Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 6 December 2013

On December 6, 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 iBeacon Is Now Being Used To Give Bar Patrons Free Access To Magazines – London-based Exact Editions is finding an innovative way to use Apple’s new iBeacon technology. If their trial proves successful, it could change how many of us access magazines, according to TechCrunch.

Send and Respond to Messages from Notification Center in Mac OS X – Need to quickly send out a message from your Mac to one of your contacts with iMessage, someone on AIM, Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook messaging? So long as the messaging service is configured for use with the Messages app on the Mac, you can quickly send out a new message directly from Notification Center in OS X.

President Obama Not Allowed To Use An iPhone For ‘Security Reasons’ – BlackBerry may find itself facing a whole myriad of troubles in the consumer and business smartphone market, but it seems they still have one extremely loyal and extremely influential user. U.S. President Barack Obama became extremely well-known for relying heavily on his BlackBerry handset during his initial 2008 presidency campaign, and it seems his trusty smartphone has stayed by his side ever since.

20 Websites Every Apple Fan Must Bookmark – MacWorld fever has come and gone. It has been a roller-coaster ride for most Mac users, I reckon. HRH Steve Jobs was absent from the very last Apple keynote at MacWorld.

Apple’s App Store Usage Numbers Suggest iOS 7 Adoption at 74% – After less than three months on the market, iOS 7 is installed on some 74 percent of devices connecting to the App Store, according to a chart posted on Apple’s App Store support page for developers.

Fatal Unable to process request” error when downloading from App Store? You’re not the only one – Some users are reporting difficulties when trying to download and install apps from the App Store, with an error that says “FATAL::Unable to process your request. Please try again.”

Thief arrested for snatching copper pipes at site of Apple’s new campus – A man accused of attempting to steal copper hardware from the site of Apple’s new “spaceship” campus in Cupertino has been arrested, San Francisco’s CBS affiliate is reporting.

iPhone 5S shipping times slashed to 1-3 days in the UK – Apple’s slashed the time you’ll be waiting if you want a new iPhone 5S in the UK, with the fingerprint-reading new blower shipped within 1-3 days of ordering from the Californian company’s website.

Apple Reportedly Set to Launch New Mac Pro on December 16 – A German Apple retailer claims to offer a clue regarding the launch, however, claiming that sales are officially set to begin on December 16.