You can download the MP3 file directly (16MB, 35 minutes), or subscribe to the TinyPodcast feed in your favorite podcast aggregator (iTunes, Juice, etc.).
- HowTo:Buy an MP3 Player/Recorder
- HowTo:Record your Podcast
- HowTo:Podcast to Cell Phones via iPodder
- HowTo:Podcast to Cell Phones via J2ME MIDlet / Mobile Java
- HowTo:Podcast to Cell Phones via MMS
Here’s what Doug Kaye had to say about Tinyscreenfuls.com
Great podcasts come from having great content, not expensive equipment. With some basic kit and knowledge anyone can produce a show. The Podcast Academy was created with the idea of sharing information so that as many people as possible can get their audio online.
In this session from the first Podcast Academy, which was organized by The Conversations Network, Josh Bancroft talks about podcasting with the absolute minimum hardware. He discusses how to record using a cellphone, PDA or MP3 player. With the knowledge that Josh shares you will be able to podcast from just about anywhere.
Bancroft who i’ve never met but is a fellow Portlander says the Dell Axim X50 is a good machine in that the headphone jac can also act as line input.
Examples of Mobile Devices for Podcasting
- Cell Phones
- Pocket PC/PDA Hardware and Apps
- Dell Axim X50 – Great built-in mic, supports Bluetooth headset profile, plugging an external mic into the headphone jack for recording.
- Resco Audio Recorder for Pocket PC – Record to WAV, MP3, etc. Very configurable and full-featured.
- Treo 650/PalmOS PDAs
- Personal Audio Recorder (PAR) Pro
In related news:
- Skype has a beta upgrade for the Pocket PC. Two new versions have been released: one for higher-speed processors and one optimized for devices with processors under 300 MHz. Both versions now support Windows Mobile 5.0, along with landscape and square (240 x 240 and 480 x 480) screen orientations.
- Google Talk, Google’s messaging and VOIP application, is now Video enabled with a new plug-in from Festoon. Using the video plug-in, Google Talk users can now see who they are talking to, in real time. Festoon, which also has the most popular video plug-in for Skype with more than 2.75 million downloads, allows Google Talk users to talk to and see each other, play games, share pictures, or conducting business. Gmail Mobile works with many phones.
- Microsoft recently revealed plans to offer Internet-to-telephone calling.
- ComVu (right) allows you to webcast live using your smart-phone or PocketPC. The feed goes to ComVu’s server where other users, on a computer, smart phone or PPC, can pick it up after a 10-second delay from the Web site.
- Yahoo will introduce its own cell phone, through a partnership with SBC. Operating on the Cingular Wireless network, the phone will link music, photos and e-mail with consumers’ existing online Yahoo accounts, address books and preferences. The SBC/Yahoo phone, manufactured by Nokia, will have an MP3 player, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a removable memory card and is expected to be available early next year for $200 to $300.
- Tom’s Networking reviews the $99 Vonage WiFi phone, an OEM’d version of the UTStarcom F1000. “It looks like an ordinary cell phone but it has the ability to glom on to your Wi-Fi signal so you can use it wherever you can find an open access point”.
- LinksysInfo has the inside scoop on that new Linksys Wireless-G IP phone WIP300 which has appeared on the FCC website. It will allow you to make phone calls using your broadband connection at home, an office or a public hotspot.
- The FCC approved a new ruggedized Pocket PC Phone from Panasonic. The Toughbook CF-P2 has both GSM/GPRS 850/1900 as well as 802.11b Wi-Fi and Blutooth.
- Sprint Nextel have a walkie-talkie service for sharing photographs.
DualCor Technologies next month will unveil the cPC, a full-fledged handheld Windows XP computer that also comes with a built-in smart phone that runs Windows Mobile 5.0. The cPC has a 5-inch diagonal screen and will be aimed at sales representatives and executives who travel extensively.
The size convenience, ability to run Windows XP and Windows Mobile 5.0 applications, and its good better life will cost you $1500 though. Sony’s Vaio U’s 5-inch screen handheld and OQO also have tiny computers.