Mac OS Ken
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Mac OS Ken: 02.28.2011


iFixIt Breaks the New MacBook Pro (for Education) / Apple Insider Thinks iPad 2 Could be Out to Consumers This Week / Apple Insider Looks for What Is Missing from Lion beta / Lion beta Adds Support for Yahoo Messenger to iChat / Podcast Publisher Spotted in Lion beta / Verizon Wireless Chief Downplays Talk of Slow Sales for Verizon iPhone 4 / Wired Wonders Whether Verizon Could Ever Offer and LTE Apple Device / Consumer Reports Likes Verizon iPhone 4 but Cannot Recommend It / Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to Support Both iOS Subscriptions and Google One Pass / Gossip has Ive and Family Wanting to Move Back to UK


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Mac OS Ken: 02.25.2011

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line / Macworld Looks at New Thunderbolt Interconnection Tecnnology from Intel / Move From Optical to Copper Changes Light Peak Name to Thunderbolt / The Apple Blog Looks at Whether There Are Practical Applications for Thunderbolt Yet / LaCie and Promise Plan Storage Solutions with Thunderbolt Connectivity / Intel Says Apple Likely to Have Thunderbolt to Itself for First Year / Apple Releases First Developer Build of Mac OS X Lion / Apple Invites Security Researchers to Try Out Lion beta / FaceTime Exits beat and Enters Mac App Store for 99-Cents / US Accounting Rules Apparently Force 99-Cent Price Tag on FaceTime / Signs Point to Changes Coming for MobileMe / ChangeWave/RBC Find Most Consumers Would Still Buy Apple Kit in Steve Jobs Absence / Video Pro Praises Sneak Peek of New Final Cut Pro / Apple Hanging Signs on Yerba Buena Center Ahead of 2 March Event

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Mac OS Ken: 02.24.2011

Specs and Speculation: MacRumors Runs Down Last Minute MacBook Pro Talk / Apple Invites Members of the Press to March 2 Event in San Francisco / Electronista Looks at Expectations for iPad 2 / Wired: A Wish-List for iPad 2 Features / Bloomberg: Shareholders Oppose Apple on Voting for Board Members / Apple Says NC Data Center to Go Live this Spring / Apple Insider: Notes from the Apple Shareholder Meeting / Readability Resubmits iOS App (with Defense) to App Store / “The Daily” Extends Its Free Trial Period / Apple Reportedly Cuts iAd Minimum Buy in Half / Merrill Lynch Note Says iOS In App Purchase Rules Could Cost Amazon 160-Million-Dollars in 2011 / Barnes and Noble Claims 25-Percent of Ebook Market in the States / Snow Leopard Printer Drivers Updated for Some Xerox and HP and Epson Machines

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Mac OS Ken: 02.23.2011

FBR Analyst Says iPhone 5 Release Likely Delayed Until September / The Loop Says iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Not Delayed / All Things D: Sources Say iPad 2 Event on for Next Week / Barclays Analyst Says iPad 2 on Track for April Delivery / French Site Outlines Expectations for New MacBook pros This Week / CNET: Intel Holding Special Event - Likely Dealing with Light Peak - This Thursday / Munster Says Apple On-Track to Sell 3.6-Million Macs This Quarter / Apple Sends Sixth beta of Snow Leopard Update to Developers / Apple Updates Software for Touchscreen iPod nano / Two Wintek Employees Say All Workers Are Not Well / Jobs Answer to IAP and Subscription Question Lacks Clarification / FTC Looking Into In-App Purchases in Application Aimed at Kids / Oscar Hosts and Top Nominees to Receive Special Edition Xooms from Motorola This Weekend / Apple Products in 30-Percent of Top Films of 2010

