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: 05.30.2014

WSJ: Parsing the Price Paid by Apple for Beats

 

Huberty: iWatch or Payments or Streaming Music Could Slow Drop in Music Sales

 

Amazon Rumored to Be Entering Streaming Music Market

 

UBS Analyst Not Too Into the Beats Deal

 

Apple + Beats: Wall Street Weighs In Again

 

WWDC Excitement Pushes Apple Targets Up

 

Bernstein Analyst Ups Apple Target to 700-Dollars

 

Barclays Ups Apple Target; Leaves Rating at Neutral

 

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

Mac OS Ken: 05.29.2014

Apple Announces Plans to Buy Beats for 3-Billion-Dollars

 

Apple and Beats Execs Hit Media Blitz

 

Beats App to Stay on Windows Phone and Android After Acquisition

 

HP Deal with Beats to Sunset in 2015

 

Beats Industrial Design Firm Gets Kicked to the Curb

 

Beats Music Lowers Annual Rate; Lengthens Free Trial

 

Beats Announcement Could Mean Full Plate for WWDC

 

Eddy The Stuff: 35-Billion iTunes Tracks Sold

 

Eddy Cue Says TV Sucks and Fixing It Will Be Tough

 

Eddy Cue Says Product Pipeline is Best for Apple in 25-Years

 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.28.2014

Apple to Stream Keynote; Teases Exciting Announcements

 

Apple Starts Decking the WWDC Halls

 

Raymond James Analyst Muses Over Home Automation “Land Grab”

 

Apple Shares Hit New 52-Week High

 

Apple Patents Process that Could Join Sapphire with Liquidmetal

 

Deutsche Telekom Said to be Promoting Questionable iPhone 6 Release Date 

 

Spotify Sounds Security Alert After Unauthorized Access of One Account 

 

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

Mac OS Ken: 05.27.2014

FT Says Apple May Make Smart Home Play at WWDC

iMac Ship Times May Indicate New Machines Coming Soon

Ming-Chi Kuo Expects Touch ID for Most iThings Going Forward

Rumor Resurgent: The ARM-Based Mac

Australia Sees Waves of iOS Device Hijackings

Tapbots Issues Mandatory Updates for Mobile Versions of Tweetbot

Apple Retail Workers Class Action Suit Gets Ugly

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

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Morgan Stanley Analyst: Now Is Still The Time to Buy Apple Shares

 

Apple Seeks Triple Damages and New Sales Ban Trial Against Samsung

 

Samsung Killing Music and eBook Services Outside of South Korea

 

Apple and Others Offer 325-Million-Dollars to Make Anti-Poaching Case Go Away

 

Apple Launches 8GB iPhone 5c in India

 

Base-Model Mac Pro Ship Times Fall to 3-5 Days

 

Apple Offers Free Shipping for Father’s Day in Many Countries

 

Apple Updates iAd Producer to v4.2

 

Creator of Core Animation Leaves Apple for Facebook

 

Boeing Plans to Be More Like Apple (Kind of)

 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:59am EDT

Munster Sees Slump in Intent to Buy iPhone Ahead of Next One

Counterpoint: 87 Percent of Phone Shipments into U.S. Now Smartphones

iPhone Drives 4G Growth in China

Apple Working on iOS-to-Android Text Message Switcher Issue

Mac Pro Hits Graphics Rendering Issues After 10.9.3 Update

Secret Source Tells TechCrunch Apple-Beats Deal Still 70-Percent Certain

Apple Extends Liquidmetal Technologies Exclusivity Through February 2015

Apple Expands In-Store iPad Trade-In Program to Parts of Europe

Apple Licensed for Full Operation in Saudi Arabia

Nest CEO: Seriously - There Will Not Be Ads on Our Thermostats

Nest Restarting Smoke Alarm Sales Soon

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

Apple to Hold WWDC Kickoff at 10AM PDT on Monday 2 June

Apple Updates WWDC App for iOS

Apple Goes Tongue-in-Cheek-and-Cloak-and-Dagger with WWDC Session Titles

Spotify Hits 10-Million Paid Subscribers

Apple Insider Considers the Lack of Beats by Apple Announcement

Apple Sued By One Employee Over Promise of Job-for-Life

Moto 360 Smartwatch Expected to Sport $249 Price Tag

Google Filing Paves Way for Ads for Nest Thermostat

Nest Recalls the Nest Protect Smoke and CO Detector Over Potential Safety Issue 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:19am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.21.2014

