Mac OS Ken
This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings a short shot of tech happenings to your day. 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: 06.30.2011

Yesterday: iPhone Turns 4 / Sanford Bernstein Analyst Cuts iPhone Sales Expectations for 3Q FY2011 / Morgan Keegan Analyst Ups iPhone Sales Expectations for 3Q FY2011 / Needham and Company Ups iPad and Mac Sales Expectations for 3Q FY2011 / Apple 3Q FY2011 Earnings Call Set for 19 July / RBC Capital Analyst Expects “Free” iPhone 3GS Along with Launch of Next iPhone / Google Exec: Half-a-Million Android Devices Activated a Day / Symantec: Smartphones More Secure Than PCs; iPhones More Secure Than Androids / White Hat Hackers Say They’ve Found a Vulnerability in Apple’s Developer Site / Apple Releases Java Updates for Leopard and Snow Leopard / New Rules for Subscriptions and “Buy” Buttons Hit iOS App Store Today / Motley Fool Says Apple International Sales “On Fire” (in a Good Way) / Apple Posts FCPX FAQ / Apple Insider: At Least One FCPX Buyer Reportedly Gets a Refund (and an Apology) from Apple / Apple Releases Thunderbolt Cord for Macs and Offers Compatible RAID Devices / Apple Posts 10 Point FAQ About Thunderbolt Cable / Electronista: Checks Show Thinning of MacBook Supply / Electronista: Checks Show Thinning of Mac mini Supply / Samsung Files Complaint Against Apple with USITC / Apple Opening New Store in Rozzano, Italy This Saturday / Original Mac Team Member Andy Hertzfeld Designer on Google+

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:48am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.29.2011

Woops. No show today, but there is a Mac OS Ken: Live tonight - 10pm EDT/7pm PDT at a new location: Apologies again and I hope to see you tonight. Ciao!

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.28.2011

Deutsche Bank Analyst Channels Peter Pan; Says Apple Will Release Two iPhones This Year / BMO and FBR Analysts Disagree with Deutsche Bank Low-End iPhone Talk / Sterne Agee Analyst: Evolutionary Not Revolutionary Upgrade Expected for Next iPhone / Morgan Stanley Analyst Issues “Tactical” Buy Recommendation on Apple Shares / IDC: iOS Top Smartphone Platform in Australia (Making Apple Top Smartphone Maker) / Apple Issues Firmware Update for Thunderbolt Macs / Singapore Armed Forces Employing iPads by Year’s End / Grab the Stitcher App at for your chance at an iPad 2

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:54am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.27.2011

Blog of China Mobile Indicates iPhone for Carrier to be Announced in September / Morgan Stanley Analyst Expects Late September Release of Next iPhone / 9 to 5 Mac: Source Says 16-Core Mac Pro Coming Mid-2011 / Shows MacBook Air “Not Available for Shipping” / DigiTimes: Apple to Take Delivery of 8-Million MacBook Airs in 3Q / Electronista: DigiTimes Probably Accidentally Added a Zero to the MacBook Air Estimates / iLounge: High Cost of Thunderbolt May Limit Consumer Peripheral Adoption / Apple Issues Security Fixes for Leopard and Snow Leopard / Barclays Analyst Says Worry Over iPhone Transition to 4G the Reason for Apple Stock Underperforming / Apple Files Suit Against South Korea’s Samsung in South Korea / Days Appear to Be Truly Numbered (368) for iWeb, iDisk, and MobileMe Gallery

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

Mac OS Ken: 06.24.2011

Apple Releases Snow Leopard Update / New Epson and Lexmark Printer Drivers Rolled Out for Macs / Apple Updates iAd Producer to Version 1.2 / Ticonderoga Analyst Stoked About CHina Mobile iPhone Possibilities Based on Reported Tim Cook Trip / Munster’s Apple TV Button Pushed by This Week’s Digital Living Room Rumor / comScore: iPad Rules Tablets Worldwide While Apple Rules Non-Computer Net Use in Canada / Yankee Group: More European Buyers Looking to iPhone than Android, BlackBerry, or Nokia / USITC Pushes Ruling in Apple/RIM/Kodak Case by One Week / Apple Reportedly Leans on Amahi to Drop Use of Term “App Store” / Apple Releases WWDC Session Videos for ADC Members / TWC and Viacom Hit Pause Button on Court Proceedings Over iPad App / Viacom Sues Cablevision Over Its Optimum for iPad App / NBC Launches New App to Promote TV Shows Without Full Episodes of TV Shows