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Mac OS Ken: 02.22.2011

Apple Insider: Secret Source Says New MacBook Pros Hitting on Steve Jobs 56th Birthday This Thursday / BGR Hears of Bigger Glass Trackpads and HDD/SSD Combos for New MacBook Pros / Reports from UK and Canada Point to Possible Approach of 2nd-Gen iPad / Report Says iPad 2 Delayed Until June / Report: Motorola Xoom to Ship without Support for Adobe Flash / Readability Devs Write Open Letter to Apple Against Subscription and In-App Purchase Rules / Forrester CEO Says Apple “Blowing It” with 30-Percent Subscription Take / Google Adds Support for Pages and Other Formats to Google Docs / Gossip Site Posts Video of Ailing Apple CEO / Apple Joins Other Silicon Valley Giants in Plans to Build New Stanford Hospital

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Mac OS Ken: 02.21.2011

Apple Insider Eyes Rumors of New MacBook Pros / Apple Reportedly Warns European Resellers Against Opening Sealed Product Palettes Delivered Today / Best Buy Laptop Configuration Tool Indicates Five New MacBook Pros “Coming Soon” / CNET Source Says Apple to Announce New High Speed Technology Soon / Bloomberg: EU Regulators Say Too Much Tablet Competition to Call iPad a Monopoly Right Now / Electronista: Best Buy Starts Pre-Orders for Moto Xoom / Morgan Stanley Analyst Seems to Jump the Shark on Optimism Over Microsoft and Tablets / Canacord Securities Analyst Says Higher-Res iPad May Wait Until Third-Generation / Apple Job Listing Hints at an Actual TV from Apple

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Mac OS Ken: 02.18.2011

IDC Says Biggest Mac Growth in 1Q FY2011 Came from Enterprise and Government / Developers Get Fifth beta-Build of Snow Leopard Update / Nvidia CEO Says MacBook Air a Likely Blueprint for All Laptops by 2014 / Reports Says US DoJ and FTC Interested in New iOS Subscription Rules / NYT Says No Smaller iPhone on the Way Any Time Soon / DigiTimes Says Apple Has Secured 60-Percent of World Touch Panel Supply for 2011 / 64-Page Xoom User Manual Shows Up Online / Apple Updates Digital Camera RAW / Sony Exec Tries to Defuse Thinly Veiled iTunes Threat / President Obama Meets with 12 Captains of Silicon Valley / One Apple Retail Worker Spills for Popular Mechanics

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Mac OS Ken: 02.17.2011

Google Announces Its Subscription Plans for Publishers / Yahoo Announces Its Own Interesting Publishing Plans / Apple Aims Parts of iOS App Store Guidelines at “Cheaters” / DisplaySearch Says Apple Tops in Mobile PCs (If We Count Tablets as Mobile PCs) / Motorola Confirms 600-Dollar Wifi-Only Xoom and 800-Dollar 3G Model / RBC Capital Analyst Sees Shakeout Coming for Android Tablets / Acer Chairman Says Netbooks and Notebooks to Rise Again Soon / AT&T CEO Calls for Cross-Platform Mobile Apps / iPhone 4 Wins “Best Mobile Device” at Mobile World Congress / Warner Bros Selling Movies as iOS Apps / Amazon Updates Kindle App for iOS with Actual Page Numbers (and Not In-App Purchases) / Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 Connector in Mac App Store / CEOs of Apple and Google and Facebook to Dine Tonight with President Obama / The National Enquirer to Publish Pics of Jobs Outside of Cancer Treatment Center

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Mac OS Ken: 02.16.2011

Apple Officially Announces Subscriptions for iOS / The Loop Says Popular Science and Nylon and Elle Launch First Three to Launch In-App Subscriptions / All Thins D says Amazon and Netflix and Other Legacy Appe Have 30 Days to Empliment In-App Purchases for iOS Apps / Rhapsody Displeased with New In-App Purchase Rules for iOS / iSuppli Parent IHS Says Apple Pwned 82-Percent of App Market in 2010 / A T and T Upping DataPro Tethering Plans for Business from 2GB to 4GB / A T and T Pushing 49-Dollar iPhone 3GS in Latest Ads / A T and T CEO Extolls Virtues of Second iPhone Carrier in the States / Rumors Surface of - Surprise Surprise - an iPhone with a BIGGER Screen / Facebook Blogs that Lost of Facebook Phones are on the Way / Chronic Dev Team Releases Untethered Jailbreak for Apple TV / Apple Barring iBooks Access on Jailbroken iOS-Devices / Chronic Dev Team Releases Update to Beat iBooks Baffle / Apple Issues Updates for Aperture and iWeb / Apple Insider Source Says New MacBook Pros Likely in First Week of March / Instagram Hits 2-Million Users on Strength of iOS App Alone / Demolition of Jackling House Begins

