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: 10.31.2014

Tim Cook Comes Out

Tim Cook Calls Out Alabama for Being Too Slow on LGBT Issues

Notables Praise Tim Cook for Coming Out

Grocery Chain Tests CurrentC Exclusivity; Keeps Supporting Apple Pay

Petition Supporting NFC Hits WhiteHouse.gov 

iOS Users Crushing CurrentC App Under Negative Reviews

CES Seeks Displaced Macworld/iWorld Vendors for iProducts Marketplace

Needham and Co. Analyst Charlie Wolf Dead at 81

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:58am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.30.2014

MCX Talks Up Safety and Convenience of CurrentC

CurrentC Pilot Program Gets Hacked

MCX CEO Holds Virtual Press Conference to Address Headaches

Mr. Munster Studies Used Phone Sales

Kantar: iPhone 6 Outselling iPhone 6 Plus in UK 5-to-1

Kantar: Android Gains Share in U.S. in Three-Months Leading up iPhone Refresh

IDC: Xiaomi Gallops Into Third in Worldwide Smartphone Race

Microsoft Outs Fitness Focused Wearable

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.29.2014

Walmart Wades in with Statement Against Apple Pay

NYT: MCX Members Would Face Steep Fines for Accepting Apple Pay

Walgreens Pokes Fun; Reminds Consumers It Accepts Apple Pay

Apple to Talk Cooperation with Alibaba Possibly Tied to Apple Pay

Tim Cook Says The Planet Ran Out of iPod Classic Parts

Apple Exec: No Apple SIM Plans for iPhone 

T-Mobile CEO Says iPhone 6 Plus Orders Are Surprisingly High

GTAT Bemoans Apple Settlement 

Apple Sued Over Graphics Issues with Some 2011 MacBook Pros

Apple TV Gets Two New Providers in the States

iOS 8 Adoption Hits 52-Percent

Apple Expands iAd to 95 Countries

Plague Inc. Sales Up 50-Percent Since Pickup of Ebola Coverage

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.28.2014

Apple Paints Rosy Picture for Apple Pay as CVS Continues to Diss

Tim Cook: One Million Cards on Apple Pay in First 72-Hours

Wells Fargo Offering Up to 20-Dollars Credit for Trying Apple Pay

Verifone Pushes NFC Terminal Upgrades in Europe Ahead of Apple Pay

Euro Carriers Stiff-Arm Apple SIM

Cult of Mac: India Sells 55,000 New iPhones in Three-Days

New iPhones Put a Hurt on Samsung Galaxy Phones in South Korea

Apple Outlines Its ConnectED Involvement

Alpine Hits the Road with CarPlay

FitBit Makes Surge Super Watch Official

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.27.2014

CVS and Rite Aid Turn Off NFC Terminals to Thwart Apple Pay

Amazon Rewards Visa Now Supports Apple Pay

Tim Cook Targeting China for Apple Pay

Gazelle Survey Shows Near 50-50 Split for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders

New Site Highlights Bendy-Shapey-Flexy-iPhone-6-Gate

iFixit Gives iPad Air 2 a 2-out-of-10 Reparability Rating

iFixit Gives iPad mini 3 a 2-out-of-10 Reparability Rating

Macworld: The Tantalizing Mystery of NFC in New iPads

9 to 5 Mac: The Boring Solution to the iPad-NFC Mystery

AT&T Locking Apple SIM to Its Network

Nike CEO Says His Company Working with Apple on Stealthy Wearable Tech

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.24.2014

Apple Shares Close at New Split-Adjusted High

Chinese Government Suspected in iCloud Attacks in Middle Kingdom

Chinese Government Suspected in iCloud Attacks in Middle Kingdom: TakeTwo

Apple Publishes Information on Avoiding Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Tim Cook Drops in on iPhone 6 Assembly Plant in China

Apple CEO Announces Plans for 25 More Stores for China in Next Two Years

Apple to Help GT Advanced Workers in Bankruptcy Wake

Apple Support Forum Shows Bluetooth Issues for Some Post Yosemite Upgrade

Bale to Play Jobs in Sorkin-Penned Film

Woz Takes Adjunct Professor Position at Australian University

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:24am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.23.2014 - Thursday Repost

It appears that a number of people were unable to receive Thursday's show in their respective podcasthers. Not sure what happened, but trying this repost to see if it frees whatever gummed up the works. Friday's show will be there as usual. Or it should be anyway. Fingers crossed.

