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Apple Expected to Update Buggy Podcasts App Later Today

Since it first debuted nearly a month ago, Apple’s standalone podcast app has been peppered with complaints about its buggy first iteration, which is prone to freezes, crashes and cross-device sync failures.

Indeed, viewed on the iTunes App Store, Podcasts has won for itself a customer rating of just two-and-a-half stars, abysmally low for an Apple-designed app. Worse, of the 5,554 customer ratings posted, some 2,400 give the app a one-star rating. Another 1,186 rate it two stars.

Well, Podcasts users take note: Apple has been hard at work tweaking the app to fix the problems that currently plague it, and sources say the company expects to post an update this afternoon that should vastly improve it.

UPDATE: Apple has indeed updated the app. You’ll find it here.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work