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Thoughts

New Podcast Series: “Behind the App” on Inquisitive

I’ve been listening to podcasts for almost a decade now. There have been very few podcasts that have lasted that long. Hence, I am in need of a new podcasts from time to time. Back in August of 2014, there was a new podcast network that came online, Relay.fm. Relay.fm was started by Myke Hurley (@imyke) and Stephen Hackett (512pixels.net). Once the network started I subscribed to almost everything that they released. One of those shows was Inquisitive. For episodes 1 through 26, it was an hour-long, interview-based show that spoke with developers about how they got started. Beginning with episode 27, the podcast has changed; and this is a good thing.

Episode 27 is the first episode in a series that looks at the the apps and items surrounding apps and the App Store. The first in the series covers the introduction of the iPhone and iPhone SDK [1. Software Development Kit] and some of the items leading up to said introductions. The style of the show is very reminiscent of another popular podcast Serial. Instead of covering a crime, this is covering apps. Which, for geeks, is an interesting topic. Probably a topic more interesting than a crime.

When I heard that the format of Inquisitive was changing, my initial thought was “Why not also change the name?” However, after listening to episode 27, I came to realize that the name Inquisitive is still very appropriate. The name still fits the show because Myke is still inquiring information from developers, yet the information is from a multitude of developers, that all centralize around one topic. While the current run of shows may be for history of Apps and the App Store, it is completely conceivable that future runs of the show revolve around a centralized question instead of a topic.

I like the direction that the show has taken. If you have any interest at all in the history of applications and the iOS App Store, this series should be a good one to listen to. You can subscribe via iTunes or search for Inquisitive in your podcast application of choice. While you are already in the store, do not forget to subscribe to my podcast Odd World News

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Apple Technology

Podcasting: Odd World News

I have been listening to podcasts since April 2005 when podcasting was just getting started. As I wrote that last sentence I realized that it will be a decade in a few months. During that time, I have had the idea of doing different podcasts, but I never had the motivation to do so. Most of my ideas for podcasts relate to doing a podcast about Apple. However, that realm is already well covered with Connected and Upgrade on Relay.fm, Accidental Tech Podcast, MacOSKen and Resolve, the latter which focuses on the Watch. While I could do another Mac podcast, it would just get lost in the shuffle since I am not a well known figure in the Apple news world.

Instead, I opted to cover Odd News from around the World. Yes, Odd News. General news is covered by a number of places, but the strange news that occurs does not always get enough attention. So, I am trying to change that through podcasting. My podcasting setup is as follows. I use a Blue Yeti Microphone – Blackout Edition, a pair of Sennheiser HD 202 Professional Headphones (Black) for listening back, QuickTime Player to record the audio, and Garageband to edit the audio.

At some point this year, I plan on getting Apple’s Logic to be able to do better editing and will likely subscribe to Lynda.com to learn all about it.

The podcast is hosted on the same server as my other sites. You can find the podcast website at oddworldnewspodcast.com or in iTunes. At the moment Episode 5 was just posted yesterday. The episodes typically come out on Saturday. The podcasts themselves are not very long, but that is the intention. I may do other podcasts at some point, but for now this one is enough.

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Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 05/13/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

Social

General News

International

Politics

Obits

Health

Science/Space

Financial

Gaming

Gadgets

Law

Technology

Internet

Mobile

Rumors

Software/Apps

Security

Developer

London/Britain/UK

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 75

Look for more stories tomorrow.

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Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 04/03/2013: Morning Edition

Here is this morning’s Daily Run Down.

Big News

Politics

Obits

Health

Science/Space

Financial

Law

Technology

Internet

Social

Mobile

Software/Apps

Developer

Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 64

Look for more news stories this evening.

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Daily Run Down

Daily Run Down 03/11/2013: Evening Edition

Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

Recalls

General News

International

Politics

Obits

Health

Science/Space

Financial

Historical

Gaming

Gadgets

Reviews

Law

Technology

Internet

Social

Mobile

Software/Apps

Security

Developer

London/Britain/UK

Personal

Odd

Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 88

Look for more stories tomorrow.