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: 02.29.2012

Apple Invites Select Members of Press to (More Than) Likely iPad 3 Event on Wednesday 7 March

CNBC Botches Apple Event Prediction

CNBC Gives Dalrymple Hat Tip for Getting It Right Where They Got It Wrong

CNET: No Physical Home Button Pictured in Invitation Art for Next Week’s Event

Alleged Photo of iPad 3 Shell Indicates Ever-So-Slightly-Thicker Device

Engadget: Radio Shack Discounts iPad 2 by 20 to 50-Dollars

TUAW: Invitations to Next Week’s Apple Event Hit During Google Chairman’s Speech at Mobile World Congress

9 to 5 Mac Expects New Apple TV Along with New iPad Next Week

iOS Location Loophole Could Give Apps Access to Photo Library Without Asking Permission

ATF Ditching BlackBerry for iThings and Other Things

Samsung Exec: “Honestly, we’re not doing very well in the tablet market.”

WALL-E Director Dedicates Upcoming Disney Sci-Fi Pic “John Carter” to Steve Jobs

Atari Holds Developer Contest to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Pong

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:51am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.28.2012

Report: Best Buy Deleting Some iPad 2 Models from Inventory Systems

Apple Insider: Rumor Has iPad 3 Priced 80-Dollars Higher than iPad 2

Barclays Analysts Ups Apple Target from 545-Dollars to 590 Thanks to Addition of China Telecom for iPhone

IDC: High iPhone Subsidies Locking Device Out of Some Markets

Sprint on the Hook for 15.5-Billion-Dollars Worth of iPhones Over the Next Four Years

Apple Encourages Developers to Certify Apps Through Developer ID Program

Apple Releases WiFi Update for Late 2009 and Later iMacs Running Lion

Bloomberg: No One Follows Apple Down Road to Expanded Supply Chain Inspection

German Judge Says Motorola Mobility Cannot Black Sale of iThings as Patent Fight Continues

Proview Adds Fraud Claims to iPad Trademark Case Against Apple in the States

AT&T Appealing 850-Dollar Data-Throttling Decision

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.27.2012

Electronista: UPS Manifest Seems to Show Some Sort of New Apple Product Shipping to the States by Next Friday

Best Buy Offers 50-Dollar Discount on iPad 2

TUAW: Apple Kills Push Email in Germany After Patent Suit Loss Against Motorola

Bloomberg: Apple Buys Chomp (Confirmed) for 50-Million Dollars (Unconfirmed)

Adobe Photoshop Touch iPad App Goes Live in the App Store for 10-Dollars

GigaOm: Intucell Technology Gives AT&T “Living” Data Networks

iPhone Owners Wins 850-Dollars in Small Claims Court After AT&T Throttles Data at 1.5GB on an Unlimited Plan

The Guitar Collection: George Harrison - Virtual iPad Tour of the Quiet One’s Guitars in App Store for 10-Dollars

NYPD Busts Store Full of Counterfeit iPhones, iPads, and iPods on W 28th

Authorities in China Confiscate 681 Fake iPhone Personal Gas Stoves

Plastic Surgeon Heralds Arrival of “FaceTime Facelifts”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:26am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.24.2012

Apple (Sort of) Addresses Cash Pile, Promises Mind Blowing Products at 2012 Shareholders’ Meeting

Mobile-PCs for a Post-PC World: NPD Says Apple’s No. 1 Worldwide If You Combine iPads and Notebooks; Number Five in Notebooks Alone

Barclays Lowers Amazon Kindle Fire Sales Expectations for CY2012

CNET: Sources Say Google Music Missing Early User and Revenue Expectations

With No iPhone, T-Mobile USA Loses 706-Thousand Customers in 4Q CY2011

Proview v. Apple: Chinese Judge Allows iPad Sales to COntinue in Shanghai

Proview v. Apple: Monitor-Maker Brings Its Case to the States

Apple Releases EFI Firmware Updates for MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iMacs and Mac minis Made in 2011

Reports: Apple Buys App Search-Service Provider Chomp

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.23.2012

Hong Kong-Based NGO Says Foxconn is Pulling the Wool Over FLA’s Eyes

Former Wintek Employees Call on Apple Customers to Sign Petition for Worker Rights for Apple Supply Chain