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Mac OS Ken: 06.23.2011

Judge Says Apple Likely to Lose Appstore Versus App Store Fight with Amazon / Judge Denies Samsung Request to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 / Lodsys Seeks More Time to Respond to Apple’s Motion to Act as Defendant in App Suits / The Loop: Lodsys Amends Request for More Time / CNET: Apple Awarded “Key Patent” for Touchscreen Devices / BTIG Research: iPhone Still Number One at Both Verizon and AT&T / T-Mobile USA: Over a Million iPhones on Our Network / Meraki: Apple Hardware is Big on Burger King WiFi / Hudson Square Analyst Doubts Full-On Apple Television Talk / Apple Opening New Store in England’s Reading / Rumor: Tim Cook Spotted at Headquarters of China Mobile / CNBC Titans Premiers Tonight with Profile of Apple CEO Steve Jobs

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.22.2011

RBC Analyst: iCloud Could See 150 Million Users / Oppenheimer Analyst: mini-iPhone “Critical” to Apple Smartphone Market Share / Needham and Company Analyst: Android Losing Share in the States Thanks to Second Carrier for iPhone / All Things D: Verizon Killing Unlimited Data Plans for New Smartphone Customers Beginning Next Month / Oppenheimer Cuts Apple Target from 450 to 420-Dollars / BGR: Next iPhone to Look Different and May Debut in August / Bloomberg Sources: Next iPhone with A5 Processor and 8 Megapixel Camera Due in September / DailyTech Says Former Apple Exec Says Apple Getting Into Real TVs Soon / Gleacher and Company: MacBook Air Cold Equal 48-Percent of MacBook Sales This Year / Apple Quietly Updates Time Capsules and AirPort Extreme / Apple Releases Final Cut Pro X as Mac App Store-Only Title / Apple Insider: Final Cut Pro X Marks End for Final Cut Express, FInal Cut Server, and Final Cut Studio Suite / Apple Suggests Final Cut Pro X Users Use Unreleased Snow Leopard Update / MobileMe and iCloud Exec Leaves Apple for HealthTeacher / Apple Joins Board of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group / Official: iPhone 4 Most Popular Camera on Flickr / Apple’s New iTunes Live App to Stream iTunes Festival London 2011

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

Mac OS Ken: 06.21.2011

In-Stat: Tablet Shipments to Beat E-Reader Shipments Next Year / Bernstein Research: People Don’t Want Tablets, They Want iPads / Hulu-Plus App Updated for Apple’s Subscription Rules Changes / Business Insider: Apple’s Subscription Rules Changes for iOS Apps Lead to “Un-Apple-Like” Experience / Flurry: Apps Beating Mobile-Web for Cellphone Time-Suck / Battleheart Developer Weighs Experiences in Android and iOS Ecosystems / Read the Full Battleheart Developer Post at / TUAW: Best Buy Giving Away 100-Dollar Gift Card with Back-to-School Mac Purchase / MacRumors: Multiple Sources Says Next MacBook Air May Come in Black Aluminum / Samsung Exec Says Company Not Working with Apple to Settle Differences / Apple Takes Control of AirDrop Trademark / MacRumors: iCloud to Sell Storage Above the Free 5GB / North Carolina: Data Center Central / Former Sony Exec Says Apple Likely the Future of Video Games

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.20.2011

Three Analysts Sour on RIM / RIM Digital Marketer Departs for Samsung / Apple Adds to List of Samsung Products It Says Violates Its I.P. / As Court Case Continues, Apple and Samsung Execs Meeting to Hash Out Differences / Apple Reportedly Cleared to Bid on Nortel Patents / CNET’s Tong: Sources Say New Mac Pros and minis Due in August / Apple Seeds Fifth Build of 10.6.8 to Developers / Apple Updates Logic Studio’s MainStage 2 / Brazilian Tech Minister Says iPad Production to Begin There by September / New York Post Tries to Up In-App Subscriptions By Blocking Website Access from iPad / Security Firm Kaspersky Really Wants onto iThings

