Mac OS Ken
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Mac OS Ken: 10.31.2013

Part two of our App Store and developer community concern conversation with MacCast's Adam Christianson

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.30.2013

Talking Over a Few Developer Community Concerns with The MacCast's Adam Christianson

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.29.2013

An extensive look at Apple's Fourth-Quarter Earnings Call for Fiscal Year 2013

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:52am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.28.2103

Analysts Take Last Licks at Apple Earnings Ahead of Report

Munster Bullish on Apple (Thanks Largely to Made-Up Stuff)

U.S. Cellular to Carry iPad Air Starting 8 November

Regional Carriers C Spire and Bluegrass Wireless Picking Up the iPad

LA Schools iPad Plan Busting the Budget

Judge Koh Okays Class-Action Suit Over Anti-Poaching Deals in Silicon Valley

Jony Ive Makes Product (RED) Mac Pro for Charity Auction

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:21am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.25.2013

Apple Stores to Open at 8:00 a.m. for iPad Air Launch

IHS iSuppli Says iPad mini Supply to be “Severely Constrained”

Old iPad mini Gets New Color Option: Say Hey, Space Grey!

Walmart to Start iPad Air at $20 Discount

CIRP: Consumers Going for Quality Screens and Lower Costs in iPads

Purchased Disney Titles Disappear from Apple TVs

Apple Issues Minor Firmware Update for Apple TV

Icahn Demands Immediate $150 Billion Share Buyback from Apple

Icahn Thinly Veils Proxy Battle for Board Seat If He Does Not Get His Way

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.24.2013

Analysts Mostly Positive on Apple Announcements

TUAW: The Case for and Against iPad Pro

Microsoft VP Takes Shots at Apple and iWork

Amazon Hits iPad with “Lighter than Air” Ad

9 to 5 Mac: Apparent Bug Leads to Free iWork and Aperture Downloads

Best Buy Buying Old iPads

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1.2 to Support Mavericks

Apple Opening New Shanghai Store This Weekend

Apple Posts Yerba Buena Center Event Videos to YouTube

Carl Icahn Teases Website with Tim Cook Letter

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.23.2013

Apple Releases OS X 10.9 Mavericks as Free Upgrade

Apple Updates iWork and iLife Titles for Mavericks and iOS 7

Apple Jams Fixes and Tweaks into iOS to v7.0.3

iOS 7.0.3 Reduce Motion Option Reduces More Motion

Apple Updates Aperture to v 3.5

Apple Updates Safari to v6.1

Apple Updates Find My iPhone and Podcasts Apps

Apple Adds Previous Versions Option to Mac App Store

Apple Updates Migration Assistant and Workgroup Manager

Apple Updates MacBook Pros with Retina Display

Apple Axes Non-Retina 15-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Says New Mac Pro to Ship in December

Apple Intros iPad Air and Retina Display iPad mini

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.22.2013

WSJ: Yep.

Cowen and Company Analyst DOes Not Expect Many iPad minis This Quarter

Apple Slips Updated Mavericks GM to Developers

Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Thinks New Full Size iPad Most important Since First One

Shaky Speculation Has Surface Type Type Cover for iPad Today

Apple Changing Movie and TV Title Pages for Apple TV

Localytics Sees Strength for iPad 2 and Growth for iPhone 5c

Pew Internet: 35% of People in US Own a Tablet

Gartner Expects Tablet/PC Balance in 2014

IDC Sees Similar Numbers to Gartner

Société Generale Ups Apple Rating on iPhone Strength and Samsung Weakness

Boost Cellular Starts iPhone Sales on 8 November

Apple Product Placement Maven Moving on to Jawbone

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:57am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.21.2013

Ming-Chi Kuo Lays Out Predictions for Tuesday

Apple Seeds Mavericks Server GM to Developers

Amazon Blip Could Mean New Apple TV Tuesday (or Not)

Flat Icons Spotted for GarageBand and iPhoto

Morgan Stanley Analyst Says Apple “Becoming a Clean Story Again”

Mizuho Securities USA Ups Apple Target to $550

Consumer Reports Likes New iPhones; Prefers Galaxy S4 and New Motorola  Droids

J.D. Power: iPhone Tops at Top U.S. Carriers

US Cellular Picks Up the iPhone

Security Researchers Say iMessage Very Penetrable by Apple

Apple Says iMessages Not Built to Be Intercepted

Apple Issues MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 for mid-2012 Machines

Apple Launches MacBook Air Flash Storage Drive Replacement Program for Some mid-2012 Machines

