News on-demand, #PM17 starts soon, and ZCast podcast app gets upgrade
August 22, 2017 · 1.4 minutes to read
Steven Clift's 1 Radio News is an on-demand app that plays latest news bulletins from across the world - just 'fresh news'. "If you want to get lost in millions of outdated podcast episodes, use a normal bloated podcast player"
The Google Home smart speaker is apparently going to have a little sister, like the Amazon Echo Dot. Also, Google released a new version of Android today, 8.0, though you can only get it on Pixel devices for now. (Upgrades are staged, but you can apparently force it by enrolling for beta, which actually gets you the final public build. We did that and it works). No additional podcasting functionality, but apparently much better Bluetooth.
An interview with Sarah and Devon from the Hellbent Podcast. "We felt like there was a void there, an opening, there was hunger for a political podcast that was unabashedly feminist."
App: ZCast apparently makes podcasting from an iPhone easy. v3, just launched, includes "high-definition audio at up to 48KHz in stereo" (that's a sample rate, not a bit rate).
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