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Mac OS Ken: 02.15.2011

Apple Releases 2011 Supplier Responsibility Report / Electornista Says Daily Mail Out of UK Echoes Smaller iPhone Stories / Cult of Mac Source Says iPhone nano to Drop All Onboard Storage / Engadget Argues Against the Memory-Free iPhone Idea / Taiwanese Site Says iPhone Prototype Features Slide-Out Keyboard / Motorola Mobility Shares Shaken in Wake of Proto-iPhone Update Rumors / Fortune Notes Proximity of iPhone Rumors to Mobile World Congress / Report Says Apple to Become Largest Customer for Samsung as Samsung Steps-Up Competition Against Apple / Nokia CEO Says His New Company Receiving Billions from Microsoft (His Old Company) / 16-Year Microsoft Vet Named President of Nokia USA / Survey Could Show Apple Mulling 3G-Connectivity for MacBook Air / Judge Tosses Overheating iPad Class-Action Suit

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Mac OS Ken: 02.14.2011

WSJ Says Apple Working on Smaller iPhone and Revamps to MobileMe / Word of a More Powerful Sequel for Samsung Galaxy Tab / Best Buy Page for Xoom Shows Ridiculously High Price and Later Disappears / Barclays Analyst Sees Apple Running Away with Corporate Tablet Market / iSuppli Says iPad and Other Tablets to Drive Up NAND Flash Consumption This Year Nearly 5x / Secret So and So Says Sandy Bridge Issue Delaying Updated MacBook Pros 2 Weeks or Less / CNET Source Says MacBook Air to Go Sandy Bridge Chipset in June / Sony Australia Exec Plots Long Course to Get Sony Music Out of iTunes / Silicon Alley Insider On Why Sony Pulling Music from iTunes WOuld Make No Sense / Apple at Top of Barrons Most Respected Companies List for 2nd Year in a Row / A T and T Offering Some iPhone Users 1000 Free Rollover Minutes as a Thank You / Elop Says He Is Not a Microsoft Trojan Horse Inside Nokia

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Mac OS Ken: 02.11.2011

Nokia Chooses Windows Phone 7 as Primary Smartphone OS Going Forward / MacNN Looks at Sharp Drop for Apple Stock Midday Thursday / Author Says He Saw Jobs at Apple HQ Last Week / Bloomberg/BusinessWeek Rumor Puts Smaller and Cheaper iPhone Talk Back in Motion / TMO Sifts Through the Bloomberg/BusinessWeek Rumors / Macworld Looks at Lines and Lack of Lines for Verizon iPhone 4 Day / Computerworld Looks at Lines and Lack of Lines for Verizon iPhone 4 Day / Apple Outs iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhones / iSuppli: Apple Knocks 16-Dollars Off Parts Costs for CDMA iPhone 4 / Apple Seeds Fourth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to Developers / Developer Exec for webOS Comes to HP via Lucasfilm and Apple

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Mac OS Ken: 02.10.2011

RBC Analyst Expects One Million Verizon iPhones Sold This Week / Close to 600 Wal-Marts to Get Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 Today / New iPhone Orders Showing 18 February Ship Date / AT&T Offers Qualifying Customers Another Reason to Not Leave for Verizon / Electronista: Some Apple retail Stores Experiencing MacBook Pro Shortages / iPod Classic - Fifth Best Selling PMP in 2010 - May Be Safe from Extinction / HP Announces New webOS Phones and a webOS Tablet and Plans to Bring webOS to PCs / Apple Insider: webOS to be Layer on HP Windows-based PCs / Gruber Says a Late-Summer TouchPad Could Collide with iPad 3 (in Theory) / Gruber Explains His iPad 3 Speculation / Apple Updates iBooks App for iOS Devices / Vatican Says Confession App Not a Substitute for Confession

