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: 09.30.2011

China Unicom Exec Says Next iPhone to Support HSPA+ / T-Mobile Files “Friend of the Court” Brief Supporting Samsung Against Apple-Requested Product Ban / Apple Exec Says Steve Jobs Tried Talking to Samsung Before the Explosion of Lawsuits / Shanghai Police Bust Counterfeit iPhone Operation / Report: Brazilian Foxconn iPad Plant May Be in Jeopardy / JP Morgan Analyst Not Sure Kindle Fire Can Lock Up Second in the Tablet Space / TUAW: Amazon Uses Terms Used by Apple for a Couple of Its New Offerings / UK Retailer Carphone Warehouse Giving Away PlayBook Tablet with Purchase of BlackBerry Phone / RIM Denies Reports That It Is Killing the PlayBook / CNET: Psystar Loses Appeal in Mac Clone Case / Lego Launches iOS App/Physical Toy Combo for Kids in U.S. / Disney Launches iOS App/Physical Toy Combo / iTunes Store Opens to 12 News European Countries; Now Covers Entire EU

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:20am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.29.2011

Amazon Announces the 199-Dollar Kindle Fire / Amazon VP Coyly Keeps Mum About Larger Successor to 7-Inch Kindle Fire / Amazon Introduces Silk Browser Technology for Kindle Fire / Barnes and Noble Drops Price of nook color in Wake of Kindle Fire Announcement (Still Priced Higher) / Piper Jaffray Analyst Says Kindle Fire Could Hurt Sales at Best Buy / Best Buy Hiring Half as Many Temporary Holiday Workers as it Did Lasy Year / Forbes: Kindle Fire an All Out Assault on Apple / Forbes: Kindle Fire No Threat to iPad (Yes the Same Forbes) / Piper Jaffray’s Munster: Kindle Fire Impressive But Not an iPad Yet / Piper Jaffray's Keith: Survey Shows Interest in Fire Versus iPad / Ticonderoga Analyst: iPad and Fire Competing for Different Buyers / Computerworld: TBR and Gartner Analysts See Little Worry in the Fire for iPad / Jefferies and Co Analyst Hears (Questionable) Talk of January 2012 Launch for iPad 3 / Apple Insider: Talk of Multiple iPhones Cooling in Wake of Event Invitation / 9 to 5 Mac: Secret Source Says New iPod touch and iPhone SKUs Show Up in Apple Retail Inventory System

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:06am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.28.2011

Sell Your Gadgets to Buy New Gizmos with Mac OS Ken Sponsor! / Apple Invites Press to 4 October Event on Cupertino-Campus to Talk iPhone / Piper Jaffray Analyst Sees Voice Recognition Features a Big in iOS 5 / UBS Analyst Expects Enough Changes for iPhone 5 to Drive Strong Adoption Cycle / BGR: AT&T Blocking Vacation from 10/3 through 10/14 / CMO of T-Mobile USA Wishes the Carrier Had the iPhone (But Have You Heard How Awesome Androids Are?) / TUAW: Secret Source Says shuffle and nano are Circling the Drain / Sterne Agee Analyst Says iPad Demand Remains Strong Despite JP Morgan Report on Production Reduction / Janney Capital Analyst Initiates Apple Coverage with Buy Rating and 495-Dollar Target / Apple Fights Verizon Amicus Brief Fighting Ban on Some Samsung Products in the States / Judge May Impose Temporary Injunction Against Sale of Samsung Galxy Tab 10.1 in Australia / USITC Agrees to Investigate Patent Infringement Charges from HTC Against Apple / Fortune Bundles 30 Years of Articles About Steve Jobs into Kindle Only eBook

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:43am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.27.2011

