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Amazon adds audio to cloud-based transcoding service

Amazon Web Services has added the option to use its Elastic Transcoder for audio-only conversions.

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Clockwise 7: Not woman-pants friendly

Cord cutting, giant smartphones, self-checkout at the grocery store, and the podcast glut. With guests Christopher Breen and Florence Ion.

Jumpstart your recording career for free with Audacity

Produce your own music, podcasts and other audio projects with this powerful (if obtuse) open-source software.

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Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting

Apple on Tuesday announced that iTunes has eclipsed one billion podcast subscriptions.

Personal Audio defends its podcasting patent

The company that owns a U.S. patent for podcasting is confident the patent will stand up to a challenge initiated this week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

EFF asks for help defeating podcast patent troll

A 1996 podcasting patent is in the crosshairs of two digital rights groups, which are hoping the public will help them get the patent invalidated.

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Huffduffer saves Web audio to your own podcast stream

Jason Snell answers a surprisingly common question: How do you save random audio files so they can be played back in a podcast app?

Blue aims for foolproof podcast audio with Nessie

Blue Microphones has a new mic, and this one's built for entry-level podcasters without a lot of audio skill.

Podcasts for iPhone and iPad

People new to podcasting will find this podcast manager from Apple useful and relatively easy to operate. But with its occasionally quirky interface and lack of features such as iTunes and subscription syncing, Podcasts is only a modestly capable first step.

iCatcher for iPhone and iPad

For the total experience of discovering, organizing, and listening to podcasts, iCatcher is tough to top.

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