

Direct download: macosken120521.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:21am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.18.2012

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CNET: Best Buy Selling iPhone 4 for $49.99 with 2-Year Contract

Bloomberg: Secret Source Says Steve Jobs Helped Design Next iPhone

Computerworld: Apple Apparently Wins Control of

Verizon Clarifies Future of Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans

Job Posts Point to Plans for More Apple Stores in China

Apple Says Maiden, NC Data Center Will Use 100-Percent Renewable Energy By End of This Year

Apple Issues Fourth Preview of Mountain Lion Server to Developers

Delaware Court Orders Apple and HTC to Try to Work It Out on Their Own

iPodNN: Apple Seems to (Briefly) Censor the Word “Jailbreak” on the iTunes Store

Sony Pictures Hires Woz as “Tutor” for Steve Jobs Movie

Direct download: macosken120518.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:48am EDT