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Mac OS Ken: 06.17.2011

JP Morgan Analyst: MacBook Air Sales to Top 3-Billion-Dollars a Year / Wu Not Worried About Johnson Defection to J.C. Penney / Apple Back-to-School Promo Officially Kills Free iPod Deal / Macworld UK: 65-Pound Gift Card for Apple Back-to-School Promo in UK / GigaOm Looks at Possible Reasons for Apple Back-to-School Promo Change / American Airlines Pilots Use of iPads Instead of Paper Charts in Cockpit / ADA Winner Pulse Grabs 9-Million Dollars in Funding / NYT: Facebook Working on Native App for iPad / RIM Ships 500,000 PlayBooks in Most Recent Quarter / Apple Having Work Done on NYC-Store’s Glass Cube Facade

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:04am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.16.2011

Millennial Media: iOS Devices Still Generating the Most Ad-Dollars / “Big Brother Camera Security” App Developer: You Probably Have an Easily Guessed Pass-Code on Your iPhone / Apple Pulls “Big Brother Camera Security” App from App Store / U.S. Senators Propose Bill Governing Location Data Collection on Smartphones and Tablets / Report: Apple Back-to-School Promotion Drops Free iPod for 100-Dollar iTunes Gift Card / MacRumors: References in AirPort Utility Update Indicate New Time Capsules and AirPort Extremes / TUAW: Apple Support Site Gets Friendlier to the Touch / Imagination Technologies Licenses PowerVR 6 Series, Likely to Land in iThings / Three Chinese Citizens Sent to Prison over iPad 2 Leaks / Apple Sued Over Use of Term “iBooks” / NASA Sending Two iPhones to Space on Last Shuttle Mission

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

Mac OS Ken: 06.15.2011

Apple Senior VP of Retail Leaving to Head J.C. Penney (Seriously) / Report: Apple Actively Recruiting Johnson Replacement / Official: Apple Selling Unlocked GSM iPhone 4s in U.S. / AT&T Not Unlocking iPhone 4s for Existing Customers / UBS Analyst: Nokia/Apple Settlement Was Good Timing for Apple / Apple: Samsung Motion to See iPhone 5 and iPad 3 = Harassment / Munster Boo-Hoos Over Mac Sales Only Growing 22-Percent This Quarter / TUAW: Apple to Drop Term “AirPort” for “Wifi” in Lion / Updates for Office for Mac and AirPort Utility for Windows and Mac / BBC Working on App for Field Reporters to Shoot and Broadcast from iThings / Two More Companies File Preemptive Suits Against Lodsys / Woz Plays Emcee at House of Blues Show

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:01am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.14.2011

Apple Settles Patent Lawsuits with Nokia / Apple Quizzes Developers About “Legal Issues” Around Applications / Apple Files to Intervene in Suits Between Lodsys and Developers / ForeSee Sues to Have Lodsys Patents Invalidated / Lodsys Sues a Load of Big Name Companies for Patent Infringement / Apple Argues for App Store Trademark Calling Amazon Appstore “Inferior” / iCloud Communications Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement / Fortune: Apple Share Price Drops During WWDC-Week Nothing New / Rumor Says Unlocked iPhone 4 Hitting Apple Stores Tomorrow (But Is It “Totally Reliable?”) / 9to5 Mac: Secret Source Says Next iPhone in Final Testing / Rumor: Sprint iPhone in Testing Too / Canaccord Analyst: iPhone 4 Still Top-Selling Smartphone for Verizon and AT&T / Apple Seeds New Snow Leopard Update beta to Developers / NPD Analyst: Mac App Store Delivery of Lion to Hurt Traditional Retailers / Nuance Releases Free iOS App for Inputing into Computer Apps / Apple Confirms Some Verizon iPad 2s Recalled Due to Duplicate MEIDs / Purported Jobs microMail Points to Deaths of iWeb and MobileMe Hosting / Comic Book Bio of Steve Jobs Due Out in August / Instagram 8 Months In: 5 Million Users and 4 Employees / Grab the Stitcher App at for your chance at an iPad 2

