Mac OS Ken
This is daily Apple news. Monday through Friday, Ken Ray brings commute-sized tech news to the podsphere. 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.

- Evercore Ups Apple Target from $460 to $130

- Apple Pulls Epic Games from App Store

- Epic Games Argues Apple’s Account

- Apple Features “Fortnite” Alternatives on App Store

- Zuckerberg Slams Apple Before 50K Facebook Employees

- Concerns Over Robberies Outside of Manhattan Apple Stores

- Apple Announces AI/ML Residency Program

- Apple Moves to Settle Powerbeats 2 Suit for $9.75M

- Report: Apple Brings iPod’s “Music Quiz” Back as a Shortcut in iOS 14

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Direct download: macosken200831.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:07am EST

- AirPod Snapshot: A Smaller Slice of a Bigger Pie Still Means More Pie

- Apple Outs Public Beta 3 of watchOS 7

- Apple Offers $84 Million to Settle Advertising and Repair Cases in South Korea

- South Korea Investigates Apple and Google Over IAPs and Payment Options

- Apple Seeks Dismissal of Cobalt Mining Case

- Epic Email Blames Apple for Lack of “Fortnite” Updates

- Apple TV+ Series “Invasion” Back in Production

- Apple TV+ Film “On the Rocks” to Feature in NY Film Festival

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:04am EST

- iOS 13.7 Beta Adds Exposure Notification Opt-In

- EEC Filing Lists Unannounced Apple Watches and iPads

- Fortnite Updates Off iThings and the Mac

- Facebook Warns of a Serious Hit to Advertising with iOS 14

- Facebook’s Complaint: More Color from CNET

- Apple Hits Record Closing High of $506.09

- Wedbush Ups Apple Target to $600

- Report: Apple Adding Yelp-Like Features to Maps in iOS 14

- Apple Music Updates “Kids and Family” Section

- Apple TV+ Announces Three Docuseries for the Fall

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:31am EST

- Apple Says “Fortnite” Should Totally Come Back to the App Store

- Bloomberg: Apple to Start Online Sales in India Next Month

- Cowen & Co. Ups Apple Target on iPhone Strength

- Gartner: As Smartphone Sales Crater, iPhone Holds Its Own

- TSMC: 5nm Chips Will Be Faster and Consume Less Power

- Tim Cook Compensated with More Apple Shares: Still Rich

- Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X

- Apple Updates iMovie for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

- Report: Apple May Grow Its Manhattan Office Space

- MelodyVR Buys Napster (???)

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- “Fortnite” Stays Out of the App Store, But the Unreal Engine Roars On

- (If you get a chance, check out @sarahjeong’s amazing play-by-play)

- Unity Technologies Files for IPO

- Wistron Making iPhone SE in India for Indian Market

- Report: Foxconn Considers iPhone Factory for Mexico

- Apple Shares Set New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Apple Marina Bay: Singapore’s Floating Apple Store Opening Soon

- Report: Apple Buys AR/VR Startup Spaces

- Apple TV+ Lands Keira Knightly for Series “The Essex Serpent”

- Apple Celebrates U.S. National Parks Service

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Direct download: macosken200825.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:43am EST

