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The deals just keep on coming, and this time as part of the President's Day festivities the folks at Amazon are offering not one, not two, but three Xbox One X deals that you're going to want to take a look at.


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Which speakers work with the Ultimate Ears Power Up charger?

Best answer: Your Ultimate Ears Power Up will only charge Ultimate Ears products. Pair it up with your Blast, Megablast, Boom 3, or Megaboom 3 speakers.

Amazon: Ultimate Ears Power Up ($40)
Amazon: Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST ($193)
What about my Boom 2 and Wonderboom?

Sorry, the Ultimate Ears Power Up only works with their newer models of speakers. The Boom 2, Boom Remix, and other older versions will not be compatible. The company’s compact speakers, such as the Wonderboom and the Roll 2, won’t work with the Power Up either.

Why buy a Power Up?

Each Ultimate Ears speaker comes with its own charging cable, which means that technically a Power Up isn’t necessary. The reason to buy one is for convenience. You can use one Power Up for all of your compatible speakers; just throw them on the dock and recharging starts immediately. Power Up’s sleek, minimal design also means no more annoying cords adding clutter to your home.

The $40 price tag might seem steep for just a charger, but it’…

Best answer: Your Ultimate Ears Power Up will only charge Ultimate Ears products. Pair it up with your Blast, Megablast, Boom 3, or Megaboom 3 speakers.

What about my Boom 2 and Wonderboom?

Sorry, the Ultimate Ears Power Up only works with their newer models of speakers. The Boom 2, Boom Remix, and other older versions will not be compatible. The company's compact speakers, such as the Wonderboom and the Roll 2, won't work with the Power Up either.

Why buy a Power Up?

Each Ultimate Ears speaker comes with its own charging cable, which means that technically a Power Up isn't necessary. The reason to buy one is for convenience. You can use one Power Up for all of your compatible speakers; just throw them on the dock and recharging starts immediately. Power Up's sleek, minimal design also means no more annoying cords adding clutter to your home.

The $40 price tag might seem steep for just a charger, but it's helpful if you like the look of it or you like to keep your speaker charged during events.

Does the Power Up come with my new speakers?

The Power Up is sold separately from the speakers. It will come with all the accessories needed to charge your speakers.

Can I use a different USB charging brick?

It is recommended you use the charging brick that comes with your Ultimate Ears Power Up. Other brands of USB chargers will work, but they'll charge at a reduced rate. If you've lost yours, the Ultimate Ears website has the brick listed under accessories as "Coming Soon" for $10. Until then, you can choose to spend $20 on Amazon for a replacement or use a different brick, such as an iPhone charger.

Is white the only option?

As of right now, they only offer a white Power Up. You can still mix up the color with your speakers, having four different options for your Blast and Megablast, and a different four with the Boom 3 and the Megaboom (with the exception of a T-Mobile exclusive option for the Megaboom 3).

Get it

Power Up

$40 at Amazon

One charger. Lots of possibilities

Remember, you can buy one Power Up for your Blast, Megablast, Boom 3, and Megaboom 3 speakers.

Recommended speaker

Megablast

$193 at Amazon

Bigger than the Blast, better than the Boom 3

If you're looking to have bigger sounds plus the added connection to Amazon Alexa, the Megablast is the best choice to match with your Power Up, even if it's the most expensive of the Ultimate Ears lineup.

How to read fiction to build a startup

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, […]

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were 15, it will tell it to you again when you’re 50, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book.”—Ursula K. Le Guin

Every year, Bill Gates goes off-grid, leaves friends and family behind, and spends two weeks holed up in a cabin reading books. His annual reading list rivals Oprah’s Book Club as a publishing kingmaker. Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg shared a reading recommendation every two weeks for a year, dubbing 2015 his “Year of Books.” Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, joined the board of Room to Read when she realized how books like The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate were inspiring girls to pursue careers in science and technology. Many a biotech entrepreneur treasures a dog-eared copy of Daniel Suarez’s Change Agent, which extrapolates the future of CRISPR. Noah Yuval Harari’s sweeping account of world history, Sapiens, is de rigueur for Silicon Valley nightstands.