Apple Sets 4Q Earnings Call for Tuesday 18 October / JP Morgan Analyst Freaks Over Perceived Reduction in iPad 2 Production While Other Analysts Keep Cooler Heads / Fortune: JP Morgan Analyst May Have Forgotten About the New Foxconn iPad Facility in Brazil / Nielsen: Android Widens Lead in US Smartphones While iPhone Holds a Strong Second Place / San Francisco Apple Retail Location Set to Reopen After Renovations on October 5th / Seattle Apple Retail Location Set to Reopen After Renovations on October 7th / Ars Technica: New Mac Trojan Disguises Itself as PDF / Apple Adds New Trojan to Malware Definitions for Snow Leopard and Lion / Another Trojan Posing as Adobe Flash Installer Spotted in the Wild / Apple and Samsung Square Off in Australian Court / Apple and Samsung Also Square Off in Dutch Court / USPTO Denies Apple Application to Trademark the Term “Multi-Touch” / Amazon Signs Fox Video Deal Ahead of Expected Tablet / All Things D Sources Say Three Major Magazine Publishers On Board for New Amazon Tablet / TechCrunch Says New Amazon Tablet to Be Called “Kindle Fire”

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

Mac OS Ken: 09.26.2011

Barclays Capital Analyst Ups Apple Target to 555-Dollars on Apple’s Power as “Disruptive Force in Hardware” / Fortune: Jefferies Analyst Advises Clients on Oct 4 Event (About Which Apple Has Not Yet Advised Anyone Officially) / All Things D Sources Say Oct 4 Event to Be Held on Apple Campus / Amazon Invites Press to Event in NYC This Wednesday, 28 September / The Next Web: Twitter Events May Indicate Release of iOS 5 by Oct. 10 / Apple Insider: Apple Employee Vacation Blackout Dates May Indicate iOS 5 Release on Oct 10 and New iPhone Release on Oct 14 / Apple Joins Consumer Protection Group DDP / S3 Sues Apple for Alleged Patent Infringement / Samsung Files Four New Suits Against Apple in the Netherlands / Verizon Files Amicus Brief Asking US Court to Not Ban Certain Samsung Products / All Things D: Samsung App Display Uses Icons for Mobile Safari and iOS App Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:25am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.23.2011

Apple Sends (Yet Another) 10.7.2 beta to Developers / Canadian Carrier Telus Offering iPhone 4 for 99-dollars Until October 3rd / AT&T CEO Downplays Negatives Associated with Other Carriers and the Anticipated New iPhone / UBS Survey Shows Notable Retention Rates for iPhone / Credit Suisse Analyst Says More People with Higher Incomes Will Spend More Money on Apple Gear / Gartner Sees iPad Dominance of Tablet Space Through at Least 2015 / Wedbush Analyst Expects Monster Holiday Quarter for Apple (Followed by WHat Sounds Like Craziness) / VIA Technologies Sues Apple for Alleged Patent Infringement Related to Microprocessors / Disney Interactive Shifts Focus from Consoles to iOS Games / First Episode of Ken Burs Doc “Prohibition” Debuts Through PBS iOS Apps Beginning Today / Apotheker Out and Whitman in as HP CEO

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.22.2011

All Things D: Sources Say 4 October for Apple iPhone Event / The Loop: What All Things D Said / Al Gore Either Says “New iPhone’s Coming Out Next Month” or “New iPhones Coming Out Next Month” / Wedge Partners Analyst Sees One New iPhone (4S) Only / Bloomberg: Multiple Analysts Show Apple Lots of Love / Sprint CEO Does Nothing to Slow Talk of a Sprint iPhone / Streetspace Sues Apple, Google, and Others for Alleged Patent Violation / Apple Says FaceTime and iOS Meet US Medical Privacy Regulations / Apple Gives Over 9-Thousand Donated iPads to Teach for America / The AP Starts Tracking Top Free and Paid iOS Apps for iPhone and iPad / Bloomberg: HP Board Considers Ousting CEO / WSJ: HP Board Fails to Settle on CEO Replacement (via CNET)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.21.2011

Sell Your Gadgets to Buy New Gizmos with Mac OS Ken Sponsor / T-Mobile USA Exec Reportedly Says Carrier Not Getting iPhone 5 This Year / T-Mobile USA Puts All Smartphones on Sale (with New 2-Year Contract) Ahead of Next iPhone / Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X and Offers 30-Day Free Trial / Apple Outs Thunderbolt Software Update for Snow Leopard and ProApps QuickTime Codecs Update / Apple Now Selling Thunderbolt Enabled “Little Big Disk” from LaCie / Apple Opening Stores This Weekend in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, and the USA / Apple Insider: NYC Glass Cube Renovation May Be Finished Earlier Than Expected / MacRumors Says White iPod touch on the Way

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:51am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.20.2011