- Vague Talk of Vague Assurances Around Planned WeChat Ban

- Apple’s Epic Battle: A Sort of Timeline

- Epic CEO Sweeney Calls a 2AM Audible

- Court to Hear Epic “Emergency” Request Today

- Microsoft Argues In Epic’s Favor Ahead of Today’s Hearing

- Apple Blocks Updates for WordPress for iOS Due to IAP Confusion

- Apple and WordPress for iOS Clear Up IAP Confusion

- Apple Takes Prepear Logo Fight to Canada

- Details on the One-Year Window for AppleCare+

- Apple Verges on Share Price of $500

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

- Apple Closes with a Market Cap Above $2T

- Apple Test May Reveal 10 September Event

- New Judge May Be Bad News for Epic Games

- Epic Holding #FreeFortnite Cup on 23 August

- Fortnite-Filled iPhones Hit eBay

- News Orgs Argue Against App Store’s 30% Cut

- Apple Releases Second Public Beta of watchOS 7

- Apple Releases Second Public Beta of macOS Big Sur

- Lightroom for iOS Bug Update Permanently Nuked Some Data and Pics

- Some 2018 LG TVs Get Apple TV App Support

- Infinite Canvas: AR[T] Examined on Apple TV+

- BC’s Oakridge Centre Apple Store Closing Until 2024

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:49am EST

- Apple Market Cap (Briefly) Crosses $2 Trillion

- Apple Shares Set New Intraday and Closing Highs

- Wedbush Analyst Sees Apple at $3T by 2023

- Apple Pledges Support for CA Wildfire Relief

- Report: Apple Card Deferred Payments Limited to Six-Times in 2020

- More International Banks Add Apple Pay Support

- Apple Maps Adds Turn-by-Turn Navigation in UAE

- Report: Apple to Make iPhone 12 in India by Mid-2021

- A Clarification on Playing Apple Music Radio Stations

- Apple Releases Beta No. 5 of iOS 14/iPadOS 14

- Apple Releases Fifth Beta of tvOS 14

- Epic Suit Moves to New Judge

- Apple Rehires Lawyers from Samsung Suits for Epic Fight

- “Ted Lasso” Tapped for Second Season

- Apple TV+ Outs Trailer for Film “On the Rocks”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Apple Rebrands Beats 1 as Apple Music 1, Adds Country and Hits Stations

- iMore Thinks (Again) That Apple May Retire Beats Branding

- Apple Closes Sets New Closing High

- UBS Finally Flips the Switch on Apple Pay

- TMO: How to Add Showtime to an Existing CBS All Access Subscription

- Pennsylvania Using Apple/Google API in Upcoming Contact Tracing App

- TestFlight: The Cool, Secret App Store Under Apple’s Nose

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

- Epic Sues to Get "Fortnite" Back in the App Store

- CNET: Epic Says Apple Attacking Its Entire Business

- VentureBeat: Epic’s Dire Picture of Developer License Loss Results

- CNBC: Mixed Messages on Epic Ban Effect

- Is Epic Telling the Truth? A Mac OS Ken Listener Says, “Maybe.”

- Report: Epic Building Anti-Apple “Coalition”

- What Happens When You Break Epic’s Rules: The Faze Jarvis Story

- Apple “Won’t Make an Exception for Epic”

- Seeking Alpha: Total WeChat Ban Could Cost Apple $25 Billion Annually

- Report: Apple Extending AppleCare+ Window to One-Year

- Apple Adds Macs to Independent Repair Shop Program

- Apple Card Now Showing with All Three Credit Bureaus

- $9.99 CBS All Access/Showtime Bundle Hits Apple TV

- Apple Orders Music Competition Series “My Kind of Country”

- Deadline: Production Resumes on “For All Mankind”

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 2:44am EST

- Report: Wistron Hiring 10k for iPhone Factory in India

- Apple Taps Brakes on Vietnam Expansion While Luxshare Work on Living Arrangements

- Trump on WeChat/iPhone Sales Concerns: "Whatever."

- Facebook “Calling Out” Apple on 30% IAP Commission

- iOS 14 Redirects News Links to News+ for Subscribers

- Ad Age: A Couple of Publishers Not Cool with iOS 14 Redirects

- Brazilian Supreme Court to Decide Who Gets to Call Their iPhone “iPhone”

