Lifelong Learning

The Irish poet Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” My goal is to learn one new item everyday. It could be a new Spanish word, a new place to explore in Ecuador or learn some new tech trick. Many of my new tech info comes from Podcasts and News Feeds. Below are 3 good ones to listen to.

What resources do you use to extend your lifelong learning?


Podcasts – Learning And Entertainment

I’ve never liked the term Podcasts or Blog. Both terms produce confused looks. I would say it’s an audio or video file that you can listen on your favorite mobile device (i.e. smartphone, iPad). But podcast is the accepted term so I will use it throughout the article.

Listening to podcasts are a significant part of my day both for entertainment and learning. I use a paid app called “Pocket Casts” that runs on my Android smartphone but it’s also available for the iPhone and iPad.  Everyday I listen to the following podcasts

  • Marketplace – Business
  • Marketplace Tech – Duh
  • Fresh Air – Terry Gross – Interviews with world personalities
  • Ted Radio Hour – Talks by Interesting people on business and tech

The following podcasts are on once a week and are mostly to keep on my tech knowledge.

  • iPad Today
  • Android App Addicts
  • The Podcast Report

What are your favorite podcasts?


These And That…

Once a month I’m going to briefly mention what I’m doing with these  devices (Macbook, iPad, Nexus 5).  That other part will be some interesting sites on the Internet.

  • iPad – Just installed IOS 8. As of this writing there is a problem with connecting your iPad via airplay to your Apple TV
  • Macbook – the new operation system (Yosemite) should be out by the end of the month
  • Nexus 5 – I am really enjoying the PacketCasts App.  I’m listening or watching the following podcasts everyday:
    • Marketplace
    • Fresh Air
    • Ted Radio Hour
    • Daily Show with Jon Steward
    • All About Android

If you need to know the latest happenings our Digital World I highly recommend these two sites

Any websites that you want to include on “These and That”?

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Podcasts – Part Two

In Podcasts Part One I reviewed Podcasts that are produced by large companies or networks.  Podcasts Part Two is all about a Podcast by an individual.

Attention all Geeks. If you are not listening to Nosillacast then you are missing the premier podcast on all things Mac/Apple. Allison Sheridan is a Geek’s Geek yet she is very outgoing and extroverted. If you need help or just want to hang out with Apple Geeks then this is your kind of podcast.

She has a new show every Sunday night. The screenflow videdo below is a quick review of her podcast.