The Apple Roundup: MLB fans embrace Passbook baseball tickets

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Major League Baseball is pretty pleased with the fan response to making a couple of ballparks’ tickets compatible with Apple’s Passbook: the past two weeks, 12 percent or 1,500 fans chose to use Passbook. Marketwatch says it could be the beginning of the end for paper baseball tickets.
  • CNET reports that developers were telling Apple for months that its mapping data for the new iOS Maps wasn’t very good.
  • Oops: AuthenTec, the company Apple purchased for $356 million a few months back, makes software that opens users of rival platform Windows(s MSFT) to a security risk, Ars Technica reports.
  • A big meeting today in Geneva meant to get big players like Apple, Motorola, Google and others to consider a route to patent peace didn’t make much progress, says ZDNet.
  • Apple is growing its share of junior high and high school customers: 40 percent of teenagers have an iPhone. Meanwhile,  just under half of those surveyed own a tablet, and of those, 72 percent say it’s an iPad, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey. (via AppleInsider)