- Apple TV+ Lands Elba/Kinberg Spy Thriller

- Apple Registers the Domain AppleOriginalProductions.com

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 8:12am EST

- Apple/Google API Employed in Small But Growing Number of States

- Epic Games Flagrantly Circumvents App Store Rules in Fortnite

- Apple Boots Fortnite from App Store

- Epic Files Suit Against Apple

- Google Boots Fortnite from Play Store

- Epic Files Suit Against Google

- Spotify Sides with Epic in App Store Battle Royale

- Apple and Other Big Companies Argue Against Total WeChat Ban

- Survey: 95% of iPhone Owners Would Switch if iPhone Loses WeChat

- Apple Shares Hit New Intraday and Closing Highs

- "Ted Lasso" and Boys State Hit Apple TV+

- Radio + Gaga = Gaga Radio on Beats 1

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 7:42am EST

- Evercore Ups Apple Target to $460 Ahead of iPhone Launch

- Canalys: US iPhone Sales Grew 11% in Q2 While Segment Shrank 10% - Take 1

- Foxconn Beats June-Quarter Expectations

- Foxconn Moving More Manufacturing Out of China

- Apple Updates iOS and iPadOS to v13.6.1

- Apple Releases Bug Fixing Supplemental Catalina Update

- US Apple Store Online Adds Apple Card as One-Touch Payment Option

- Apple Maps Adds Japanese Cities to Look Around

- Wall Street Journal Sticking with Apple News

- Apple TV+ Announced Animated “Harriet the Spy” Series

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 6:55am EST

- Apple Recloses Montreal Flagship Store in “Abundance of Caution”

- South Korea Green Lights Apple Watch ECG

- Apple Ordered to Pay Apparent Patent Troll $506M

- Apple Opposes App Developer’s Simplified, Fruit Shaped Logo

- Apple Updates Developer App with Minor Improvements

- Microsoft Miffed at App Store Gaming Rules

- Facebook Releases Unplayable Gaming App for iOS

- EU "Aware" of App Store Gaming Issues with Microsoft and Facebook

- Apple Signs First-Look Deal with DiCaprio’s Appian Way

- Apple Signs First-Look Deal with Scorsese’s Sikelia Productions

- Apple Orders Series from Team Downey

- “Long Way Up” Rides onto Apple TV+ in Mid-September

- “Tehran” to Start Apple TV+ Run on 25 September

- Apple TV+ Shows Now Offered Free on American Airlines

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:47am EST

- Apple Actually Finally Releases Public Beta for watchOS 7

- iMore: There’s No Turning Back from watchOS 7 Public Beta

- Ming-Chi Kuo: WeChat Ban Could Tank iPhone Sales 30%

- Apple Joins Amicus Brief Against H-1B Visa Suspensions

- Russia Cites Apple for Anticompetitive App Store Behavior

- Report: Apple Retail Asks to Have UK Rents Cut-in-Half

- Apple No. 12 in Fortune Global 500

- MTA Wants Apple’s Help Keeping Riders Masked

- Apple Countersues Koss

- Celebrate Woz’s 70th Birthday Online with Him Tonight

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:41am EST

- Cook Says US Apple Office Staff Not Coming Back This Year

- Google Says 20 States Eying Apple/Google Contact Tracing API

- Virginia COVIDWISE App Uses Apple/Google API

- Apple Card Extends COVID Relief Program Through August

- Phil Schiller Named Apple Fellow, While Joz Gets SVP Job

- Cult of Mac Looks at a the List of Apple Fellows

- Apple Sets Five-Record Closing Highs in as Many Sessions

- Wall Street Wowed by Apple Q3FY2020 Earnings

- Wedbush Ups Apple to $515 on iPhone 5G Anticipation

- BofA Ups Apple Target to $470, Downgrades Shares to “Neutral”

- Apple Pledges Support for Beirut Explosion Relief Organizations

- Apple Updates 27-Inch iMac, Upgrades Other iMacs

- For the Most Part, New iMacs Are Stuck with Their Storage

- Apple Releases First Public Beat for Big Sur

- Apple Offers One Gift-Card in US for Physical and Digital Goods

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Direct download: macosken200810.mp3
Category:Tech News -- posted at: 3:02am EST

Mac OS Ken is off this week, though there's a full week of “In a Few Minutes” on the way, plus a great episode of The Checklist by SecureMac about moving the Mac to Apple Silicon. So much to check out! I hope you will. 

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Category:Tech News -- posted at: 4:16am EST