Call it a rebirth or possibly a renaissance. Either way, podcasts have come into their own on mobile devices, thanks to easy access through the iTunes Store, instant streaming, and the release of thousands of high-quality productions seemingly every day. The issue, until relatively recently, has always been accessing, organizing, and syncing those podcasts on your phone. Apple tried to make this easier with a Podcast app, but bugs and limited support for older devices crippled it early on. Which is where InstaCast 3 comes in. Developed by Vemedio, InstaCast 3 is a complete, all-in-one podcast client for your iPad … Read more
After a wishy-washy last couple of weeks, Apple has finally told the micro-payment donation app Flattr that there's no deal. The iPhone maker said that the service violates the App Store's terms and conditions with third-party payments.
"Apple is notoriously secretive about its motives or what would be the compliant and best way of doing things that are sort of new," Flattr's community manager Siim Teller wrote in a blog post. "What does this mean for the future of Flattr inside applications for iPhone and iPad?"
With the motto, "Support Great Web … Read more
With Instacast HD just released last week, the iPad gets a slick and easy-to-use podcast player that also offers iCloud support.
I sync my iPad more than I used to before iOS 5 and Wi-Fi Sync, but with its excellent battery, syncing my iPad is still far from a daily occurrence. Thus, the podcasts I subscribe to via iTunes don't make it to my iPad on a regular schedule. And managing podcasts through the iPad's iTunes and Music apps is a pain. With Instacast HD, streaming or downloading and playing audio and video podcasts is dead simple. And with iCloud support, your podcasts are magically synced across your other iOS devices.… Read more