The Just-Stop-Listening Edition Saturday, October 15, 2022

Is Spotify's Podcast Exclusivity Strategy Working?, by Simon Owens

Part of it may have to do with podcast listening habits; unlike with video streaming services, it seems that the average podcast consumer has no desire to switch through multiple apps, which means that if you take a podcast exclusive to an app they don’t use, they’ll just stop listening to it. That was my experience when Spotify pulled two of my favorite Gimlet shows off RSS.


'Call To The Wild' Apple Watch Ultra Ad Leans Into Extreme Adventure, by Andrew Orr, AppleInsider

The voice over for "Call To The Wild" is a man reading a famous ad credited to Ernest Shackleton trying to recruit men for his expedition to explore the Antarctic.

After 10,000 Miles, Apple's Latest AirPods Pro Are My New Go-to For Travel, by Zach Griff, The Points Guy

With the second-generation buds, I was disturbed by fewer announcements and chatty passengers than with the legacy model. The sound quality was noticeably better, too.

Open-source Mac App Burst Photo Promises To Reduce Noise Significantly, by Jeremy Gray, DPReview

Burst Photo is an open-source application available for free on macOS that promises to significantly reduce noise and improve overall image quality for images captured using any camera.

Mophie's New Power Bank Sports Built-in iPhone And Mac Charging Cables, by Ed Hardy, Cult of Mac

The latest model in the Mophie Powerstation Plus line of external batteries includes two integrated charging cables —Lightning and USB-C. This simplifies charging an iPhone, iPad or Mac.


Apple Store Workers In Oklahoma Vote To Unionize, by Mitchell Clark, The Verge

Workers at Apple’s Penn Square store in Oklahoma City have voted to unionize with the Communications Workers of America, with 56 yeses, and 32 nos. According to the National Labor Relations Board, which oversaw the election, all regular full-time and part-time employees at the store were eligible to vote, 95 in total.

Broadway Actor Thought Fan Was Recording The Play. She Was Way Wrong., by Ron Dicker, Huffpost

Audience member Samantha Coleman explained in a tearful Instagram video Wednesday that she has hearing loss and was actually using a captioning device to better follow along.


“I think it’s a misunderstanding but we still need to talk about it,” Coleman said in her Instagram post.

She added that “to be publicly ridiculed really hurts” and criticized Broadway for systemic accessibility issues.

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i have stopped listening to quite a few BBC podcasts since they started doing 'windowing'. Sure, BBC Sounds (the app) is free, and the podcasts are still free, but I am 'too lazy' to use more than one app to listen to podcasts.

Besides, I have more than enough great podcasts to listen. I can't even finish the podcasts I subscribe to.


Thanks for reading.