Free Red Cross Apps For Emergencies Near You

8:35 PM, Jun. 13th, 2014 · · iTunes

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Vern Seward points out some stellar apps from Red Cross, including Red Cross Earthquake app, Flood, Hurricane, Wildfire, and Tornado apps. These you MUST have. They're free, and they might be just what you need if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

Patched Security Flaw In Mac OS, iOS Unpatched in iTunes for Windows

7:55 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · iTunes

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Remember updating to iOS 7.1.1 and that super important Mac OS Security Update because of an SSL vulnerability? It still exists in iTunes for Windows.

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Apple could get dinged up over this, and rightly so. There was already criticism of the delay between the Mac and iOS fixes, so to still have a Windows security flaw almost two months later is a bad scene.

Apple Focuses on Podcast Interface in iTunes 11.2

2:04 PM, May. 15th, 2014 · · iTunes

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Apple released iTunes 11.2 on Thursday, an update that focuses on the software's podcast interface. Apple added two new tabs, Unplayed and Feeds, to give users more options for browsing their podcasts, and added a way to directly save favorite podcasts to your Mac. Users can also automatically delete podcasts that have been listened to.

Rumor Claims Hi-Def Audio Support Coming in iOS 8

9:48 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · iTunes

Apple may be planning on adding support for high definition audio playback support in iOS 8, and will release new in-ear headphones and updated Lightning cable designed to take advantage of the better audio quality. If true, that means iPhone owners would be able to listen to 24-bit 48 kHz audio files, which can offer better fidelity than the 16-bit files iOS 7 and earlier support.

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Better audio quality playback in the iPhone and iPad would be a welcome treat, but if our listening options are Apple's own earbuds or Beats headphones, why bother?

3 Free Funny Apps for iOS

7:54 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · iTunes

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Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.