iPods & Portable Media Players

Fire 2 Field Recorder Review

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software

Here’s a video review of Fire 2, the latest version of the iOS field recording app.



Twitter Founder: “We didn’t like podcasting”

Apr 25th, 2011 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone has some interesting comments about his earlier podcasting company, Odeo, podcasting and how it led to the creation of Twitter, in this month’s Wired. Odeo was a startup that offered podcast directory and search services. Though well-funded, it was effectively dead shortly after launching, because Apple added podcasting support in iTunes. […]



GarageBand iPad Controller Gets Free Update

Mar 15th, 2011 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Harmony Systems has released Delora gbTouch 2, a free update to their $7.99 iPad application that functions as a remote controller for Apple’s GarageBand. gbTouch 2 includes the most requested new features by gbTouch 1.0 users: track names and color-coded track type. Tracks now have individual volume faders that adjust and show each track’s current volume […]



Olympus Intros DM-620 ‘Tresmic’ Digital Audio Recorder

Mar 5th, 2011 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Olympus has introduced the DM-620 digital audio recorder, featuring  the “Tresmic” 3 microphone system that’s designed to capture a wider range of audio. The DM-620’s Tresmic system uses two condenser stereo mics and a center, omni-directional mic that’s capable of capturing lower bass ranges down to 20Hz. A unique feature of the DM-620 is complete […]



Apple’s GarageBand For iPad – A $5 Mobile Digital Audio Workstation

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware

Apple today introduced GarageBand for the iPad – a version of the company’s entry-level digital audio workstation, optimized for multi-touch mobile music making. GarageBand for the iPad could be a great new option for mobile audio podcasting – turning your tablet into a mobile recording studio for $5. Features: Musical instruments designed for Multi-Touch. 70 […]



‘The Office’ Gets A Podcast

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Forget the statistics – you know podcasting is mainstream when the staff of NBC’s The Office start working on a podcast. In a series of shorts on the NBC site, Gabe has the idea to start an office podcast. Parts 2 & 3 below.



SoundCloud Introduces RSS For Podcasts

Jan 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcast Distribution

Audio platform SoundCloud has announced a beta podcast release program. SoundCloud has built a large and growing fan base over the past year with its capability to create and upload audio files, and then promote and share users’ sound creations across the web. A number of apps are available for creating and sharing SoundCloud files across […]



The iPad Won’t Save The Magazine Industry If Magazines Won’t Save Themselves

Dec 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, iPods & Portable Media Players

There’s a lot of discussion today about iPad magazine sales plummeting, based on a report from WWD Media: Remember when Wired’s debut issue for the iPad sold more than 100,000 times in June? It looks like it will be a while before that type of performance is seen again. Digital sales dropped toward the end of […]



Windows Mobile 7 Adoption Stats Show Platform Struggling For Traction

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

A preliminary look at Microsoft’s newest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, shows that the platform is off to a disappointing start, and is struggling to gain even the tiniest foothold.  According to mobile ad network Chitika, Windows Phone 7 is outnumbered over 100 to 1 by both Android and iPhone, month and a half […]



Latest New Media Stats May Surprise You

Dec 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Story, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting, Streaming Video, The New Media Update

Pew Internet has a new report out today, Generations 2010, that looks at Americans’ daily use of the Internet. While some of the findings are just what you’d expect [more young people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices like phones and laptops? Gee!], other results of the study were somewhat unexpected. Following up on […]