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: 06.29.2012

JP Morgan Analysts Lowers Expectations for All Hardware Companies Including Apple (Though His Apple Target is Still Sky High)

Apple Has Posted $2.6 Million Bond Putting Into Effect the Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Google Launches Chrome Browser for iOS

Google Launches Google Drive for iOS

Google Nexus Q: Designed and Made in the USA

China Labor Watch: Workers’ Rights Problems Persist in Apple’s Supply Chain

Topeka Capital Analyst: Rumored Battery Problems for Next iPhone Are No Cause for Alarm

Bob Mansfield - Apple Senior VP of Hardware Engineering - Retiring

Apple VP and Corporate Controller Betsy Rafael Retiring in October

Virgin Mobile Opens 10 Stores in Chicago Today, Coordinated with Its Pre-Paid iPhone Launch

Apple Opening Three New Stores This Weekend

ModBook II: ModBook Pro Set for Sale This Fall

Bill Gates Says Cheap Laptops Better for Education Than Tablets

Strategy Analytics: iPhone Generates $150 Billion in First Five-Years, Says Next Five Will Be Tougher

Business Insider Lays Out Some Staggering Stats for the iPhone’s Fifth Birthday

Direct download: macosken120629.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.28.2012

Maynard Um Moves to Wells Fargo and Restarts Apple Coverage with “Outperform” Rating

MacRumors: Some Enterprise Buyers See Delays of Up to a Month on Launch-Day Orders of MacBook Pro with Retina Display

The Telegraph Seems Curmudgeonly on Technology

The Mac Observer Runs Down the 7-Inch Google Nexus Tablet

Google Intros Nexus Q Streaming Device for $299

Financial Analysts See Google Announcements as Attempts to Build an Ecosystem to Take on the iOS Ecosystem

Apple TV Now for Sale in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam

MacNN: iOS 6 beta for Apple TV Allows Users to Rearrange Onscreen Icons

Bloomberg: Secret Sources Say Big Changes Coming for iTunes by Year’s End

Samsung Plans to Appeal Preliminary Injunction Ruling Against Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in the States

Reno, NV Approves Tax Breaks to Lure Apple Data Center

Direct download: macosken120628.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.27.2012

Judge Koh Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S.

Apple Pulls iPhone GUI Complaint From Next Month’s Samsung Trial

William Blair Analyst: iPhone Not Currently the Top Selling Smartphone in Verizon Stores

Canaccord Genuity Analyst Says iPhone Still Top-Selling Smartphone for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

CIRP: Sprint May Be Too Late to iPhone Game

Barclays Capital Sees Strength for Samsung Galaxy S III in Lull Ahead of Next iPhone

Apple Releases Standalone “Podcasts” App for iOS

Apple Opens iTunes Store Music Sales and Video Sales and Rentals in 12 New Regions in Asia

Apple Releases Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.14 Adding RAW Support for Three Canons and One Sony

Apple Reportedly Lining Up Data Center for Reno, Nevada

Vizio and Sony Plan Google TV Set Top Boxes for the Summer

Direct download: macosken120627.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.26.2012

Apple Seeds Second beta of iOS 6 to Developers

Google Exec Says Company Still Plans “Amazing Google Maps Experience” for iOS

USITC to Review Motorola Mobility Patent Infringement Decision Against Apple

Apple Softens Security Language on Mac Promo Site

WSJ: Orbitz Pitching Pricier Deals to Mac Users Than to PC Users

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Launches New “Pathways” Training Program for Retail Employees

I Finally Read the NYT Appel Retail Piece and Came Away with No “News”

Google X Labs Spot Signs of Machine Learning

Direct download: macosken120626.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:39am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.25.2012

Cricket Sees “Brisk” Customer Activity Around Friday Release of Prepaid iPhone

Samsung Touts “Easy Phone Sync” App for Moving (Some) Content from iPhones to Galaxy Phones

Judge Posner Dismisses Apple Versus Motorola Case with Prejudice

Apple Sues HTC Over Alleged FRAND Licensing Abuse

DoJ Case Against Apple Over Alleged eBook Price-Fixing Set for 3 June 2013

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Opens Testing of Mountain Lion to Its Retail Employees

Apple Opens 23rd Canadian Store

Far-East ODMs Say They Think Ivy Bridge and Windows 8 Will Lead to Resurgence of the Laptop

Acer EMEA President Angry Over Microsoft Surface

The New York Times Outlines Apple Retail and Its Relationship with Employees (and Why I’m Not Talking About it Yet)

Direct download: macosken120625.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.22.2012

Shaw Wu Expects Sixth-Gen iPhone to be a “True World Phone” and Land on China Mobile

Jefferies and Co. Analyst Thinks iPhone Subsidies and the Next One Will Be the Biggest Seller Yet

