Weekly News Roundup – 1 March 2013

On March 1, 2013

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

Files is the ‘Finder for iOS’ you’ve been waiting for – For years, iOS users have wanted a proper way to save, open, and store files on their devices. While Apple has given us a partial solution with “Open In…” sheets, the folks at SonicoMobile have taken it upon themselves to go a step further. Today, they have launched a new app called Files that aims to be the missing “Finder for iOS.”

Autodesk releases Socialcam 5.0 with HDR video, color correction – Autodesk’s been trying to bring its special effects expertise to bear on various handheld apps, and now its turning to cameras with its first release of Socialcam (version 5), since it bought the app last July.

Apple ranked No. 1 ‘Most Admired’ company for the sixth year in a row – For the sixth consecutive year, Apple has earned the top ranking in Fortune’s annual polling of corporate admiration among executives, topping competitors such as Google and Amazon not only in terms of performance, but also innovation.

Apple Board Changes Its Mind, Now Requires Execs To Hold Triple Their Salary In Stock Options – According to a newly-posted shareholder document, Apple now requires executive officers to own three times their annual salary. The CEO is still required to hold ten times his own annual salary in stock, as well.

Apple has sold 3M iPads directly into US education over past year and 4.5M total – Apple today issued a press release to announce some big numbers for iTunes U (a billion downloads to be exact), but it has now also provided an update on iPads sales in the education market. In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple said it has sold a total of 4.5 million iPads direct to U.S. education institutions.

Evernote for iOS Update: New View, Better PDF Support, Evernote Business Improvements, and More – Today’s Evernote for iOS (5.2) update is full of exciting and useful features, including a new way to view your notes, a completely overhauled PDF experience, more formatting options, exciting Evernote Business enhancements, and access to the Evernote Trunk.

Leap Motion controller shipping May 13, Pre-order now at Best Buy – Leap, creators of the Mac and PC 3D motion-tracking device, announced this morning that it will begin shipping its Leap Motion on May 13. Last May, Leap announced it would open up pre-orders for the device for $69.99.

Apple’s iTunes U educational content downloads top one billion – Apple announced on Thursday that its iTunes U education service has seen more than a billion downloads, with 60 percent of those from outside the U.S.

Urine sample app lets users detect diseases with iPhones – No, Uchek doesn’t involve peeing on a smartphone — but it does help people find out if they have diabetes, urinary tract infections, and more.

Real Racing 3 Finally Lands In The U.S. App Store With Mind-Blowing Graphics – After saying that the highly anticipated racing game would launch in 2012, EA and Firemonkeys have finally released Real Racing 3 in the U.S. App Store. The Real Racing franchise has been a staple part of the App Store since 2009, and the third installment was demoed onstage at Apple’s iPhone 5 event last September.

Apple seeds OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion build 12D74 to developers – After releasing 12D68 earlier this month, Apple today released OS X 10.8.3 build 12D74 to developers with no major changes. Apple isn’t listing any known issues and once again asked developers to focus on on AirPlay, AirPort, Game Center, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPhone brings powerful image editing to the iPhone and iPod touch – Adobe on Wednesday officially released the latest iteration of its mobile Photoshop software, Photoshop Touch for Phone, bringing powerful image editing to the iPhone and iPod touch.

iPad Mini Sales Overtaking iPad Sales Faster Than Apple Expected – Sales of the iPad mini are cannibalizing sales of the iPad, according to a report from NPD DisplaySearch. January shipments of tablet panels between 7 and 9 inches eclipsed shipments of larger panels, indicating an unexpected shift in consumer preference for a smaller form factor tablet.

Pandora Limits Free Mobile Listening to 40 Hours Per Month – Pandora will begin limiting mobile listeners to 40 hours of free listening per month, the company revealed in a blog post today. The change was made in response to a rise in the royalty rates that the company must pay to record companies.