Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 18 April 2014

On April 18, 2014

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

41 AM is the always the time displayed on iPhones and iPads – If you’ve ever paid close attention to Apple’s advertising materials, you may or may not have noticed that the time depicted on Apple’s products is always 9:41 AM. Apple’s affinity for 9:41 AM is evident across much of the company’s product line.

An Intimate Glimpse at Steve Jobs’ Intense Humanity  – You’re in a room with Steve Jobs, the smartest product mind in the history of business, and, lucky you, you’re showing him a product you designed. He doesn’t like it. Instead, he says, “Tell me how you’d make it different.”

Evernote adds a wealth of customization features with new iOS app update – Evernote is a powerful tool for keeping track of ideas and to-do-lists, but for years it’s lacked any substantial customization options. That weakness has been fixed today with a new update for its iOS app, bringing both aesthetic and functional options for meeting your specific needs

The 5 Best Anti-Theft Apps For Your iPhone – If you’ve ever had your mobile stolen you’ll know how traumatic the experience can be. Often the loss of a £300-600 smartphone is actually the least stressful thing about the theft.

Apple to Honor Earth Day 2014 at Retail Stores, Main Campus – Apple will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 next Tuesday, April 22 throughout its various retail locations and at its main campus, reports 9to5Mac.

Screens 3 For Mac Is The Best VNC App For Most People – Edovia makes the most polished VNC client for iOS, but its Mac app has been needing some attention for quite some time, especially in the design department. Screens 3 for Mac was released today, and it has been rebuilt from the group up for Mountain Lion.

Apple Launches 8 GB iPhone 5c in Six More Countries – Following a brief maintenance period worldwide, Apple’s Online Stores in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, and the Czech Republic are now selling the 8 GB iPhone 5c.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Offers Cheaper Access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Consumers now have a less expensive way to subscribe to Microsoft Office apps on PC, Mac, and iPad. The new Office 365 Personal subscription, which costs $70 a year or $7 a month, allows users to run Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on one Windows PC or Mac, as well as on one tablet.

Flickr 3.0 for iOS: revamped UI, HD video capture, auto-tagging, detailed metadata and more – Yahoo-owned Flickr is a great photography service – I’ve been using it for years as my default companion photo storage solution. It’s not just the fact that everyone gets a whopping one terabyte of free cloud storage for their photos, Flickr features a bunch of advanced options and keeps your photos backed up in the cloud in their full resolution.

Sandstone’ coming with entirely new Repair tool and other goodies – As Peter Cohen put it, Pixelmator is to Photoshop as Sketch 3 is to Adobe Illustrator and I couldn’t agree more.

Microsoft Cortana Virtual Assistant Has 5 Advantages Over Siri – Cortana officially made her debut this week inside the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. While she’s still just a beta, we’ve already noticed a few areas where she has clear advantages over Apple’s Siri.

Apple CarPlay Comes to Pioneer’s Aftermarket Infotainment Systems – Apple iOS car integration is coming to loads more vehicles now, thanks to a firmware update that’ll make CarPlay available through Pioneer’s popular aftermarket in-dash infotainment systems.Apple is at long last jumping into in-car “infotainment” systems.

Corel launches new Pinnacle Studio video editing app for iPhone – Corel, the Canadian software behind long-time hit titles like CorelDRAW and Paint Shop Pro, has released a new app for iPhone today called ‘Pinnacle Studio.’ It’s a powerful video editing app that offers a wide range of editing features and special effects.

A&E and History Channel add live TV stream in iOS apps – A&E Networks has just updated iOS apps for two of its most popular TV channels, A&E and History, with the ability to watch live TV on both iPhone and iPad. The apps, which previously provided full episodes and clips on-demand to users in the US, will now provide a live stream of what’s playing on the TV channels. The live TV feature, however, will require a cable subscription.