|07/30/2007 Best Sound Program for 2007
RecordForAll competed for the coveted prize
against ALSong by ESTsoft, DAccord
iChords by DAccord Music Software and Winamp Pro by
NullSoft. RecordForAll emerged as the overall winner collecting
the largest number of votes in the Best Sound
Programcategory for the year 2007.
|07/28/2007 IBM Posted Podcasting Code of Conduct
IBM implemented a code of conduct for employees contemplating
podcasting. Most of the items make sense for anyone who has
a corporate job.
|07/27/2007 Peoples Choice Podcast Awards Announced
The nominations for the Peoples Choice
Podcasting Awards are in. The nominations really cover the
spectrum from well-known to not so well known.There are 10 nominees
in each category. Voting will open on July 28th and
close on August 11, 2007.
|07/26/2007 iPhone Numbers Disappoint
AT&T Inc. wiped some of the glow off Apple iPhone on
Tuesday, releasing numbers that showed fewer people than expected
signed up for service in the first two days of the multimedia
cell phone's release.
AT&T — the iPhone exclusive carrier — said it activated
146,000 iPhones on June 29 and 30, a number that disappointed
investors following some analyst forecasts that Apple would
sell 500,000 or more iPhones in its first weekend.
|07/24/2007 Podcasting Knowledgebase
Got questions about podcasting? Do not be afraid to ask!
Questions and answers are visible in the Podcasting Knowledgebase. Questions are answered
every few days and they cover the gamut!
|07/24/2007 iPhone Security Issues
Hackers could take control of an iPhone if its owner visits
a doctored Web site or Internet hotspot, security researchers
The vulnerability of the vaunted device, Apple Inc first cell
phone, is only theoretical for now. There are no reports of
criminals actually taking advantage of the security glitch to
remotely access an iPhone.
But if it were exploited, hijacked iPhones could be very useful
to the same gangs that take over personal computers and use
them to disseminate spam, said Charlie Miller, principal security
analyst at Independent Security Evaluators, which discovered
|07/20/2007 Podcasting Advertising Organization
is an industry association focused on providing standards for
advertising and audience measurement for episodic and downloadable
ADM has a mission statement:
To provide leadership in and organization of advertising
and audience measurement standards, research, education and
advocacy to all those involved in portable media (Podcasts/ATOM/RSS
media enclosures) across the Internet, iPods, MP3 players, mobile
devices, P2P and other upcoming platforms.
This PoducateMe guide looks pretty comprehensive
for those interested in learning the ins and outs of podcasting.
|07/19/2007 Podcasting Real Estate - NYTimes
House and apartment listings that are read aloud so they
can be loaded onto an iPod player for the morning commute; video
tours of faraway villas, accessible with the click of a mouse.
Video and audio file-sharing, technologies already so popular
for entertainment and communications, are giving real estate
buyers and sellers a variety of new tools for finding and marketing
It is in American real estate that the sharing of audio and
video files over the Internet has caught on most quickly —
with video tours of homes now widely available — but property
markets in the rest of the world also are beginning to embrace
The popularity of the Apple iPod and other digital media players
now has consumers comfortable with the idea of carrying their
favorite audio — and, more recently, video — selections
wherever they go. At the same time, the growth of Web sites
like YouTube and of Internet podcasts of radio, television and
online content has made uploading and downloading files routine
for many people.
Feeds and Podcasts
|07/10/2007 Lawyers Use RSS and Podcasting
Lawyers have never been known as a technical bunch, but
more and more often you see a lawyer with a palm pilot making
appointments and a blackberry for those urgent messages. Electronic
gadgets are now common in the courthouses across the US. Lawyers
have increased productivity by utilizing technology so it should
come as no surprise that lawyers are using RSS feeds as a means
to grow and manage their practices.
How Lawyers Use RSS and Podcasting
|07/09/2007 Web Access is Achilles Heel for iPhone
Complaints about the speed of the network that Apples new
iPhone connects to points to the need for a new broadband wireless
network in the U.S.
The iPhone uses ATTs EDGE network, which ATT says averages speeds
of 100 kilobits to 150 kilobits per second. But one review in
the Wall Street Journal called the network pokey, and
a review in the New York Times called the network excruciatingly
slow, saying users may almost ache for a dial-up modem.
|07/09/2007 iPhone Hack Publicized
Hacker Jon Lech Johansen, known widely as DVD Jon,
has cracked Apples iPhone activation, or so he claims, meaning
that iPhone buyers will be able to activate and use the new
handset without having to commit to an AT&T wireless contract.
Johansen announced his feat in a blog post entitled iPhone
The Norwegian cracker initially made a name for himself eight
years ago when he cracked the encryption code on DVDs. And last
year, he cracked the digital rights management code that prevents
iPod users from playing songs purchased from competing online
|07/03/2007 iPhone Glitches
AT&T Inc said on Monday delays in activating service
for customers of Apple Inc iPhone had been mostly resolved after
the wireless company worked out the problems on a case-by-case
About 2 percent of those who bought iPhones since they went
on sale Friday faced delays in activation with AT&T, the
exclusive U.S. service provider for the widely anticipated cell
phone, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Dave Winer of RSS fame has introduced the TwitterGram and a TwitterGram web service,
which lets you send 200K MP3 sound files instead of text messages.
|07/03/2007 Podcast Awards
Nominations for the Podcast Awards
are open until July 5th! 2007 Podcast Awards Nominations are
now open. You get one chance to Nominate the shows of your choosing.
Please fill out the nomination form completely before submitting.
|07/02/2007 Podcast Peer Awards
There's only two weeks left to vote for nominations for
the third Podcast
Peer Awards. You can vote for the existing nominees, or
nominate someone who has been overlooked.
The top five qualifying nominees in each category will go to
the final round of voting, where over 500 PPA members will pick
the best of the best.
|07/02/2007 DragonCon Podcasting and Parsec Awards
According to their website DragonCon is one of the largest fan and culture
conferences in the world. They are running a conference and
hosting podcast awards August 31-September 3rd.
The European Commission is turning to video-sharing Web
site YouTube.com to disseminate information about the workings
of the European Union to its citizens, through a new channel
on the site called EUtube, it announced Friday.
|06/27/2007 Podcasting History
Silicon User reviews Podcasting History and details how podcasting
|06/27/2007 What is Podsafe Music
Detailed article about Podsafe Music.
The licensor of any podsafe work must be legally capable
of making it so. An artist cannot distribute his or her own
work through a podsafe license if doing so would break any laws
or breach any standing agreements (e.g. with the RIAA). The
creator of a derivative work may also not claim this work podsafe
without express permission from the original copyright holders.
(PMN has more specific and stringent terms to this effect in
its agreement.) Another point of contention is that not all
podcasts are non-commercial works; in fact, an increasing number
of podcasts are taking on sponsors and looking to make a profit.
In general, no significant distinction is yet made between podsafe
for non-commercial use and podsafe for commercial use, but it
could easily arise at any moment.