Hands on with Apple's podcasts for iOS

By Dan Moren, Macworld |  IT Management, Apple, ibooks

Of course, many of us listen to podcasts on multiple devices. Fortunately, Apple has taken that into account somewhat, allowing you to sync your episodes back to iTunes on your Mac and PC. And, if you’re logged into the same Apple ID on multiple devices, Podcasts will sync up your listening position, so you can pick up on your iPhone where you left off on your iPad.

It’s nice to see podcasts get the same kind of attention as ebooks, though Apple does have a tougher row to hoe here, thanks to full-featured competitors like Downcast and Instacast. Still, a standalone Podcasts app goes a long way towards decluttering iOS’s media playback capabilities, a trend which has already seen Apple split the iPhone’s iPod app into Videos and Music. Now if only the company would turn that critical eye on iTunes on the desktop.

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