Not-the-Usual Morgan Stanley Analyst Expects NFC in Next iPhone

Report: Apple Building Out Big Content Delivery Network

iWork for iCloud betas See Significant Feature Additions

Apple Updates OS X Server to v3.1.2

Injunction Against Some Samsung Sales Upheld in Dutch Court

Monday: Talk of Settlement Talks Between Apple and Samsung

Monday: Lawyers for Apple and Samsung See No Hope of Settlement

Tuesday: Fortune Says There Never Were Any New Talks

Samsung Owns Current Smartwatch Market (Which is Tiny)

Apple Brings in Architectural Big Guns for Madison Avenue Store

Millward Brown Names Apple Second-Most Valuable on BrandZ List 2014

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.20.2014

I have a message from Ken. He’s sorry... but he’s not feeling well and will not be talking about Apple news with you today.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.19.2014

Apple and Google Drop Motorola-Centered Suits/Countersuits

Apple Sued Over Text Message/iMessage Switching Issue

Update to iTunes Update Fixes Hidden User Issue

Italian Regulators Investigating In-App Purchases

Samsung Holding Tizen Developer Conference Same Week-Same City as WWDC

Pioneer Demos CarPlay-Compatible NEX Units

Rainbow Apple Logo Signs Up for Auction

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.16.2014

Chitika: Over Half of N.A. Smartphone Web Traffic Originates from iPhones

Canalys: Sales of Bigger Smartphones Grew 369% Last Quarter

Apple Updates Mavericks to v10.9.3

Apple Updates iTunes with Podcast Improvements

Apple Releases Podcasts for iOS 2.1

Apple Updates iTunes Connect iOS App to v3.0

Apple Gets a Perfect Government and Privacy Score from EFF

Icahn Now Holds 7.5-Million Shares of Apple

Report: Kobe Bryant in Meetings on Apple Campus

Carmaker Bentley Shoots and Edits Promo Video on iThings

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:07am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.15.2014

Retail Rumor Points to September iPhone Launch

Susquehanna Analyst: Early Upgrade Plans Could Boost iPhone 6 Sales

Needham and Co Analyst Puts Last-Quarter iPhone 4S Sales at 10-Million Units

Leaving the Walled Garden Turns Texts Into Orphaned iMessages

Senator Franken Quizzes Samsung on Fingerprint Scanner in Galaxy S5

Norwegian Consumer Group is Down on iCloud

Re/code: Apple-Beats Deal May Not Close Until Next Week

Samsung Switching First-Gen Galaxy Gear OS from Android to Tizen

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:55am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.14.2014

Report: iOS 8 for iPad to Include Split Screen Multitasking

IDC Survey: Battery Life Is Top Smartphone Purchase Driver

Motorola Plots Death of Feature Phone with Moto E

MM Research: Apple Takes Over a Third of Japanese Mobile Phone Market

Engineer Teardown Warns of Dangers of Knock-Off Chargers

Apple Most Targeted in Patent Suits in 2013

Cook Lunch Auction Closes at $330,000

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.13.2014

UBS Sees a Lot to Like in ‘Beats by Apple’

Sacconaghi Wants Apple to Miss the Beats

Billboard: Iovine and Dre May Take Stage at WWDC

Morgan Stanley Analyst Sees 20% Growth for iPhone 6 Over iPhone 5s

Morgan Stanley Analyst Expects Slowdown in Tablet Growth - iPad Included

Report: 8GB iPhone 5c Expected in India Next Month

Office for iPad Downloads Top 27-Million

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:22am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.12.2014

WSJ Sources Say Beats Deal Could Make Iovine and Dre Apple Execs

Wall Street Freely Admits It Does Not Get the Apple-Beats Rumor

Canalys: Apple Still Tops in Computers (If You Count iPads as PCs)

Apple Offers Owners of Older iPhones Upgrade Incentives

iPhone Blows Up Galaxy in South Korean Survey

Apple Hires Nokia Lumia Photo Lead

Apple Lays Down Data Sharing Law for Law Enforcement

Possible iBeacon Issues on Apple’s Side 

Berkeley Apple Store Hit by Smash-n-Grab

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:48am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.09.2014

