Weekly News Roundup – 24 August 2012

On August 24, 2012

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


South Korean Court Rules That Apple Infringed On Samsung’s Patents – According to the Wall Street Journal, a Seoul court ruled that Apple has infringed on two of Samsung’s patents. In addition, Apple must stop selling the  infringing products in South Korea.

Mac And iOS Version of Adobe Revel Updated To Include Photo Albums, Captioning – Adobe updated their cloud-based photo management app, Revel, to version 1.5 across both Mac and iOS apps.

Use Super PAC App To Find Out Who Is Funding Political Ads – Curious about who, exactly, is behind the growing number of TV ads for and against this or that political candidate, this or that political issue? Well, wonder no longer, as the developers behind Super PAC App bring Shazam-like audio recognition technology to the political advertisement space.

Major aTV Flash (black) 2.0 Update In The Works For Apple TV Jailbreakers, Beta Slots Now Available [Jailbreak] – It’s been relatively quiet on the Apple TV jailbreak front since the untethered jailbreak was released for iOS 5.0.1. The only thing we really know about the third-gen Apple TV jailbreak is that it won’t be released for awhile. An untethered jailbreak is being worked on for new Apple TV owners behind the scenes, but no ETA has been given.

Speculation of two separate fall iPhone and iPad mini events arises – The general consensus for the past month has been that Apple will announce the next-generation iPhone along with the rumored iPad Mini at a media event in September side-by-side. However new speculations point to two separate events.

Verizon again tops J.D. Power and Associates Network Quality Performance report – J.D. Power and Associates is out with the second half of its 2012 “U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study”, and Verizon once again come out on top for network performance in five of the six regions included in the report.

Facebook rebuilds iOS app for speed, runs twice as fast, instant photo loading, out now – Facebook has announced that it has finally rebuilt its iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch app for speed. Facebook’s previous iOS apps displayed and loaded all content view customized embedded mobile sites, but this new update is completely reengineered using native tools.

VMware Launches ‘Fusion 5’ Virtualization Software, Parallels 8 Coming September 4 – VMware today announced the immediate availability of VMware Fusion 5, the latest version of the company’s virtualization software that allows users to run Windows and other operating systems virtualized alongside their native OS X operating systems. VMware’s major competitor in the virtualization market is Parallels, which is also preparing to launch an updated version of its own software.

Sony Confirms ‘Sound Forge Pro’ Coming to Mac – And now today, Sony confirms that Sound Forge Pro will be coming to OS X.

First Look: Facebook integration in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 – Apple on Thursday provided developers with a beta release of OS X 10.8.2, offering a sneak peek into how one of the most talked-about inclusions, system-wide Facebook integration, will work when it launches in a software update later this year.