Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 8 August 2014

On August 8, 2014

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

1Password for iOS goes on sale as developer confirms iOS 8 update will be free for current users – AgileBits, the team behind the 1Password security app that we’ve reviewed in the past, announced on in a company blog post that the upcoming iOS 8 update for the software will be free for all owners of the current version of the app.

Samsung and Apple dropping legal disputes outside the US – Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. Late Tuesday the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country.

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Mac Apps – The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favourite, essential applications for each of our favourite platforms.

Former Apple Retail Store staffer Sam Sung selling his Apple badge, t-shirt on eBay – “Apple Store employee Sam Sung used to work out of the company’s Pacific Centre location in Vancouver, British Columbia,” Dylan Love reports for Business Insider.

New Apple Patent Shows Off Smartypants “Siri for Mac” – The patent for an “intelligent digital assistant in a desktop environment” lays out a basic premise that is pretty similar to the Siri you already know.

Autodesk’s Sketchbook painting and drawing apps for iPhone and iPad go free for the first time ever – For the next week, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro for iPad and Mobile for iPhone are available as free downloads from the App Store.

Apple holding more cash than USA – US President Barack Obama is known to be an iPad owner, along with 28 million other people. Apple in record sales and profits Apple now has more cash to spend than the United States government.

Apple Seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Build 13F12 to Developers – Apple today seeded Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F12 to developers, just over a week after seeding the first OS X 10.9.5 beta, build 13F7, and more than a month after releasing OS X 10.9.4 to the public.

Download these great apps for free for a limited time – We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Mad Skills BMX, Timeless, Avoid and more.

Facebook Made Messenger App Mandatory for All Smartphone Users – After acquiring Whatsapp in $19 billion, Facebook is planning to give tough completion to other famous mobile messaging apps like WeChat, Line, Snapchat and Viber. Facebook is removing the chat feature from its main Facebook App.