Morning news roundup for December 27, 2013
Good morning, Apple fans. Here's a look at the news this AM.
- Nokia pulls Here maps app from iOS App Store. Oh, boy. A Nokia spokesperson has noted that iOS 7 harms "the user experience" of his company's app. "iPhone users can continue to use the mobile web version of Here Maps under m.here.com," said the spokesperson, "offering them core location needs, such as search, routing, orientation, transit information and more, all completely free of charge."
- OpenEmu for Mac is a nice game emulator. Vintage gaming, baby! OpenEmu for Mac lets you play classic titles from the NES, SNES, Genesis, Sega 32X, Sega Master System and TurboGrafx-16. Not to mention old-school handhelds like the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Game Gear, NeoGeo Pocket and the Virtual Boy. Game on!
- Apple again requests US ban on Samsung products. This is the legal case that will not end. Way back when this all started, Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request to halt Samsung from selling its Galaxy line of smartphones. Now, Apple has renewed its bid for a US ban, asking that a separate injunction trial be held on January 30.
- Apple Store glass door falls, injures passerby. The front door to a Bethesda, Md., Apple Store came unhinged and fell onto a sidewalk, injuring a pedestrian who was walking past the door. Store employees say the 275-pound door had recently been reinstalled. We wish a speedy recovery to all involved.
Stay tuned for more news as the day goes on.
Software Updatesmore updates
- Apple Remote Desktop updated with Yosemite support
- OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, iOS 8.1.3 updates now available
- Sports Illustrated 120 SPORTS channel comes to Apple TV
- Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more
- Parallels Access 2.5 released, adds file manager, computer-to-computer remote access
- The Google Translate iOS app is about to get a lot smarter