Apple Opens App Store to 32 Additional Countries

Judge Posner Mad at Motorola and Angry at Apple

Judge Koh Lays Ground Rules in Apple v. Samsung Case

DoJ Accuses Apple of Trying to Speed the DoJ Case Against Apple

Proview Creditor Appeals to Have Company Declared Bankrupt

Chinese Consumers’ Association Takes Apple to Task for Repair Policies

UK Retailer Argos Sees Best Sales in Three-Years on Back of New iPad

UK Retailer Dixons Sees Better Than Expected Quarterly Sales Thanks Largely to the New iPad

Apple Retail Employees Getting Significant Raises

Apple Schedules Kids Camps for Summer 2012

Direct download: macosken120622.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.21.2012

Apple Insider: China Unicom President Confident in New Deal for iPhone by the End of This Month

Apple Fined $2.25 Million AU for iPad + 4G Marketing Down Under

Apple Loses 3G Patent Suit Brought by Samsung in the Netherlands

TMO: Apple Free to Pursue Injunction Blocking Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in the States

Hon Hai Precision Industry Chairman Says iPhone 5 Will Put Shame in Samsung Galaxy III’s Game

Reuters: Secret Sources Say Microsoft Gave Closest Partners 3-Days Notice on Tablet Plans and Gave Second Closest No Notice

One Gartner Analyst and One Forrester Analyst Think Microsoft is Not Overly Interested in Selling Its Surface Tablets

Acer Founder Sees Microsoft Getting Out of Tablets Once OEMs Follow Surface’s Example

CNET: Windows Phone 8 Will Not Run on Any Windows Phones Available Today

All Things D: Windows Phone 8 Uses OS Kernel and Components from Windows 8

Direct download: macosken120621.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:51am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.20.2012

Topeka Capital Analyst Sees Nothing for Apple to Fear in Microsoft’s Surface Tablets

Shaw Wu Says ARM-Based Microsoft Surface Needs to Be Priced at or Below $199 to Gain Traction

J. Gold and IDC Analysts Both Worry Over Price of Surface Tablet Plus Keyboard Covers 

Charlie Wolf Thinks Lack of Native Apps and Competition with OEMs Could Hinder Microsoft and Its Surface Play

Microsoft Only Plans to Sell Surface Tablets at Its Own Stores or Its Own Online Store

LG Bails on Tablet Development for Sharper Focus on Smartphones

WSJ: Sources Say Google Launching Low-Cost Google/Asus Android Tablet in the Coming Weeks

Apple Launches New TV Ad for New iPad with Retina Display

Apple Seeds First beta of Last Likely Lion Update to Developers

Apple Makes WWDC Session Videos Available to Registered Members of Its Developer Program

Filemaker Launches Bento 4 for iPad in App Store

Google Launches Native iOS App for Google Offers

Kodak Sues Apple Over Claims on 10 of Its Patents

U.S. Senator Quizzes Apple and Google on Mapping Technologies and Requests Concessions

Direct download: macosken120620.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:06am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.19.2012

Topeka Capital Analyst Says Apple Poised to Post Highest Profits of Any Publicly Traded Company in History This Year

DigiTimes Sources Say Apple More Focused on Supply Chain with Tim Cook as CEO

Apple Issues Preview 4 of Mountain Lion to Developers with Signs of PowerNap and Facebook Integration

Computerworld: Replacement of Bigger Battery in Retina MacBook Pro Comes with Bigger Price Tag

Apple Releases Updated Thunderbolt Update

Munster Issues Shocker: Developers at WWDC Like Developing for iOS More Than Other Mobile Operating Systems

Macworld UK: Apple Implementing Data Isolation Privacy Initiative in iOS 6

Siri May Still Ride Shotgun with Ford

MacNN: Apple Extends Its Exclusivity for Use of Liquidmetal Technologies IP in Electronics Through 2014

Microsoft Rebrands Old Surface as PixelSense to Brand Its New Tablets “Surface”

Microsoft Building Its Own Line of Windows 8 and Windows RT Tablets Dubbed “Surface”

Direct download: macosken120619.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.18.2012

Credit Suisse Analyst Falls In Love China + Apple All Over Again

Report: iOS 6 to Include Cellular Version of Emergency Alert System in the States

Rumor: Apple to Break Podcasts Out Into Their Own App in iOS 6

iOS 6 beta Includes Gay and Lesbian Couple Emojis

Head of Apple’s iAd New York Office Leaves for Video Ad Network AdColony

Apple Insider: Rumor Has Apple Planning Meetings for Retail in the U.S. Around 24 June

Fortune: The iPad’s Mixed Up Place in China

Direct download: macosken120618.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:46am EDT