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: 02.28.2013

Apple Insider: Votes Go as Expected at Apple Shareholders Meeting

Apple CEO: Share Price Drop is a Bummer But Apple is Focused on Great Products and Long Term

CNET: Cook Addresses Competition, Market Share and the Silly Lawsuit at Apple Shareholders Meeting

Fortune: Color and Clarification on Kass - or - Something Hinky This Way Comes: Part II

SEC Filing Shows Cricket May Miss Year-One iPhone Sales Commitment by 50%

13 MLB Teams to Accept iOS Passbook Mobile Tickets This Season

Samsung Reveals Wallet App (with More Than a Tip-o-the-Hat to Apple Passbook Design)

Apple Launches Movies in iCloud in a Number of European Countries

Court Upholds VirnetX Patent Violation Verdict Against Apple; Orders Apple to Start Paying $330,000 a Day Pending Agreement

Direct download: macosken130228.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.27.2013

Good Technology: iPad Trouncing Android Tablets in Big Business

Pentagon Goes “Platform Agnostic;” Plans to Add 100k iOS and Android Devices to Service in Next 12-Months

Doug Kass and Apple Shares: Something Hinky This Way Comes

Apple Adds Name to Supreme Court Arguments Against California Same-Sex Marriage Ban 

Apple Offers Settlement in In-App Purchases Lawsuit

Staples Starts Sales of Accessories for iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac and Sales of Apple TV

Android Execs Dismisses Google Retail Talk

Apple Leaves Newton Trademark Unprotected

Cult of Mac: The Case of the Disappearing Script - or - Word That Will Not Soar Through iCloud

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:51am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.26.2013

NPD Numbers Show iMac Sales Up 31% Y-o-Y in US in January

Needham and Company Analyst Cuts Apple Target to $710

Cult of Mac Says iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 Breaks Evasi0n Jailbreak

MacTech 2013 BootCamps to Feature Office for Mac Accredited Support Professional Program

Australian Federal Court Adds Second Judge to Apple/Samsung Case

Forbes Rumor Mongers Against Samsung in Favor of Apple

Samsung Sends Invitations to 14 March Press Event to Unveil Galaxy S4 in NYC

Samsung Folds Bada into Tizen with Multiple Tizen Phones Planned for 2013

Why the Android-Powered Samsung is Making Tizen-Powered Smartphones

LG Buys webOS from HP for Undisclosed Sum

Nokia Drops Nokia Name from Mapping and Navigation Suite; Rebrands Service as HERE

Dan Frommer: Why Can’t the Big iPhone and the Cheap iPhone Be the Same iPhone?

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:01am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.25.2013

Greenlight Capital Wins Ruling in Proposal 2 Lawsuit Against Apple

Apple Formally Pulls Proposal 2 From Shareholder Meeting This Week

Fortune: IDC Says Samsung Barely Beat Apple in Smart Connected Devices in 4Q 2012

Morgan Stanley Analyst Believes in the Low-Cost iPhone

New York Post: Apple Working with NYPD to Track Down and Recover Stolen iThings

Apple Seeks Maps Ground Truth Data Specialist for Australia

Bloomberg: Hong Kong Telecoms Company Seeks Judicial Review of SIM-Locking iPhone 5

MacNN: SIM-Locked Cellphones Not Necessarily the Norm in Hong Kong

HP Announces Sub-$200 Android-Based Tablet - Slate7

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 8 Tablet with Phone Capabilities (Though No Phone for the States)

Microsoft: Hey Guys! We Were Hacked Too!

Non-Existent Apple Campus Versus Non-Existent Nvidia Campus: Where Would Enderle Work?

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 1:54am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.22.2013

CNBC Runs Idiot Story on Apple Shares Versus Google Share Complete with Idiot Analysis and Other NBC Sites Hacked to Deliver Malware Thursday

Computerworld: Fake Security Reports on Chinese Cyber-Espionage Used in Targeted Cyber Attacks

Apple Experiences Multiple Issues with Online Services on Thursday

MacNN: beta 2 of iOS 6.1.3 Deals with Passcode Lock-Screen Vulnerability

Judge Koh Orders Apple and Samsung to Slim Down Their Cases Ahead of 2014 Trial

Fortune: Foxconn Hiring Freeze is Apple’s Fault (In a Good Way)

Brazilian Organization Sues Apple Over Quick Upgrade Time Between 3rd-Gen and 4th-Gen iPads

Google Announces High-Price Chromebook Pixel to Be Launched This Year

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:56am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.21.2013