“Defence in Depth” Outlines Serious Password Vulnerability in OS X Lion / JP Morgan Analyst: Seriously - Don’t Look for a New Model of iPad Before End of 2011 / JP Morgan Analyst Expects Two New iPhone Models Before End of 2011 / Apple Tops ACSI for Eighth Year in a Row / Apple Thunderbolt Support Document Seems to Hint iMac Update Before End of 2011 / Apple Issues Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update 1.0 / USITC Agrees to Review HTC Patent Loss to Apple / At Least 23 Companies Including Apple Targeted by Apparent Patent Troll Lawsuit / Apple Retail and Online Store Sees Big International Openings This Week / Australia Gets New Apple Retail Location in New South Wales This Saturday / Electronista: Windows Store Exclusivity for Window 8 Metro-Optimized Apps Could Run Afoul of Antitrust Laws / Michael Dell Downplays Post-PC Talk While Predicting Post-PC Offerings from Dell

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.19.2011

Apple Issues (Another) beta Build of Lion 10.7.2 to Developers / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple Reseting iCloud This Thursday in Anticipation of iOS 5 GM / Engadget: Pic Purports to Show White iPhone 4s Listed in AT&T Inventory System / Ticonderoga Securities Analyst Sees Harder Times Coming for Research In Motion with / Expected Launch of New iPhone / German Court Nixes the Samsung “Kubrick Defense” / Samsung Countersues Apple in Australia for Allegedly Violating Seven Wireless Patents / Anonymous Samsung Exec Says Company Will Sue to Stop Apple Selling Next iPhone in SKorea / Google Buys 12-Hundred Patents from IBM to Arm Makers of Android Devices / Apple and Microsoft Among Four Companies Targeted by Tallgrass Prairie Management in Patent Suit / Apple Offers Settlement to Queens Stores Selling Counterfeit Goods / Microsoft Abandons Flash and Other Plug-Ins for Windows 8 Metro UI for Mobiles / Boeing Picks Android for 787 Dreamliner In-Flight Entertainment Systems / Negative Sentiment Expressed Over Proposed Apple Store in Peking University Library

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:06am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.16.2011

NYT Says Unnamed Apple Employee Puts New and Different iPhone Announcement “Just Weeks Away” / BGR: Case-Mate Case Makes Case for Shape of New iPhone / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple Set to Discontinue Bumper for iPhone 4 / Sprint CFO Says Old Yeller is Ready for the iPhone Without Saying It’s Getting the iPhone / Sprint Nixes Premium Yearly Phone Upgrades Ahead of Expected iPhone / RIM Misses Phone Targets and Ships Only 200-Thousand PlayBooks in Most Recent Quarter / RIM Plans Video Service and OS Update for BlackBerry PlayBook / NPD Says Apple On Track to Sell 4.5 Million Macs This Quarter / Steve Wonder Thanks Steve Jobs and Apple for Work to Make Tech Accessible to People with Disabilities

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:01am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.15.2011

Orange CEO Says iPhone 5 to See Release on October 15 (And There’s Reason to NOT Believe Him) / IDC: iPad Gains Share in Tablets in 1H CY2011 Despite Increased Competition / Report: Brazilian Foxconn Factory Already Building iPads / 9 to 5 Mac Says a Sprint Specific iPad Should Hit Before the Holidays / UK Ad Authority: Apple Can Keep Calling iPhone 4 “World’s Thinnest Smartphone” EVen Though Samsung Galaxy S II is Mostly Thinner / Apple Files Countersuit Against Samsung in UK / Bloomberg: Apple Changes iPhone Warranty Policy in SKorea / Apple Issues EFI Firmware Updates for Most Recent Mac minis and MacBook Pros / iChat for Lion Code Indicates Possible Support for iMessage at Some Point / Apple Activates @iBookstore Account on Twitter / New Apple Store Slated to Open in Glasgow, Scotland This Weekend / New Apple Store Also Slated for Bologna, Italy This Weekend / Reading Rainbow Host Levar Burton Launching RRKids for iPad

