Apple fixes New and Noteworthy
May 28, 2019 · 1.8 minutes to read
Apple is reported to have finally fixed the “New and Noteworthy” sections within categories, which we reported were stale and broken in November 2017, and again in August 2018 . New & Noteworthy is possibly the only Apple section that uses ratings and reviews as part of their algorithm; so it’s good news to see that these are finally fixed.
Entale, an interactive podcast app, have released some data showing the effectiveness of visual accompaniment to podcasts, as pioneered by the company.
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Bossjock Jr, a podcast studio app for the iPhone and iPad, has had a significant upgrade with a new look and an additional cloud-based feature that produces MP3 files authored to the correct loudness, saving battery and speeding up production.
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A Cast of Kings, a podcast about Game of Thrones, has ended. One of the hosts, David Chen, writes a piece looking back at the podcast, and how it changed his life - including this: “I got married to a lovely woman who I met because she was a “Cast of Kings” listener.”
The CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti, who’s the host of the CBC’s current affairs show The Current, is stepping down to focus on podcasts.
Not directly related to podcasting, but interesting nonetheless, Ofcom, the UK media regulator, has just published a report on the UK video-on-demand market.
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