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Miro 4 will add mobile device sync and home network media sharing

Miro, the open source cross-platform app that lets you easily watch and subscribe to online video and audio content, is set to add a couple of nifty features in its upcoming new major version, Miro 4. Miro 4 will come with mobile device sync capabilities. This will allow for automatic transfers of downloaded media to mobile phones, tablets, or even external hard drives. And while it's at...

HuffDuffer: like the Tumblr of podcasting

Making a podcast can be a pain in the butt. Most of them are distributed via RSS or Atom, to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get new episodes. What if you want to save a bunch of audio as a podcast, but lack the technical expertise or the patience to make an RSS feed for it? Or what if you know how, but you just don't want to bother? Well, that's why there's Huffduffer. Huffduffer...

Podcasting site Odeo relaunches, now with more video

After spending a few months in private beta, Odeo has launched a new version of its podcast aggregation service. OK, actually it looks like the new version of the site launched a few weeks ago, but we just noticed it, thanks to a short writeup over at TechCrunch. The updated site features a sleek new design and video. Lots and lots of video. Odeo now has videos from about half a million...

Download Squad Week in Review

Been so busy trying to buy Pope bobble-head dolls on eBay that you've fallen behind on the week's software news? We've got your back. Here are some of our favorite stories from the past week. Comcast shuts down Dave Winer Ever wonder if those unlimited bandwidth internet service plans are really unlimited? Tech analyst Dave Winer found out the hard way that there's unlimited, and then there's...

Cinch: Record podcasts from your phone, no signup necessary

Want to start a podcast, but don't know the first thing about audio engineering, web hosting, or RSS feeds? Blogtalkradio's newest service makes podcasting a cinch, which is probably why they call the service Cinch. All you have to do is a call 646-200-0000 from any phone and start talking. Cinch will record your conversation and create a feed with your call as an MP3 enclosure. You never even...

Five smart sex podcasts

Like podcasting? Like sex? Like not being spoken to as if you're slightly more intelligent than a paramecium? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, here are some podcasts you might enjoy. (Warning to readers. This column both acknowledges the existence of sex, and explores the ways sex and sexuality relate to and are enhanced by the internet. If you're offended by such content,...

The Squadcast 08 - So, Think You Can Podcast?

Podcasting might not be easy, but it isn't as hard as you think. Christina and Grant catch up with Amber Rhea to talk about the benefits of starting your own podcast. Not into this whole "creation of new media" thing? Only want to listen? We offer a few tips for getting started as a podcast listener, too! The Squadcast's "The Five" this week features Download Squad's five favorite podcast tools,...

Apple unveils iLife 08

For those non-Mac using readers, today may well have been just your normal day. However for us Mac-loving folk, today saw a special event at Apple HQ. Whilst Apple unveiled some shiny new hardware, they also unveiled arguably the most long-expected software upgrade ever: the iLife '08 suite. So what's new? Well from the look of things, it's a fair bit. iPhoto and iMovie saw the most change, with...

RapidWeaver 3.6.2 released

Disclaimer: I am a part-time support ninja for the company behind the product I mention in this post. Back in September last year, we covered RapidWeaver when back at version 3.5.0. Since then, version numbers have increased, and today sees the release of RapidWeaver 3.6.2. The release includes not only bugfixes, but a few new features too: Aperture support in the Media Browser; Dynamic PHP...

Odeo is for sale

Odeo, an early pioneer among podcasting sites, is up for sale. Odeo's creator, Evan Williams is aiming to be open and honest about the sale, and wants everything out on the table so he's blogging about it. The creator of Blogger and the founder of Obvious Corp who is the web development company behind Twitter, admits that Odeo has not gotten the attention it deserves. Back in the day, Odeo did...

Odeo now under Obvious Corp's wing

Obvious Corp? Curious name for a company, but this is Web 2.0, right?--At least it's not Obviousr. Obvious Corp is a brand new company founded by Blogger creator Evan Williams and his Odeo co-founder Biz Stone. As its opening move, Obvious Corp has acquired Odeo, Inc.'s assets including Odeo and Twitter. Williams explains the move in his blog, saying, "I believe there is a lot of value in what...

So, do you listen to your godcast?

No, I didn't spell it wrong, I meant "godcast" not "podcast." A new trend in religious circles is the godcast. See, I told you. As you might imagine, this is the weekly sermon, teaching or other Church service available on your iPod in podcast form. Godcast1000.com wants to help you put "God on your pod" and is apparently one of the largest godcasting sites according to the LA Times. Many churches...

Two new features for Odeo

Podcasting portal Odeo has announced a couple cool new features in its official blog. The first is a "Starred Audio Player," which could be described as a Flash widget that you can add to your blog or web site that displays and plays all of cool audio you've found and "starred" on Odeo. It lets you customize the colors and change how items are displayed. You can see an example of the Starred Audio...

Pocket Podcasts - A Windows Mobile Podcatcher

Pocket Podcasts is an open source podcatcher application for Windows Mobile powered Pocket PC and Smart Phones. Being a member of Podcast Listener Anonymous (as well as Downloaders Anonymous) when I heard of this application today I went and downloaded it straight away. I may not be able to fully review this for a few days until my 2gb MiniSD card I purchased this morning arrives. Well I could not...

Gabcast: Record a podcast over the phone or VoIP

Looking for an easy way to record a podcast? Check out Gabcast. It's a service that makes podcasting (almost) as simple as making a phone call. You just dial one of Gabcast's access numbers (there are local and/or toll-free numbers for the U.S., U.K., Canada, Holland, and elsewhere) or connect via VoIP and record your podcast, and Gabcast does the rest. You can also do conference calls for...