Apple has two-step Apple ID verification, and Scott enables it live on the podcast. John Nemo has what is truly the World’s Shortest Reviewcast, and it’s NiceByDesign. Scott reviews Talk Japanese: Phrasebook for English and does a quick app folder on three additional apps.
John Nemo of the World’s Shortest Reviewcast and AppMinute Podcast joins Scott to talk about the turn-by-turn functionality of Apple Maps and Google Maps, as well as using Gmail in the browser on iOS. Mark Greentree of Not Another Mac Podcast has a tip for listeners on how to delete their iOS device backups. Wait… What?
Suzé takes us photo pixel mixing with Pix: Pixel Mixer universal app.
Scott’s had a frustrating week with technology, some of it related to the iTunes store, and some of it related to things other than the iTunes store. Peter listens patiently as a good friend would do, and then Scott and Peter talk about some apps they’ll be reviewing in upcoming episodes.
If you purchase an app from the iTunes App Store for iOS or from the Mac App Store for your Mac, you are no longer able to view the current price of the app in the app store once you have installed it. Instead, you’ll see an indicator where the price normally is displayed that you already have the app installed.
Normally this isn’t a problem, but if for some reason you ever do want to see what the current price of an installed app is, here’s one way to do so on your computer.
First, go to the app in iTunes on your computer, right-click on the app name, and select “copy link”.
Now open your web browser and paste the link you just copied into the URL field at the top of the browser window, and hit return.
You’ll now be taken to a web page description of the app that looks very much like the app description in iTunes. On this page will be the price of the app, displayed in the usual location underneath the picture of the app’s icon. In this case, you can see that PasteBot from TapBots for iOS is a $3.99 app.
If you enjoy this tip, please listen to the Pocket Sized Podcast for more great information about iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV on a weekly basis.
To find out how to subscribe to the Pocket Sized Podcast, please visit our Subscribe! page.
Loyal listeners might recall that a few episodes ago, around 41 or 43 or so, Tim helped me switch my podcast feed over from MyMac.com to this site (PocketSizedPodcast.com). It worked seamlessly for anyone subscribed in iTunes, not so well for those with other podcatchers such as Downcast. That wasn’t Tim’s fault or mine, it’s just that without being able to set up custom HTTP responses on the server, there was no way to accurately redirect it for anyone outside of iTunes subscribers.
Well, I’m at it again. I’m changing my RSS feed for the podcast to a Feedburner one. Using Feedburner will give me a much better grasp on what listeners are doing and how the podcast is faring, and quite frankly, I should have set it up on Feedburner when I switched from having the podcast located on MyMac.com to this site. It’s not like I haven’t used Feedburner in the past for other podcasts. And yet, I failed to do so. Doh.
Never being one to let one mistake stop another, I’m going to yank the carpet out from you again. If you’re an iTunes type, you should not lose any episodes. If you’re not subscribed to this podcast in iTunes, the podcast RSS feed Url is changing and you must make sure your podcast feed gets updated. The new URL is:
That feed is active now, and will work just fine for any podcatcher, including iTunes if you enter it manually there. Please update it to that feed and you’ll never miss a podcast again. Ever! Unless the world ends and I can’t get a podcast out because I fell into the center of the earth. In that case, you’re on your own. Hope you have lots of water, good boots, and a decent rifle.
The Father of Podcasting visits the Pocket Sized Podcast! Ok, maybe not the Father of Podcasting. More like the Father of Podcaster, or in other words, Scott’s Dad. Still. He’s a lot more humble than the actual Father of Podcasting, his ego will fit in a small podcast like this one.
Scott and Jack talk about Jack’s experience with iOS devices, his Verizon iPhone 4S, iCloud, syncing data between devices and Macs, and more.
Suzé brings the truth about lies, covering the problem of scam apps in the iOS app store.
We’ve talked a little bit about iTunes Match in the podcast, and there are some things to know when setting it up, using it, and figuring out what’s going on with your music. We made this video to explain initial set up and the process of getting your non-iTunes purchased music into the cloud.
More videos on iTunes Match with some of the other nuances of the service to come in the future.