Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 21 February 2014

On February 21, 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 Will Counter The Samsung Galaxy’s Specifications With The iTunes Festival At SXSW – Next week at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Samsung is widely tipped to be releasing an update to the Galaxy smartphone range. If you buy in to the rumors, the South Korean manufacturer is going for an iterative approach to the hardware, with a slightly larger screen, slightly more memory and processor power, and generally having a Galaxy S5 that is a bit better than the Galaxy S4.

How to integrate all your social networks into your iPhone and iPad Contacts – I get to use most of the newest devices and test out all the platforms in my job. My “go-to”  phone is the iPhone 4S, but there are features I see on other devices that I really wish were present in iOS. At the top of the list of wants is rich contact integration with my social networks.

How to Use Any Third-Party Remote with Apple TV – The remote that comes with your Apple TV is definitely cool, but it’s small and fairly easy to lose. While you can use the Remote app for iOS, sometimes that’s not a great solution, either. A little-known feature of the Apple TV is that you can use just about any 3rd party remote control with it pretty easily. There’s no setup required for the remote itself, and just a few simple settings on the Apple TV. If you’re ready to use a single remote for everything, here’s how.

Top 10 Upcoming SmartPhones You Love To Buy – A lot of great as well as powerful technical devices such as Smartphones, iPads, iPods are currently out but we can see the future of Android, iPhones and it looks awesome. In near future you may watch something that is just a thought for us at present.

Samsung makes fun of iPhone 5s and iPad Air in new Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note 3 ads – Samsung hasn’t shied away from directly mentioning Apple in previous ads, but this time, it doesn’t take a jibe at the buyers of Apple products, but the products themselves.

Splashy Fish, The Top Flappy Bird Clone, Is Played 250 Million Times Per Day – A lot of Flappy Bird clones have launched since the game exploded then got yanked from mobile app stores. But no clone has been more successful than Splashy Fish.

Aerial photo shows significant demolition progress being made at iSpaceship site – Apple’s upcoming new headquarters, Campus 2 aka iSpaceship, has cleared the last remaining hurdle after the Cupertino City Council unanimously approved the project in November 2013. Apple has since started demolishing the site.

Apple seeds new OS X Server 3.1 build to developers – Following the release of the latest OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 build to developers earlier this week, Apple has released a new seed (build 13S4101b) of OS X Server 3.1 to developers today.

Apps to Watch: Rise, Shadow, Social Radar and Others – Apps to Watch is a weekly collection of the most beautiful and innovative mobile apps in the market. There are more apps coming to the market every single day but only a few will make the cut.

Camera+ 5.1 lands with new Boost feature, 16×9 shooting mode, Lab refinements and more – iPhone photography fans, pay notice: following a major iOS 7 revamp, developer Taptaptap has delivered the first major update for its popular Camera+ app, a $1.99 download in the App Store.

Thursday is a Big Release Day but a Lousy Marketing Day, According to Chartboost – Those looking to market their apps shouldn’t love Thursday, as it’s the worst day in the week for advertising, despite it being the biggest release day of the week.