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MacOS KenDensed: iPad mini Wins & So Does VirnetX

8:30 AM, Nov. 10th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple was happy with its iPad mini launch weekend sales, but at least a few analysts weren't quite as enthusiastic. VirnetX won its patent infringement lawsuit against Apple over FaceTime video conferencing, and Pixar named its offices after Steve Jobs. Pull up a chair and Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray will fill you in.

MacOS KenDensed: Boom goes Apple’s Executive Hammer

11:45 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple CEO Tim Cook showed Scott Forstall and John Browett the door, shuffled other executives around, and generally flexed his boss muscles this week. Analysts mostly cheered even though Apple's management plays like a soap opera, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer practically begs Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray to break out his WTF stick.

MacOS KenDensed: Apple’s Big Numbers & Little iPad

8:00 AM, Oct. 27th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple had a busy week with the launch of the iPad mini, new imacs, new Mac minis, the Retina Display 13-inch MacBook Pro, and fourth generation iPad. That, and the company also reported its fourth fiscal quarter earnings -- which, as expected, was a lot. Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray dives into all of that, and still has time to look at a new lawsuit against Apple that seems kind of lame.

MacOS KenDensed: iPad minis, Apple & Blasphemy

1:25 PM, Oct. 20th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple really is hosting a media even next Tuesday, and everyone is expecting a mini iPad announcement. Microsoft is hoping for some tablet love, too, EPEAT has a new green for laptops, ebook buyers may get a settlement kickback, and Apple's logo is a symbol of blasphemy. Once again, the week's news lines practically writes itself for Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray.

MacOS KenDensed: iPad minis & Foxconn Fights

8:15 AM, Oct. 13th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Big talk about little iPads, Foxconn factory workers aren't happy about the iPhone 5, and the big companies get all warm and fuzzy over Web standards. Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray dives in and sifts through this week's news -- or stirs it up. We've heard it both ways.

MacOS KenDensed: Mapocalypse 2012

8:30 AM, Oct. 6th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 has people hot and bother, and not in a good way. Plus, there may be an iPad media event in October, and Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray calls out the stupid in one analyst -- and he's using the term "analyst" loosely.

MacOS KenDensed: iPhone 5’s First Week & that Maps Thing

8:00 AM, Sep. 29th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple has already sold a lot of iPhone 5s, just not as many as analysts wanted. Not everyone is paying for their new iPhone even though they should, Apple's Maps isn't working out so well for the company, and the U.S. Apple v Samsung patent trial keeps finding new ways to never end. Enter Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray: The man with an opinion. OK, lots of opinions.

MacOS KenDensed: iPhone 5 on Parade

2:30 PM, Sep. 23rd, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple's iPhone 5 is in the wild, and iOS 6 is loading up on iOS devices as fast as users can click the Install button. There are plenty of opinions on what Apple got right and what the company got wrong, and Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray is ready to wrap them all up with a pretty bow just for you.

MacOS KenDensed: Hello, iPhone 5

3:15 PM, Sep. 15th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

As expected, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 at its media event in San Francisco on Wednesday. It's taller, it's thinner, and it's already sold out in pre-orders. Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray digs into what the new iPhone brings to the table, and yes, his is already on order.

MacOS KenDensed: New iPhones & Stolen UDID Codes

7:06 PM, Sep. 8th, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed

Apple really is hosting a media event on September 12 where it's all but certain we'll see a new iPhone announced. Hackers say the snatched 12 million iPhone identifier codes from the FBI, but the FBI says no way. Nokia showed off its new Lumia smartphones -- along with its poor fake video skills -- and Apple may be looking at launching its own streaming music service. Again. And Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray has a little something to throw down on all of those topics.