Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 7 February 2014

On February 10, 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 Yanks World’s Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet From App Store – Late Wednesday, the tech giant yanked the Blockchain app from the popular mobile app marketplace and did not provide a specific reason, says Nicolas Cary, the CEO of Blockchain.

Apple Acknowledges Airplay Mirroring Issues for Late 2013 MacBook and Mac Pro on Slower Wi-Fi Networks – Apple today released a new support document that offers a solution for Late 2013 MacBook Pro and Mac Pro owners having difficulty with Airplay mirroring when connecting to an 802.11 b or g network.

Dell’s latest laptop combines OS X and Windows 8, creates ultimate marketing mistake – Some PC manufacturers choose to imitate Apple’s MacBook line with various products, but Dell has taken a slightly different approach. In a recent marketing video, the company has raised the bar above MacBook imitation and transformed its very own Dell XPS 15 into a laptop that combines OS X and Windows 8.

Apple subsidiary FileMaker passes 1 million downloads of iOS app on App Store – Apple subsidiary FileMaker announced today that it has reached over 1,000,000 downloads on the App Store of its FileMaker Go database management app.

Apple resurrects iPhone 4 for India, Indonesia, and Brazil – Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will resume manufacturing of the iPhone 4 specifically for sale in India, Indonesia, and Brazil, according to sources cited by India’s Economic Times.This is the first time for Apple to restart production of a discontinued iPhone.

Apple to open first retail store in Brazil next week – The Web site for the new store points to Rio de Janeiro’s VillageMall shopping center as its locale and February 15 as its launch date. The store will be Apple’s first in Latin America, joining its other outlets, most of which are in the US and Europe.

Apple hires ‘expert on sleep research’ for iWatch — report – Roy J.E.M Raymann, formerly of Philips Research, has joined Apple to help the company build out the featureset in its long-rumored iWatch, 9to5Mac reported on Tuesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the hiring.

Post-PC era in full swing, as Sony exits PC business and Apple leads in combined devices – Sony has confirmed earlier rumors that it is exiting the PC business, selling both its computer division and the VAIO brand to a Japanese investment fund which plans to use the brand only within Japan, at least initially.