|04/30/2007 Podcast Basics
Podcasting, in its simplest form, is audio that can be
downloaded to a computer or portable media player and listened
to at a later time. There are two major components of a podcast,
the audio file and the RSS file. Most podcast audio segments
are compressed MP3 files.
|04/30/2007 iPod Ban
Digital media players are being targeted by schools as
potential cheating devices used by students. According to the
article here, banning the players might be somewhat of a national
trend even though using the devices to cheat is nothing new.
The article mentions at the end that Duke University in North
Carolina distributed iPods as part of the Duke Digital Initiative
program. There are 'iPod office hours' where students can have
their questions answered about how they can use their iPod as
creative project material. The executive director Tim Dodd of
the Center for Academic Integrity at Duke stated, "Trying to
fight the technology without a dialogue on values and expectations
is a losing battle."
|04/26/2007 Amazon to Sell Unprotected Music Files
Sources in the London Times say Amazon has approached all
the major labels "in the past fortnight" and stated its desire
to launch an online music store by May. The Times said the store
would offer "unprotected MP3s."
|04/24/2007 Easy Software for Podcasters
If you are looking for software to handle audio recording
and editing, look no further! Give RecordForAll a try. It is super easy to use
and is really pretty slick.
Features allow for:
built-in noise filtering
layering of sounds
synchronize and sequence clips
A free RecordForAll trial version is available
|04/21/2007 Where To Locate PodSafe Music
Nothing really polishes a podcast more than background music
or theme music. In the music world, these music segments are
referred to as intros and extros. While many enjoy streaming
Internet Audio and recording songs they like over the Internet,
these songs cannot legally be used in a podcast.
Where to Locate Podsafe Music?
|04/20/2007 Internet Radio is Struggling Against Fees
A panel of judges at the Copyright Royalty Board has
denied a request from the NPR and a number of other webcasters
to reconsider a March ruling that would force Internet radio
services to pay crippling royalties.
The ruling is a huge blow to online broadcasters, and the
new royalty structure could knock a large number of them off
the 'Net entirely'.
|04/19/2007 iTunes Movies Dropping Off? - Hold the Video
New figures released by Apple suggest that demand for its
iTunes movie download offerings is fading.
Initial demand for downloaded movies from iTunes was strong,
with Apple saying 1.3 million films were downloaded by 2 February
of this year. But new figures show that, almost three months
afterwards, only around 700,000 additional films have been sold.
|04/18/2007 Imus Podcast
I wonder how popular a podcast by Don Imus would be? The
internet airwaves are not controlled or regulated. Satelite
radio facing a merger are gun-shy to touch a topic that would
sure to bring more controversy. Could podcasting be a solution
for Don Imus?
|04/17/2007 Corporate Podcasting Summit
Presentations from the European Corporate Podcasting Summit have
|04/17/2007 Blogger and Podcaster Magazine
A new magazine Blogger and Podcaster for "aspiring new media
titans" has been launched.
|04/16/2007 Nominate Your Favorite Podcast Blog
The Bloggers Choice Awards are accepting nominations.
Nominate your Favorite Podcasting Blog (hint, hint).
|04/16/2007 iPods for Every Child
Two Michigan lawmakers who support a plan to spend millions
of state tax dollars order to buy an iPod for every child in
the state may have flown to California thanks to Apple. The
accusations raise questions as to whether the two lawmakers
support the plan so heavily because they genuinely support it
or whether it was due to the financial influence of Apple.
iPods for Every Child
|04/12/2007 Podcasting 101
Online podcasting 101 guide.
Five key steps to creating podcasts
1. Revisit your PR plan
Does a podcast fit in with your messaging strategy? Do you
have the time and resources to do this? No strategic fit, no
resources = no podcast. Good strategic fit + resources = podcast.
|04/10/2007 100 Million iPods
Apple reports that they have sold 100 million iPods.
|04/10/2007 Apple iPod Virus
Massachusetts-based Internet security company, Kaspersky
Lab recently found a virus designed to infect iPods. The company
claims that this is the first iPod virus, but says we shouldn't
worry about it too much. The Podloso virus can only affect iPods
with Linux installed on them, and the virus can't automatically
infect the popular digital audio player. The only way for Podloso
to get on your iPod is if you install it.
Podloso will scan your iPod's hard drive and will affect
.elf files. If you try to open these files, you'll just get
a message on the screen that says, "You are infected with Oslo
the first iPodLinux Virus."
|04/10/2007 Niche Podcast Websites
Just as their are niche search engines, niche feed directories
there are also niche podcast directories.
While religion is one of the niches that dominate podcasts there
are a number of religious podcast directories.
Additional there are educational podcasts , medical podcasts
, political podcasts and sports podcasts.
|04/03/2007 Free iPod Tutorial
Struggling with learning the features and functions of your
new iPod? The iPod Tutorial is a good read and will help
both noobs and experts alike.
|04/03/2007 The White House Is Updated
The White House website has been updated and has prominently
White House RSS Feeds
Additional government feeds and podcasts can be found at Government Central
|03/31/2007 Online Sermons a Hit
Lets take a look at the vertical communities in podcasting
which is no more evident that it is in religious circles. The
following portals are all dedicated to podcast preaching: