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: 08.31.2012

Oracle Pushes Emergency Update for Java 7 Fixing Zero-Day Exploits

Korean Times: Samsung Has a Good Plan, a Bad Plan and a Surprising Plan in Wake of Last Week’s Verdict

Reuters: Secret Peeps Say Apple CEO and Google CEO Holding Behind-the-Scenes IP Discussions

DisplaySearch: Use of In-Cell Display Panel Could Give Next iPhone Significantly More Battery Space

App That Tracks U.S. Military Drone Strikes Rejected by Apple Three Times

Amazon: Questionable Claim of “Sold Out” Kindle Fires and 22% of the Tablet Market

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.30.2012

Macworld: Second Zero-Day Vulnerability Found in Java 7

Polish Security Firm: Oracle Has Known About Java 7 Exploits Since April (Because We Told Oracle About Them)

Possible New iPhone Hint: Apple is Buying iPhone 4S Off of Customers

Apple Seeds Second beta of OS X 10.8.2 to Developers

Apple Adds Live Shopping and Service Help to Online Stores in Brazil, Germany, Spain and the UK

Samsung Shows Off ATIV S, the First Windows 8 Phone

HTC Chairperson: Samsung Loss No Reasons for HTC to Settle with Apple

Asus Says It Will Use iPad Pricing as Reference for Windows 8 and Windows RT Devices

Bloomberg: Both Apple and Qualcomm Tried to Be TSMC’s One-and-Only Customer

Delta Airlines Drops 250 iPads in Three Restaurants in Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport; Plans to Deploy 2,500 iPads by End of 2013

Principle Photography Wraps on Ashton Kutcher/Steve Jobs Biopic

Non-Functioning Apple 1 Going Up for Auction at Christie’s in October

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Mac OS Ken: 08.29.2012

WSJ: Secret Sources Say Samsung Talking Carriers About Removing Potentially Infringing Apple Technology from Its Smartphones

Samsung Smartphone Ban Hearing Moved to 6 December; 20 September Hearing to Focus on Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction

Marketwatch: Samsung Smartphones Flood Resale Market Post San Jose Ruling

Apple and Motorola Mobility Settle Patent Violation/FRAND-Licensing Case in Germany

IHS iSuppli: Smartphones to Make Up 54% of Cellphones Sold Annually by Next Year

The Telegraph: Apple Working with Hifi-makers on “AirPlay Direct”

NPD Group: Genius Bar Increases Customer Satisfaction with Apple Products and Makes Them More Likely to Buy More Apple Stuff

Gizmodo Snags a Copy of the Apple Genius Training Manual

IFO Apple Store: Sources Say Apple Not Reversing Retail Changes; New Focus on Individual Sales Numbers at Direction of Tim Cook

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.28.2012

Cross-Platform Zero-Day Vulnerability Found for Java 7; Affects Windows, Linus and OS X

Samsung Bashes Apple for Litigiousness Post Apple v. Samsung v. Apple Verdict

Google Issues Statement Defending Itself, Bashing Apple and Leaving Samsung Hanging Out to Dry

Samsung Seeks to Have Galaxy Tab 10.1 Temporary Injunction Dissolved; May Seek Damages Due to Sales Block

Apple Seeks Ban on Eight Samsung Phones Based on San Jose Court Win

Samsung Sees Biggest One-Day Share-Price Drop in Five Years Post San Jose Verdict

Apple Shares Opened Monday 2-Percentage Points Higher Post Verdict

Apple Share Close Monday at $675.68, a New All-Time High

Nokia and RIM See Share Price Bump Monday Thanks to Investor Worries Over Android

Fortune: Financial Analysts React to Apple Victory Over Samsung in San Jose

Correction: USITC Clears Apple of Violating Three Motorola Mobility Patents, Not Two

Cult of Mac: Wait Time for Retina Display MacBook Pro Down to 2-4 Business Days

NPD Display Search Analyst Says Displays Being Made for 13-Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

Apple Seeds Fourth beta of Lion OS X 10.7.5 to Developers

Bob Mansfield Staying on at Apple to “Work on Future Products;” Riccio and Federighi Promoted to Senior VPs

Apple Drops iTunes Music Festival Tile Onto Apple TV for Live Streaming

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

Mac OS Ken: 08.27.2012

Jury in Apple v. Samsung v. Apple Finds in Apple’s Favor; Awards Damages of $1.049 Billion