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Mac OS Ken: 02.09.2011

Apple Starts Sales of Verizon iPhone on its Online Store / Gazelle Seeing More Verizon Moto Droids Traded-In Than iPhones Since Verizon iPhone Announcement / Consumer Reports Generally Positive on Verizon iPhone (Despite Negativity Three Weeks Ago) / WSJ Says Production of Second-Gen iPad has Begun / Dell Developing 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet for Business-Only / HP Holds webOS Event in SF Today at 10 AM Pacific / Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital Draw Down PC Unit-Sales Expectations in 2011 Thanks to Tablets / Apple Insider Says iPod Classic Could Soon Go Bigger or Go Away / Report: Nokia May Look to Revitalize with Windows Phone 7 / Microsoft Said to Be Promoting Engineers in Management Shuffle / Google Releases Google Translate App for iOS Devices / Roman Catholic Church Approves iOS Confession App / Jobs May Finally Get to Demolish Jackling House

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Mac OS Ken: 02.08.2011

Analysts from Needham and Susquehanna Up Apple Targets / Engadget Says Best Buy and The Source Seem to Be Making Shelf-Space for White iPhone 4 / Report: Best Buy Verizon iPhone Stock to Vary Greatly from Store to Store / iLounge: Verizon Wireless De-prioritizing iPhone 4 Business Orders in Favor of Consumer Orders / Thinks WWDC May Run June 5th Through 9th 2011 / BTR Analyst Expects Next iPhone Debut in June 6th 2011 / Hints That Next iPhone will be WorldPhone Found in Verizon iPhone / comScore Says Android Widens Lead on iPhone in 4Q CY2010 / IDC: Apple Third-Largest Smartphone Maker on the Planet / 9 to 5 Mac: MacBook Pro Refresh Imminent / CNET Looks at The Sandy Bridge Delay and Near-Future Computers / Intel Says Sandy Bridge Chipsets Should Start Shipping Again by Mid-Month / Apple Tops in Online Video Sales and Rentals in 2010 / MacRumors Says Apple Looking to Pull Boxed Software from Retail Sooner than Later / LA Cops Seize Over 10-Million Dollars in Counterfeit iThings

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Mac OS Ken: 02.07.2011

Verizon Wireless Says More iPhones Pre-Ordered in First Two Hours Than Any Other Phones Sold on Any First Day / Analyst Figures as Many as 2-Million Verizon iPhones Ready to Roll / Report: First Consumer Takes Delivery of Verizon iPhone Over the Weekend / Verizon Wireless Seeks to Allay Worries Over Throttling Heavy Data Use / A Look at the Moto Xoom Ad Mocking Apple / Best Buy Ad: Motorola Xoom to Cost 800-Dollars and Require a Month of 3G Service to Activate WiFi / Verizon Wireless Spends Three-Million-Dollars on Ad for iPhone / The Daily Runs a Super Bowl Ad and Addresses User Issues / Forbes: Most Companies Do Not Have CEO Succession Plans / Says iOS Update Coming Next Week / Search Filters and Other Changes Land on App Store for iPad / Apple Adds Genius Recommendations to iTunes Store for iPhone and iPod touch / Apple and Adobe and Autodesk and Rosetta Stone Sue Site and Proprietor for Alleged Software Piracy / Georgia State Legislators Weigh Apple Proposal for iPads as Textbooks

