Weekly News Roundup – 15 March 2013

On March 15, 2013

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

How The Samsung Galaxy SIV Stacks Up Against iPhone 5 & Competitors [Spec-By-Spec] – The Galaxy SIV is official, and it is a beautiful powerhouse of a phone with features unseen in any other device, but how does Samsung’s latest flagship phone stack up against the competition, spec-by-spec? Check out the chart below to find out.

CBS brings full-episode streaming to Apple’s iPad, iPhone with new app – iPad and iPhone owners will soon be getting access to hit shows like NCIS, CSI, and How I Met Your Mother, as CBS announced on Thursday the launch of its new app for iOS with full-episode streaming.

Retina MacBook Pro customer launches class action lawsuit against Apple over alleged LG display flaw – Since Apple unveiled its first Retina MacBook Pro with the 15.4-inch model in June, there have been a growing number of complaints from customers experiencing issues with the product.

Tim Cook to give deposition in ebook pricing lawsuit – A federal judge has ordered Tim Cook to give a deposition as part of the US Justice Department’s lawsuit over ebook pricing. The government has been limited to deposing Cook for four hours.

Apple Finally Releases OS X 10.8.3 To the Public – After releasing the 14th beta build of OS X 10.8.3 to developers earlier this week, Apple has now released the latest build of Mountain Lion to the public.

Apple Offers Refurbished iPad Mini and 4th-Generation iPad for First Time – Apple has listed the 4th-generation iPad and the iPad mini on its Refurbished store for the first time. There is an extremely limited selection currently, but discounts are $30-$40 on the mini, and $50 on 4th-generation iPad models.

Apple finally adds latest iMac to Employee Purchase Program – In a sure sign that production of the difficult-to-manufacture latest iMac has now stabilized and is meeting demand, Apple on Thursday added the unit to its own Employees Purchase Program (EPP).

Apple issues SMC update to MacBook Pro with Retina display, fixes fan issue – In addition to the OS X 10.8.3 update, Apple has also issued an update for the Retina MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.1 update.

Apple now offering iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters for $40 premium – Apple recently updated its online store to reflect availability of a new VESA mount-compatible iMac, with the tweaked version of the thin all-in-one costing in at $40 more than standard models.

9 surprising reasons mobile apps get rejected from the Apple app store – Apple’s App Store review process is designed to keep the app ecosystem healthy and to protect users from low-quality or hostile apps. And the system mostly works. But sometimes an app is rejected for reasons you might not expect.

Why Apple’s secrecy is frustrating Mac Pro customers – It’s not exactly a revelation to say Apple executives are fond of secrets. While that sense of mystery may work marketing magic with consumers, many Mac Pro customers in the professional world would very much appreciate it if Apple would cut it out with the cloak-and-dagger stuff.