Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 16 May 2014

On May 16, 2014

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

Apple Just Put Its App Design Bible On iBooks For Free – Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines, a set of tips and rules for designers that was previously only available through the developer portal, is free on iBooks as of today.

iTunes 11.2 Download For Windows And OS X Released With Improved Podcast Browsing And More – Along with the release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, Apple has also updated the iTunes app to version 11.2. The download is only available to those running 64-bit Windows and Mac OS X, so if you’re rocking either platform, check the important details below

Tony Fadell on the birth of the iPod and Steve Jobs saying no – On October 23, 2001 Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPod, a little block of stainless steel and plastic that would revolutionize the company’s future.

10 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Photographers – In this article, we’ll be reviewing my top 10 iPhone and iPad apps for photographers. Smartphone and tablets also connect photographers to an expanding world of applications specifically designed to improve photography.

iStick is the first Made for iPhone, iPad USB drive with an integrated Lightning connector – Hyper makes accessories for Apple products, and its latest product called the iStick is the first Apple-approved Made-for-iPhone/iPad USB flash drive that comes with both a USB as well as a Lightning connector so as to work with computers and iOS devices.

OS X 10.9.3 Software Update for Mac Now Available – Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 for Mac users running Mavericks. The software update includes a variety of bug fixes, security enhancements, and feature improvements to OS X, making it recommended for all Mac users running OS X Mavericks.

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy – Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.

Developers Now Able to Provide Promo Codes for In-App Purchases – Apple appears to be allowing developers to create promo codes for in-app purchases, a useful feature that makes it far easier to test and promote freemium games and apps with content that can only be purchased within an app once it has been downloaded. 

Apple updates Podcasts iOS app w/ Siri support, CarPlay, improved episode browsing, more – In addition to the release of OS X 10.9.3 alongside updates to iTunes and iTunes Connect. Apple today released version 2.1 of its Podcast app for iPhone and iPad. 

iPhone 5s and iPad Air used to film and produce Bentley short film (Video) – Luxury automotive company Bentley is the latest to take advantage of the filming capabilities of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air with a new short film entitled “Intelligent Details”. The four-minute film largely aligns with Apple’s values of design, performance, and technology coming together as it profiles the Bentley Mulsanne (MSRP from $298,000).