I’m Marco Arment, creator of Overcast, technology podcaster and writer, and coffee enthusiast.
The Overcast Redesign: Part OneOvercast’s latest update (2022.2) brings the largest redesign in its nearly-eight-year history, plus many of the most frequently requested features and lots of under-the-hood improvements. I’m pretty proud of this one.
Ten years after we lost Steve JobsLosing Steve affected me more than it probably should have, given that I never met him or had any correspondence with him.
The future of the App StoreAfter the dust settles from the developer class-action settlement, the South Korean law, the JFTC announcement, and the Apple v. Epic decision, I think the most likely long-term outcome isn’t very different from the status quo — and that’s a good thing.
Developer relationsApple’s leaders
In-App Purchase RulesA summary of today’s changes to 3.1.3 Other Purchase Methods:
Introducing Voice Boost 2: Remaster your podcastsThe latest update to Overcast includes a feature that I’m especially proud of that took over a year to build.
Low Power Mode for Mac laptops: making the case againIn light of today’s rumor that a Pro Mode may be coming that seems to offer benefits in the opposite direction,1 I wanted to re-make the case for a Low Power Mode on macOS — and explain why now is the time.
The 16-inch MacBook ProAfter my first day with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, I’m very optimistic about it.
Overcast summer updateToday’s Overcast update (2019.6) brings some great new features.
Apple is ListeningSomething big changed at Apple around the beginning of 2017.
Clip sharing with OvercastSharing podcasts has never been easy, but I’ve always tried to lead the way with Overcast, with publicly shareable episode links and optional recommendations from your Twitter friends since version 1.0 in 2014.
Overcast 5.1 with Instant Search▶️
The 2018 iPad ProWatch my video review of the new iPad Pro in both sizes.
The 2018 Mac MiniWatch the video review
Why it’s hard to read the time on InfographQuick, what time is it?
Overcast 5: Watch, Siri, search, and redesign!I apologize for the low battery level. Busy day.
Low Power Mode on the MacLaptop battery life is decreasingly relevant to me as more airplanes offer power outlets. But sometimes you lose that lottery, as I did on my latest 8-hour daytime flight.
Overcast 4.2: The privacy updateOvercast 4.2 is out now. It enhances privacy in two major areas:
Overcast 4.1 now availableOvercast 4.1 is now in the App Store with some small but nice new features.
WatchKit is a sweet solution that will only ever give us baby appsIn the original 2007 iPhone introduction, Steve Jobs famously derided other smartphones at the time for running “baby” software and the “baby” internet. He was right.