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: 12.31.2013

Best Buy Drops 16GB iPhone 5c to Free; 16GB iPhone 5s to $125

Bromwich Accuses Apple of Obstruction

Google Sues Rockstar for Targeting Android

Report: Apple and Samsung in Talks to End Patent Battle

Apple Store in Brisbane Looks Ready to Open Soon

NYT Magazine Creative Headed to Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:33am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.30.2013

Topsy Twitter Evidence Points to iPad Christmas

Flurry: Christmas Day iPad Activations Up Over 2x; Kindles Up 24x

Some San Diego Target Stores See School Supplies Sold in iPod Boxes

Amazon Adds 1-Million New Prime Members in Third-Week of December

Nokia Pulls HERE Maps from iOS App Store

OWC Teardown Indicates Aspects of Mac Pro Are User Upgradable

FutureLooks: Replicating Mac Pro as PC Costs $2,000 More

Chromebooks Lay Waste to Everything Else in Small Sliver of Small Sliver of Survey

Turkey Eyes iPad for National Education Push

Trouble for Turkish PM Could Jeopardize iPad Deal

Apple Asks Shareholders to Vote Against Board Committee on Human Rights; Icahn-Backed Return of Capital

Dow Jones: Google Most “Talked About” Company in 2013

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:27am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.27.2013

Business Insider: App Store Rankings Indicate Lots of New iThings for Christmas 

IBM: iOS Pounds Android on 25 December

Evasi0n Breaks with TaiG Over Pircay

Some Mac Pros Find Homes on 24 December

Taiwan FTC Fines Apple for iPhone Price Interference

Apple Announces Luck Bag Promotion for Japan

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:17am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.26.2013

Jeff Gamet - managing editor of The Mac Observer joins us for the second of two conversations recapping some of the biggest Apple stories of 2013. Brought to you by SaneBox: Bring Sanity to Your Inbox with a 2-Week Free Trial at http://sanebox.com/ken

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.25.2013

Jeff Gamet - managing editor of The Mac Observer joins us for the first of two conversations recapping some of the biggest Apple stories of 2013. Brought to you by SaneBox: Bring Sanity to Your Inbox with a 2-Week Free Trial at http://sanebox.com/ken

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.24.2013

Apple Shares Up $21 on First Day of Trading After China Mobile Deal

Piper Jaffray Sees as Many as 17-Million Additional iPhones Sold in 2014 via China Mobile

Fortune: Analysts Pleased to Very Pleased with China Mobile iPhone Prospects

JP Morgan Analyst Treads Lightly Into China Mobile iPhone Excpectations

Barron’s: Analysts Generally Please with China Mobile iPhone Deal

News of Apparent Apple Acquisitions

Thieves In Berlin Turn Apple Store Into a Drive-In

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Catch Ken again on Home: On from the Digital Media Zone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:22am EST

Apple/China Mobile Finally Ink iPhone Deal; To Consumers on 17 January 2014

Evasi0n Releases iOS 7 - 7.0.4 Compatible Jailbreak

iOS 7 Jailbeak Links to App Store Full of Cracked Apps (Among Others)

Evasi0n Says Pirated Apps Against Their Agreement; Being Removed

Business Insider: The Beyonce Fight That Has Little to Do with Beyonce

Cook Sends Holiday Missive to Apple Employees

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:58am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.20.2013

Ship Times for New Mac Pro Slip to February

Apple Releases Black Thunderbolt Cables on Same Day as Black Mac Pro

Apple Issues Firmware Update for New Mac Pro

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X to v10.1

Apple Updates Motion and Compressor

Apple Updates Logic Pro X

Apple Releases First beta Build of OS X 10.9.2 to Developers

Apple Releases VPN Update for Mavericks Server

KGI Analyst Says Weak iPhone 5c Sales May Be Holding Up China Mobile Deal

Dish Network Said to Be Eyeing T-Mobile

Samsung Reportedly Hires Ex-Apple Store Designer

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:51am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.19.2013

Orders for New Mac Pro Begin Today

Cook Tweets That Mac Pro is Made in Texas

The China Mobile iPhone: What Happens to a Deal Deferred? 

China Mobile Chairman Says Talk With Apple Over iPhone Still Ongoing

Barclays Analyst Thinks China Mobile Deal was Overhyped Anyway

Financial Analysts Not Sweating Lack of China Mobile iPhone Announcement

China Mobile Upping Smartphone Subsidies in 2014

Susquehanna Analyst Ups Apple Target to $650 on Strength of iPhone 5s

SF DA Calls for Apple to Turn On Activation Lock by Default

Researchers Find Way to Bypass iSight LED in Legacy Macs

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:22am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.18.2013

