Weekly News Roundup – 30 August 2012

On August 31, 2012

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


Apple Adds ‘Chomp’ Styled App Store Search Results and More in iOS 6 – Apple has quietly made some changes to iOS 6’s App Store app formatting tonight and introduced a new search results format that seem clearly inspired by Chomp.

Retina Display Support Coming to Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 in ‘Coming Months’  – Adobe today provided a few more details on its plans for Retina display support on its software, noting that a Retina-compatible version of Photoshop CS6 will be arriving “this Fall”

Tim Cook and Larry Page Working to Address Patent Issues Between Apple and Google – Reuters reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have been participating in active discussions to address patent issues relating to the two companies, “keeping the lines of communication open” as patent battles between Apple on one side and Google and its Android hardware partners on the other side continue to rage.

Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers – Parallels announced the availability of Parallels 8 upgrades for the Mac for existing Parallels Desktop customers. Parallels 8 is the latest version of their virtualization software that allows Mac users to run other operating systems, such as Windows, alongside OS X.

Japan court rules Samsung does not infringe Apple patents – A Japan court on Friday ruled against Apple’s claim that Samsung infringed on one of its utility patents, handing the Korean company a small victory after its punishing loss in a similar U.S. case.

OS X Mountain Lion passes 10% adoption in one month, on track to outperform Lion – A study from ad network Chitika found that after only one month of availability, Apple’s latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has garnered over 10 percent of all Mac-based ad impressions after enjoying a high adoption rate that shows no signs of slowing down.

Apple continues testing Facebook integration with second beta of OS X 10.8.2 – Apple on Wednesday provided developers with the second beta of OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion, less than a week after the first beta became available.

Apple brings online Specialist chat support to UK, Germany, more – Following an extended overnight period of downtime, Apple’s online store returned on Wednesday with live online chat with company Specialists in four new countries.

ZAGG launches super-thin backlit Bluetooth keyboard for iPad, ships Sept. for $130 – ZAGG, perhaps best known for its invisibleShield screen protector, is adding two new additions to its also popular lineup of keyboards and cases tonight with the unveiling of two super-thin bluetooth keyboards designed specifically for iPad. They are called ZAGGKeys PRO ($99) and PRO Plus ($129).

Sparrow For iPhone Gets Google Chrome Support, Better IMAP Compatibility & More – When the Sparrow team announced that it had been acquired by Google back in July, the future of its popular email clients for Mac and iOS became unclear. We still don’t really know what will become of Sparrow, but its creators promised it would continue support its customers.

Apple Finally Starting To Reject App Store Submissions That Copy Other Icons – It appears as if Apple is starting to crack down on copycat apps with more force. App Store submissions that uses icons similar to other popular apps are now getting banned.