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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik