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Podcasting – No Broadcasting, No iPod?

Posted in Digital Audio by Darrin Olson on August 26th, 2006

Podcast Logo When I first heard of podcasting, I immediately figured it had something to do with the iPod and something to do with radio, but when I looked into it this really isn’t the case. Although you can listen to podcasts with the iPod and get them from iTunes, you can also listen to them with almost any other similar device, and you can get them from many, many sources. It just so happens that the iPod was the most popular hardware at the time and so the phrase was coined.

Podcasts are basically the same medium as any song would be, often an MP3 file, and usually are not songs but are news, interviews, comedy or any other audio distribution.

The Podcast Directory is a great source to find all kinds of different podcasts, and of course if you do have an iPod, …

Apple iPod nano is Smaller Than You Think

Posted in Apple,Digital Audio,iPod by Darrin Olson on August 26th, 2006

iPOD nano
I picked up the 4GB iPod nano not too long ago. I got the black iPOD, which was a little harder to find but I really like the look of it. What really got me was how small this thing really is. They put the dimensions on the add and on the box, which shows 3.5 x 1.6 x .27 inches, but it never really hits you ’till you get one in your hand. This thing is small.

Aside from the size, the another feature I really liked about iPod nano right away was how easy it was to use. Within minutes I had the thing hooked up to my PC and was downloading songs from iTunes. Other attractive points to me were the accessories. There is a multitude of accessories for these things now everywhere, including stereo’s you can dock with, …