Get BeyondPod For Just $1.99 In Black Friday Sale, Save 70%

BeyondPod wants to be a part of your holiday savings by offering you a whopping 70% savings on everyone’s favorite Podcasting application. During the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 25, 26 and 27), the BeyondPod Team wants to make it worth your wild by offering their app for just $1.99 with all Pro features like their robust scheduler, unlimited feed updates and multiple podcast downloads.  In addition, you can add RSS feeds and there is simple integration with Google Reader.

Sophisticated podcast download engine gives you complete control of how many podcasts to download and how long to keep the old versions. Downloads new content in the background, so you spend more time enjoying your feeds and less time waiting on them.

You can snatch the unlock code here to get started and you can download the app here to start downloading your favorite Podcasts.  There’s even a slick Honeycomb version for those listening on their tablets.  Check out the video below of a demo for BeyondPod in action along with some screen shots and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  
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Subsonic: The Music Streamer You Didn’t Even Know You Needed [Part 1]

Have you ever loved something so much that you would donate a limb for it? Well fine, neither have I. But Subsonic comes pretty damn close.

While not exclusively an Android application, Subsonic is by and far the most comprehensive, reliable, and easy to use music streamer this writer has ever come across. And this writer has tested A LOT of music streamers (Orb, Audiogalaxy, Google Music, Apple’s Airplay, Doubletwist, not to mention your online radio like Pandora and Last.fm). Subsonic is different in the sense that it is not a hosted solution. You stream your own, personal library of music with a very high level of quality and compatibility, and only you have control of it.

While initial screenshots may leave one disconcerted, what Subsonic lacks in flair, it makes up for in features.

What features, you may ask? How about 320kbps streaming directly to your phone over wifi or 3g/4g? Local caching to minimize data charges and “buffering”? Support for Scrobbling, sharing, and podcasts? Transcoding on-the-fly of nearly any file to an easily playable mp3 format? Support for video to your phone?

Are you sold yet? Of course you are. Lucky for you, Sindre, Subsonic’s developer, has provided us with a great demo to test the web interface here. Now on to the fun part.

Subsonic’s BIGGEST disadvantage is its semi-technical setup. While not hard to those that are experienced in the field, your average PC user is going to dismiss the job before even trying to attempt it.

Never fear. I am going to walk you guys through setting it up on your own network, and provide some support in the comments. Check with us tomorrow for the full guide here!

[via subsonic]

DoggCatcher For Android, Best Pod Casting App?

I’ve got a pretty long commute to work and one of the must have functionalities for me is something that would allow me to kill the time.  That’s why Im a huge pod cast buff.  In my opinion, a good pod cast player is difficult to come by these days.  For quite some time, it appeared that Apple has cornered the market with their pod cast integration on iTunes.  And while there are several apps available today on the Android Market for listening to your favorite pod casts, like Google Listen and aCast, I thought it might be worth while to mention another contender that I have been using seamlessly for my pod casting amusement.  DoggCatcher, an excellent pod cast player, is available on the market and is arguably one of the best pod cast players around for the Android platform.  
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