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.18.2013

iPhone Accounts for 51% of Smartphone Activations for Verizon

Verizon Could Have Sold More iPhones Sept-Quarter Had it Had More to Sell

CIRP Says Samsung Sales Beat iPhone Sales in the States in 3Q 2013

Apple Insider: WSJ Softens Hit Piece on iPhone 5c

Wells Fargo Analyst Thinks iPhone 5c is Priced Right for the Holidays

Judge Koh Fed Up with Samsung Over Leaked Information

Samsung Plays Let’s Make a Deal Before EC

Steve Jobs Patent Upheld by USPTO

City of Cupertino Posts Apple Campus 2 Press Conference on YouTube

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.17.2013

Canaccord Genuity Ups Apple Price Target to $580

RBC Capital Expects Big Sales for New iPad mini if Apple Can Meet Demand

Deutsche Bank Pumped Over Robust iPhone 5s Demand

WSJ: Apple Has Reduced Build Orders for iPhone 5c

Buffett Rebuffs Icahn’s Apple Advice

T-Mobile CEO Tweet Hints at iPad Coming to the Carrier

Third-Party Monitor Named in Apple Ebook Injunction

Anki Drive Pulls Into Apple Stores on 23 October

Apple Campus 2 Gets Green Light from Cupertino (Almost)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.16.2013

Apple Sends Out invitations for 22 October Event

Apple to OS X Developers: Get Mavericky!

Munster Reiterates Overweight Rating and $640 Target on Apple Shares Ahead of October Event

CNBC Crafts a Tale of Failure for iPhone 5c

Jessica Lessin Wonders Over iPhone 5c Discounts

Baird Analyst Sees Signs of Emerging Demand for iPhone 5c

Tim Cook Emails Apple Praising Angela Ahrendts Ahrendts Is Into Watches

Chevrolet Adds Siri Eyes Free Compatibility to Six More Models

Working Apple I Headed for Auction Block Next Month

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.15.2013

Burberry CEO Leaving to Head Up Apple Retail

Apple Product Manager Gareth Paul Jones Leaving for Twitter

CIRP Research: iPhone 5s Outselling iPhone 5c in States by More than 2-to-1

Fortune: Apple Trackers See Bigger Lead for iPhone 5s Sales Than Does CIRP

Cricket Gets iPhones 5s and 5c on 25 October

Apple Launches iPhone Trade-In Program in UK

Report: Retina iPad mini May Be Imperceptibly Thicker

Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Expects New Smart Covers for Slimmed Down iPads

BlackBerry Publishes Open “Baby, Please Don’t Go” Letter to Customers

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:31am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.14.2013

Munster: iPhone 5s Harder to Get in U.S. Ahead of International Push

Range on iPhone 5s Orders Shifts from October to Two to Three Weeks

Ming-Chi Kuo Expects “Budget” iMac in 2014

Ming-Chi Kuo Expects 12-Inch MacBook, Higher-Rez iPad in 2014 and Retina iPad mini Soon

Ming-Chi Kuo Cuts iPhone 5c Numbers

CNET Defends Supply Chain Anlaysts; Takes Shots at Competing Sites

NPD DisplaySearch Analyst Sees Larger iPhone in Apple Future (Maybe)

Apple Refunding Cost of Apps for New iOS Device Buyers

Apple Snail-Mails Cupertino Residents Asking for Support for Spaceship Campus

Cupertino City Council Presents Video of Spaceship Video Presentation Gets Exclusive Look at Spaceship Campus Model (And Who Doesn’t Love a Good Model?)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.11.2013

Rumor Has Apple Cutting iPhone 5c Production in Half

Cantor Analyst Opines on iWatch; Believes in Bigger iPhone 6

Brazil Approves iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s for Sale

MacNN: iTunes Radio Up for a Short Time in UK and Canada

TUAW: Short-Lived iTunes Radio Activation in UK and Canada Likely a Mistake

Report: Apple Holds Job Fair Aimed at BlackBerry Employees

Apple Issues EFI Update for Most Recent MacBook Airs

WSJ: Apple Opening First Store in Turkey in January ’14

Class Action Suit Over Google Sidestepping Safari Cookie Ban Dismissed

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:13am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.10.2013

Apple Says 51 More Countries to Get New iPhones by 1 November

Apple Job Posting Hints at Looming China Mobile Deal for iPhone

Cantor Fitzgerald Analyst Thinks iPhone 5c Needs Lower Price for Success in China

Susquehanna Financial Sees Greater Shift Toward iPhone 5s

Bloomberg: Secret Sources Say Apple Plans International iTunes Radio Expansion in Early 2014

Mac Sales Slip According to Gartner and IDC

Icahn Activity Shakes Nuance Shares

Samsung Hits with Inflexible “Flexible” Galaxy Round

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:28am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.09.2013

All Things D: Sources Say Apple iPad Event Planned for 22 October

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop Says Yep

Cantor Fitzgerald Sees Next Big iPad Spurring Big Upgrade Cycle

Barclays Analyst: 64-bit A7 Could Revolutionize iPad Line (And Turn it Into a Tablet/PC Hybrid)