Rumor: Apple Close to Buying Beats for 3.2-Billion-Dollars

Wired: Apple Buying Beats - Its Best Idea Since the iPad

Business Insider: It Would Make No Sense For Apple To Buy Beats For 3.2-Billion-Dollars

Canaccord Analyst: Galaxy S5 Tamps iPhone 5s Sales

Canaccord Analyst: Apple and Samsung Make More Money Than Possible in Smartphones

Galaxy S5 Designer Promoted Out of Harm’s Way

ISI Analyst: Apple Ecosystem is Seriously Sticky

Wait Times for Mac Pro Down to 2-3 Weeks

SF MoMA to Give Lifetime Achievement Award to Jony Ive

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

Wall Street Weatherman Says Apple Barometer Looks Good

iPad Tops Latest JD Power Tablet Satisfaction Survey

Apple Kills iPhone 4 (Again)

Report: Apple Gives Latest Build of OS X 10.9.3 to AppleCare Employees

NYC Pharmacy Chain Duane Reade Piloting iBeacon Program

UK Grocers Waitrose and Tesco Try iBeacons

WikiBeacon.org is on a Mad iBeacon Hunt

United Airlines Turns on In-Flight Entertainment for iOS Devices

Apple Invites HQ Employees to Participate in Next Month’s Pride in San Francisco

Apple VP of Corporate Communications Stepping Down

Apple Head of North American Sales Is Out of Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:34am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.07.2014

Report: Apple Second Only to Amazon in Terms of Internet Retail

Patently Apple: LuxVue Buy Could Put Sapphire Under iThing Glass 

Arizona Plant Should Make Sapphire Advanced Apple-Only for a Time

Lawyer Says Samsung Intends to Challenge Recent Apple Court Ruling

Moves Fitness Tracker Opens Door to Share Data with Facebook

Apple Reportedly Signs for Spot in WTC Shopping Center

IFO Apple Store Says Apple Has Plans for Upper East Side Location

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.06.2014

Apple Closes Above $600 for First Time in 18-Months

RBC Analyst Ups Apple Target to $645 Based on Share Buyback Plans

Needham and Co Analyst: Apple Stores Need New Apple Stuff to Reignite Growth

Apple Working on Fix for iOS 7 Mail Attachment Issue

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Reportedly Planning Big iPhone Upgrade Push

Apple Awarded $4 Million More Then Sees $4 Million Subtracted in Samsung Case

Microsoft Media Event May Launch Smaller Surface

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.05.2014

Apple Wins Verdict Against Samsung (Sort of)

Re/Code: WWDC Keynote to Focus on Software, Not Hardware

Apple Reportedly Buys micro-LED Company LuxVue

Report: Apple Gives Employees Early Build of OS X 10.9.4

Swatch Rattles Sabers Over Similarity Between iWatch and ISWATCH 

Owners of Older iPhones Bring Class Action Suit Against Apple Over iOS 7

Sony to Set Up Stores in Best Buy Stores

Tim Cook Lunch Auction Up to $175,000.00

Apple Seeks Buzz Marketer for NYC Post

Angela Ahrendts Era Begins for Apple Retail

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

Mac OS Ken: 05.02.2014

IDC Sees Market Share Slip for Still Dominant iPad

 

Morgan Stanley Analyst Sees Bigger Screen Leading to Modest iPhone Growth in the States

 

Apple to Alert Users to Law-Enforcement Requests for Information

 

Samsung Sends Out Save-the-Date Card for Health-Centered Event

 

9 to 5 Mac: WWDC 2014 to Be OS X-Centric

 

Mac Pro Ship Times Slip to 3-4 Weeks

 

Germany Gets iTunes in the Cloud for Movies and TV

 

Japan Gets iTunes Match

 

Apple Takes CEO of Wifarer; Leaves the Company

 

Ahrendts Officially Out at Burberry

 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:12am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 05.01.2014

J.P. Morgan: Lower-Priced MacBook Air Opens Up $63B Potential for Apple

 

The Street Sees MacBook Air Price Cuts as Eroding Windows-based PCs

 

Report: Apple/GT Advance Sapphire Production Starts on a Small Scale

 

Redditor iOSecure Explains Why Touch ID is Better Under iOS 7.1.1

 

Google Brings Native Versions of Docs and Sheets to iPad

 

Apple Hires New Director of Renewable Energy

 

From Above: The Apple Spaceship is Taking Shape

 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:32am EDT