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.14.2011

Morgan Stanley Analyst Calls for Share Buyback or Dividend Payments from Apple / RBC Analyst Ups iPad Sales Estimates for This Quarter and iPhone Sales Estimates for Next Quarter / comScore: Android Passes iPhone in Western Europe Smartphones / Apple Insider: Reason to Think iOS 5 May Hit on 10 October (Or Maybe Not) / Apple Insider: Trusted Source Says MBP Could See Speed-Bump Refresh Before the Holidays / Samsung Files Suit Against Apple in France for Alleged Patent Violation in iPhone and iPad / Samsung Appeals Permanent Ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in Germany / Apple Opening Stores This Weekend in El Paso, Texas and Hamburg, Germany / Microsoft Issues Updates for Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 / TV Studios Add Closed Captions to Some Shows on iTunes / Best Buy Misses Numbers Thanks to Weak Sales on Things Like TVs and Physical Media

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

Mac OS Ken: 09.13.2011

NPD Sees Better Than Expected Mac Growth for the Current Quarter / Apple Issues EFI Firmware Update for Mid-2011 MacBook Airs / IDC: Smartphones and Tablets Combined Will Outnumber Computers Online in the States by 2015 / Researcher Sees Continued iPad Dominance in UK Tablet Sales / Bernstein Analyst Says Widespread Adoption of HTML5 Web Apps Could Eventually Slow Profit Growth for Apple / Microsoft Webcasting Build Windows Keynote Today at Noon EDT/9am PDT at / Apple Seeks to Have Motorola Mobility Suits Against It Halted in Wake of Google Acquisition Plans / HTC Chairwoman Says Company Considering Buying Its Own Operating System; Maybe webOS / HTC America Exec: The Kids Say iPhone Not That Cool / GameStop Confirms “iTrades” Program; Stays Mum on Selling New iThings / GameStop President Says They Have an Android-Based Gaming Tablet in the Works / NBC (Finally) Adds Full Episodes to iPad App / TNT Adds Full Episodes to iPad App (Unless You Subscribe Through Their Parent Company) / TBS Adds Full Episodes to iPad App (Unless You Subscribe Through Their Parent Company) / Apple Adds Low-Priced “Quick Reads” Section to iBookstore / Steve Jobs Biography Gets More Pages and Shaky Publication Date

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

Mac OS Ken: 09.12.2011

Fortune: Analysts Start Upping Apple Estimates as End of Quarter Approaches / TMO: Shaw Wu Ups iPhone and iPad Estimates / Apple Wins Permanent Ban of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Sales in Germany / Bloomberg: Sprint to Get Next iPhone in Mid-October; Offer Unlimited Data / Report Has Sprint Blacking Out Vacation for First Half of October / Apple Issues iTunes beta 8 and iWork beta 3 to Developers / Apple Seeds New Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to Developers / Apple Issues Lion and Snow Leopard Security Updates to Protect Against Stolen Security Certificates / Apple Drops Ship Times from Browsing Section of Online Store / Apple Revamps Online Process for Shopping for iPad / Droplets Sues Apple and Others Over Alleged Patent Infringement

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.09.2011

JP Morgan Analyst Ups Tablet Expectations for 2011 and Lowers Tablet Expectations for 2012 Thanks to Continued iPad Dominance / Gartner Lowers PC Growth Expectations on Weak Economies and Strong iPads / Apple Tops JD Power Smartphone Satisfaction Survey for Sixth Consecutive Time / Electronista: iPhone 4 Delivery for Most Models Slips to 1 to 3 Days; Possible iPhone 5 Indication / Home Improvement Chain Lowe’s Deploying 42-Thousand iPhone 4s as Point of Sale Devices / Apple Seeks Ban on Some Samsung Products in Japan / ClassCo Sues Apple and Seven Other Cellphone-Makers Over Caller ID Patents / The Loop: iTunes U Downloads Double Over Past Year; Now Top 600-Million / Apple to Open New Store in London Next Tuesday 13 September / Cupertino Mayor Says Apple May Build Third Campus Once the Spaceship is Completed / New Apple Program Matches Employee Charitable Donations

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.08.2011

Piper Jaffray Lays Out a Rosy Couple of Years for Apple / Shots from the Far Side: 5.1 Megapixel iPhone 4 Pic May Be from 8 Megapixel iPhone 5 / HTC Sues Apple Using Patents Recently Passed to It by Google / MacRumors Hears Word of a Revamping for Logic Pro to Logic Pro X / Adobe Sees Big Growth for Premier Pro for Mac in Wake of Final Cut Pro X Launch / Union Chief: President Obama Should Challenge the Patriotism of Apple / Apple Ups Spending on Lobbying by 41-Percent from 1Q to 2Q CY2011 / Find My iPhone Helps Chilean Authorities Find Plane Crash / CNET: SFPD Launches Internal Investigation into Search for Lost iPhone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:23am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.07.2011

