Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 11 July 2014

On July 11, 2014

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news!

Life after Aperture and iPhoto: What to do with your image library – When most companies kill off a neglected product, the damage is usually limited to the few remaining customers that have stuck by it.

Siri shares her thoughts on iOS 8 and WWDC. She loves her New Home – It looks like that Apple has added more features and improvements to voice assistant Siri. You can even get amazing answers and interactions from her. Siri has a bit of snark to her responses, but it’s all in tongue-in-cheek good fun.

‘Assassin’s Creed Pirates’ Named App of the Week, Available for Free – Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Pirates has been named Apple’s app of the week, and as a result, it’s available for free for the first time since it debuted on the App Store back in December of 2013.

Summer interns at tech giants make more than U.S. average household income – It’s no secret that tech giants are offering up crazy perks and nice paychecks to attract young talent to their companies. But now some interns as young as 16 years old are reeling in more dollars per month than the average U.S. household.

Vimeo for Apple TV gets redesign with sleek navigation – Today Vimeo launched a redesigned version of its Apple TV channel.Heavy users of the video service should find that it’s easier to get to their own collections and likes, while more causal users will benefit from a monthly “Staff Favorites” collection and additional content curation.

Watch how the iPhone 6 sapphire crystal display holds up in this scratch and bending test – While there have been various component leaks for the oft-rumored iPhone 6 over the past several months, it was not until this afternoon that the purported front panel was put under a scratch and bending test.

Tim Cook’s kinder gentler Apple takes shape- MSN Money – In the first few years of his tenure, Tim Cook’s Apple (AAPL) looked a lot like the company he inherited from Steve Jobs. Then, over six weeks starting in late April, Cook’s image of Apple came into sharper focus.

An App That Helps You Easily Create Then-And-Now Photographs Instantly – After seeing countless of these then-and-now photographs on the internet, have you ever felt like trying it yourself? With the latest version of the Timera app, you can make your own then-and-now compositions easily with your smart phones. Timera, a free app available on iOS and Android, contains a huge user-generated database filled with geotagged historical images.

Adidas adds to the fitness tracker craze with the ‘Fit Smart’ – If you were disappointed to hear that Nike was shuttering its FuelBand hardware, never fear, another major sportswear brand is picking up the baton. Adidas has unveiled its latest fitness tracking device, the miCoach Fit Smart, this week.

Apple introduces new WebKit features in latest Safari beta builds for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion – Apple on Thursday seeded to developers new builds of Safari for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion featuring new WebKit modifications including WebGL tweaks, which should see wider adoption in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8.