NYT: Apple and Proview Face Off in Chinese Court, Receive No Ruling from Court

Barclays Analyst Pumped for Second iPhone Carrier in China and the Approach of Mountain Lion

iPodNN: Japan Gets Access to iTunes in the Cloud; iTunes Match Still Missing

MacNN: iTunes Match for iTunes Japan Should Hit in Second-Half of 2012; Other iTunes Features Added This Week

Apple Sells Beatles Ringtones Through iTunes on iThings

Apple to Open Amsterdam Store at 10am on Saturday 3 March

TUAW: Apple Encouraging MobileMe Users to Make the Migration to iCloud Ahead of June Deadline

California AG: Major App Store Operators to Require Privacy Policies for Personal-Data-Skimming Apps

Business Insider: CA AG Solution Good for the One-Percent Losing Sleep Over AddressBookGate

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:04am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.22.2012

NPD and Piper Jaffray Look at Current-Quarter Mac Sales

Apple Pushes Sandboxing Deadline for Mac App Store Apps to 1 June

Report: Apple to Allow Independent Environmental Reviews of Some Factories in the Supply Chain in China

Apple’s Facilities Report - Environmental update 2012 Outlines Plans for Renewable Energy at NC Data Center

Apple Confirms Plans for Pineville, Oregon Data Center

The Daily: Microsoft Office for iPad Close to App Store Submission (and They Say They’ve Seen it)

Microsoft Says Pictures in The Daily Are Not of an Actual Microsoft Product

Microsoft Office for Mac Exec Says Office for iPad Would Be News to Her

The Daily Stands By Its Office for iPad Story

Official Microsoft News Twitter Account Kind of Argues Against The Daily Story Sort of

Barnes and Noble Intros 8GB Nook Tablet at 199-Dollars to Fight Amazon Kindle Fire

iPulpit: For the 21st Century Religious Leader

Check out the iPulpit at (Flash Required (???))

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.21.2012

China Telecom to Start Sales of iPhone 4S on 9 March

Oppenheimer And Company Raises Apple 12-Month Price-Target to 570-Dollars on iPhone and iPad Strength

FLA CEO Says Organization Has Uncovered “Tons of Issues” at Foxconn Plant in Shenzhen

ABC’s Nightline to Feature a Look Inside Foxconn Tonight

Foxconn Raises Salaries for Factory Workers in China by 16-25%

WSJ: Google Sneaks Past Default Privacy Setting on Safari to Leave Cookies

Microsoft Says Google Cheating Privacy Setting on IE9

Members of Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus Ask FTC for Information on Google/Safari Issue

Apple Wins Ruling Against Motorola Mobility in Germany for Violating Slide-to-Unlock Patent on Android-Based Smartphones

ITC Says Apple Does Not Violate HTC Patents Covering Power Management and Phone Number Directories

Apple Settles AntennaGate Suits in the States

Text in Code Makes Messages Look Like a Mountain Lion-Only Feature After beta

Apple Launches Contest Counting Up to 25-Billion Apps

Apple Launches “Start Developing iOS Apps Today” App Development Overview

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:27am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.17.2012

Apple Announces OS X Mountain Lion Release for Late Summer 2012; Releases Developer Preview

Wired Says Apple Will Do One Big OS X Update a Year from Now On

Apple Makes Messages App for Mac Available as a Public beta

Apple Posts Teaser Video of Mountain Lion OS

NYT Looks at iCloud Integration of iOS and OS X Devices

Reports Say Some Early Intel-Based Macs Won’t Make the Jump to Mountain Lion

Apple Releases betas of Safari 5.2 and Xcode 4.4 to Developers

Apple Updates Xcode to Version 4.3

WSJ Interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook Makes ARM-Based Mac Seem Possible (Not Necessarily Probable)

All Things D Posts Papers Online That Seem to Show Apple Buying “iPad” Term from Proview

Hong Kong Court Ruled in Apple’s Favor on Proview/iPad Case Last July

Apple Adds Screenshots and Promo Codes for iBookstore Publishers

SumOfUs Upset Over FLA President’s Comments Commending Foxconn and Apple

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.16.2012

Twitter Says Its iOS App Uploads User Address Book Info if They Use the “Find Friends” Feature; Stores Info for Up to 18-Months

