Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 21 June 2013

On June 21, 2013

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

Apple’s iTunes accounts for 75% of global digital music market, worth $6.9B a year – After Apple published numbers for iTunes TV show and music downloads on Wednesday, Asymco’s Horace Dediu broke down the stats to reveal the online storefront rakes in some $6.9 billion each year, or roughly 75 percent of all digital music sales.

Apple’s Closing Arguments Concludes E-Book Price Fixing Trial – After slightly more than two weeks of litigation, USA v. Apple, Inc. concluded with closing arguments from Apple and the Department of Justice.

What developers thought of WWDC – Though Apple grabs the biggest headlines with its Worldwide Developers Conference announcements, the focus of the week-long event is really on developers. In our final video report from last week’s WWDC, we ask developers what they thought about the news coming out of the event.

HBO GO & WatchESPN Now Available On Apple TV With iOS 5.3 Update – Apple just rolled out a new software update for the Apple TV that adds new channels for HBO GO and WatchESPN, as well as Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello. The iOS 5.3 release is compatible with both the second- and third-generation Apple TVs, and is available to download now.

One Former Apple Designer Offers His Own iOS 7 Concept –  In a post added to Dribbble, Mantia shows off his work – but is it more preferable to the radical redesign unveiled by Apple on stage last week?

The 3 Best Free Video Converter Apps for Mac OS X – There are tons of video converter apps out there for the Mac, many of which are free, and some are paid but priced all too high. We’re cutting through the chafe and giving you three of the best video converter apps that are completely free.

What WWDC 2013 tells us about Apple – Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Convention is now over, but the event revealed a year’s worth of insight into what the company is doing with the Macintosh, OS X, iOS and iCloud.

Parallels Desktop 8 updated to support Apple’s OS X Mavericks – Popular desktop virtualization client Parallels released an update to their desktop app for Mac on Wednesday, allowing Apple developers to run beta versions of OS X Mavericks in tandem with older versions of the Mac operating system.

Apple hit with new patent lawsuit, this one for call forwarding – Another day, another patent lawsuit. Earlier this week, Apple was served with a lawsuit from a Texas-based company called Bluebonnet Telecommunications which alleges that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 include a call-forwarding feature that infringes upon a patent of theirs which covers a “method and apparatus for determining the telephony features assigned to a telephone.”

10 Great iPhone Apps To Remotely Control Your PC or Mac – The iPhone device is undoubtedly a very powerful Smartphone in the global mobile market today. It supports powerful features including applications that allow you to control your personal computer or Mac remotely using your iPhone. Don’t miss out using any of these great applications that will allow you to remotely control your Mac or any PC using your iPhone device.

Apple’s iPad Mini Ad Campaign Wins Prestigious Grand Prix Advertising Award – Apple’s clever iPad mini ads that have been featured on the back covers of Time, Wired, the New Yorker, and Surfer, were just awarded one of the most prestigious advertising award in the world today.The Apple iPad mini campaign by TBWA Media Arts Lab won the Grand Prix in press even though the iPad mini has been viewed by many as the device that will eventually kill newspapers and magazine.

Users report Wi-Fi connectivity issues with Apple’s new 802.11ac MacBook Airs – Some early adopters of Apple’s latest MacBook Air models have found their new thin-and-light notebook will unexpectedly and repeatedly drop its wireless connection.