3 Free iOS Note Apps

7:38 PM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Need a better iOS note app? Vern Seward points out 3 that might fit the bill in this week's Free on iTunes: DraftPad, Squarespace Note, and SwiftKey Note.

Apple Pulls Fake Tor Browser After Media and Security Attention

7:31 PM, Mar. 20th, 2014 · · App Store

Apple pulled a fake Tor browser called "Tor Browser" from the App Store on Thursday, a move that took almost three months of notifications from the Tor project, plus a little more than a day of media and security attention. The app written and submitted by someone not affiliated with the Tor project at all, and was reported to the Tor Project itself to be laden with adware/spyware.

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Seriously? This made it through the review process and after being reported to Apple, only got yanked after it was reported by the tech press?

Apple Updates iTunes Festival App, Works with iOS 7.06

5:11 PM, Mar. 6th, 2014 · · App Store

iTunes festival 5.0

Apple has released iTunes Festival 5.0, the company's app for accessing concert music and videos from the company's iTunes Festival, including the company's first U.S. iTunes Festival at Austin's SXSW. Online reports said that Apple would release the app in conjunction with iOS 7.1, but it appeared on Thursday and works with the current version of iOS, 7.0.6.

3 Free iOS Apps That Will Smarten You Up

6:24 PM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Got a question? Vern Seward points out 3 free iOS apps that will help you find the answer in this week's Free on iTunes. Duck Duck Go, Merlin Bird ID, and Learnist.

Apple Buys Burstly, Maker of iOS App Testing Platform TestFlight

5:24 PM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · App Store

Grounded

Apple has purchased Burstly, the company behind the popular iOS app testing platform called TestFlight. Terms of the deal haven't been leaked, but the acquisition apparently took place in the last two weeks, and TechCrunch reported that the company's engineers are already working at Apple.

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Hopefully this deal will lead to better developer testing tools from Apple.

3 Free Magical iOS Apps

9:22 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · App Store

Free on iTunes

Think your iPhone is a bit of magic? Wait until you see these 3 apps Vern Seward features in this week's Free on iTunes. Crowsflight, Swiftkey Note, and Cardiio.