Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 2 May 2014

On May 2, 2014

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

Popular Paid iPhone And iPad Apps Gone Free [April 2014 Edition] – App Store pricing is often referred to as a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that every app has to be free. Some developers, usually the ones with quality apps, dare to charge a fair price for their wares, and that’s the way it should be.

Apple’s Sales Figures Prove A Sad Fact: There’s Still No PC As Desirable As A Mac –  Mac sales make up just a tenth of Apple’s AAPL +0.2% revenue, but they’ve received a significant amount of attention following the company’s quarterly report yesterday, both from analysts and from the CEO Tim Cook himself.

Samsung says Apple will be “dancing in the streets of Cupertino” if awarded even $100M – During closing arguments in the second Apple vs Samsung patent trial, Samsung’s lawyers repeated its claims that it doesn’t “owe Apple a nickel,” and suggested that “they’ll be dancing in the streets of Cupertino if you give them $100 million” of the $2.2B Apple is claiming.

Samsung planning health announcement days before Apple’s WWDC – Samsung has announced a media event “around health” set to take place on May 28 in San Francisco. The invitation came from the company’s sensors and components unit, rather than its devices unit, so the announcement could be centered around next-generation tech for Android and Tizen-based devices, rather than a new Gear Fit 2

Apple slammed for buggy iOS 7.1 release that left users vulnerable to major hacks for weeks – We know that Apple released iOS 7.1.1 earlier this week to fix a wide range of bugs and it turns out those bugs might be much more serious than we realized. 

Why Apple Inc. Will Be The Future Of Online Payments, Not PayPal – Could Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) soon venture into a brand new territory? During a recent earnings call, the iPhone maker’s chief executive officer Tim Cook revealed there are over 800 million active user accounts on iTunes, and many of those accounts are connected to credit cards and debit cards.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 release nears with bolstered 4K display support – Nearly two months after providing developers with the first beta, Apple is closing in on releasing OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to the public. OS X 10.9.3 will mark the third point-release update to OS X Mavericks, which arrived on the Mac App Store last October.

Mac Pro Shipping Times Improve To 3-4 Weeks – The new Mac Pro unveiled by Apple last year not only looks impressive, but based on reviews, performs impressively as well.

Brand New Google Docs, Sheets iPhone, iPad And Android Apps Released – The productivity apps market is fiercely contested as far as mobile devices are concerned, and while it has taken a while for Microsoft to port its iconic Office suite over to Apple’s iOS, there exists a sizeable batch of useful alternatives.

5 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip to the Grocery Store – Deterring health risks, consuming fresh foods, decreasing your carbon footprint, and supporting local communities are just a few reasons why finding fresh, locally farmed fruits and vegetables is important.