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Mac OS Ken: 02.04.2011

MacNN Hears Word of Trouble for Some Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders / Verizon Wireless Sells Out of Pre-Order iPhone 4 Stock / Early Buyers Notified That Verizon iPhone Have Already Shipped / Verizon Wireless Reserves Right to Throttle Data Speed for Top 5-Percent of Users / Call for Published Apple CEO Succession Plan Gains Traction with Shareholders / Munster Says Apples 3.9B Could Indicate Apple Entrance Into TVs / Rumor: iOS 4.3 and iPad 2 Event Next Week (and Why It Seems Unlikely) / Apple Hiring iOS Photography Software Engineer to Build Apps for Mac and iPad Platforms / European Publishers Uneasy Over Apple and In-App Purchase Option Mandate / Lexmark Printers Update Out for Snow Leopard / Nielsen Study Indicates iAds More Effective Than Traditional TV Advertising

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Mac OS Ken: 02.03.2011

Apple Outlines Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 Availability for Next Week / Best Buy Says It Will Have Verizon iPhones on 10 February Too / Verizon Wireless COO Asks Employees and Their Families to Hold Off on Buying iPhone 4 / VZ Transfer App for Upcoming Verizon iPhone Already in App Store / Early Review Point to Higher Call Quality for Verizon iPhone / Macworld: 30-Dollar Unlimited Plan Mandatory for Verizon iPhone 4 / News Corp and Apple Launch Tablet-Only News Pub “The Daily” / Murdoch Says “The Daily” Will Not Be iPad-Only Forever / Eddy Cue Says Additional iOS Subscription Announcements Coming Soon / Forbes Scribe Worries Over Ad Presentation in “The Daily” / Silicon Alley Insider Looks at Possible Political Leanings for “The Daily” / NYT Previewing Social-Supported App / Murdoch Praises Steve Jobs on Fox Business News / Reuters Says Second-Gen iPad Spotted at the “The Daily” Launch / Third beta of Next Snow Leopard Update Seeded to Developers / Google Shopper - Comparative Shopping App - Hits iOS App Store / Google Launches Android market Web Store

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Mac OS Ken: 02.02.2011

iPhone Orders for Current Verizon Customers to Start 3 A.M. EST on 3 February / Apple Updates iTunes with CDMA iPhone Support / iOS for Verizon iPhone Sees Early Release / Apple Seeds Third beta of iOS 4.3 to Developers / Verizon to Offer $30/month Unlimited Data for iPhone 4 for a Limited Time / Report: AT&T Offering Some Customers $30/month Unlimited Data Ahead of Verizon iPhone / AT&T Reaches Out and Touches Existing Customers Ahead of Verizon iPhone Launch / IDC Says Apple Moves from Fourth Largest Handset-Maker to Fifth from 3Q2010 to 4Q2010 / Net Applications Sees Growth for iOS and Safari in January / News Corp and Apple Execs Likely to Announce ‘The Daily’ Today in NYC / USA Today Says It Loves Being on the iPad / Android Gains Notable Market Share in Tablets / Canalys Says Apple Third-Largest PC Maker on the Planet (If We Count ‘Pads’ as PCs) / Canalys Says Android Top-Selling Smartphone Platform in 4QCY2010 / WSJ says Samsung Says Number of Galaxy Tabs Sold to Consumers “Quite Small” / Samsung Says Exec Said “Quite Smooth” Not “Quite Small” / Researcher Says Return Rate on Samsung Galaxy Tab Around 15-Percent  / Moto Ad for Xoom Likens Apple and iOS to Big Brother / NYT Says Apple Getting More Restrictive on Booksellers and iPads / Fortune Examines Apple/Bookseller Hullabaloo / The Loop Gets a (Sort of) Clarifying Statement from Apple on Bookseller Apps / UK Office of Fair Trading to Investigate eBook Pricing / Second Build of Snow Leopard Update beta Out to Devs (About a Week Ago) / MacRumors Sees Hints of New MacBook Pros Coming Soon / TUAW: Intel Chip Recall May Delay Mac Refreshes / Apple Still Tops in Phone-In Tech Support Though Satisfaction Slips / Man Sues Apple for Alleged Defective Design of iPhone 4 / Apple and Several App Developers Sued Over Excessive Demographic Data Collection / AT&T Sued for Over-Billing for Data on iThings / Apple Shareholders Meeting Set for 23 February

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