Congress Seeks Answers Around “Address Book-gate” as Apple Promises Fix in Future iOS Update

Reports: Apple Has Amazon China Pull iPad from Its Site

Authorities Tell Proview Execs That an iPad Export Ban is Unlikely

Apple Seeks Permission from Bankruptcy Judge to Sue Kodak

FLA President Pleasantly Surprised by First Look Inside Foxconn Factory

AdAge: Apple Drops iAd Commitment to 100-Thousand-Dollars

Gartner Says iPhone Sales to Decline This Quarter Versus Last Quarter (and the Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.15.2012

WSJ: Apple Is Testing 8-Inch Tablet Screens

Fortune: No Reason to Expect 8-Inch iPad

Daring Fireball: No Reason to Expect an 8-Inch iPad

NYT: Confiscation of iPads in China Escalates as Proview Complaints Increase

Bloomberg/BusinessWeek: Proview Seeks to Block Export of iPad from China as Trademark Complaints Continue

Apple Sees Significant Delays in Time Capsule Shipping

Bloomberg/BusinessWeek: Pegatron Says It Hasn’t Heard Anything About Inspections of Working Conditions at Factories

JP Morgan Analyst: First Round of PC-Based Ultrabooks Not Likely to Meet With Success Enjoyed by MacBook Air

Barclays Capital Analyst Sees Six Potential Catalysts for Apple Shares

Jeffries and Company Analyst Says Apple Will Start Paying Dividend in Second-Half of 2012

Tim Cook Talks iPhones, Cash, Workers Rights and More at Goldman Sachs Conference

Hear the Tim Cook Presentation at Goldman Sachs Conference at

Direct download: macosken120215.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.14.2012

Apple Shares Close Above 500-Dollars

NPD Says Spending on Apple Accounts for Close to One-Fifth of Tech Spending in the States

Harris Interactive Poll Puts Apple at Top of US Companies in Terms of Image/Reputation

WSJ Says Next iPad to Support 4G/LTE Connectivity Through AT&T and Verizon

AT&T Doubles Device Upgrade Fee From 18-Dollars to 36-Dollars

Fair Labor Association Begins Inspections of Apple Suppliers

Report: Apple Issues “Them or Us” Ultimatum to Pegatron Over Asustek Ultrabook

Reports Have Authorities in One City in Northern China Pulling iPads from Store Shelves as Trademark Battle Continues

EC Green-Lights Google Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

US DoJ Gives Its Approval for Motoroogle Deal

US DoJ Approves Purchase of Nortel Patents by Apple/Microsoft/RIM Combo

\Apple Streaming Tim Cook Presentation at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference Today at 12:30 PST/3:30 EST at

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:10am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.13.2012

Apple Replaces MacBook White with EDU-Only 13-Inch MacBook Air

Apple Insider: Secret Sources Say Style of MacBook Pro to Morph Into Style of MacBook Air

Shaw Wu: Now’s a Sensible Time for Apple to Pay a Dividend

Mizuho Securities Starts Apple Coverage with 635-Dollar Target; Dividend or Stock Buyback Expectation

Electronista: Dwindling Stock at 3rd-Party Resellers Points to New Apple TV Set-Top Box

German Court Rules Against Motorola Mobility in Patent Case Against Apple

Apple Files Suit in California Against Motorola Mobility Over Licensing Suit in Germany

Apple Files a New Suit in the States Against Samsung for Alleged Patent Infringement; Seeks to Block Galaxy Nexus Sales

Electronista: Internal USA Today Numbers Indicate Huge Disparity Between iOS and Android App Adoption

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.10.2012

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All Things D Says Apple Will Hold Event for Next iPad in the First Week of March

The Loop Says “Yep” to All Things D iPad Event Story

Your Daily Mac Puts Release of iOS 5.1 on 9 March (and Maybe Next iPad as Well)

Game Developers Conference 5 March Through 9 March at Moscone Center; May Be Disrupted (Again) by iPad Event

Microsoft Details Plans for Windows on ARM

Germany Says Changes to Saumsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Enough to Avoid Violating Apple Intellectual Property Rights

