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post #586 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yes, sorry. I have an iPhone 4.

Do you listen to all your podcasts via your iPhone? Are you jonesing for the next iPhone? One of the biggest advantages of the iPhone is the way I can add and delete podcasts directly from my phone. Its literally changed my life.
post #587 of 736
I have the $5 Reeder RSS application on my iPad, and tried subscribing to all the sites that I usually read through -- The Verge, BGR, Engadget, as well as other blogs, Tumblrs, and whatnot.

The problem I found is that if I don't keep up with it for just a day or two, the next time I open the application, suddenly I have 700 unread articles. It becomes extremely unwieldy to sift through all of them. Reeder also lacks a visual overview a la Pulse or Flipboard, which I've always found pretty helpful for identifying interesting articles at a glance.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong in managing my RSS feeds. I'm not interested in half of the articles published on Engadget or The Verge. I wish there was some way for an RSS application to only sync the "top" articles, such as the ones promoted by the websites at the top of their main page.
post #588 of 736
Small change in my life post iPad:

Before iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in the paper.

After iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in Flipboard.
post #589 of 736
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

Do you listen to all your podcasts via your iPhone? Are you jonesing for the next iPhone? One of the biggest advantages of the iPhone is the way I can add and delete podcasts directly from my phone. Its literally changed my life.

Yes, I have them all subscribed to in iTunes. The only thing I can't figure out is how to get iTunes on my iPhone to automatically update the podcasts on it's own. Without having to sync (over wi-fi now) at home with my Macbook. So far it looks like I have to do this manually, which takes away from the "PC Free" promise of Apple.

Basically, I want iTunes on my iPhone to work just like it does on my Mac. Update to the latest and delete the old ones, on its own.

My car stereo can read files from my iPhone directly over USB. It works well and I have even figured out how to trick it into playing sound from Apps like Pandora and Audible too. Other then XM, I hardly turn on the radio anymore.
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

Small change in my life post iPad:
Before iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in the paper.
After iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in Flipboard.

How do you like Flipboard? I tried it out the other night, but need to spend more time with it. I think I get the concept, but have a feeling I really need to customize the content it is showing me. It's basically a glorified RSS app right?
post #590 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yes, I have them all subscribed to in iTunes. The only thing I can't figure out is how to get iTunes on my iPhone to automatically update the podcasts on it's own. Without having to sync (over wi-fi now) at home with my Macbook. So far it looks like I have to do this manually, which takes away from the "PC Free" promise of Apple.
Basically, I want iTunes on my iPhone to work just like it does on my Mac. Update to the latest and delete the old ones, on its own.
My car stereo can read files from my iPhone directly over USB. It works well and I have even figured out how to trick it into playing sound from Apps like Pandora and Audible too. Other then XM, I hardly turn on the radio anymore.


How many different podcasts do you subscribe to? Honestly I just download my podcasts directly from iTunes on my iPhone and delete accordingly. I've never even incorporated my other Macs when comes to podcasts. The only podcast that I listen to daily (M-F) is a sports show so it's pretty simple to just find those episodes directly on my iPhone and add them/delete them accordingly. The rest of the podcasts that I listen to are either weekly (Verge, Talk Show, etc) or I pick and choose episodes because I listen for the guest and not the host (WTF podcast, Fresh Air).

Unless you are a heavy podcast listener I feel it's easier to just add/delete them manually as I am. It's certainly equal work compared to incorporating another Mac.

I had no idea that iTunes deletes your old podcasts. How exactly does it do this? Does it know when you've listen to them in their entirety?

I have connected a past generation iPod Nano inside the USB port of my SUV and it works perfectly. The only time I tend to listen to terrestrial radio is for the two Boston sports talk stations.
post #591 of 736
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

How many different podcasts do you subscribe to? Honestly I just download my podcasts directly from iTunes on my iPhone and delete accordingly. I've never even incorporated my other Macs when comes to podcasts. The only podcast that I listen to daily (M-F) is a sports show so it's pretty simple to just find those episodes directly on my iPhone and add them/delete them accordingly. The rest of the podcasts that I listen to are either weekly (Verge, Talk Show, etc) or I pick and choose episodes because I listen for the guest and not the host (WTF podcast, Fresh Air).

Unless you are a heavy podcast listener I feel it's easier to just add/delete them manually as I am. It's certainly equal work compared to incorporating another Mac.

I had no idea that iTunes deletes your old podcasts. How exactly does it do this? Does it know when you've listen to them in their entirety?
I have connected a past generation iPod Nano inside the USB port of my SUV and it works perfectly. The only time I tend to listen to terrestrial radio is for the two Boston sports talk stations.

The proper iTunes on Mac/PC can be configured to subscribe to podcasts. It automatically checks for new episodes and downloads them. You can also configure it to only keep episodes based on certain criteria. I have mine set to keep "last three non-played" episodes of each podcast. If the episode falls out of this criteria, iTunes deletes it from my iPhone during the sync. It helps save space on my iPhone and keeps me from having to worry about it.

I find manually updating them on my iPhone a hassle. You have to know when the new ones hit and tell it to download each individual file. Then delete the old ones. Automation of this process is nicer. I really do wish the iPhone iTunes app could do this.

While I recently cut back on my subscriptions, I am what you would call a heavy listener. At one point I had over 20 subscriptions. Never got around to having time to listen to them all, so my list is now much more streamlined. This actually reminds me, that I need to add a couple and delete some that I have fallen out of caring about.

