Apr 27 2009
Podcasts represent one of the many ways technology can work around us. This is true of online calendar sharing, which is why we’re looking at solutions for these in this week’s episode.
This AppleScript changes the file type of regular AAC files into bookmarkable AAC’s. To make an AAC file bookmarkable, change the extension (in the Finder) to .m4b from .m4a and run this script on it.
For Podcasts you’ll probably need to convert the file from mp3 to AAC first. This is easily done in iTunes. Making the files bookmarkable allows you to save your spot on regular iPods, and on the shuffle it allows you to move around to other tracks and keep your place in the track.
Here’s a new podcast client. Sorry, Jaguar users but this is another Panther-only podcast client. It is very flexible in its iTunes support. Oh yeah, it’s in Alpha, so be careful.
This Podcast client is not free (it’s $19) but it does to the above mp3 to AAC to bookmarkable AAC conversion automatically.
We’ve talked about this one before. This new Mozilla project has yielded its first official release, 0.2. Below you’ll see how one goes about syncing their calendar to FTP. This allows you to access and update your calendar from multiple locations via the web.
This is of course not secure, but is your best bet is your server does not support WebDAV. It’s best done using an FTP account dedicated to just the calendar, so you don’t risk access to critical data.
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