Munster Survey Shows the Kids are (More) Alright with iThings

Fortune Considers The Impressionable Mr. Misek

Ballmer Says Microsoft Office for iPad is Coming (Eventually)

Microsoft Issues Office for Mac 2011 Security Patch

Obama Administrations Does Not Stop Samsung Product Ban

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.08.2013

Mr. Misek Makes Up an iPhone 6

Mr. Munster Muses Over iWatch

Cowen and Co Thinks the Street is Underestimating iPhone Demand

Apple Sets Fourth Quarter Earnings Call for Monday 28 October

NTT DoCoMo Says It Lost Nearly 69k Subscribers Last Month Because It Didn’t Have Enough iPhones

Samsung Asks Obama Administration to Overturn Planned USITC Ban of Some Older Devices

Billionaire Investor Bails Out of Apple Because Steve Jobs Was Not a Nice Man

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Mac OS Ken: 10.07.2013

Canaccord Genuity Says iPhone 5s is Top-Seller at Top-Four Carriers in U.S.; iPhone 5c in Top-Three

comScore: Growth for iPhone Outpaces Samsung in States Through Summer

BMO Capital Analyst Ups Apple Target Based on Margins (and Despite Lowered iPhone and iPad Sales Expectations)

SEC Ends Apple Tax Investigation

Volume and Education Discounts Headed to Mac App Store

Warming Up for Bitter Book Battle: Part II

Apple Hiring Content Programmer for iTunes Radio Canada

Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs in Company Email

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

Mac OS Ken: 10.04.2013

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.5 Supplemental Update

Apple Issues Minor Update to iTunes

Apple Adds iRadio Ad Production to iAd Producer

Apple Seeds New Build of Mavericks to Developers; Drops Developer Preview Designation

Apple Buys Personal Assistant Software Cue

Testing Indicates Issues with Sensors in Some iPhone 5s Units

iOS 7 Breaking iPad Supervision Profiles for Some Businesses and Schools

Judge Calls Samsung to Answer for Alleged Misappropriation of Confidential Information Regarding Apple

Lodsys Backs Down from Kaspersky Fight

Netflix Adds HD Streaming and AirPlay Support to iOS Apps

Apple Spaceship Campus Closer to Blastoff

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.03.2013

Rumors Have Apple Meeting Production Issues on Retina Display for iPad mini

Ming-Chi Kuo Sees Better Cameras for Next iPads and Possible Shortage for iPad mini

Computerworld Anticipates Retina iPad mini DisiaterFiascoPocalypse

Virgin Mobile USA Lands New iPhones at $100 Discount

Multiple Apple Services See Issues on Wednesday

Report Has Apple Seeding Multiple Mac Software Preview Builds to Employees

9 to 5 Mac: Secret Sources Say AppleCare Has Started Training for Mavericks

Apple Wins Patent for Shanghai Retail Cylinder

Blodget Says Apple Should Tell Icahn to “Stuff It”

Apple Hires Baseball Insider to Head Sports and Entertainment Sections of App Store

Apple Hires Cable Technology Guru for Engineering Director on Undisclosed Project

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.02.2013

Apple Acknowledges iMessage Issue for Some in iOS 7

Apple Insider: Steps to Fix iMessage Issue in iOS 7 (Maybe)

Greek Lockscreen Locking People Out of iPhones

BGR Expects iOS 7.0.3 to Ship Next Week

9 to 5 Mac Sees Evidence of iOS 7.0.3 in Its Analytics

Apple Issues Firmware Updates for A Few Laptops

Kantar Worldpanel: Windows Phone Sees Significant Growth Across Europe

Bloomberg Looks at the Many Ways the iPhone Won’t Take Over India

Apple TV in Germany Gets Vevo, NHL

Icahn Says He and Cook to Meet Again in Three Weeks

Fortune Says Apple Stock Pops on Icahn Twitter Message

Icahn Says Meeting Got a Little Testy; Boards Not Appointed by God

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

Mac OS Ken: 10.01.2013

Apple Restarts Personal Pickup for iPhone 5s

Deutsche Bank Analyst: iPhone 5s Demand Strong; 5c and 5s Will Improve Apple Corporate Margins

Kantar Worldpanel: Android Growth Slows in Developed Markets; iOS Set for Spike

New Bypass Found for Locked iPhones Running iOS 7.0.2 

Apple Adds 128GB iPad to Refurbished Store

Report: Delta Pilots Fought for iPad Over Surface 2 for Cockpit

Sterne Agee Analyst: Back-to-School PC Sales “Virtually Absent” This Year

Apple Employees Getting Full Week Off for Thanksgiving

Apple Tops Interbrand Best Global Brands 2013 List

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 5:39am EDT