NOAA Drops RIM’s BlackBerry for Apple’s iPhone

Analysts for Needham and Company and Canaccord Genuity Raise Price Targets on Apple and Activists Deliver “Ethical iPhone” Petition to Apple Retail Locations

Report: Foxconn Hacked By Hackers Hacked-Off Over Worker Treatment

Kodak Getting Out of the Consumer Digital Camera Business by Mid-2012

FBI Releases Its Steve Jobs File

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.09.2012

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Sprint Sells 1.8-Million iPhones in 4QCY2011; Takes Huge Hit to Bottom Line on Subsidies

CNN Money: The High Cost to Carriers of Carrying iPhone

T-Mobile USA Giving Away Phones and Tablets as Part of “Valentine’s Day Sale” (Three Days Before Valentine’s Day)

Priceonomics: iPhone Best Smartphone Value Over Time

Path Apologizes and Purges Uploaded User Address Book Info

Hipster App Also Sends Address Book Info to Company Servers Without User Knowledge

Hipster Apologizes; Plans to Hold a Privacy Summit

ZDNet Goes Chapter and Verse on iOS Apps and Data Collection

Apple Live-Streaming Paul McCartney Concert Tonight via iTunes and Apple TV

Amazon Makes Streaming Video Deal with Viacom

New EFI Firmware Updates Bring Lion Internet Recovery to MOst Macs Made Since 2010

MacRumors Says Apple Kills MacBook White for Educational Institutions

PCMag Awards Final Cut Pro X “Editors Choice” After Recent Update and Plan Petition Deliveries at Apple Stores Around the World

Smart Audio Technologies Goes a-Trollin’ Against Apple, Creative Arts, and Philips Over Audio Playlist Patent

Virgin Australia Airline Sued for Not Having Flight CHarts on iPads Before iPad Was Released

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.08.2012

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IDC: Apple Wins 4Q2011 in Smartphone Sales While Samsung (Narrowly) Wins the Year

Morgan Keegan Analyst: Cellphone/Mobile Computing Space Would Have Shrunk Without Apple in 4QCY2011

Bernstein Analyst Says Apple Shares Are Super-Safe Thanks to Customer Lock-In

Siri Now Accounts For Roughly One-Fourth of Searches on Wolfram Alpha

Siri May Be an iPhone 4S-Exclusive Thanks to Tech Built Into Apple’s A5 Processor

Mac Sales Grow in the UK and France in 4QCY2011 While Most Other Computer Vendors See Sales Decline

Academic Paper Shows Apple Worked on Running Mac OS X on ARM Processors

Barclays Analyst: Apple Television Could Net the Company 5-Percent of the TV Space and 17-Billion-Dollars in Revenue

Apple Changes Some Icons in 10.7.3; Makes All Icons High-Resolution

Apple Wants High-Res Screenshots for Updated iOS Apps; Notifies Developers of App Sizes Over 20MB

Apple Warns iOS Developers Against Gaming App Store Rankings or Employing Companies That Do So

Bipartisan Group Says “App Economy” Employs Close to Half-a-Million People in the U.S.

Path iOS App Sends Content of Users’ Address Books to Path Servers Without User Consent or Knowledge

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Reportedly in Talks to Bring Store-in-a-Store Strategy to Sam’s Club

Early Indication Shows Sales Increasing for at Least One Restaurant Near Apple Grand Central Store

Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Testing iPad for Customer Orders and Entertainment

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.07.2012

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Analyst Plays “What If” with Content and the Fabled Apple Television

Best Buy Survey Quizzes Customers on Interest in 42-inch “Apple HDTV”

Best Buy Says Apple HDTV Survey was “Hypothetical”

Secret Sources Tell Globe and Mail that Bell and Rogers Talking Television Deals with Apple (And They Already Have the TVs)

Jeffries and Company Analyst Ups iPad Sales Expectations for 2012; Lowers Tablet Expectations

Deutsche Bank Analyst Sees iPad 3 Opening Wider Lead in Tablets for Apple

IDC Exec Says We Are Currently “PC-Plus” with Tablets, Not “Post-PC”

NPD Group: iPhones Take Top-Three Spots in US Smartphone Sales Over the Holidays While Android Still Tops with First-Time Smartphone Buyers