Samsung Issues Response/Rebuke Statement Post-Verdict

Tim Cook: Suit Against Samsung Was About Values

Apple’s Official Statement Mirror’s Cook Memo

Apple Seeks Preliminary Injunction Barring Sale of Patent-Infringing Samsung Products

Wired: Effects of the Apple Over Samsung Victory Long-Term

USITC Clears Apple of Two Counts of Patent Infringement Against Motorola Mobility and Asks Judge to Reconsider a Third

All Things D: Secret Sources Say Two Separate Events for iPhone and iPad mini This Fall

RadioShack Knocks $75 Off of Every Model of iPhone 4S with 2-year Contract Sells Back Plates for 4/4S Thought to Look Like Back Plates of Next iPhone

Apple Sends Ceases and Desist Notice to

Pacific Crest Analyst Meets with Apple CFO and Services Exec; Expects No Full-On Apple TV Soon

IDC Expects Only 0.9% PC Unit Growth Worldwide in 2012

Friday 24 August Marked One-Year for Tim Cook as Apple CEO

Creative Director Behind “Get a Mac” and “Genius” Campaigns Leaves Apple’s Firm for Samsung’s

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Mac OS Ken: 08.24.2012

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.1 with General Stability Fixes

Apple Seeds First beta of OS X 10.8.2 to Developers

Gruber Expects Two Apple Fall Events, One for New iPhone and One for iPad mini

The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple Backs Gruber’s “Two Fall Event” Assertion

Walmart Drips Price of 16GB iPhone 4S to $148 with a New Two-Year Contract

Amazon Holding Press Event on 6 September in Santa Monica, California Likely Tied to New Kindles

DoJ Responds to Apple Complaint Against eBook Settlements with Publishers

Apple v. Samsung: Both Companies Found Guilty of Patent Infringement in South Korean Case

Mattel “Apptivity” Games Tie Physical Toys to iPads

Laurene Powell Jobs Number 49 on Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World 

Fortune: Apple Worth 31 Dells

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Mac OS Ken: 08.23.2012

Needham and Co. Analyst Ups Apple Target from $620 to $750

Piper Jaffray Survey: Half of U.S. Consumers Don’t Feel the Need for 4G/LTE Connectivity; Plan to Get the Next iPhone

AT&T on FaceTime Over 3G: Because We Don’t Have to

Forbes: Five Reasons Why Google Android versus Apple iOS Market Share Numbers Don't Matter

China Telecom Adds 8.35 Million New Subscribers in June Quarter; Credits iPhone 4S for Growth

Electronista: 27-Inch iMac Supply Dries Up Ahead of Possible Refresh

AppleSeed Participants Reportedly Given Heads-Up on Approach of OS X 10.8.2 beta

Apple Pulls “Genius” Olympic Ads from and YouTube

Apple Wins Patent Covering "Techniques and Systems for Supporting Podcasting"

The Makers of Infinity Blade Bring the Free Political Fighting Game Vote!!! to the App Store

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.22.2012

Apple and Samsung Make Closing Arguments; Case Goes to the Jury

Samsung Investing $4 Billion to Upgrade Austin, TX Plant That Makes Chips for Smartphones (Including iPhone)

TechCrunch: Secret Source Says Verizon Block-Out Staff Vacation from 21 September Through 30 September

Electronista: German Carrier Sends Out Email Promoting Arrival of Next iPhone in September

TUAW: Consumer Advocacy Group Not Sure AT&T FaceTime Lure to Mobile Share Data Plans Conforms to FCC Rules

comScore: Android Has Two-Thirds of Smartphone Market in Japan; iOS Has One-Third

MacNN: Anonymous Developers Says Current OS X 10.8.1 beta Improves Battery Life for Mountain Lion Laptops

Fair Labor Association Says While Work Remains, Progress Made by Apple and Foxconn on Workers’ Rights is Commendable

Barclays Analyst Sees Set-Top Box More Likely Than Full-On Apple Television Near-Term

Microsoft Adds Touch Support to Office Wb Apps for Windows 8 and iOS

The Three Amigos Ride Again on the 17 August MacCast

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:41am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.21.2012

CEOs of Apple and Samsung Meet; Fail to Reach Resolution

CNET: Judge Koh Concerned Over Potential Jury Confusion in Verdict Phase

FBR Capital Analyst Sees Apple Selling 250 Million “iPhone 5s” Over Product Lifecycle

iPodNN: A Number of Resellers Running Out of iPod nanos

9 to 5 Mac: German Rewards Program Unable to Deliver “Old” iPod nano Ahead of Expected Refresh