EDIT: Terestrail radio sucks. I have taken a liking to XM now that my car has it built in, but otherwise I just play stuff off my iPhone. I'm also an Audible member and pay the monthly fee that gives me discounts and 1 free book a month.
post #592 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

The proper iTunes on Mac/PC can be configured to subscribe to podcasts. It automatically checks for new episodes and downloads them. You can also configure it to only keep episodes based on certain criteria. I have mine set to keep "last three non-played" episodes of each podcast. If the episode falls out of this criteria, iTunes deletes it from my iPhone during the sync. It helps save space on my iPhone and keeps me from having to worry about it.
I find manually updating them on my iPhone a hassle. You have to know when the new ones hit and tell it to download each individual file. Then delete the old ones. Automation of this process is nicer. I really do wish the iPhone iTunes app could do this.
While I recently cut back on my subscriptions, I am what you would call a heavy listener. At one point I had over 20 subscriptions. Never got around to having time to listen to them all, so my list is now much more streamlined. This actually reminds me, that I need to add a couple and delete some that I have fallen out of caring about.
EDIT: Terestrail radio sucks. I have taken a liking to XM now that my car has it built in, but otherwise I just play stuff off my iPhone. I'm also an Audible member and pay the monthly fee that gives me discounts and 1 free book a month.

I'm aware of the iTunes subscription model, and how it works, but I did not know that you can configure it so that it deletes podcasts too. Very cool.

Perhaps you listen to too many podcasts to go the manual route as I do, however I feel it's the better way to manage things. Storage-wise I have plenty of room for the podcasts. Finding the episodes is pretty painless considering every show that I listen to is rather popular and you can track them down in the Top 10 lists with the categories of iTunes podcasts. Adding and deleting the files could not be easier (tap the button to download, swipe the episode and tap 'delete' to remove.

I'm sure many people go your route, but I really prefer my manual method. I've been using this method ever since I first caught on to podcasts a few months after buying my 3G model in the fall of 2008.
post #593 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yes, I have them all subscribed to in iTunes. The only thing I can't figure out is how to get iTunes on my iPhone to automatically update the podcasts on it's own. Without having to sync (over wi-fi now) at home with my Macbook. So far it looks like I have to do this manually, which takes away from the "PC Free" promise of Apple.
Basically, I want iTunes on my iPhone to work just like it does on my Mac. Update to the latest and delete the old ones, on its own.
My car stereo can read files from my iPhone directly over USB. It works well and I have even figured out how to trick it into playing sound from Apps like Pandora and Audible too. Other then XM, I hardly turn on the radio anymore.
How do you like Flipboard? I tried it out the other night, but need to spend more time with it. I think I get the concept, but have a feeling I really need to customize the content it is showing me. It's basically a glorified RSS app right?

I used to use Flipboard, but now I use Zite. You can customize it more easily and like articles so it'll learn.
post #594 of 736
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I think I just need to find a good App to manage my podcast subscriptions on my iPhone for me. I know there are supposed to be a couple.
post #595 of 736
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More proof that that Apple's won this game.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/27/judge-asus-transformer-isnt-infringing-on-hasbros-trademark-and-asus-reveals-embarrassing-sales-stats/

2k pre-orders for one of the best, if not best, Android tablets to date? Disaster.

I want there to be real competition in the tablet space, but Android is simply not selling well enough. The only other tablets besides Apple's that do seem to gain any traction are the inexpensive offerings from B&N and Amazon and even they are not that that well in comparison. It's up to Microsoft's strategy with Windows 8 at this point.
post #596 of 736
The daily on the iPad is SICKKKKKKK, it's the best news and current event magazine you'll read, they have there own writers, photographers, and staff. It's great news, crisp delivery and amazing put together.
post #597 of 736
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Originally Posted by Nerkg View Post

The daily on the iPad is SICKKKKKKK, it's the best news and current event magazine you'll read, they have there own writers, photographers, and staff. It's great news, crisp delivery and amazing put together.

Considering subscribing. I was actually just looking at it today. I just hate when I miss days. I feel like I wasting money.
post #598 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

How do you like Flipboard? I tried it out the other night, but need to spend more time with it. I think I get the concept, but have a feeling I really need to customize the content it is showing me. It's basically a glorified RSS app right?

I like it a lot. But that's not to say that there isn't something better out there. I am an iPad newb after all.

I find it to be very much like a newspaper/magazine, but with better, more timely content that you can modify for your interests.
post #599 of 736
I really wish that the WSJ application for the iPad was of a higher quality (and I'm not just talking about the fact that it hasn't updated for the new retina display yet). I like the content of the WSJ much more than that of the NYT, but the NYT's iPad application is superior by far. I wish I could afford a subscription to both, but it just seems kind of pointless.
post #600 of 736
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post

I have the $5 Reeder RSS application on my iPad, and tried subscribing to all the sites that I usually read through -- The Verge, BGR, Engadget, as well as other blogs, Tumblrs, and whatnot.
The problem I found is that if I don't keep up with it for just a day or two, the next time I open the application, suddenly I have 700 unread articles. It becomes extremely unwieldy to sift through all of them. Reeder also lacks a visual overview a la Pulse or Flipboard, which I've always found pretty helpful for identifying interesting articles at a glance.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong in managing my RSS feeds. I'm not interested in half of the articles published on Engadget or The Verge. I wish there was some way for an RSS application to only sync the "top" articles, such as the ones promoted by the websites at the top of their main page.

No, you're doing it right. I have the same problem. Then, I spend more time sifting through each of the 150 new posts. Its kind of unwieldy, especially with the tech sites, where they're all just posting up the same shit daily. That's why I cut down to only The Verge.
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post

Small change in my life post iPad:
Before iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in the paper.
After iPad...Sit at the counter and order enchiladas while doing the NYT puzzles and browsing the stories in Flipboard.

Ah, the life of an iPad user.

Google Currents is a nice news app as well.
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