Thursday, June 30, 2005

iTunes 4.9

iTunes 4.9 came out and can we say "Holy crap!"?

It not only supports RSS feeds but when you update your iPod's firmware (via iPod Updater) you will now notice another category called Podcasts. And guess what? iTunes grabs the show notes for a podcast and displays them on your iPod. How cool is that?

I'll share more with you later. Right now, i'm trying to get listed in iTunes.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Mail Call!!

I checked the old De-Fi Radio snail mail bin today and there were a TON of goodies waiting for me. And guess what that means for all of you....

Thats right!! I have some more CDs to give away!! =)

Everyone remember The Transfer? Well i have some copies of their three song promo EP that has "Down With Everything", "How Hazardous We Are" and "No One's Listening". I have four copies for me to do whatever with. Lets see. What should i do.....

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

iPodderX...for Windows!

During the Wizards of Technology Podcast, Thunderstone Media announced that they are working on a version of iPodderX for Windows.

iPodderX is a Mac only media aggregator that comes in two versions. One you pay for, and a free one with some of its features removed. It is a very sexy application that is setup to look just like iTunes. If you're familiair with iTunes, you should have not problems trying to figure out iPodderX.

I really hope the Windows version is just as sexy as its Mac sibling. We all know that looks matter.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

#10 On The Way

Its taking forever to tally all of the votes by e-mail, IM, Skype, and comments but i've finally selected the top 10 favorite songs from the past shows. I'll share the results in episode 10 which is due out very soon!

APOLLO 13: Brave New WorldAlso, the two winners of the Apollo 13 CD giveaway mentioned in show #9 will be mentioned in show 10! Congrats to both our winners! You'll know who you are soon enough! :)

And thanks to everyone who listened and entered! I'll be doing a few other giveaways real soon so if you didn't win this time, you'll have another chance to win something.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Thanks A Ton!

First off, HUGE thanks to all of you that participated in the Apollo 13 cd giveaway. The winner will be drawn and announced in show #10 which is due out soon so stay close.

Second, you still have time to get your favorite song(s) in to me for "The Top 10 at 10" (also called De-Fi Radio #10). You can leave comments here or send them to me in an e-mail with the subject "Top 10 Song(s)."

Thanks so much for listening and stay tuned! =)

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Time Is Almost Up! =)

Thats right, the deadline for the Apollo 13 CD giveaway is almost up! Remember that you have until 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) to get those entries e-mailed to me. Tons have entered but only two will win!

Good luck to everyone and thanks for all of the compliments!! i'll be sharing some of them "on air" in De-Fi Radio 10. =)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Awesome News for the Podcast World.

In the next few months, Apple will release iTunes 4.9, which will come with a built in podcast aggregator, making it easier than it already is to subscribe, listen, and transfer podcasts to your iPod. iTunes will make the standard process of entering the URL for a podcast feed look archaic.

The new version of iTunes will feature a podcast directory that looks very much like the flagship iTunes Music Store (iTMS). In this directory, you’ll be able to browse through thousands of different podcasts giving you the ability to download and or subscribe to at the click of a button. You will no longer need a separate program to do all of that work for you.

I feel that this will make it even easier on users, and it will help push this new medium forward.

More information from the AP @ Yahoo!

At a technology conference on Monday, Jobs previewed iTunes version 4.9. The software allows users to click on and subscribe to different podcasts, then automatically delivers the shows to any connected iPod — far less cumbersome than the third-party applications many listeners now need.

The newest iTunes will include a directory of podcasts, and creators will be able to register their shows with Apple's iTunes Music Store.

"We think it's going to take podcasting mainstream, to where anyone can do it," Jobs told the gathering of software developers.

Jobs' support for podcasting could make the phenomenon more popular, particularly if the iTunes store becomes the Internet's de facto repository of podcasts. Since its launch two years ago, the store has sold more than 400 million songs.

Last month, Jobs said podcasts on iTunes would initially be free. But he's been coy about whether Apple would allow podcasters to sell premium content through iTunes — a move that would make Apple's music service compete against and other sites that feature unique content.