Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 24 January 2014

On January 24, 2014

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

PCs are dying, so Logitech pivoted to tablets—and had a surprisingly profitable quarter – It’s been a tough few years for Logitech. The high watermark in sales of PC accessories for the iconic computer mouse and keyboard maker was way back in the last quarter of 2007. So what’s behind the company’s surprisingly strong most recent quarter?

Apple silently removes Keynote Remote from the App Store, recommends users update to Keynote 2.1 for iOS – Coinciding with today’s update to Keynote for Mac and iOS, Apple has silently removed the old Keynote Remote application from the App Store. Although a direct link to the application still works, some readers are reporting that they are no longer able to download the app, and it no longer appears in search results.

‘Celebrate the Mac’ Site Offers Photos of Vintage Macs in Celebration of 30th Anniversary – Jonathan Zufi, author of the coffee table book “Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation” and the man behind the Shrine of Apple site, has created a new website that includes photos of Macintosh computers and portables from Apple’s early years.

Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta 3 and Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 to developers – Apple today made OS X 10.9.2 beta 3 and Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 available for developers to download. Apple is quick on this beta 3 version of Mavericks releasing it one week after it made beta 2 available for developers.

Apple executives on the Mac at 30: ‘The Mac keeps going forever.’ – Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh, and we all learned why 1984 wasn’t going to be like 1984. A lot has changed in 30 years, and yet even in as fast-moving a field as technology, Apple and the Mac are still here.

Apple rumored to be planning new European data center in the Netherlands – European Apple customers may soon be slurping down data from a new state-of-the-art datacenter as the company is rumored to be eyeing a site near other tech titans in the Dutch seaport of Eemshaven.

Apple Says Upcoming iOS 7.x Update To Fix Random Crash Bugs  – While the iOS 7 debuted with major user-interface changes and new features, it also came up with different bugs and panics that can cause real stress to iPhone and iPad users.

The 3 LogMeIn Alternatives iOS Users Should Consider – Earlier this week, LogMeIn angered many of its users by announcing the end of its free remote access product. We know many of our readers are now looking for some alternatives. Here are three that we found.

Early 2011 MacBook Pros Are Dropping Like Flies, Heat Issues To Blame – If you have a 2011 MacBook Pro that is wonking out like it was haunted by a Japanese ghost, you’re not the only one. It appears that a massive number of early-2011 MacBook Pro owners with AMD graphics are having issues with system crashes and hardware problems, with failure rates reaching a critical mass in recent weeks.

Apple projected to have sold 25M iPads in record holiday quarter – Last fall’s introduction of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display may have helped sales of Apple’s tablets achieve double-digit year-over-year gains, according to pre-earnings expectations from Wall Street.

iWork for iOS and Mac Updated With Password-Protected Sharing, New Features – Along with an update for its iWork for iCloud apps that brought an iOS 7-style redesign, Apple today released updates for its iWork apps for both Mac and iOS, as well as minor updates for both iMovie for Mac and Podcasts for iOS.