Weird. Clearly, this isn’t a full-screen iPod. And Apple wouldn’t put a huge billboard of a regular iPod on the entrance of the conference center where they’d be announcing the long-rumored touch-screen iPod.
Looks like a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Again. (Isn’t it almost like they actually put this billboard in order to warn the internets that we should tone down our expectations?)
This is amazingly absurd user interface. It took weeks before I finally clicked the exclamation mark out of curiosity, and found out that the podcast’s feed wasn’t broken, as I assumed, but iTunes had just single-handedly decided to stop updating it because I wasn’t dedicated enough a listener.
And there’s doesn’t seem to be an option to avoid that, either; and it will do it again on the same podcasts if you miss several updates again. Want to download all episodes and only listen to them when you’ll be in the mood and have time? Well, think again, or use NetNewsWire.
rooSwitch ($15) [via] lets your create multiple profiles for your each of your OS X applications — for instance, different sets of feeds for NetNewsWire, or different options and bookmarks for Safari, or different sets of data for Stickies, or Yojimbo, or most any app. There are lots of reasons this can be useful, and it seems to be quite cleanly done, too.