HTC Warns of Revenue Drop for Current Quarter; Blames Apple and Samsung

HTC CEO: Sacrificing Form and Battery-Life for 4G-Connectivity Was a Mistake

Haliburton Dropping RIM BlackBerry for iPhone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:46am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.06.2012

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Citigroup Analyst Reiterates “Buy” Rating and 600-Dollar Price Target for Apple After Meeting with CEO and CFO

Canalys Says Smartphones Outsold PC/Tablets in 2011 (With Special Props to Apple)

MG Siegler: iPhone More Valuable Than All of Microsoft

Apple Expands Claims Against Samsung in Australia

Report: Google Poaches Apple Senior VP of Product Integrity for Secret Projects

Apple Updates iBooks Author with New EULA Clarifying Content Ownership

Apple Puts 10.7.3 Combo Update Through Software Update Utility to Eliminate Update Issues

Apple Issues Updated Security Update for Snow Leopard to Deal with Rosetta Issues

Apple Adds Genius Feature to Moves and TV Shows on Apple TV

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:31am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.03.2012

Lion Combo Update Recommended After 10.7.3 Causes Problems for Some

Get the Lion 10.7.3 Update (Client Combo) from Apple’s Site at

Apple Seeds Safari 5.1.4 beta to Developers

IDC Count Shows Apple as Third Largest Cellphone Maker for 4Q2011 and CY2011

UBS: Apple’s 9-Percent Cellphone Share Earns It 36-Percent of Cellphone Revenue

ComScore: Apple Fourth-Place Cellphone Maker in the States; Only Phone-Maker to Grow Market Share

SoftBank 4Q2011 Profit Cut in Half as It Overspends Promoting Against Rival iPhone Carrier

Apple Hires Former Xbox LIVE EMEA Exec to Market App Store in Europe

Avid Studio for iPad Shows Up in App Store

Obama Administration Officials Urge Transition to Digital Textbooks Over Next Five Years

USA Today Outlines Apple’s iBooks Textbooks Offerings

Daiwa Securities Expects Next iPhone Announcement at WWDC in June (I Do Not)

Macotakara Says Apple to Hold “Strange” Event This Month

Dalrymple Says Apple to Hold No Event This Month, Strange or Otherwise

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 02.02.2012

Apple Updates Lion, Lion Server, Server Admin Tools, and Remote Desktop Client

First Security Update of 2012 Included in Lion Update; Made Available for Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server

US Govt: Jailbreaking an iPhone Legal; Deemed “Fair Use”

Bloomberg/BusinessWeek: Apple Succeeds in Business Without Really Trying

Apple Appeals iPad Trademark Decision in China

Apple Loses Bid to Block Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N and Galaxy Nexus from Sale in Germany\

Munster: Apple May Be Pricing Parts for a Television

Human Rights Group Urges Apple to Ensure the Next iPhone is Made Humanely

Amazon Plays Numbers-Without-Numbers with Kindle and Kindle Fire Sales

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.01.2012

Source in China Telecom Subsidiary Says iPhone 4S “Likely” to Hit Network in the Next Month or So

Morgan Stanley: Apple Could Sell 40-Million iPhones in China in 2013 If It Can Add China Telecom and China Mobile

Apple Online Store Institutes iPhone 4S Lottery System to Try to Stymie Scalpers

Apple Store Sites in Most Show iPhone 4S as “In Stock”

AT&T Activated 7.6-Million iPhones in the Holiday Quarter

Sprint Releases “Mobile Zone” App for Sprint iPhone Owners (Mostly)

Canalys: Apple Now Top Personal Computer Vendor on the Planet (If We Count Tablets as PCs)

Apple Hires CEO of UK Electronics-Seller Dixons as New Head of Retail

The Telegraph: A UK Take on the New King of Apple Retail

Sullied Reputation of Dixons Leads Some to Worry Over New Apple Retail Appointment

Apple Brings Many Requested Features to Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 Update

Apple Updates Motion to Version 5.0.2

Apple Updates Compressor to Version 4.0.2

Siri Costars on a Recent Episode of The Big Bang Theory

The Flaming Lips Bring Erica Badu and Siri to New Track

Hear Siri and The Flaming Lips “Now I Understand” at

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:04am EDT