Two free tools are now available to owners of Apple’s iPod. Ambushed Networks has released PodNews 1.0, a free, open-source Mac OS X application that allows users to update their Apple iPod with the latest news headlines from various Web sites. THHdesign has released Podtext 1.0, a free application for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X that lets users easily transfer up to 2000 character messages to their iPod.