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GNC-2012-07-23 #784 Back in the Zone

Posted by geeknews at 1:45 AM on July 24, 2012

Nice to be back into a rhythm with the show being home here in Hawaii. So much of this year so far has been consumed by travel that its nice to be back in the zone and has let me focus on some of the aspects of the show that I have been missing. Hope you enjoy today’s show packed with content.

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GNC-2012-07-12 #781 Value for Value

Posted by geeknews at 1:00 AM on July 13, 2012

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GNC-2012-07-02 #778 Companies going Nuts!

Posted by geeknews at 1:07 AM on July 3, 2012

Back in Honolulu after eventful flight back from Texas.. Companies going crazy seems to be the theme of today’s show! I want to thank GoDaddy for being a sponsor here for 7 straight years and we have a special offer this month in recognition of that.

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GNC-2012-06-28 #777 Steaming Texas

Posted by geeknews at 8:42 PM on June 28, 2012

Wow time to get the heck out of Texas and back to the land of Aloha. I also determined what the skinny was on the lip sync issue with the video, final cut to the rescue. More details on the next show.. Have a cool background lets use it on the next road trip.

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Podcast App by Apple Review

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 6:27 PM on June 26, 2012

Apple released a stand alone podcast app for iOS today. It is listed as Podcast app in the app store. I downloaded the app and over all I think it is a good start. When you open up the app if you have sync turned on in iTunes , the podcast you have subscribe to will automatically install. You can also add podcast manually if you want. To add a podcast manually you simply find it in the catalog and tap on the album art and then hit subscribe. Top podcasts are listed under Top Stations by categories.   You move from category to category by sliding left and right using one finger.

To play a podcast you simply tap on the one you want and then click on the episode you want to listen to and it will start. While listening to the podcast if you click on the album art and the background changes to an old fashion tape deck. On the left hand side is a little lever with a turtle on one side and a rabbit on the other, so you can speed up or slow the podcast down. On the right hand side is a sleep timer and the ability to share to Twitter, message or email. To bring the album art back you slide it down from the top. When you first click on a podcast in your library it will bring up all available episodes. If you click on the gear in the left hand corner you can choose to auto-download the podcast. As long as you are online you can listen to a podcast by streaming it. If you plan to be offline than you will need to download it. You have the option to list the newest or oldest episode first. Once an episode is finish the next available episode for that podcast will start to play. If you subscribe to a master audio feed like the one that is issue by 5by5, you may want to sort the episodes with the oldest first. You can mark all episodes as played or unplayed. You can also turn the subscription on or off.

 

I did run into a couple of problems. It appears when you first subscribe to a members only podcast you still have to do that on your Mac. I couldn’t find anyway to do that directly on the iPhone or iPad.  There is no ability to make playlist directly on the iOs device. I expect that Facebook will be added as a sharing option once iOs 6 becomes public. It is not clear whether the Podcast app will come installed with iOs 6 or not. At this point it appears it may not, for podcast creators this maybe a problem or an opportunity. If you are a podcast creator, you will want to upgrade your album art to the iTunes recommend 1400×1400 pixels. If you have no album art, you will definitely want to add it, if the first thing a subscriber sees is the default album art from iTunes it will look unprofessional. For most average users, this app will work fine, which will hurt many third party podcast app providers. Although I suspect that the more sophisticated users will continue to use their favorite third-party apps. I am going to try it for a while before I decide.

GNC-2012-06-25 #776 Green Screen Episode

Posted by geeknews at 9:04 PM on June 25, 2012

Well green screen worked find, but oh boy the Lip Sync is a major issue. More testing will be required but it is one of those things that need to be figured out…

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GNC-2012-06-21 #775 Marching to Show 800

Posted by geeknews at 1:06 AM on June 22, 2012

Studio was firing on all cylinders along with me tonight. I am sure you are going to love the show. Need the Ohana Assitance in coming up with Audio clips and some art for the Ohana Sarus… If you have skills lets see what you got.

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GNC-2012-06-18 #774 Microsoft Surface

Posted by geeknews at 1:09 AM on June 19, 2012

Microsoft finally gets their act together and comes out with something worth talking about. This has been a long time coming and I think many of us Windows users are pretty excited about the announcement.

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Apple is Giving Podcasts Their Own App on iOs 6

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 8:15 PM on June 15, 2012

Podcast I am a big fan of podcasts and have been almost since they began back in 2004–2005. I listen at least twenty podcast a week, and produce one of my own Remembrances Back in the Day. So the fact that Microsoft seems to be giving podcast the short end of the straw is disappointing. Then there was a headline today that Podcasts aren’t listed in iTunes in the beta version of iOS 6. I thought oh no, don’t tell me Apple is following Microsoft’s lead. I should have known better. All Things D  solved the mystery, Apple is simply giving Podcasts their own applications, on iOs 6. Similar to what it did when it gave iBooks and videos their own apps and what they are also doing with the iTunes U. This will allow Podcasts to stand out from the crowd, instead of being lost among the music in the iTunes store.

I do wonder if it will have any effect on third-party podcast applications or as some would put are third-party podcast apps being sherlocked. I expect some will fall by the wayside but the better ones that offer more options will be fine

The biggest disappointment is that there will be no separate app for Podcasts on the desktop. Something which is desperately needed iTunes has become way too bloated. I would love to see separate application on the desktop for  Podcasts.  However a separate application on the iPhone and iPad is a good start.

GNC-2012-06-14 #773 New Guts

Posted by geeknews at 1:08 AM on June 15, 2012

I have been burning the midnight oil catching up on a incredible amount of work from all my travel. The inbox is slowly receding. Hardware refresh happening here in the Studio. Looking for some help with graphics here at the show so if you have some skillz reach out an let me know. Also looking for feedback how has the new show notes pages working out?

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