Walmart Sells $100 in iTunes Credit for $80 (Plus Your Email and Physical Addresses)

The Loop: Apple Boasts 50,000 Genius Bar Appointments a Day

Former Apple Press Event Producer Sues for Wrongful Termination and Compensation for Restricted Stock Loss

Fortune: A Few Analysts Are Now “Underwater” on Their Apple Targets

Apple Ends Monday as Most Valuable Public Company Ever

Fortune: Microsoft is Actually the Most Valuable Public Company Ever (Circa 1999 (Accounting for Inflation))

TechCrunch: No Really IBM is the Most Valuable Public Company Ever (Circa 1967 (Accounting for Inflation))

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

Mac OS Ken: 08.20.2012

Apple and Samsung Unable to Narrow Their Case Further; Almost Definitely Headed to Jury Verdict

Google-Owned Motorola Mobility Brings Seven Charges of Patent Infringement Against Apple Before the USITC

WSJ: Apple Joins Google, Samsung, LG and Others in Bidding for Kodak Patent Portfolio

iPhone Developer/Hacker Reveals SMS Vulnerability in Every Version of iOS

Apple Suggests Using iMessage and Being Careful in Face of SMS Vulnerability

AT&T to Make FaceTime Over Cellular Free for Customers Who Switch to New Mobile Share Data Plans

MacNN: Apple Seeds Second beta Build of OS X 10.8.1 to Developers

Lenovo Exec Says Surface for Windows RT to Start Between $300 to $500

Speculative-Fiction Writer Peter Misek Says Production on iPad-mini and Full-On Apple Television is Underway

Nokia and Microsoft to Hold NYC Press Event on Morning of 5 September

Motorola to Hold NYC Press Event on Afternoon of 5 September

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Mac OS Ken: 08.17.2012

WSJ Fleshes Out Details on Apple’s Alleged Set Top Box Discussions

Bernstein Analyst Uncertain About Apple Working with Cable Companies on Set Top Boxes

ISI Group Analyst Reiterates Buy Rating on Apple Shares After Conference Call with CFO

SEC Filing Shows Apple’s Sense of Urgency in Buying AuthenTec

Apple Files for Patent for “Illuminated Trackpad”

Apple Says It Screwed Up in Attempts to Restructure Staffing at Retail

Apple Lawyers Not Smoking Crack Say Apple Lawyers

Samsung Rests Its Case “With Reservations”

TUAW: Apple Files Formal Plans for Prineville, Oregon Data Center

CNET Chronicles the Hard-to-Find Nature of Various Podcatchers on the Desktop/Laptop App Store

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

Mac OS Ken: 08.16.2012

Munster: A New iPhone Launch This Quarter Could Add 6-10 Million in Unit Sales Looks at Investment Plays Into the Next iPhone Besides Investing in Apple

WSJ: Sources Say Apple Talking With Cable TV Service Providers About Some Kind of TV Something

Judge Lucy Koh Urges Apple and Samsung Execs to try Again for a Settlement

Apple Calls DoJ Settlements with Publishers in iBookstore Case “Unfair, Unlawful, and Unprecedented”

Apple Seeds New Build of OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Developers

Microsoft Not Jumping to Fix Office for Mac Issues with Retina Display Machines

HP Reportedly Rebrands webOS Division as “Gram”

Apple Updates iTunes Festival London 2012 App with Additional Language Support, Stability and Performance Improvements

Get the iTunes Festival London 2012 App Here

Nielsen: More U.S. Teens Consume Music on YouTube Than on Radio, iTunes or CD (and They Need to Stay Off My Lawn!)

Have you ever heard Radiohead do “Nobody Does It Better?” It's on YouTube Here!