Canaccord Genuity Analyst Ups Apple Target on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 Strength / MacRumors Sources Say Best Buy Install in Third Week of October Not Related to Next iPhone / This is My Next: Wording in Sprint Suit Against AT&T-Mobile Merger May Hint at iPhone for Old Yeller / Judge in Australian Apple Case Against Samsung Would Like to See US and UK iPad Sales Numbers Please / TMO: Apple Appears to Have Received Regulatory Approval for 3G iPad 2 in China / Apple Puts Out Help-Wanted for “Managers for New Product Security” / Adventures of an Apple Founder: Ronald Wayne Biography Hits iBookstore

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:02am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.06.2011

MacRumors: File in Recent iOS 5 beta Suggests FCC Approval for Next-Gen iPhone / CNET: Two Best Buy Rumors Point to October Release for Next iPhone (Maybe) / Deutsche Telekom Gives Coupons to Customers Looking for Next-Gen iPhone / 9to5Mac: Sources Say GameStop to Start Selling Mobile iOS Devices / Apple Seeds New 10.7.2 beta and New iCloud Test Version to Developers / Apple Insider: SFPD Says It Did Provide an Assist Into Missing Device Search / SFPD Issues Written Statement “Explaining” Lost Item Mixup / Samsung Electronics Forced to Pull Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA Show Floor / Patent Troll WiLAN Sues Apple and Seven Other Tech Companies for Alleged Patent Infringement / Report Has First Apple Retail Location in Hong Kong Opening 24 September / Eddy Cue Promotion Comes with 100-Thousand Apple Shares (Eventually) / Apple Online Store Adds Twitter and Facebook Link Sharing to All Products

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.02.2011

Eddy “The Tunes” Cue Promoted to SVP Internet Software and Services / Business Insider: Not Buying the Latest iPhone Prototype Lost in a Bar Story / Cult of Mac: Apple Loses Confidential Info at a Genius Bar? / Apple Opening Three New Stores and 100th International Store This Weekend / Apple Gives Developers Sample Twitter Code for iOS 5 / Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Promotes Upcoming Twitter Hooks in iOS 5 / Apple Selling Remaining Stock of Final Cut Studio Via TeleSales / Apple Outs Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.8 / Lenovo Tries to Out Air the MacBook Air with U300S Ultrabook / Toshiba Tries to Out Air the MacBook Air with Protege Z830 / Toshiba Intros iPad Wannabe That’s Lighter and Thinner Than the iPad 2 / Lenovo Intros 7-Inch Android Tablet Starting at Under 200-Dollars / BlackBerry PlayBook Sees Serious Price Reductions at Best Buy / Apple Outs New iPad 2 Ad Called “Learn” / Google Chairman: We’re Buying Motorola for the Hardware Too / Google Chairman Praises Steve Jobs as Best CEO in 50 Years

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 09.01.2011

CNET: Secret Source Says Another Apple Employee Has Lost Another Unreleased Test iPhone in Another Bar / Apple Wants 3G MacBook Pro-totype Back from Would-Be eBay Seller / Apple Issues Seventh beta of iOS 5 to Developers / Epson Bringing AirPrint Support to New Inkjet Printers This Fall / Report: Sprint Raising ETFs May Hint at iPhone for the Carrier / Apple and RIM Sued by Openwave for Alleged Patent Infringement / Spotify Releases Embedded Player for Third-Party Apps / US Govt. Sues to Block AT&T-Mobile Deal / AT&T Argues That T-Mobile Acquisition is Good for Consumers and the Country / Sony Announces a Couple of Fairly Pricey Android Honeycomb Tablets / HTC and AT&T Announce Jetstream Tablet at a Crash-tastic 700-Dollars Subsidized Price / Apple Adds Refurbished iPad 2s to US Online Store at 50-Dollar Discount / Yale School of Medicine Handing Out iPad 2 to All Students This Fall

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:16am EDT