Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 25 July 2014

On July 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!

Apple completely changed Control Center in iOS 8 beta 4 – here’s what it looks like – Apple’s new iOS 8 beta 4 update includes tons of changes, bug fixes and new features. You can read Apple’s official iOS 8 beta 4 release notes.

Pencil by FiftyThree aims for wider adoption and third-party apps, thanks to launch of FiftyThree SDK – When FiftyThree launched Paper, it quickly became one of the most popular apps for iPad, making it easier than ever before to draw, sketch and otherwise doodle on a tablet.

Angry Birds become Transformers in new action-packed Comic-Con trailer – The Angry Birds are, ahem, transforming yet again in this new trailer from Rovio and Hasbro, released to coincide with San Diego Comic Con this week.

Apple maintains lead over Samsung as top tablet vendor in Q2 as both lose share to others – With Apple’s Q3 earnings call this week revealing iPad sales of 13.3 million units for the quarter and Tim Cook making a point of defending the category, today we get a look at how Apple is doing overall with IDC’s latest numbers for worldwide tablet shipments.

Here Are 5 Great Tips That Every iOS User Should Check Out – Apple’s iOS is popular for many reasons, but one of the particularly enticing aspects of the Cupertino’s mobile operating system is that it’s incredibly easy to use.

Apple completed 29 acquisitions in past nine months, not including Beats – It was revealed during Apple’s quarterly conference call on Tuesday that the company has made 29 acquisitions since the fiscal year began nine months prior, though many of purchases remain undisclosed.

Notable details from Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call – Apple’s Q3 2014 earnings call just wrapped up. While the earnings and sales numbers were announced earlier, here are some important updates to take away from the call itself.

Cydia Repository by BigBoss Hacked, All Paid and Free Tweaks Stolen – BigBoss repository, one of the biggest and most popular repositories for jailbreak tweaks in Cydia, has reportedly been hacked by either an individual or a group of hackers.

10 great text editors for web designers – We’re sure at some point, a visually-oriented app will come along and make text editors obsolete overnight.

Apple’s ‘iTime’ Patent Hints at Possible iWatch Features – A new patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a device called “iTime” reveals what we might see in the company’s much-anticipated smartwatch device.