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:23am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.15.2012

iMore: iPad mini Will Be Thinner and Lighter Than iPad, Though Not Much Smaller

IHS/iSuppli: iPad Extends Tablet Lead to Just Under 70-Percent Worldwide in 2Q CY2012

Dell, Lenovo and Samsung Announced as Early Vendors for Windows RT Machines

Engadget: Rumor Has Microsoft Surface Tablet for Windows RT Starting at $199

Gartner: Android Widens Its Lead Over iOS in Smartphones

Sprint Selling 16GB iPhone 4S for $149 and Tossing $100 Gift-Card in as a Bonus

Business Insider: Apple Matching Sprint Gift Card Deal with $100 Store Credit for Sprint Phones Bought at Apple Stores

Electronista: Deutsche Telekom Starts a Sort of Pre-Registration for Next iPhone in Germany

Apple Releases (PRODUCT) RED Bumper for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Munster Expects 5-Percent Mac Growth Worldwide for This Quarter Despite Apparent Downturn Spotted in NPD Research

CNET: Judge Koh Seems Really Displeased with the Lawyers in the Apple v. Samsung v. Apple Trial

Apple Opening Two New Canadian Stores This Saturday 18 August

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:19am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.14.2012

iMore: Secret Source Says Pre-Orders for Next iPhone to Start on 12 September (at Least in the States)

BGR: Secret Source Says AT&T Gearing Up to Launch Next iPhone in Third or Fourth Week of September

Target and Best Buy Drop Prices on Current iPhones

MacRumors: Secret Source Says Apple Matching Other Retailers’ Lower iPhone Prices in its Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Microsoft Licensing Some of Apple’s iOS Design Patents in Deal That Includes “Anti-Cloning” Clause

Apple Offered Samsung Design Patent Licensing Deals in 2010

Last Week: Samsung Lawyer Not Licensed to Practice in Judge Koh’s Court

Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.1 Build to Developers

Apple Releases Printer Driver Updates for Some HP, Samsung and Fuji-Xerox Machines on Macs Running Snow Leopard or Later

9 to 5 Mac: GameStop Seeks New Life in Refurbishing iOS and Android Devices

Ford Develops iPad App for Use by Ford Dealers (iPad Sold Separately)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:24am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.13.2012

A look at one journalist's unfortunate run-in with a social engineering hack and ways people can protect themselves with information security professional George Starcher.

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.09.2012

IDC: iPhone Grows 27.5% Y-o-Y in 2Q; Controls 16.9% of Smartphone Market Worldwide

NPD: iPhone Grabs 31% or US Smartphone Market in 2Q; Samsung Takes 24%

iPad Dominates the Tablet Space in China (Not as Big as It Might Be)

Apple Offering Refurbished iPad with Retina Display at $50 Discount

Fortune: Munster and Reitzes Weigh the Full-On Apple Television Possibilities

Jefferies & Co. Analyst Makes Up a Story About Samsung Buying RIM or Licensing BlackBerry 10

Bernstein Analyst Makes Up a Story (Maybe) About Apple COnsidering a Stock Split

Apple v. Samsung v. Apple: 2010 Samsung Memo Says Its Stuff Would Be Better If It Was More Like Apple’s

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.08.2012

Munster: Google/Apple Split on iPhone Springboard Signals “Phase Three” of the Smartphone Wars

Juniper Research: BYOD Tablets and Smartphones to Reach 350 Million Units in the Enterprise by 2014

Bloomberg Looks at the Ridiculously Symbiotic Relationship Between Apple and Samsung

Acer Chairman and CEO Urges Microsoft to Abandon Surface Tablet Plans

Barclays Capital Analyst Sees Zero PC Growth for 2012 Thanks to Tablets and Confusion Around Windows 8 and Ultrabooks

Creative Strategies’ Tim Bajarin Ponders the Problems of Ultrabooks

Apple Releases Xcode 4.4.1

Kodak Auction of 1,100 Patents Starts Today

Apple Genius Ads Are Off the Air After Decidedly Short Run

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Mac OS Ken: 08.07.2012

Apple Releases iOS 6 beta 4, New Xcode 4.5 beta, and Device-Specific iOS Builds

9 to 5 Mac: Hey! Where’d the YouTube App Go in iOS 6 beta 4?

