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The MacBook Pro may be going under the knife, plenty of pubs are spooning up DigiTimes’s swill, and one security firm suggests you fork over for its software. The remainders for Monday, May 14, 2012 are good eatin’.

Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3 (9to5Mac)

If you’ve just started salivating, it’s probably because we rang the Pavlovian Bell of Apple Rumors. According to 9to5Mac, a new super-slim 15-inch MacBook Pro will soon make an appearance, featuring USB 3.0, Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips, a Retina display, and multiple Thunderbolt ports. In addition, the keyboard and screen will work together to act as a George Foreman grill for all your cooking needs.

Fact-Checking Digitimes, the Taiwanese Apple Rumor Source That Keeps Crying ‘Wolf!’ (Time)

Speaking of rumors, Harry McCracken fact-checked 25 Apple rumors that cited Taiwan-based DigiTimes as a source. Unsurprisingly, DigiTimes’s record for success was pretty abysmal. The publication also failed to pass the Twinkie Turing test.

Kaspersky exec calls Mac OS ‘really vulnerable’ (update: clarification from Kaspersky) (Engadget)

While we’re on the topic of press inaccuracies, security firm Kaspersky Labs backpedaled on an assertion that Apple had asked the company to consult on Mac OS X’s security, saying that its comments were “taken out of context” by the publication that quoted it. However, Kaspersky would like to continue to remind you that Mac OS X is still “really vulnerable,” and encourage you to buy its antivirus software.

Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)

The great thing about clouds? They’re never really fully formed. The Journal says Apple is preparing to roll out improvements to photo-sharing, possibly at WWDC. I still have my fingers crossed for a dock-connector attachment that utilizes a revolutionary new shake-to-print feature.

Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple’s AirPlay (New York Times)

In a conversation, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn A. Britt said he was unfamiliar with Apple’s AirPlay technology. The topic of that conversation? How hard it is to get Internet content on your television. Good news, Glenn: Apple’s got you down to just 98 problems.

Ashton Kutcher: The Steve Jobs Makeover (TMZ)

Getting into his role as the late Apple CEO, actor Ashton Kutcher was seen recently sporting the iconic Jobs black turtleneck/jeans/sneakers ensemble. Admittedly, the resemblance is uncanny, but Apple enthusiasts will note that Kutcher’s age and facial hair combination is totally inappropriate for that particular wardrobe. </comicbookguy>

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