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Hi, I'm Iljitsch van Beijnum. These are audio related posts.

The music problem

After reading stuff like this and even like this, I'm so glad I didn't sign up for Apple's new music service.

Full article / permalink - posted 2015-07-30

My podcast listening workflow: iTunes/Podcasts, Pocket Casts and (not) Overcast

In 2013, I wrote a pretty long story with advice to podcast app developers. Today, someone on Twitter asked me if I ever found a good solution to the "catching up" use case. I guess the short answer would be "no", but did settle on a podcast listening workflow that works fairly well. So let me explain how I listen to podcasts these days.

Full article / permalink - posted 2015-02-05

Power use of bluetooth vs Wi-Fi vs wired audio on the iPhone 5

With all this bluetooth audio going on, I wondered: how much power does playing back audio over bluetooth use? So I tested this. The tests then snowballed as I got curious about audio over Wi-Fi, or having bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi on when the phone is idle. All the tests were done on an iPhone 5 with a freshly replaced battery under iOS 7.

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-10-21

Bluetooth earbuds: Jaybird Bluebuds X

With the impending arrival of the Apple Watch, it's time to start looking for some new bluetooth headphones/earbuds...

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-10-14

iPhone lock screen tip: audio controls vs large clock, timer

After six years of using one, it's not often that I stumble upon an iPhone trick I didn't know before. But here's one. When looking at the lock screen when audio is playing, press the home button and the audio controls are replaced with the large clock that the lock screen normally shows when no audio is playing.

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-08-27

The state of enhanced podcasts

A long time ago Apple introduced "enhanced" podcasts. These are audio podcasts with chapters, where each chapter optionally has an image and/or a URL. It's a very nice idea, but...

Full article / permalink - posted 2014-01-15

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