podcasts

Apple's Podcasts App No Longer Has Horrible Reel-To-Reel Skeuomorphism

Apple’s Podcasts app has long been a horrid example of Scott Forstall’s most epic crime as a software designer: skeuomorphism. Why do I need a graphic of a reel-to-reel tape machine in my app? HOW CLEVER! Get it? Yes, radio used to be recorded and edited on reels of tape, but that design reference doesn’t do anything good for consumers.


Not Even Podcasts Are Safe From Patent Trolls

Patent trolls are awful. They want money for themselves and misery for the rest of us. Trolls have targeted tech giants like Apple and Samsung, music giants and now, they’re targeting podcasters in a move that might wipe some of our favourite shows off the map. You bastards.


Listen To Wil Anderson Dish The Dirt On Microsoft Australia's Corporate Event

Corporate offsite events aren’t anything new. Companies have them once a year to take their employees somewhere nice to reward them and tell them about the strategy for the company going forward. Quite often, the conference will include some entertainment, and for Microsoft Australia’s recent corporate offsite, that entertainment was comedian and TV host Wil Anderson. Thankfully, Wil has a podcast and is here to tell us all about the inner workings of Microsoft’s employee event.


Do You Listen To Podcasts?

We had something of a collective revelation at the Gizmodo office: we never listen to podcasts. They were once seen as the great killer of radio, but they’ve instead become something more of a compliment.


Podcasts: Apple's Standalone App Arrives Ahead Of iOS 6

I’m so guilty of forgetting about podcasts. Although I’m subscribed to several, they tend to get lost in the chaos of iTunes, Spotify and all the other places I’m turning to for media. But these shows have been given a little breathing room. Prior to the proper release of iOS 6, Apple has launched a standalone app for audio and video Podcasts.


Even The Civil War Had Tourists

If it was 1861 and you knew there was a big land battle in the neighbouring town of Manassas, Virginia, what would you do? You would grab your telescope, pack up the family carriage, and check it out, of course.


Every Comedy Podcast Worth Listening To

There’s a great, big, beautiful world of comedy podcasts out there. Too big, maybe, to navigate comfortably on your own. Fortunately, you’ve got Splitsider’s guide to dozens of funny people whose downloads won’t do you wrong.


iAppalooza News: Podcatcher

If you watch or listen to a lot of podcasts on your iPhone, you’re probably well aware of the stupid limitations put on direct downloading podcasts to your phone, with Apple instead pushing you to download through iTunes and sync regularly. There’s a better way, and it’s called Podcatcher.


All The Comedy Podcasts Worth Downloading

Splitsider has a terrific roundup of comedy podcasts that are actually, you know, funny. There are some familiar names here, but also quite a few lesser-knowns who are worth cosying up to.


'Twitter Strangers' On CBC Radio's Spark

Prompted by my posts on “Why I Stalk a Sexy Black Woman on Twitter (And Why You Should, Too)” as well as my follow-up piece, CBC Radio’s Spark interviewed me and me-if-I-were-10-times-smarter Jonah Lehrer on the benefits of following strangers on Twitter. [CBC.ca/spark]