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Title: Tech Question
Post by: saltine on September 09, 2015, 02:12:17 PM
Husband and I invested in a joint laptop (guess how that's working to work) and he is not allowing iTunes on it.  What else is there for podcast aggregation?  I have a sansa clip I'm going to listen to them on as I have seriously fallen out of love with my iPod.  I transferred my music to the clip using WMP.

The laptop (actually it's a Surface Pro) runs Windows 10.
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Junior on September 09, 2015, 02:35:33 PM
Check out Pocketcasts. Pretty sure it has an online version, though I haven't tried it myself. Love the Android app, though.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 09, 2015, 04:34:29 PM
iPhone...?
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: saltine on September 09, 2015, 04:36:50 PM
iPhone...?

We don't have Apple products. 

I do have a phone, but I don't have data (because I'm old and set in my ways).

I have a Samsung tablet and a laptop.  I'll own about 10% of a Surface Pro soon. :)
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 12, 2015, 04:42:12 PM
There is:

Podcasts (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/podcasts/9wzdncrfhmw6)

Although a web search agrees with Junior's choice
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Jeff Schroeck on September 14, 2015, 06:33:00 PM
I use and like Sony MediaGo (http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features). I have a Sony Walkman MP3 player, and the MediaGo software came with that, but I think you can connect other types of players to it and move stuff onto them. There is a podcast store with a bunch of stuff, especially the more popular podcasts, but you can also put a feed URL in it and it will subscribe.
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: saltine on September 15, 2015, 01:59:13 PM
I use and like Sony MediaGo (http://mediago.sony.com/enu/features). I have a Sony Walkman MP3 player, and the MediaGo software came with that, but I think you can connect other types of players to it and move stuff onto them. There is a podcast store with a bunch of stuff, especially the more popular podcasts, but you can also put a feed URL in it and it will subscribe.

I can't see Sansa Clip among the devices.  But, thanks!
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Post by: Jeff Schroeck on September 15, 2015, 02:40:04 PM
Ah. Bummer.
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: jdc on September 18, 2015, 01:51:49 PM
If you create separate login profiles, can you install iTunes?  That way I don't think it would be there when he logs in. 
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: saltine on September 18, 2015, 09:15:05 PM
Wow, sneaky.  May be worth a try.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Monty on February 12, 2016, 05:42:02 PM
Windows 10...what a crappy operating system  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: jdc on February 12, 2016, 06:47:12 PM
Were you previously using 7?
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2016, 08:24:11 PM
I really like Windows 10. What's your beef?
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Melvil on February 13, 2016, 03:59:52 PM
I am surprisingly happy with Windows 10 as well. If nothing else because of Virtual Desktop support, even though it was a long overdue feature.

It has it's annoyances, but it feels like a proper step forward from 7.
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: jdc on February 13, 2016, 06:20:40 PM
Using a Surface Pro 4 now and quite like Windows 10 as well. 
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Monty on February 19, 2016, 08:04:56 AM
The laptop has been restored, all is well *touch wood*. One of the tech nerds at work repaired it. He took out the hard drive re-formatted it. Reinstalled the laptop back to it's factory settings Windows 8.1, took a load of bloatware/crapware of it, created a backup/restore point and installed Windows 10. Since then it's been running a lot more smoothly. The edition of Windows 10 I had been running was very glitchy and slow to run software.

The problem I had, was when I installed a cumulative update for Windows 10 and it stalled during it's installation. Then when I tried to login, I was caught within this endless login loop. That's what pissed me off and had me wanting to put my boot through the laptop  ;D ;D ;D

I actually like Windows 10, I prefer it to Windows 8.
Title: Re: Tech Question
Post by: Melvil on February 19, 2016, 12:05:58 PM
Ah, glad you've got it sorted out! I've done a couple dozen Windows 10 upgrades for work and my experience is it upgrades remarkably better than previous versions of Windows did, but there's still a lot that can go wrong. If you're unlucky enough to get a bad experience it's understandable you'd complain. :)