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.10.2011

Apple Drops Some In-App Purchase Rules for Publishers / Apple Announces “Lion Up-to-Date” Program for Recent Mac Buyers / Apple Issues Firmware Update for Unspecified iMacs / The Telegraph: Music-bits of iCloud Not Likely for UK Until 2012 / All Things D: Twitter Not the Only Social Network Embedded in iOS 5 / TUAW: Lost and Banned Apps Re-Downloadable Through iClouds “Purchased” Windows / Apple Hires New Agency Relations Exec for iAds / Foxconn Boss Says Company Will Improve Apple Product Manufacturing Efficiency in Second Half of 2011 / Foxconn Boss Praises Apple CEO Steve Jobs / CNET: Can Wireless Carriers Keep Up with iCloud and Other Clouds? / Strategy Analytics: Carriers Can Afford to Keep Up with Wireless Demand / HP’s webOS-Based TouchPad On Sale in U.S. on July 1 / Dell Starting Dell Streak 10 Pro in China (Skipping the States) / Cupertino Says “Yes, Yes, a Thousand Times Yes” to Apple’s New HQ Proposal

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Mac OS Ken: 06.09.2011

Gartner Drops 2011 PC-Sales Growth Expectations in Wake of iPad / DisplaySearch Notes the Rise of “Whitebox” Tablets / Apple Bans Certain Types of DUI Checkpoint Notifiers from App Store / Apple Updates iTunes for Second Time This Week / WWDC: Apple Names ADA Winners for 2011 / Firemint: Apple TV 2 + iPad 2 + iOS 5 = Console Gaming Plans / iTunes Songs Purchased with DRM Re-Download via iCloud with DRM / Business Insider: “iPod” Function Changed to “Music” in iOS 5 / The Register: Apple Seemingly Borrows ‘Wifi Sync” Name and Logo from Jailbreak App It Rejected Last Year / Evernote Peek: Study App Designed for iPad 2’s Smart Cover

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Mac OS Ken: 06.08.2011

TechCrunch: Apple Plays the Numbers at WWDC / Devs Says Infinity Blade Has Taken in 10-Million Dollars in First Six Months / Piper Jaffray Analyst Expects 8 Million iPads Sold This Quarter Based on WWDC Keynote Numbers / Fortune: Analysts Mostly Positive on WWDC Keynote Announcements / Morgan Keegan Analyst Downgrades RIM Thanks (in Part) to iMessenger in iOS 5 / Citi Analyst Says Intel Working Its Way Into iThings by 2013 / Verizon iPhone Locked Out of iCloud beta Features / Apple Updates iBooks with Kid-Friendly Features / Apple Updates Find My iPhone App to Deal with Offline Devices / Walmart Drops Price of 16GB iPhone 4 to 147-Dollars Through End of June / FT Circumvents iTunes Subscription Terms with New Web App / The Steve Jobs Show Returns to the Mac OS Ken Posterous Page at

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Mac OS Ken: 06.07.2011

Lion Due in July for 30-Dollars Through Mac App Store Only / Apple Demos Scads of New Features in iOS 5, Expected in the Fall / Gruber: Source Says Carriers May Not Have had Heads-Up About iMessage / Electronista: iMessage Another Shot Across RIM’s Bow / Steve Jobs Demos Mostly Free iCloud, Also Due in the Fall / Apple Explains the MobileMe to iCloud Transition to Current MobileMe Subscribers / No Streaming Mentioned for iTunes in the Cloud / Nuance Notably Not Mentioned During WWDC Keynote / Apple Releases iTunes 10.3 / Apple Adds iBookstore to iTunes / iTunes Rules Reinstate 15-Minute Window for App Downloads Without Re-Entering Password / Grab the Stitcher App at for your chance at an iPad 2

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:02am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 06.06.2011

Scoble Says Twitter Integration GOes Deep in iOS 5 / MacRumors: iTunes Text Hints at Auto-Downloads for iOS App Updates / Apple Insider: Rumors That AirPort and Time Capsule will Run on Customized iOS / Gruber Source of a Source of a Source: iCloud Less the New MobileMe and More the New iTunes / Apple Appears to Have Hired Dev Behind Jailbreak App MobileNotifier / 9 to 5 Mac: “Chatter” Indicates Lion Release for Next Week / NY Post: Apple pays Up to 150-Million Dollars to Get Labels into iCloud / ZDNet: Apple Getting a Surprising 30-Percent from iCloud Transactions / Disney CEO Says Studio Will Skip iCloud for Now / Amazon Taking Pre-Orders for Authorized Steve Jobs Biography Eight Months Early / NC: Greensboro Apple Store Gets Rammed by Car; Nothing Gets Stolen (Except the Car) / German Street Artists Put Jumbled Windows Logo on Apple Store Construction Barrier

