Tech Tidbits Daily for July 4, 2005

Happy 4th of July!! Today's podcast is going to be a little different ... we play a couple of patriotic public domain performances from the "The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band" called "To The Color" and "This Is My Country".

And we give you a quick pointer to the TidBITS newsletter for the 4th of July that has an review article entitled "Apple Releases iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting Support" by Andy Affleck.  It is a good introduction to the new version and how you can use this client on both Windows and Macintosh systems to subscribe and listen to podcasts. 


Tech Tidbits Daily for June 6, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily from TechNewsRadio.com for Monday, June 6th 2005.  A proud member of TechPodcasts.com network.

Today's podcast contains a short review of the Xitel SOUNDaround, a $100 "advanced psycho-acoustic modeling" consumer surround sound device for enjoying the latest in digital video and audio.  For more reviews you can check out Christopher Saunders at Hardware Central and CNET which has a hands-on first look video.

Also announced our May 2005 Billy Watson music CD winner.  Thanks for the feedback!


Tech Tidbits Daily for May 10, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Tuesday, May 10th, 2005. Today's podcast contains on technical reference.

PC Magazine published for May 24, 2005 on page 120 has a short pointer to Tascam DP-01FX eight-track hard drive recorder. While this sounds interesting as a possible podcast production studio unit, there are three drawbacks identified by the reviewer Steven Wishnia: you can only record two track simultaneously, the metering and components [AND I QUOTE] "could be better", and the effects settings are out of the box set to presets that might not be useful.  He rates it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.  The unit retails for $500.

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Tech Tidbits Daily for Apr. 11, 2005

This is your Tech Tidbits Daily for Monday, April 11th, 2005. Today's podcast contains one news tidbit and one listener feedback.

If you are a Pocket PC users then you might want to check out a new program called Snapture by Blue Squirrel. This tool will take a "snap shot capture" from your Windows desktop system and place it directly on your Pocket PC.  All you do to capture is press F11 (configurable if you are using this key for something else), and this works within any application on a Windows system. There is also an option of adding multiple captures into a single collection.

Listener feedback from Oso with mentions of Billy Watson and San Diego Bloggercon.

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Review of New IT Conversations News

IT Conversations has been a leader in providing quailty audio technical commentary even before podcasting as it currently stands was conceptualized and implemented back in Fall 2004.

Some new stuff worth checking out:


Tech Tidbits Daily for Feb. 09, 2005

Today's Tech Tidbits Daily item for Wednesday Feb 9th 2005 is from PC World published for Feb05. There is a new flash-based digital audio player out.  No it is not the Apple Shuffle.  It is the iAudio G3 that offers 50 hours of continuous playback on one AA battery (not tested), voice recording, sound effects, 4 line LCD, FM radio, and direct MP3 line-in recording.  The 256-MB version lists for $149 with 512MB and 1GB versions also available. The only draw back we can see is that price of the units appear to be at least 33% overpriced when compared to other units. You can learn more via www.jetaudio.com. For more information about this podcast check out www.technewsradio.com. Have a great day.