Wednesday, June 29, 2005

iTunes w/ Podcasting - COOL!

Here's my mini-review:

1) Not all of my podcasts are in there (Geek Fu Action Grip, Slacker Astronomy Extra) but most are. Very easy to navigate and it's NICE that they all follow the same format. I wonder if Apple is XMLTing some of them?

2) It remembers! Stop a podcast in the middle, listen to something else, come back and it's where you left off.

3) Partials? Apparently it now plays partials. Previously, partial MP3s were not transferred to the iPod.

4) Scrolling! The Podcast category on the iPod shows the feed names, and will scroll them if they are too long. When you go in to see the podcast, it shows the name & date, and will scroll the name while the date stays in place. Nice.

5) How do I get them off? iTunes can be set to remove podcasts you have listened to (assume they mean you play it to the end, even if you FF through most of it). Still testing this one.

6) No rating (boo) so you can't remind yourself that a podcast sucks, but it does show the details (yea) in a new scrollable screen.

Maybe now my wife can listen to podcasts. More as I keep using it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Podcasts in iTunes

iTunes 4.9 is out. It has an integrated podcast directory. Doesn't contain a couple of my favorites, but has everything else. Nicely orgainzed.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Revolution Downloaded Games Free?

Sometimes listed as free, sometimes stated that they will cost something. Either way, here's a list of the oldies.