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.

A big iBeacons talk with Tim Perfitt of Twocanoes

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.26.2014

Long time listeners of Mac OS Ken probably know what’s about to happen. Ken has this habit of thinking he can get everything done the day before traveling as if it were a normal day. It is - of course - not a normal day, and thus he does not get everything done. Take for example, today’s cavalcade of Apple news and news related to Apple news. That did not get done. There is much to look forward two, however. Mostly interviews with vendors, fellow podcasters, and other people with things to say from Mack world/eye World 2014. 

Apologies for today. We will see what tomorrow brings tomorrow. 

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.25.2014

Primary iPhone 5c Supplier Sees 22% Earnings Bump

Chitika: Samsung Dominant in Android Web Usage in North America While iOS Dominant Overall

Wall Street Weighs In on Apple/Comcast Rumor

Google Photowall App Calls Developers to the TV

A VAT of Questions (or Questions of VATS)

NPR Lands on iTunes Radio

Cook Climbs to 17 on 2013 Glassdoor CEO Survey 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.24.2014

Macquarie Starts Coverage of Apple with Outperform Rating and $630 Price Target

CIRP: Slow Consumer Upgrade Cycles for iPads

Billboard Sources Say Apple Pondering Spotify-Type Music Service; iTunes App for Android

WSJ Sources Say Apple and Comcast in Early Talks for Web-Based TV Service

Virgin Mobile Drastically Reduces Cost of Current iPhones

President Obama Meets with Tech Titans on Privacy and Technology

Golden State Warriors Fans Meet iBeacons

Indiana Jones Archeology Exhibit Harnesses iBeacons

Placed: iBeacons Around the House

BlackBerry to Sell Off Most of Its Real Estate in Canada

BlackBerry Pursues Suit Against Seacrest-Backed Typo Keyboard

Mac OS X Kind of Turns 13

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

China Mobile Execs Indicate About a Million iPhones Sold Last Month

Wall Street Neither Happy Nor Surprised with China Mobile Numbers

Apple Leaves Contested Tor Browser on App Store for Three-Months

Apple Pulls iOS Tor Browser After One Day of Bad Press

Apple Updates GarageBand

Apple Seeds New betas of Mavericks and iTunes to Developers

New Samsung Tablet Ad Takes on All Competition

Nielsen Sees High Awareness of Wearable Tech in General Public

First Apple Reseller Closing Doors After 73-Years in Business

Fortune Names Cook Among Top 50 Leaders in the World

Richard Branson Praises Tim Cook

Turkey Kills Citizen Access to Twitter

Report: Fincher Wants Bale for Jobs Bio Pic

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Morgan Stanley Analyst Sees iPhone Sales of 42-Million Units This Quarter

Piper Jaffray Analyst Concerned Over High Expectations for Apple

Wells Fargo Analyst Sees Revamped iPad 4 as Good Play Against Samsung

Apple Insider Looks at Memory, Addressable Memory and Smartphones

Hackers Hack EA Site; Go Phishing with Fake Apple Login Page

Rainbow PUSH Pushes for More Diversity in Silicon Valley Management

Brand Finance Pegs Apple as Most Valuable Brand in the States

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:03am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.19.2014

Google Announces “Google Ware” Wearables Platform

Motorola and LG Announce Google Wear Watches

8GB iPhone 5c Not Coming to the States

Apple Issues Press Release on iPad 4 Improvements

Needham and Co: iPad Not Killing Mac in Education

BlueFin Research Sees Huge Upgrade Cycle for Bigger iPhone 6

Rumor: Microsoft to Announce Office for iPad on 27 March in San Francisco

WSJ Sources Say Amazon to Ship Video Streamer as Soon as April

Cook Calls New Book on Apple After Jobs “Nonsense”

Author Comments on Cook’s Comment

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.18.2014

iPhone Hitting Serbia and Lebanon and New Carrier in Quebec

Umeng: iPhone 5c Dwarfed by iPhone 5s in China

Report: Apple to Release 8GB iPhone 5c

Engadget has Prices and Art on Alleged 8GB iPhone 5c

Update: Apple Adds 8GB iPhone 5c to European Stores

Analyst Thinks Larger iPhones Could Mean Larger Upgrade Cycle

Unicef Wants People to Put Down Their Phones for a Good Cause

9 to 5 Mac: Apple May Kill iPad 2 for Re-Introduced iPad 4 Today

Confirmed: Apple Kills iPad 2 for Resurrected iPad 4

Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.9.3 beat to Developers

Apple TV Gets ACC Sports Content

Apple Starts Charging for Online Chat Support

Apple Grounding Burstly SkyRocket

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:56am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.17.2014

Don’t freak out. While there is probably Apple news and news related to Apple news today, there is no episode of Mac OS Ken. It was Ken’s birthday on Sunday, and he decided to take the day off. Since a Monday episode of Mac OS Ken means a Sunday full of writing and recording… and since he took Sunday off… you see where this is going. Look for a bonus size edition of Mac OS Ken on Tuesday. In the meantime, assume that Apple will have stayed afloat for a full 72 hours without a new podcast about it.

