Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 14 March 2014

On March 14, 2014

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

Former Apple Engineer Recalls Steve Jobs’ Great Displeasure with Multi-Button Mouse Concepts – Steve Jobs’ great displeasure about the the idea of a multi-button mouse was apparently the driving force behind Apple’s push to greatly innovate in the area of input devices, according to a new interview.

Soldier gets new iPhone after previous one helps save his life – A Utah soldier who says his iPhone helped save him from a suicide bomb wants to thank Apple, and months later will be getting a new phone.

iOS 7.1 Jailbreak Taunt: Apple thanks hackers for fixing iOS security – It could be quite some time before Apple’s latest mobile software release, iOS 7.1, is jailbroken. And to make matters worse, Apple just had a bit of a laugh by taunting the team of hackers responsible for jailbreaking Apple’s previous mobile software version, iOS 7.

Apple patent adds fuel to rumors that it will launch health and activity-related wearable devices – A patent application granted to Apple and published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) suggests that Apple could still be planning to launch its much rumored ‘iWatch’ or other health and activity-related wearable device.

Is Separating iTunes Radio From Apple’s Music App The Right Way To Go? – Apple’s iTunes Radio is already the third most popular streaming music service in the United States. To make it even more popular, Apple is considering releasing a separate iTunes Radio app in iOS 8, according to 9to5Mac.

Apple seeds second OS X 10.9.3 beta to developers – Apple has seeded the second OS X 10.9.3 to registered Mac developers this afternoon. The release comes one week after Apple released the first beta of 10.9.3, which added enhanced 4K display support.

Apple Expands Animated iPhone 5c Ads Beyond Tumblr – After debuting a range of playful iPhone 5c ads on Tumblr in early March, Apple has expanded its campaign to the The New York Times and the front page of Yahoo.com.

Apple adds ‘Sharing Selfies’ section to App Store – “The selfie phenomenon appears to have won a certain measure of legitimacy from Apple,” Steven Musil reports for CNET.

1Password 4.2 for Mac improves upon 1Password mini, AutoSave and item editing – We’re pretty big fans of AgileBits‘s 1Password for iOS and OS X (Jeff and myself are converts). But why bother with a third-party app when Apple’s new iCloud Keychain feature in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks keeps all your website and app passwords, Wi-Fi logins and credit cards synced?

Watch Disney Movies Anywhere with your iPhone & iPad – Disney have just released a new app into the wild. Disney Movies Anywhere – Watch Your Disney, Pixar and Marvel Movies! is a brilliant app that allows you to watch all Disney movies plus get exclusive access to some Disney content never seen before and more!

Newport for iOS 7, Trima HD and Lucid – We’re back with the seventh edition of Theme Thursday, a weekly column that promotes some of the best Winterboard theme releases for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

MarginNote Offers Unique Approach To Annotating & Reviewing Documents – The iPad is an awesome device for reading e-books and PDFs, but for studying purposes you will benefit more from a feature-rich app for annotating and reviewing content.