Microsoft is ready to take on the iPad, or at least Google’s Android, with its own Surface tablet, Samsung isn’t getting any love from Hon Hai Precision, and your iPhone is about to become a public safety tool. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray checks out those stories, and has an opinion of his own, too.
Just in case you hadn’t heard, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference was this week, and the company dropped a new retina display MacBook Pro in our laps. The company also previewed OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, and kicked Google Maps to the curb. Since you couldn’t be there, how about if Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray takes you by the hand and fills you in.
Apple took a couple hard knocks in court this week, Gene Munster is still on his Apple television dream quest, Europe likes Apple’s SIM card design, Apple just can’t stop making money, and analysts talk about next week’s WWDC conference. Pull up a chair and listen to what Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray has to say about this week’s Apple news.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Charmed D10, Cisco killed its Cius tablet, Facebook wants to be your next phone, Samsung gets the Cheech and Chong treatment in court, and Jony Ive keeps racking up the awards. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray takes it all in and turns it into a tasty news treat just for you.
Apple and Samsung didn’t kiss and make up this week, despite the hopes of Judge Koh. Windows RT might turn out to be a great iPad seller, Apple thinks the DOJ is lame for pushing its ebook price fixing lawsuit, Google closed its deal to buy Motorola Mobility, and the Webbys paid tribute to Steve Jobs. That’s a full plate, but it’s OK. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray is hungry.
Foxconn waffles on its Apple television confirmation, Apple calls out Samsung for destroying evidence, investors are talking about a bigger iPhone, and cell carrier unlimited data plans are another step closer to the grave. This week may not have been all happy stories, but Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray is man enough to take all of them on.
What do you get when you throw together sneaky Google stuff, HP going copy-cat, and AT&T going on a cry-fest? Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray on his soap box. We’ll sedate him later.
The New York Times doesn’t like Apple’s tax practices, more companies in China are increasing factory worker pay scales, and the U.K. is investigating the iPad plus 4G name. Again. As if that isn’t enough to keep to keep Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray busy, there’s talk of Apple hunting for TV show deals, more Apple television talk, Apple and Samsung’s patent lawsuits, and RIM’s publicity stunts, too.
Apple knocked everyone’s socks off this week with its second quarter earnings report figures, the iPhone alone brings in more money for Apple than most other companies make, Proview may have a claim on the iPad name after all, and we may be seeing the beginning of the end for eBook copy protection. Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray shoveled through all of the week’s news to find the parts that matter to you. And his arms are tired, too.
Apple just can’t shake the malware news, just like it can’t shake the patent lawsuit headache it calls Samsung. Speaking of headaches, Greenpeace is on Apple’s back again, too. We prescribe a healthy dose of Mac OS Ken’s Ken Ray for this week’s headaches.
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