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First Aid review

First Aid is an unsophisticated, educational application that provides you with straightforward information on a range of life-threatening emergencies. You will have to get passed blatant spelling and design errors when using this application, but the content provided is still valuable, nonetheless.

Pros

Factual information: First Aid gives factual and correct emergency medical advice, which is something that cannot be said about many of its competitors. We compared the easy-to-read text with a variety of renowned medical sites to ensure accuracy and are confident that you will be able to assist in a large variety of emergency situations.

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First Aid by American Red Cross review

First Aid by American Red Cross is a resource app that gives you information on how to handle and treat a variety of injuries and other emergency situations. You can earn badges by taking quizzes to test your knowledge of various first aid topics, and you can use the app as a reference when you encounter emergency situations in your everyday life.

Pros

Steps and definitions: This app provides definitions of many key terms and illnesses, as well as step-by-step instructions for providing first aid to a person in need. You can peruse the information in this app at your … Read more

Pet First Aid by American Red Cross review

Pet First Aid by American Red Cross provides tons of information to help you address almost any type of emergency situation you may encounter with your pet. With this app, you can follow the steps outlined for basic treatment, and even find the nearest animal hospital.

Pros

Transportation instructions: In addition to step-by-step instructions on how to provide pre-vet care for your sick or injured pet, the app also includes tips on how and when to transport your animal to the vet. This can be especially useful for animals who are in pain or who have had a serious injury.… Read more

'Say hello to my e-go': 10 funny first tweets we love

Twitter is the open mic at The Improv of the Internet, so unless you're a funny person who wants to be heckled, you might want to make your first tweet chuckle-worthy. To celebrate turning 8, Twitter on Thursday opened its archive, making it easy to look up anyone's first tweets. Yeah, we confess; we fell down the first-tweets rabbit hole fast. But at least you get to share in the adventure with a sample of our favorites funnies. See any we missed? Let us know in the comments.

I hope the 17 fans on my Geocities page follow … Read more

Twitter makes it easy to find first tweets

CNET Update is figuring out this Twitter thing:

In this episode of Update:

- Get the prices of Samsung's new Gear smartwatches, arriving April 11 with the Galaxy S5. (But perhaps you'll want to see what Motorola has in store for the Moto 360 before buying a Gear.)

- Launch your Android camera with the Google Search app and the magic words, "OK Google, take a photo."

- Take a peek at the latest design for Valve's Steam Machine video game controller.

- Make friends with someone that owns a PlayStation if you want to … Read more

37 years later, world's first Apple reseller to close its doors

Although Apple has a group of stores all its own, the company has a chain of resellers that are also authorized to sell and fix its products. And now, its oldest reseller is shuttering its doors.

FirstTech, a company once known as Team Electronics, will close its doors next week, the company confirmed to TwinCities.com.

• See also: Selling the Apple II: Three true stories

After nearly 37 years selling Apple's products as an authorized reseller, the company has decided that it can't keep profits high enough to justify keeping its doors open. The main culprit, the company … Read more

Police probe death of Bitcoin exchange's young CEO

Autumn Radtke, the young CEO of a small Bitcoin exchange, was found dead last week in her home in Singapore. The circumstances or her death are still unknown.

Radtke, 28, joined First Meta as CEO in the beginning of January 2012 to help build a "next generation" exchange for virtual currency. The company posted a statement on its Web site regarding Radtke's death.

"The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke," the statement reads. "Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends … Read more

Audiophiliac speaker of the year: Zu Druid V

The very first Zu speaker I ever heard was a Druid IV, and it bowled me over! There was a rare vitality to the sound. That was back in 2007, and every Zu speaker I've tested since then has been remarkable. The Druid V is not only a significant advance over any Zu I've tested, it's the best speaker I've heard at home this year.

The Druid V is a 50-inch-tall floor-standing loudspeaker, and it's bolted to an immaculately finished, machined aluminum base. The speaker sports the latest version of Zu's 10.3-inch full-range … Read more

CNET's Tech Turkeys of 2013

Ah, 2013. The year Microsoft continued to be, well, Microsoft, everyone tried to get their mobile on, and Samsung tried to show the world that it's going to be king of wearable tech.

Yup, there were gaffes. There always are. We also saw the launch product for a now-failing platform (and failing company), and the company that wanted to the entire planet to phone Home. And who can forget our nation's Capitol: A stream of leaks that showed the world that, yes, Uncle Sam is watching every click you make, not to mention those of foreign dignitaries. And … Read more

Want to unwrap Android KitKat? Not so fast

CNET Update rocks a new look:

In this episode of Update:

- Find out when some devices will be getting the new Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

- Say goodbye to Panasonic's plasmas TVs, and bid farewell to iGoogle and its widgets.

- Score a free e-book every month if you're a Amazon Prime subscriber with Kindle First.

- See if Hello Kitty stickers can seduce you into using the messaging app Line.

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