Apple Confirms Removal of Built-In YouTube App in iOS 6

Business Insider: Apple Adds (Though Does Not Explain) “Bluetooth Sharing” to iOS 6 beta 4

Sprint Cuts $50 Off the Cost of iPhone 4S Ahead of Expected Refresh

iMore: Secret Source Says All iOS Devices Get Smaller Dock Connector Next Month (Even the 9.7-Inch iPad)

Raymond James Analyst Unimpressed with 50 Million Samsung Smartphones Since Apple Still Makes All the Money

Last Week: Samsung Sends Out Press Release with Exhibits Excluded from Apple Trial in San Jose

This Week: Samsung Attorney Admits to Bringing Samsung Witnesses Into Courtroom Unsupervised (Which is a No-No)

Apple Posts iAd Ad to Advertising Section of

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Mac OS Ken: 08.06.2012

Email Between Apple Execs Indicates Steve Jobs was (Eventually) Okay with the Idea of a 7-Inch iPad

Schiller Talks Exponential iPhone Growth and Risk of the iPad at Samsung Trial

RBC Analyst Says Apple Could Sell 40 Million iPad-minis in Year One

9 to 5 Mac Sources Say AT&T Stores Dropping Computers and Checkout Counters for iPads (Eventually)

Business Insider: Secret Sources Say Apple Considering a Purchase of Social-Commerce Site “The Fancy”

Apple Offers Mac Integration Certificate Materials for Mountain Lion

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

Mac OS Ken: 08.03.2012

This Week’s Show Sponsored by Vimov - Makers of the Recently Updated Weather HD 2

JP Morgan Analyst Still Worried Over iPhone Sales While Reiterating “Overweight” Rating on Apple Shares

Barclays Capital Analyst is REALLY Excited About the iPhone After the Next One

Shaw Wu Surprised by 12 September iPhone Rumors, But Has No Problem Believing Them

eBay Says Smartphone Trade-Ins Up 70% Since 12 September iPhone Stories Started This Week 

New President of Sharp Says His Firm Starts Delivering Screens for Next iPhone This Month

TechCrunch: Source Spots Apparent Next iPhone in Server Logs

IDC: Apple’s Tablet Dominance Grows in 2Q CY2012

MacNN: MacBook Pro with Retina Display Ship Times Drop to Five-to-Seven Business Days

Bankruptcy Judge Denies Apple’s Claim on Two Patents Controlled by Kodak

Nevada Board of Economic Development Gives Symbolic Thumbs-Up to Apple Tax Breaks for Reno-Area Expansion

Apple Refuses to Appear Before Australian House of Representatives to Discuss Retail Pricing

American Red Cross Launches Free Hurricane Preparedness and Awareness App for iOS and Android

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:54am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.02.2012

This Week’s Show Sponsored by Vimov - Makers of the Recently Updated Weather HD 2

NPD DisplaySearch Expects 7.85-Inch Panel Production for “iPad mini” to Start This Month

Topeka Capital Markets Analyst Thinks Record July for Wintek Means Work on “iPad mini” has Begun

ComScore: iOS Gaining on Android (Though Android is Still Growing)

Business Insider: Apple Only Has Apple to Blame If iPhone Sales Are Weak This Quarter

BGR: Sources Says AT&T Retail is Steering Customers Away from iPhone, an Allegation the Death Star Denies

Cult of Mac: Blogger Sees Anti-iPhone Bias at Verizon Retail Store

From May: CNN/Money Sees a Possible Bias Against the iPhone at Verizon

Apple Brings BTO Options for Low-End Retina Display MBPs Back to Online Store; Adds iWork Preinstall to Any New Mac

Apple Introduces, Pulls, Then Reintroduces Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter

Amazon Launches Instant Video App for iPad in iOS App Store

Apple and P.A. Semi Vet Headed to AMD

Fusion-io Throws Surprise Birthday Party for Woz at SF MoMA

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:25am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 08.01.2012

This Week’s Show Sponsored by Vimov - Makers of the Recently Updated Weather HD 2

Bloomberg and Reuters Buy Into Talk of Apple Event on 12 September

The Loop: Jim Dalrymple Says “Yep” on 12 September iPhone Event

Canalys: Apple No. 1 in PCs (Again (If We Count iPads as PCs (Again))) and There’s a Rough Year Ahead for the Windows World

Google Delays Nexus Q Shipments While it Tries to Give the Device More to Do

Hulu Plus Lands on Apple TV

Appeals Court Says Samsung Can Keep Selling the Galaxy Nexus Until It Explains Why It 

Should Be Allowed to Do So

News Corp’s Tablet-Only News Source “The Daily” Drops 50 of its 170 Full Time Staffers

Canvasing App "Obama for America" Hits iOS App Store

Romney Campaign Launches “Mitt’s VP” App to Announce Running Mate (at Some Point)

Macworld UK Worker Receives Two Emails from Apple, Yesterday, Urging Them to Sign Up for MobileMe

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