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.14.2014

Analytics Firm: iPhone Owns 80% of High-End Smartphones in China

Report: Amazon May Hit with Budget-Minded Smartphone by End of Year

Fortune: Service Changes Timed Ahead of Ahrendts’ Arrival

Report Pours Water on Third-Party CarPlay Players

United to Offer Free In-Flight Entertainment for iThings

Apple Patent Outlines Super-Smart Pedometer for Smartwatch

Apple Adds Selfie-Centered Section to App Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.13.2014

Wedge Partners Analyst Thinks Now’s the Time to Buy Apple

Apple Insider: Job Listings Indicate Camera Coming for Apple TV

9 to 5 Mac: Job Listings Do Not Indicate Camera Coming for Apple TV

MFi Certified iBeacons Hitting the Market Now

Report: Apple Adds Devices and Ups Discounts in Little-Known Loyalty Program

Apple Appeals Judge Koh Decision Over Injunction in 2012 Case

Report: Apple Mulls Separate iOS App for iTunes Radio

Apple Shortens Return Time for New iPhones to 14-Days

Pioneer Reportedly Eyes Third-Party CarPlay Devices

Google Announces SDK for Android-Based Wearables

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.12.2014

Apple Upgraded on Bigger/Costlier iPhone Expectation

Verizon CFO: Abandoning  Smartphone Subsidies Would Be a Mistake

Florian Mueller Takes Issue with Apple

Apple Expands iPhone Reuse and Recycle Program to Canada

iOS 7.1 Mends Over 40 Vulnerabilities

Apple Thanks Evad3rs for Security Tips Then Plugs Jailbreak Holes

Target Offers $150 Gift Card for iPad 2; $180 for Trading Up

Survey: iTunes Radio Takes Third in Streaming in the States

German Microsoft Exec Says New Office for Mac Coming by End of Yea

Apple Gets Final Approval for Union Square Store in San Francisco 

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.11.2014

Apple Releases iOS 7.1

9 to 5 Mac: Hints of Minor Hardware Updates in iOS 7.1

Apple TV Update Lets Users Hide Channels

Apple Brings iTunes Festival Channel Back to Apple TV for SXSW

Apple Updates iAd Producer and Xcode

Apple Updates Podcasts, GarageBand and Logic Remote iOS Apps

iOS 7.1 Brings Very Active Listening Mode to iBeacon

beta of Next Mavericks Update Indicates Retina Display Support

BlackBerry CEO Mocks iPhone for Short Battery Life

BlackBerry Loses Ground to a Standing-Still Windows Phone

comScore: iOS Only Smartphone OS to Gain Share from Oct. to Jan. in U.S. 

Russian Carrier Megafon Has to Sell 750,000 iPhones in Next Three-Years

Samsung Files for Appeal in 2012 Patent Infringement Loss to Apple

Samsung and Apple Pare Patents Ahead of Next Trial

Apple Hiring Acquisition Integration Analyst

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.10.2014

Getting ready for Macworld/iWorld with Paul Kent, Vice President, IDG World Expo, GM Macworld Expo

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

Mac OS Ken: 03.07.2014

Six Top Apple Execs Get Stock to Stick Around

Apple Loses Second Bid to Ban Old Samsung Hardware

Onswipe Says iOS 7.0.6 Adoption Hits Half of Tracked iOS Devices

Apple Updates iTunes Festival App for SXSW

iBeacons Head to SXSW

Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.3 beta to Developers

ComiXology Forces Password Resets After Data Breach

9 to 5 Mac: Mercedes-Benz Looking into CarPlay Installation for Older Models

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.06.2014

AdAge Sources Says Full-Page, Autoplay Video iAds Coming Soon to iOS Apps

The Information Says Apple May Open Siri APIs for iWatch

BestBuy Offers Mega-Savings on 3G/4G iPads in Mega-Convoluted Deals

Apple Faces ADA Suit Over Retail Store POS Devices

Report: Istanbul Apple Store to Open 4 April 

Israeli Prime Minister Visits Apple HQ

Two Economists Argue for Apple in eBook Appeal

Samsung Says Apple Posted Sensitive, Contentious Info Online

Samsung Donates $3 Million to Charity Tied to Celebrity Selfie

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:19am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.05.2014

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer Announces September Retirement

Fortune: Oppenheimer Staying Until September for $53 Million in Stock

Analysts Express Confidence in Apple CFO Succession

IDC Sees Less Than Zero Growth for PCs Through 2018

Judge Reluctantly Considers Killing Access to Apple Sites in Belgium

Corning Exec Bashes Sapphire

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.04.2014

Calling Gartner Into Question

Munster Sees Strength in iPhone 5s

Canaccord Genuity Analyst Ups Apple Target to $600

Survey: iPhone Tops Samsung in Desirability in Developing Markets

Fortune Says Flattening Smartphone Growth Not a Huge Pain-Point for Apple 

iPhone Reuse and Recycle Program Lands in France

Wells Fargo Analyst Sees AI Future in CarPlay Beginning

Report: Intel Buys Smartwatch-Maker Basis 

Apple CFO Takes Seat on Board of Goldman Sachs

Microsoft to Use Pop-Up to Urge XP Users to Upgrade

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 03.03.2013

Tim Cook Faces Off with Shareholder Rep Over ROI versus Corporate Responsibility

Apple Gives Numbers on Services

Apple Insider: More Minutes of the Meeting

Apple CEO Indicates Arizona Sapphire Plant Will Spawn New Ecosystem

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Runs Apple TV Sales Promo Ahead of Expected Refresh

The Loop Indicates No New Apple TV Coming Soon

German Court Dismisses IPCom Case Against Apple

Apple Announces CarPlay at Geneva International Motor Show

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:30am EDT