Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 25 April 2014

On April 25, 2014

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

This Story Perfectly Captures Why You Don’t Miss Deadlines At Apple – Apple is probably the best company in the world at consistently releasing major updates that work well and are adopted by the majority of its customers.

Apple TV Adds Three Brand New Channels To Its Ever Growing Roaster – There’s been a marked increase in the number of channels and streams added to Apple TV during the past few months, and today, those already tethered to subscriptions of The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime can enjoy these channels on their Apple-branded set-top.

Apple’s Cook: It means more to get it right than to be first – Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday again promised that exciting new products are ahead for Apple and that investors should be patient as the company perfects all the details. He noted that it takes longer for Apple to make products because it cares about getting every detail right.

Apple profits surprise investors as company launches charm offensive – Tech giant Apple chose a bombshell solution to the problem of its struggling share price, launching a full-on charm offensive to win over investors with a financial candy basket of stock splits and huge dividend increases to win back those who may have been disillusioned by the company’s lagging growth.

Two Thirds Of iPad Users Are New To The Device – According to earlier reports, it was suggested that iPads are still leading the tablet market in the US, but based on Apple’s earnings call, sales of the tablet are starting to slip slightly. Is that bad news for Apple?

The iPad Still Dominates Tablet Market, but Samsung and Others Are Inching Up – It’s been four years since the iPad made its debut, and, despite the arrival of many rivals, it continues to be the tablet of choice. A new study from online ad network Chitika, being released later on Wednesday, finds that the iPad generates 77.2 percent of North American tablet Web traffic. However, Samsung and others are starting to make their presence felt.

Apple video introduces ‘the best office building in the world’ – Apple today posted a video of its Apple Campus 2 project on its website as part of its new “Better” environmental campaign. This video originally debuted during an Apple presentation to the Cupertino town council, but this is our first look at the video in high-definition quality.

The iPod Touch Is Responsible For More Web Traffic Than Windows Phone and Blackberry Combined – Earlier today, we said that the iPod was a dying business. But ‘dying’ businesses for Apple are still busineses that the competition would kill to have. Apple’s iPod business, for example, is still worth $5 billion to the company.

Apple Debuts New ‘Gigantic’ TV Ad Focusing on iPhone 5s – Apple has debuted a new TV ad alongside Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD tonight on ABC called “Gigantic”. The ad, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, showcases iPhone 5s owners using the device to enhance their lives in multiple ways.

24 acquisitions in 18 months – Generally the news is that Apple was discovered to have acquired a single company. Today it’s become apparent that Apple has been acquiring companies rather quickly, with Tim Cook himself confirming that they’d acquired 24 companies over the past 18 months.

Bloom Necklace for Misfit Shine Activity Tracker – While Nike is busy firing its wearable team, Misfit is still ramping up its product lineup. Shine is my favorite activity tracker band for three reasons.