FT Says Foxconn Halts Hiring Across China Due to Reduced Orders for iPhone 5

Foxconn Tells Bloomberg That Hiring Freeze Due to Higher Than Expected Worker Retention

UBS Analyst Says If Hiring Freeze at Foxconn is Bad Then It Was Likely Caused by HP Weakness, Not Apple

Apple Shares End Wednesday Down 2.4% on Foxconn Hiring Freeze Story

Strategy Analytics: iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S Each Beat Samsung Galaxy S III in Worldwide Sales Last Quarter

Investigators Think Apple/Facebook/Twitter Hackers Are Based in Eastern Europe, Not China

iPhoneDevSDK Owner Says Apple/Facebook Hack Likely Caused by Single Compromised Admin Account on Site

China Says It Is Soooo NOT Cyberattacking the U.S.

Fortune Says Staples Apple Selling to Be Limited in Locations and Inventory

Square Launches iPad-Centric Business in a Box Point of Sale System

Small Parts of Oscar-Nominated Documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” Shot with iPhone App 8mm

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.20.2013

Apple Says It Was Hacked in a Limited, Non-Damaging Way; Ships Updated Fix for Java

Apple Releases Java for OS X 2013-001 1.0 to Address Vulnerability Exposed in Apple Hack

Apple Releases Java 10.6 Update 12 for Snow Leopard Machines

Cult of Mac Says Forums of iPhone Development Site Seem to Be Source of Apple Hack

Intego Finds New OS X-Based Malware Called Pint-Sized

Apple Issues iOS 6.1.2 Fixing Exchange Issue; Leaving Passcode and Lock Screen Vulnerabilities Unaddressed

Cult of Mac: Evasi0n Jailbreak Survives iOS 6.1.1 and 6.1.2

Apple Revs iTunes to v11.0.2 with Minor Update

iPad mini Listed as “In Stock” in Apple Online Stores in a Number of Countries

CNN/Money: An Argument Against the End of Innovation at Apple

Barclays Analyst: Apple’s Gotta Release a Low-Cost iPhone! They’ve Just Gotta!

NPD: Apple Takes 19.9% of U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales by Revenue in 2012

Apple Starts Sales of Apple TV in India

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.19.2013

Flurry: China to Pass U.S. as Largest Market for iOS and Android Devices this Month

Morgan Stanley Says a $330 iPhone mini in China Could Grab Apple an Extra $2.4-Billion

Citigroup Analyst Thinks Lack of Innovation and More Tablet/PC Hybrids Will Hurt iPad in 2H2013

Apple Stops Mac Pro Sales in EU Ahead of New Safety Regulations

U.S. and E.U. Members Look at Closing Tax Shelters Used by Apple and Other Multinational Corporations

Forbes Brings Word of Yet Another iOS 6.1 Vulnerability

Apple Supplier LG Display Sinking Over $650-Million in Large OLED Display Production

Microsoft Raises Price on Office for Mac; Eliminates Multi-Mac Licenses

Colorado Apple Store Knocked Over for $64,000 Worth of Kit

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.18.2013

Apple Insider: Mr. Munster Thinks It Is About Time for an Apple Media Event

9 to 5 Mac: Apple Seeks Engineering Manager for Apple TV

Executive Tweets Indicate Sale of Apple Products Heading to Staples in the States

Chitika: Web Use for Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 Nearly Equal for First Part of February

9 to 5 Mac: iOS 6.1 Allows Changes on Devices Set Up for “Don’t Allow Changes”

MacNN: Rumor Has iOS 6.1.2 Hitting with Exchange and Passcode Fixes This Week

Apple Appeals Ruling Over iPhone Trademark in Brazil

Posterous Pulling Plug on Web and Mobile Sites at End of April

Australian Government Agency Replacing 1,300 Nine-Year-Old iMac G4s with Acer Computers

Chicagoland School District Plans Implementation of Up to 7k iPads Next School Year

Apple Brings Late-2012 21.5-Inch iMac to Its Refurbished Store

9 to 5 Google: Secret Source Says Google Planning Standalone Google Retail Stores by End of Year

Catch Ken on This Week’s NosillaCast with Allison Sheridan at

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.15.2013

Report: Meteorite Explodes 30,000 Feet Above Urals in Russia; Causes Damage 

Apple Acknowledges Exchange Issue in iOS 6.1, Offers Temporary Fix Ahead of Next Update

iOS 6.1 Bug Found to Give Anyone Access to a Passcode-Protected iPhone

Apple Acknowledges iOS 6.1 Passcode Vulnerability and Promises Fix in Future Update

