Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 7 March 2014

On March 7, 2014

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

Faulty Lightning cables causing big headaches for iPhone users – Have you been having problems with faulty Lightning cables that corrode over time and eventually stop charging your iPhone or iPad? You’re not alone.

Who Owns Your iPad After You Die? – Two years ago, Anthea Grant bought a new iPad to help her get through her cancer treatments. When the U.K. resident died at age 59, her will stated that her grown children, Josh and Patrick, would split her estate. That’s when things took a strange turn, according to the BBC.

Apple’s Istanbul Store Will Open April 4, Tim Cook and Turkish President to Attend – Apple is planning to open its first retail store in Turkey on Friday, April 4, reports Turkish Apple blog ElmaDergisi [Google Translation]. Located in the heart of Istanbul’s multi-use Zorlu Center between luxury retailers Burberry and Louis Vuitton, the new store will span more than 20,000 square feet.

Apple Campus 2 site’s demolition progress shown almost complete in latest aerial photos – The folks over at Apple Toolbox have shared a number of aerial photos capturing the demolition progress of the future site of Apple’s Campus 2 ‘spaceship’.

Find all of Apple’s 23 acquisitions from the past 16 months – At Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies.

Auto Safety Experts Predictably “Concerned” About Apple’s CarPlay – Car owners haven’t even gotten their fingers all over Apple’s latest CarPlay technology yet and already auto safety experts are playing Gloomy Gus by showing their concern for distracted driving.

Flipboard Acquires Social Magazine Zite From CNN – Flipbooard today announced that it is acquiring social reading mobile magazine Zite from CNN. In addition, Flipboard has entered into a strategic partnership with the cable news giant, one of the largest TV and news publishers in the world owned by Time Warner. All of CNN’s worldwide coverage will be paginated and delivered through the Flipboard app.

The Non-Jailbreakers Guide to Emulation on iOS – Technically speaking, you’re not supposed to be able to install emulators on an iPhone to play classic games. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Here’s how to install emulators on any iOS device, no jailbreak required.

IntelliScreenX 7 Will Make Your Jaw Hit The Floor – Intelliborn, the developers behind one of the most popular Jailbreak tweaks of all time, IntelliScreenX previously announced that the first beta of IntelliScreenX 7 for iOS 7 would be available this week. Unfortunately the beta has been deleted but to make up for it a new video and a few screenshots have been posted.

Corning exec lets slip the gorillas of war, calls sapphire expensive, heavy, environmentally unfriendly – During a conference call on Tuesday, Corning Glass executive Tony Tripeny named the apparently numerous drawbacks to using sapphire crystal in a mobile device, something which Apple is widely expected to do with an upcoming iPhone.

The PowerBook 5300: The laptop that halted an alien invasion – In August of 1995, Apple launched a computer that would change the fate of the world: the PowerBook 5300. This 5.9lb fusion of black polycarbonate and capacitors had a modest debut, but little did anyone know that less than a year later, on July 4th 1996, it would save the world.

Here’s How Apple Paid Hardly Any Tax On $9bn In Australia – At the heart of the story is Apple Sales International, an Irish company that according to the AFR, is at the centre of the tech giant’s international tax arrangements.

Best iOS 7 Themes for iPhone: Cydia Themes for Winterboard – With the iOS 7 jailbreak users can install new iOS 7 themes from Cydia to give the iPhone a completely new look. This is an excellent way to change the default look of IOS 7 including app icons, the status bar, dock and other parts of the user experience.

Apple Releases iTunes Festival 5.0 with New iOS 7 Design, SXSW Streaming – Apple pushed version 5.0 of its iTunes Festival app on the App Store today, updating the app’s UI for iOS 7 and the upcoming iTunes Festival at SXSW, which starts next week on Tuesday, March 11.