There are numerous complaints about Apple’s latest update to its Podcasts app, but its nastiest surprise may be gigabytes of unexpected downloads. Here’s how to turn off the downloads and recover your space.
It wasn’t all big hardware news at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. As a warmup to the cavalcade of major rollouts, Apple CEO Tim Cook spun through announcements of a new Apple Card Family service, a revamped Podcasts app that includes premium subscriptions, and a snazzy new iPhone color that Prince would have loved—yes, it’s purple.
Apple unveiled macOS 11.0 Big Sur during the WWDC keynote, showing off overhauls of Messages and Maps, while improving Safari, Photos, and other apps. Mail was conspicuously absent for now.
In addition to Apple Music, Apple Podcasts is now available on Amazon Echo devices, showcasing Apple’s new commitment to services, even if that means supporting competitors’ devices and ecosystems.
If you’d like to while away some hours getting the latest details about Apple from the proverbial horse’s mouth, Apple employees appeared on an unprecedented six community podcasts during WWDC.
Developer Marco Arment has added audio and video podcast clip sharing to the latest version of his Overcast podcast player in order to strengthen the open podcast ecosystem.
With watchOS 5 and new apps, the Apple Watch comes into its own as a standalone podcast player. Apple has released an Apple Watch version of its Podcasts app, and developer Marco Arment has followed suit with Overcast.
The Apple Watch, with a focus on fitness, communication, and info-snippet consumption, looks to become far more capable in all these areas courtesy of the just-announced watchOS 5. The updated will let other models work as walkie-talkies, play podcasts, spawn more-interactive alerts, aid hikers and yoga fans, and more.
Our friends Jeff Carlson and Kirk McElhearn have launched PhotoActive, a new podcast about photography in the Apple ecosystem.
Want to listen to a podcast while exercising or doing yardwork, without having your iPhone along? Couple an Apple Watch with one of these five podcast apps and you’ll be able to leave your iPhone behind. But prepare for a few glitches and rough edges.