Apple Updates iMove for iOS to v1.4.1 with Minor Fixes

Apple Sends Eleventh beta of OS X 10.8.3 to Developers

Morgan Stanley Analyst Says Microsoft Could Be Leaving $2.5B on the Table By Not Making Office for iOS

Apple Blasts Einhorn Proposal in Response in Court

Apple Faces Second Shareholder Lawsuit Related to Preferred Stock

Kickstarter Launches Its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple Intros Shorter Lightning to USB Cable and Slightly Modified In-Ear Headphones

New Zealand Getting 6,000 iPhones and 3,900 iPads for Frontline Police Officers

LinkedIn Gives Its 3,500 Employees 32GB iPad minis

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:18am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.14.2013

Jefferies & Co. Analyst Peter Misek Re-Rolls Apple Television Talk

Cult of Mac: Misek is the DigiTimes of Financial Analysts

Apple Insider on Jefferies & Co. Apple Television Talk

The Loop on Apple TV Event Next Month: Nope

The Mac Observer Does a 204-Word Story on Jim Dalrymple One-Word Story

Shares of German TV Maker Spike on Flimsy Apple Takeover Rumor

Firecore Updates Jailbreak for Second-Gen Apple TV

Original xBox Architect Says Apple Could Crush Game Consoles with Current Apple TV

Bloomberg: Secret Sources Say Apple Has About 100 People Working on an iWatch

Business Insider: iWatch Development Could Represent Conflict of Interest for Nike Board Member and Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple Brings Higher Speeds and Lower Prices to MBP with Retina Display; Lower Price to 13-Inch 256GB MacBook Air

Apple Releases SMC Firmware Update to Fix Battery Issues for Specific MacBook Pros

Vodafone UK Says iOS 6.1.1 Fixes 3G Connectivity Issues for iPhone 4S

Apple Loses Bid for Exclusive iPhone Trademark in Brazil

Amazon Edges Out Apple for Top Spot in Latest Harris Interactive Corporate Reputation Survey

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:29am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.13.2013

Tim Cook Spends an Hour with Goldman Sachs

Computerworld: Apple CEO Shoots Down Idea of Cheap New iPhone

Munster: Apple CEO Comments Indicate Cheap New iPhone

Hear the Full Goldman Sachs Conversation at

Citi Analysts Concerned Over Perceived Collapse of Full-Sized iPad Business

Motley Fool Calls iWatch a Failure While Morgan Stanley Calls it a Cash Cow

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:34am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.12.2013

Topeka Capital Markets Analyst Expects a Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets as Soon as June

Pacific Crest Securities Analyst Says Low-Cost iPhone Idea Violates Core Principles of Apple

Vodafone UK Elaborates on iOS 6.1 and iPhone 4S 3G Issues

Apple Issues iOS 6.1.1 Specifically to Fix iPhone 4S Issues

Apple, Adobe and Microsoft Called by Australian Parliament to Explain High Price for IT Down Under

Tim Cook Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference This Morning

Tim Cook to Be Guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at State of the Union Address Tonight

WSJ: Foxconn Working on Powering Apple iWatch

Fortune: Five Reasons Apple Might Be Leaking Info About the iWatch

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:47am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.11.2013

Wall Street Sees Apple Response to Einhorn as Positive

Raymond James Analyst Sees Massive Growth Potential for iPhone in India

Canalys Says iPhone 5 Did Not Grow Market Share in China in 4QCY2012 (Fails to Mention Only Two-Weeks of Sales in 4QCY2012)

MacNN: Some iPhone Users Experiencing Issues Since Updating to iOS 6.1

Electronista: Vodafone UK Suggests iPhone 4S Owners Skip iOS 6.1

AT+T LTE Network Not Ready for Wireless Emergency Alerts

Home Depot Dropping Replacing 10,000 Manager and Corporate BlackBerry Phones with iPhones

Macmillan Settles eBook Price-Fixing Case with DoJ, Leaving Apple as the Sole Defendant 

Secret Sources Tell Reuters Tim Cook Was Against Suing Samsung

Sunday: NYT Says Secret Sources Say Apple Has Prototypes of an iWatch

Friday: Former Apple Employee Says the Idea of an iWatch Makes Sense

Report: Apple Hires OLED Expert Away from LG Display

EA Officially Launches Origin Game Portal for the Mac

Bandai Relaunching Tamagotchi as iOS and Android Apps

Numbers Without Numbers: Scratching the Surface Edition

Microsoft Launching Surface RT in 13 New Countries on 14 February

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.08.2013

Apple Insider: Apple’s Disappointing Quarter Still Beats the Rest in the U.S.