Tech Execs Keep White House Conversation on Surveillance

Munster’s Latest Twitter Trawl Shows Three of Top Five Tech Gifts are Apple Gear

NPD: Streaming Devices Down to Apple and Roku

Sky Sports Hits Apple TV in UK

Apple Adds Gifting Option to iBookstore

Apple: New Apps After 1 February Must be Optimized for iOS 7

Apple Airs 90-Second Ad for iPhone, AirPlay and the Holidays

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:39am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.17.2013

Beyonce Album Breaks Sales Records

Target Passes on Beyonce Album Due to Digital-First Release

Mr. Misek Makes Some Sense (Then Stops)

Munster Pleased (Not Excited) by Current Quarter Mac Sale

RadioShack Offers $100 Gift Card with Original iPad mini Purchase

WSJ: Pegatron Using Facial Recognition Tech to Keep Out Underage Workers

Business and Department of Commerce to Discuss Voluntary Rules for Facial Recognition Technology

China Labor Watch Says Pegatron Shanghai Factory Under-Reporting Worker Hours

Apple updates Mavericks with Mail and Other Fixes

Tim Cook and Other Tech Giants Head to White House to Save the Country or Something

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:28am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.16.2013

Retina Display iPad mini Supply Improves

ARM Buys Lighting Graphics Specialist Geomerics

PRCand.me Spots Apple-fied China Mobile Store

Evercore Analyst Ups Apple Target from $630 to $700

Surprise Beyonce iTunes Release Tops Charts; Heralded as Game-Changing

NME: The Beatles to Release Rarities Album as iTunes Exclusive

Fortune: New Beatles Album All About Copyright Protection

Apple Gives Early Gift Through 12 Days of Gifts App

Apple Overhauls Support Page

Apple Seeds Second betas of iOS 7.1 and Apple TV Software to Developers

Apple and DoJ to Argue Over Bromwich in Mid-January

Calpers Exec Blasts Icahn Over Apple Activism

Rumor: Sprint Eyes Acquisition of T-Mobile USA

ioPhone 5: Brazen iPhone 5c Clone Set for 20 December Release

Fadell Says He’s Not the (RED) Mac Pro Owner

Tim Cook Talks Inclusion and Non-Discrimination at Auburn Lifetime Achievement Ceremony

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.13.2013

China Mobile Webpage Launches Promoting 4G with iPhone Image

Interest in China Mobile 4G/iPhone Page Explodes

iPhone Surges from Sixth to Third in China in October Without China Mobile Deal

Apple Experts Say Pneumonia Death at Pegatron Not Tied to Working Conditions

Fair Labor Association Praises Improved Conditions at Foxconn

Canaccord Genuity Analyst Ups iPhone Unit Expectations for FYs 2014/15

Canaccord Analyst Ups Apple Target from $580 to $600

Changewave: 72% of U.S. Holiday Tablet Buyers Plan to Buy an iPad

Intermedia Says iOS Owns SMB Market for 2013

iOS App Stores in Costa Rica and Qatar Get Dedicated Games Sections

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:36am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.12.2013

Walmart Slashing iPhone 5c to $27; Lowering Other Apple Prices in Holiday Sale

Deutsche Bank Says in Laptop Race to Bottom, the Winner is iPad

Apple Adds Four New Channels to Apple TV in U.S.

Bloomberg Devs Talk Ease of Development for Apple TV

Southwest Launches $2 In-Flight iMessage Plan

Personal Tech Gets Gate-to-Gate Okay in EU

Spotify Ads Free Service for Mobiles

Spotify Adds Led Zeppelin to Its Catalogue

Rdio Rolls Pid Service Out to 20 dditional Ntions

Report: Foxconn Launching Incubator for Wearables

Father of iPod Likely Buyer of (RED) Mac Pro 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:15am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.11.2013

iPhone 5s Now Ships in 24-Hours from Apple Online Stores

T-Mobile USA Drops Some iPhone/iPad Down Payments in Holiday Sales Promotion

Apple Wins Patent for Curved Touch Sensor

AT&T CEO Sees End to Smartphone Subsidies

Munster Sees Siri and Google Now as Evenly Matched

China Labor Watch Calls on Apple to Investigate Deaths at Pegatron Plant in Shanghai

Apple Reportedly Hires Cumulus Exec for iTunes Radio Sales

iTunes Match Rolls Over Scandinavian Skies

Apple Retail Sees Grand Opening and Grand Reopening This Weekend

Apple 35th Best Place to Work According to Glassdoor.com Survey

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:36am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.10.2013

Tech Titans Call for Global Government Surveillance Reform

Munster: iPhone 5s Supply/Demand Meet at Apple Stores

Contract-Free Carriers Straight Talk and NET10 Picking Up iPhone This Friday

Mixpanel: Early iPhone 5s Adoption Outpacing Early iPhone 5 Adoption; iPhone 5c May Be Matching

