Apple rumor sites have been buzzing about Apple’s rumored plans to purchase Swell for $30 million, originally reported by Re/code. This could have huge implications to the Apple Podcasts app for iOS, as well as iTunes Radio and the whole Apple digital store ecosystem.
It’s important to hear what you’re recording while you’re podcasting, but studio monitor speakers or headphones will probably not be the right choice. Here’s why.
FeedBurner has a bug in the “SmartCast” feature that will duplicate your podcast-level description across all of your episodes. The only ways to fix this are to either insert the information into the right RSS tag, or disable SmartCast. Read this for more information.
When a podcast episode runs long, podcasters may be tempted to split it into multiple parts. This can sometimes be an easy (though somewhat lazy) way of producing more episodes. Podcasters usually do this because of how long the full episode would be. But the disadvantages outweigh the benefits.
Shorten long links into friendly URLs for your podcast, presentations, blog, social networks, and also easier memory. I’ve been a long fan of Pretty Link Pro, but Chris Guthrie, maker of EasyAzon Pro, has a new player: Better Links Pro. It’s better-priced, but is it better designed? Let’s see!
Companies are getting more aggressive about trademark violations. If your podcast use someone else’s trademark, you may have already been removed from iTunes or you will be soon. Here’s how to fix it.
Learn all of the popular podcast media hosting models and how LibSyn and Blubrry have changed for their current and new customers.
Stitcher announced to all of their partners that downloads through the Stitcher Smart Radio app and website will now count toward your regular podcast statistics.
Google hasn’t announced the death of FeedBurner yet, but killing off their popular RSS reader should cause bloggers and podcasters to think about their RSS feeds.
Apple’s latest reminder to podcasters is the third time they’ve mentioned large podcast cover art. This isn’t a universal requirement, just a requirement for being featured.