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Mac OS Ken: 06.03.2011

Moscone WWDC Banners Reveal Apparent iCloud Logo / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple Retail Locations Reportedly Receiving New Signage for Next Tuesday / TUAW: Signs of AirPort Refresh Spotted in Apple Retail / 9 to 5 Mac Hears of New Update Functionality Added to Time Capsule / Apple Releases Official WWDC App for Attendees / CNET Says Apple Bags Universal for iCloud Music Offering / LA Times Says iCloud Music Bits Free at First, Then 25-Dollars a Year / Goldman Analyst: Apple Execs “Overtly Optimistic” About Future of iOS / Apple Defends Walled Garden Versus Android Fragmentation to Goldman Analyst / Motorola Mobility CEO Says 70-Percent of Android Phone Returns Due to Bad App Experiences / Ticonderoga Analyst Says Current Quarter iPhone Sales Set to Match Previous Quarter Sales / Gleacher Analyst Lowers iPhone Sales Expectations by 5 Million Units for 2011 / AT&T Wireless Chief Not Happy with AT&T Wireless Call Quality / Apple Updates GarageBand for iPad and iMovie for iOS / Foxconn’s Chengdu Plant Back Online Post Explosion / The Register: Auto-Update for MAC Defender Definitions Seems to Be Working in Snow Leopard

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Mac OS Ken: 06.02.2011

Apple Logos Hitting Outside of Moscone Center Ahead of WWDC / Apple Insider Sources Say Lion Could Be Inexpensive and Bring with it Some Free iCloud Access / Apple Insider: RBC, Sterne Agee and JMP Analysts Giddy Over Monday’s Keynote / Barclays Analyst Says iCloud Could Sell More iThings and Macs / Apple Applies for “iCloud” Trademark in Europe / WHOIS Checks Show Control Transferred to Apple / Apple Moves on Domain After Nine Years of Inactivity / JP Morgan Analyst: Build Orders for iPad Competitors Reduced After “Early Dose of Reality” / Apple, HP, and Intel Sued for Patent Infringement / Electronista: Google Exec Schmidt Praises and Pokes at Apple at D9 / Schmidt at D9: Wanna Be Secure Online? Get a Mac. / MAC Defender Malware Authors Thwart Apple Security Update Eight Hours Later / HP CEO: We’d Consider Licensing webOS for Consumer Devices / Fortune: Apple Cracks Down on iPhone and iPad Giveaways / Roku Adds Angry Birds Games to Its Set Top Boxes

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Mac OS Ken: 06.01.2011

Apple: Jobs to Deliver WWDC Keynote Showing Off Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud / NYT Wonders Why Apple Pre-Announced Its WWDC Announcements / Fortune: News of Jobs WWDC Keynote Boosts Appel Shares / WSJ: Deals Done with 3 Out of 4 Record Labels for Music Portion of iCloud / CNET: Sources Say Apple Would Like iCloud to Include Movie Locker Too / Silicon Alley Insider: How Much will iCloud Cost (Oh. And What Will it Do?) / Apple Updates iWork for iOS with iPhone and iPod touch Compatibility / 9 to 5 Mac: MacBook Air Shipments and Supplies Drying Up Ahead of Expected Refresh / Apple Releases Mac Security Update to Defend Against MAC Defender / Lodsys Presses Forward with Suits Against App Developers for Patent Violation / Military News Site Says USMC Testing iPad in Cockpits / The Washington Post: US Govt. Adopting iPads and Other Consumer-Grade Tech / NYT: If Elvis Still Needs Boats, Then He Now Needs iPads / Rolling Stone Publisher Not Happy with Move of Magazines to iPad / San Francisco Chronicle Takes Paper to iPad App / DC Comics “Reboot” to Include Simultaneous Print and Digital Releases Starting Late Summer

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