WSJ: iPhone Pre-Orders to Start on China Mobile This Thursday

Fortune: iPhone Disappears from China Mobile Ad

New LeAnn Rimes Video Shot Entirely on iPhone

Qualcomm Vies for Internet of Places with Gimbal Proximity Beacons

Apple Hosting Hour of Code Events for Children and Teens

Codecademy Launches Hour of Code Learning App for iOS

Apple Opens 12 Days of Gifts App to U.S. for First Time

Apple Suggests Placing Online Holiday Orders by 18 December

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:28am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.09.2013

Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Expects Double the Average 4Q Sales Growth for Apple

Gentle Reminder: There’s Still No Official Deal for a China Mobile iPhone

Report: iPad Air Adoption Rate Beating Its Predecessor

Apple Officially Pegs iOS 7 Penetration at 74%

Most iPhone 5s Waits Drop to 1-3 Business Days

Flurry: Mobile App Usage Up 68% in U.S. Over Thanksgiving

TMO says Apple Store iBeacon Rollout Shows Apple Pioneering What Mobile Can mean to Retail

ISI Group Analyst Disappointed by iBeacons; Still Bullish on Apple

Apple Seeks Legal Fee Reimbursement in Samsung Case

Apple.com Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela 

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

Mac OS Ken: 12.06.2013

Deutsche Bank Sees 20-Million China Mobile iPhones in Year One; iPads as Logical Next Step

comScore: Every OS is Eating What’s Left of BlackBerry

Thorsten Heins Out as BlackBerry CEO (a Month Ago)

Interim BlackBerry CEO Seeks to Assure Businesses that BlackBerry is Still in Business

POTUS Cannot Use iPhone for “Security Reasons”

Report: Touch ID Gets Buggy for Some

Judge Cote Agrees to No Secret Meetings with Apple iBooks Overseer

Philip Elmer-DeWitt Thinks Icahn May Be Dialing Down Not Winding Up

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:54am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.05.2013

China Officially Grants 4G TD-LTE Licenses to China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile

WSJ Says Apple and Chain Mobile Have Signed iPhone Deal; No Comment from Companies

Munster Sees Conservative 17-Million China Mobile iPhone Customers in 2014

Localytics: iPad Air Activations Up 51% Over Black Friday Weekend; iPhone 5c up 26%

Alternate Explanations for the Term Black Friday

MacRumors Says Apple Retail IS Price Matching on iPad Air, iPhone 5c and Macs

Chitika: iOS 7 Powers 74% of North American iPhones

Icahn Issues Shareholder Proposal for More of Apple’s Money 

Judge Says Apple Issues with iBooks Overseer Not Her Problem

Apple Reportedly Gives AppleCare Workers OS X 10.9.1

Apple Gives Away Holiday Music Sampler in US Through Store App on iPhone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:52am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.04.2013

China Mobile Subsidiary Posts (Then Pulls) iPhone Pre-Order Site

RBC Analyst Sees $9B-$10B in Added Annual Revenue from Potential China Mobile iPhone Deal

Apple Closed Trading Tuesday at 364-Day High

IDC: Tablets to Hit 386-Million Units a Year by 2017

IDC: PC Contraction Expected to Continue Through 2014

Cyber Monday Sales Driven Up by Rise in Mobile Shopping

Apple Reportedly Price Matching iPhone 5c and iPad Air at Select Stores

Apple Seeds Third beta of OS X 10.9.1 to Developers

Apple Updates Remote Desktop and Dashboard Widget for Admins

Apple Opening Second Store in The Netherlands 07 December

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:31am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.03.2013

Walmart: 1.4 Million Tablets Sold On Thanksgiving; iPad mini a Top Seller

Target Shoppers Target iPad on Black Friday

InfoScout: A Large Percentage of Mobile iPad Purchases Made Through Android Smartphones on Black Friday

Deutsche Bank Eyes Apple After Black Friday

Apple Analysts Stoked Over Black Friday Sales Indications

Mobile Site Builder Says Mobile Sites Were Big Winners on Black Friday

Consumer Cellular Surprises; Picks Up iPhone

Katnar Estimates Half of iPhone 5c Buyers Through October were Android Switchers

Kantar: iPhone 5s Outselling iPhone 5c 3-to-1 in UK

Apple Buys Twitter Analytics Firm Topsy

Yahoo! Buys Natural Language Processing Startup SkyPhrase

FTC and DoJ Say A-Okay to Microsoft Acquisition of Nokia

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:37am EST

Mac OS Ken: 12.02.2013

IBM: iOS Dominates Mobile Shopping on Black Friday

Adobe Also Sees iOS Winning in Mobile Sales on Black Friday

WSJ: iPhone 5s Supply Increase Thanks to Boosted Production at Foxconn

iPhone Owned Japan in October

Apple Shares Back in Black for 2013

Cantor Fitzgerald Likes Apple for the Holidays

Knock-Off Charger Probable Cause in Thai iPhone Electrocution

Apple Upset with eBooks Overseer

New Troll Takes Aim at Apple

Apple and Its CEO Mark World Aids Day

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:27am EST