An NBC reporter, Richard Engel, and his crew were released today by kidnappers in Syria, after five days in captivity. The crew spoke to reporters in Turkey today about their ordeal.
While captured the team were subjected to "a lot of psychological torture", according to Engel, as the kidnappers threatened to kill the captured one at a time.
Engel reported that the kidnappers claimed to be Shia who were loyal to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who kidnapped the crew in hopes of exchanging them for two Iranian agents and Lebanese held by the rebels.
Google updated its universal iOS app for Blogger, bringing the app up to version 188.8.131.52.
The update brings iPhone 5 support to the blogging platform app, and now updates the save post options.
The update also now brings Google Analytics access to the app so that solo bloggers can get access to website statistics on the go.
The app is, as mentioned, universal, so is often the choice of bloggers on the iPad, though another blogging tool, Blogsy is also popular with bloggers as it supports multiple platforms.