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Overcast for iOS Gets Major Redesign and Several Much-Requested New Features

Friday March 25, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
Developer Marco Arment's popular third-party podcast player Overcast received an update today that brings the largest redesign in the app's near eight-year history, with frequently requested features added and many under-the-hood improvements made. Firing up the updated app, regular users will first notice the overhauled home screen, with new customizable visual identities for playlists...

Overcast Podcast Player Update Brings Overhauled Apple Watch App, Improved Siri Support

Thursday February 25, 2021 2:45 am PST by
In the latest update to the popular podcast player, Overcast has overhauled its Apple Watch app to be more intuitive and bring several features that were previously only accessible on Overcast for iPhone. The newly designed watch interface ditches the horizontally scrolling panels to reveal features, and instead uses a single screen providing button access to settings, podcast library, and now ...
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Calls for Apple to Bring iPhone-Style Low Power Mode to MacBooks

Wednesday January 15, 2020 3:29 am PST by
Following rumors of a performance-boosting "Pro Mode" coming in the next update to macOS Catalina, developer Marco Arment has argued that Apple should bring an iPhone-style Low Power Mode to MacBooks as well. Since iOS 9, Apple has included a Low Power Mode on iPhones that reduces the amount of power that the device uses when the battery gets low, and Arment this week shared his experience...

Overcast Podcast Player Gains Audio and Video Clip-Sharing Feature

Monday April 29, 2019 2:02 am PDT by
Overcast has been updated with support for sharing video and audio clips of podcasts, streamlining the process for both podcast creators and listeners. In a blog post on his website, Overcast developer Marco Arment explains why he created the clip-sharing feature: Podcast sharing has been limited to audio and links, but today's social networks are more reliant on images and video, especially...

Overcast Podcast Player Gains New Siri Shortcuts and Apple Watch Complications

Friday September 28, 2018 3:04 am PDT by
Overcast version 5.0.2 was released today, bringing additional Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 and new Apple Watch complications to the popular third-party podcast player. The new Apple Watch complications can be located on the central or corner positions of the Infograph watch face that features on Series 4 models, offering users another way to quickly launch the app from their wrist. For fans...
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Overcast for iOS Updated With Smart Resume Feature and 24-Hour Auto-Delete Option

Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:56 am PDT by
Overcast for iOS reached version 4.1 today, adding a handful of noteworthy features to the popular third-party podcast player. First up is Smart Resume, which aims to reduce the impact of playback interruptions. With the new feature enabled, podcast playback jumps back a few seconds after the podcast has been paused, to help remind the listener where they left off in the conversation....
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Marco Arment Argues the 2012—2015 MacBook Pro is 'Best Laptop That Has Ever Existed'

Wednesday November 15, 2017 11:45 am PST by
Marco Arment, a developer best known for co-founding Tumblr and creating apps Instapaper and Overcast, believes the 2012 to 2015 era 15-inch MacBook Pro is "the best laptop that has ever existed." 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro "Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs' vision for the Mac," said Arment in a blog post this week. The 2012 model was...