One year ago today, Brett Burney and I recorded the first episode of the In the News podcast.  Brett and I both love listening to podcasts, so now that we are on the other side of the microphone, we have tried our best to create something informative and entertaining for you to enjoy every week.  A special thank you to all of you who have sent us feedback and encouragement during the past year.  

Yesterday, we recorded episode 51, and this week’s episode covers lots of interesting topics as the podcast starts its second year.  We start by looking back at the history of the iPod in light of Apple’s announcement this week that even the last remaining model, the iPod touch, is gone.  We talk about how the iPod had a huge impact on Apple, the music industry, and the consumer electronics industry.  Brett and I also pick our favorite iPod models, which was not easy because there are so many to choose from.

We also talk about great uses of the Shortcuts app, using an iPhone to call 911, why Brett and I both love the Solo Loop band for the Apple Watch, and more.  I also provide some additional details on some problems that I had this week with my iPad and iPhone.

In our In the Know segment, we talk about special modes on the Apple Watch: Nighstand mode, Theater mode, and even Schooltime mode.

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