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.23.2014

BofA Apple Pay Issue Causes Double Charges for Small Number of Users

Apple Reportedly Working on Apple Pay Card Display Issues

Maps Connect: Apple Maps Opens to Businesses

Apple Selling iTunes Gift Cards in UAE for First Time

Fitbit Prepping Surge Superwatch (Not a Smartwatch)

Working Apple-1 Sells at Auction for $905,000 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:35am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.22.2014

Wired: Four Fun Things in iOS 8.1

Eddy Cue Talks Apple Pay with WSJ

Apple Pay Working Outside the U.S. with U.S. Cards

Apple Locks Down the Mac mini

Apple and GTAT Reach Amicable End-Times Agreement

A Slew of Upgrades After Apple Earnings

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.21.2014

All Earnings Call, All the Time

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.20.2014

iPhone Lines at Apple Stores in China: Small and Orderly

TechInAsia Says Big Lines in China Were at Carrier Stores

iPhone 6 Grey Market Still Kicking in Hong Kong

iFixIt Finds Much Familiar in New iMac

Apple Nixes Server Version of Mac mini; Drops mini Storage Cap to 1TB

Apple Pulls Mute/Orientation Toggle from iPad Air 2

Localytics: iPad 2 Still the Most Used iPad 

GTAT to Layoff 727 Workers at Mesa Plant

Apple Drops Bose from Sale In-Store and Online

Beats Promo Video Highlights Return of LeBron James to Cleveland

Rdio Adds CarPlay Support

CBS Launches Online Video Streaming Service

HBO to Launch Streaming Online Service in 2015

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.17.2014

Apple Pay and iOS 8.1 Firing Up on Monday 20 October

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite

Apple Updates iWork for OS X and iOS

Apple Releases iTunes 12.0.1

Apple Intros 27-Inch Retina 5K Display iMac

Apple Intros New Mac mini

Apple Intros iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Cult of Mac Deems iPad mini 3 a Ripoff

TechCrunch Says There Are Too Many iPads

Apple SIM: One iPad Cellular SIM for Multiple Carriers

Apple Offering WatchKit Coding Framework to Developers in November

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:11am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.16.2014

Apple Accidentally Confirms New iPads in iBookstore 

Internal Panera Memo Indicates 20 October Apple Pay Launch

DigiTimes Expects a 12-Inch MacBook Air Today 

Outlier Possibility: An App Store Announcement for Apple TV 

Morgan Stanley Turned on by Margins and ASPs in iPhone 6 Line

Re/code Rumor Has Apple Retail Dropping Fitbit

Beats Cofounder Iovine Loves the NFL Beats Ban

AT&T Drops Beats Options for New Customers

Wil.i.am Shows Off Puls Wearable

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Mac OS Ken: 10.15.2014

IDG Cancels 2015 Macworld Expo; Puts Show on Hiatus

Ming-Chi Kuo Lays Out Expectations for 10.16 Media Event

MacRumors Source Says Apple Shipping Mass Quantities of Something

Apple Seeks Secrecy in GTAT Bankruptcy Case

WSJ Questions GTAT COO Stock Sales

Apple to Open New Store in Scotland on 18 October

Apple to Offer Egg Freezing Benefit to Female Employees

Kaepernick Cover Logo on Beats Headphones for Post-Game Press Conference

Bono Sort of Apologizes for Gifting Songs of Innocence via iTunes

Dothraki Companion: Learn a Made-Up Language with Your iThings

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.14.2014

Chinese iPhone Pre-Orders: Considering the 20-Million Possibility

Apple Announces 36 More Countries for New iPhones by End of October

Canaccord Genuity: iPhones Dominant at Top-Four U.S. Carriers

Accessory Sales Surge 43-Percent in Wake of iPhone 6 Lineup Release

Apple to Live Stream 10-16 Media Event

Apple Seeds Sixth Public Beta of Yosemite

ReCode: No Retina MacBook Air at 10-16 Media Event

Eddy The Stuff Says U2 Album Hits 26-Million Downloads and 81-Million Experiences

Interesting Info from the GTAT Bankruptcy Filings

Two New U.S. Apple Stores to Open This Week

Wil.i.am Launching Smartwatch This Week

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:56am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.13.2014

Apple Barometer Shows Fair Weather Ahead

Oppenheimer Ups Apple to Outperform

Fortune: Icahn Pens Self-Serving Letter to Tim Cook

Apple Bear Respectfully Bashes Icahn Letter

UBS Analyst Bullish on Apple (But Not as Bullish as Icahn)

Walgreens Memo Indicates 18 October Apple Pay Launch

GTAT Says Oppressive and Burdensome Apple Deal Led to Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Judge to Consider GTAT Request to Close Plants This Wednesday

