iTunes/iPod now supports Podcasting…

Hmmm… this is interesting.

Apparently Apple has released iTunes 4.9 along with an update to the iPod line so that it supports Podcasting. Podcasting, for those who don’t know, is a means of publishing files (most often audio broadcasts) via a subscription-based system (typically RSS). There are a couple of podcasts I would consider subscribing to… namely, this WEEK in TECH, which is hosted by the original hosts of TechTV’s The Screen Savers. There might be a couple of others I could listen to… I’ll have to search iTunes and take a look, I guess.

About the only thing that annoys me about the whole thing is the fact that the iPod software update that was released does not support my model of iPod (namely, the 3G model). I guess they might not be supporting iPods as old as mine anymore. It seriously irks me (especially as my iPod is only a year and a half old), but it’s not as if it won’t support podcasting. Supposedly it has its own support for podcasting, albeit somewhat inferior to the newer iPod models’ support. I just get support in the form of a playlist and genre. *shrug*

Oh, well. I guess it’s better than nothing. In any event, this should give me something new to listen to in the car. :-)