Apple Shareholder Sues to Get More Cash Out of the Company for Investors

Apple Responds to Shareholder Concern with Press Release

Apple Stock Pops on Response to Einhorn Issues

Sprint Reports Sales of 2.2-Million iPhones in 4Q 2012

Apple Releases AirPort Utility 6.2 for OS X and AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.3

Apple Updates Aperture to v4.04

Adobe Issues Flash Player Patch to Combat Two Exploits in-the-Wild

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.07.2013

comScore: Apple and Samsung Grow Smartphone Share in 4Q CY2012 as OS Gains a Tiny Bit on Android

Canaccord Genuity Analyst: Apple and Samsung Took 103-Percent of Cellphone Profits in 2012

Chitika Sees Slight Resurgence in iPad Web Traffic Since Christmas

Canalys: Apple Tops in PCs in 4QCY2012 (If We Count Tablets as PCs)

Apple Announces Download of 25-Billionth iTunes Tune

Apple Spotlights Self-Published Authors in New “Breakout Books” Section of iBookstore

Apple Seeds beta of iOS 6.1.1 to Developers

Apple Releases Tenth beta of OS X v.10.8.3 to Developers

Honda to Add Siri Eyes Free to the 2013 Accord; Some Acura Models

Australian Treasury Department Kicks the CrackBerry for the iPhone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:55am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.06.2013

Barrons: Shaw Wu Says Apple Needs to Make a Phablet

Fortune: Shaw Wu Says Apple Needs to More Aggressively Court the Mid-Range Phone Market

Apple Starts Sales of 128GB iPad with Minor Wait Times

Microsoft Announces 11 New Retail Locations So Far for 2013

Apple Re-Issues KB Document Against Jailbreaking

Poking Under the Hood Reveals Hidden Radio Buttons in iPad Version of iOS 6.1

Apple Hiring for Apparent Russian Online Store

Apple Hiring for 10 Positions in iOS Maps

WSJ Says Apple PR More Proactive in 2013

Michael Dell Gives Shareholders Their Money Back

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

Mac OS Ken: 02.05.2013

Morgan Stanley Analyst Thinks Next iPhone Will Look Exactly Like iPhone 5

Barclays Analyst Thinks Apple Needs to Make iPhone Phablet to Protect Margins While Making Low-Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets

StatCounter: iPhone Takes Global Mobile Internet Usage Lead in January for First Time Ever

Last Week: Apple Updates iOS to v6.1

Last Week: iOS 6.1 Update Brings Security and Bug Fixes and Something New for Siri to Do

Last Week: Apple Updates Xcode to v4.6

Last Week: Apple Updates Apple TV Software with Bluetooth Keyboard Support, Up Next and iCloud Music Playback

Evad3rs Dev Team Releases Evasi0n Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 Devices (Except 3rd-Gen Apple TV)

Apple Issues MB, MBP and MBA Updates to Deal With Rare Battery Issue

Apple Updates Mountain Lion Server to v2.2.1

Apple Insider Sees Spike in Apparent OS X 10.9 Testing

Gartner: Apple Will Be as Accepted by Enterprise IT in 2014 as Microsoft is Today

MacNN: Apple Stretches Wait Times for New iMacs in UK and Europe

9 to 5 Mac: Apple to Stop Sales of Mac Pro in EU on 1 March 2013

Last Week: Apple Wins Trademark for Retail Store Design

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:33am EST

Mac OS Ken: 02.04.2013

Apple Announces 128GB 4th-Gen iPad with Retina Display

Wired Wonders Why the 128GB iPad

The Verge: 41GB of Microsoft Surface Pro Taken Up with Pre-Installed Software and Recovery Partition

Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs Analysts Positive on 128GB iPad News

Baird & Co. Analyst Will Power Drops Rating and Price Target on Apple

Fortune: William Power is Ever Changing on Apple Shares

IDC: Apple Increases Tablet Sales But Loses Market Share Worldwide in 4Q CY2012

iPad mini Wait Time Drops to 1-3 Business Days in US Online Apple Store

Strategy Analytics: Apple Tops in Cellphone Sales in the US in 4Q CY2012

The Verge: Apple Making Slight Modification to Third-Gen Apple TV

TMO: One Certain String of Characters Will Crash Almost Any App in Mountain Lion

Research In Motion Rebrands Company as BlackBerry

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:19am EST