Bose and Beats Bury the Hatchet

SF QB Fined $10K for Wearing Beats by Dre

More NFL Players Ignore Beats Ban

Apple Tops Interbrand List for Second Year in a Row

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:47am EDT

Mac OS Ken: Talk to you Monday

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.09.2014

- Apple Confirms Press Event on Thursday 16 October 

- IDC Says Mac Cracks Top-Five PCs Worldwide for First Time Ever 

- comScore Shows iPhone as Top Smartphone in the States Before iPhone 6 

- CNBC: People Saving on Traditional Goods to Spend More on Tech 

- Gruber Thinks Storage May Be to Blame for iOS 8 Adoption Slowdown

- Apple Calls GTAT Bankruptcy Decision Surprising 

- Apple Publishes HomeKit Specs for Manufacturers 

- Fitbit: No Plans to Work with Apple HealthKit 

- Engadget: Ways to Make Fitbit Work with Apple Health App 

- Working Apple 1 Up for Auction This Month 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:24am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.08.2014

- Notes from Two Apple Bulls 

- Piper Jaffray: Teens Tepid on Apple Watch 

- UBS Models a Future for GTAT Without Sales to Apple 

- KGI Analyst: GTAT Bankruptcy Should Not Affect Apple Watch Production 

- UBS Models a Future for GTAT Without Sales to Apple 

- KGI Analyst: GTAT Bankruptcy Should Not Affect Apple Watch Production 

- WSJ Questions 8 September Sale of GTAT Stock by Company CEO

- Developer Reportedly Finds Apple Pay Setup Screen Buried in iOS 8.1 beta 

- Apple Opening New Stores in Italy and Massachusetts and Connecticut on 11 October

- AAA: Siri Less Safe Than In-Dash Menu Navigation

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:31am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.07.2014

The Michael Report Spills the Alleged Beans on the Next iPad Air

iMore: New iPhones Launching in India on 17 October

Apple Numbers Shows iOS 8 Adoption Slowing to a Trickle

The Safe Mac Says Mac Botnet Malware Spreading via Pirated Software

GTAT Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

GTAT CEO Issues Upbeat Note on Chapter 11 Filing

Fate of GTAT Mesa Sapphire Facility in Question 

Samsung 3Q Profit Falls 60-Percent Thanks in Part to Apple Competition

Apple and City of Cupertino Post Official Spaceship Campus Progress Pic

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.06.2014

Reservations for New iPhones Skyrocket in China

Re/code Sources Say Next Apple Event Set for 16 October

Report: Newly Discovered Botnet Infects and Employs 17k Macs

Apple Adds Two Variants of Backdoor Worm to Xprotect

Bose Keeps Beats Off NFL Sidelines

Apple DRM Lawsuit Headed to Trial

Tim Cook Marks Third-Anniversary of Steve Jobs Passing in Email to Employees

New Drone Video of Apple Spaceship Campus Shows Foundation Progress

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.03.2014

Reports Put New iPhone Reservations in China at Two-Million in Six Hours

New Deutsche Bank Downgrades Apple from Buy to Hold

Report: Apple Talks to Labels About Lowering Price for Music Streaming

CarPlay Hits the Road as Spotify Hits Carplay

Apple Launches Activation Lock Status Utility

Apple Taking Employee Charity Matching Program Global

Hulu Now Selling Subscriptions Through iOS Apps

Steve Dowling Named Interim Head of Apple PR

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.02.2014

Bloomberg Sources Say Gold on Tap for Next iPads

Kantar: iPhone 5c Top-Seller in UK Before iPhone 6

Piper Jaffray Analyst Urges Cautious Expectations for Year-One Apple Watch Adoption

Apple Calls for Apps Written for Yosemite

Report: PayPal Palling with Samsung Killed Its Shot at Apple Pay

German Tech Mag Says Apple Blacklisted it After iPhone 6 Plus Bend Tests

Beats Electronics Suing Former Associate for Claiming Cofounder Status

Apple Taking Donations for City of Hope Through iTunes

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:52am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.01.2014

Apple Sets 17 October Launch Date for New iPhones in China

Evercore Analyst Ups Apple Target to $125 on Strength of iPhones

Jefferies Analyst Starts Apple Coverage with Hold Rating

Apple Sets 4Q Earnings Call for 20 October

EC Leans on Ireland to Lean on Apple Over Taxes 

Apple Slightly Modifies Intro Video for Apple Watch

Apple Drafts Paris Fashion Week for Apple Watch Demo

Pebble Ups Functionality; Lowers Price as Smartwatch Competition Stiffens

Apple Seeds Yosemite Golden Master to Developers

Spotify Officially Launches in Canada

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