This obsession with literature isn’t limited to founders. Investors are just as avid bookworms. “Reading was my first love,” says AngelList’s Naval Ravikant. “There is always a book to capture the imagination.” Ravikant reads dozens of books at a time, dipping in and out of each one nonlinearly. When asked about his preternatural instincts, Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe advised investors to “read voraciously and connect dots.” Foundry Group’s Brad Feld has reviewed 1,197 books on Goodreads and especially loves science fiction novels that “make the step function leaps in imagination that represent the coming dislocation from our current reality.”

This begs a fascinating question: Why do the people building the future spend so much of their scarcest resource — time — reading books?

Image by NiseriN via Getty Images. Reading time approximately 14 minutes.

Don’t Predict, Reframe

Do innovators read in order to mine literature for ideas? The Kindle was built to the specs of a science fictional children’s storybook featured in Neal Stephenson’s novel The Diamond Age, in fact, the Kindle project team was originally codenamed “Fiona” after the novel’s protagonist. Jeff Bezos later hired Stephenson as the first employee at his space startup Blue Origin. But this literary prototyping is the exception that proves the rule. To understand the extent of the feedback loop between books and technology, it’s necessary to attack the subject from a less direct angle.

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is full of indirect angles that all manage to reveal deeper truths. It’s a mind-bending novel that follows six different characters through an intricate web of interconnected stories spanning three centuries. The book is a feat of pure M.C. Escher-esque imagination, featuring a structure as creative and compelling as its content. Mitchell takes the reader on a journey ranging from the 19th century South Pacific to a far-future Korean corpocracy and challenges the reader to rethink the very idea of civilization along the way. “Power, time, gravity, love,” writes Mitchell. “The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”

The technological incarnations of these invisible forces are precisely what Kevin Kelly seeks to catalog in The Inevitable. Kelly is an enthusiastic observer of the impact of technology on the human condition. He was a co-founder of Wired, and the insights explored in his book are deep, provocative, and wide-ranging. In his own words, “When answers become cheap, good questions become more difficult and therefore more valuable.” The Inevitable raises many important questions that will shape the next few decades, not least of which concern the impacts of AI:

“Over the past 60 years, as mechanical processes have replicated behaviors and talents we thought were unique to humans, we’ve had to change our minds about what sets us apart. As we invent more species of AI, we will be forced to surrender more of what is supposedly unique about humans. Each step of surrender—we are not the only mind that can play chess, fly a plane, make music, or invent a mathematical law—will be painful and sad. We’ll spend the next three decades—indeed, perhaps the next century—in a permanent identity crisis, continually asking ourselves what humans are good for. If we aren’t unique toolmakers, or artists, or moral ethicists, then what, if anything, makes us special? In the grandest irony of all, the greatest benefit of an everyday, utilitarian AI will not be increased productivity or an economics of abundance or a new way of doing science—although all those will happen. The greatest benefit of the arrival of artificial intelligence is that AIs will help define humanity. We need AIs to tell us who we are.”

It is precisely this kind of an AI-influenced world that Richard Powers describes so powerfully in his extraordinary novel The Overstory:

“Signals swarm through Mimi’s phone. Suppressed updates and smart alerts chime at her. Notifications to flick away. Viral memes and clickable comment wars, millions of unread posts demanding to be ranked. Everyone around her in the park is likewise busy, tapping and swiping, each with a universe in his palm. A massive, crowd-sourced urgency unfolds in Like-Land, and the learners, watching over these humans’ shoulders, noting each time a person clicks, begin to see what it might be: people, vanishing en masse into a replicated paradise.”

Taking this a step further, Virginia Heffernan points out in Magic and Loss that living in a digitally mediated reality impacts our inner lives at least as much as the world we inhabit:

“The Internet suggests immortality—comes just shy of promising it—with its magic. With its readability and persistence of data. With its suggestion of universal connectedness. With its disembodied imagines and sounds. And then, just as suddenly, it stirs grief: the deep feeling that digitization has cost us something very profound. That connectedness is illusory; that we’re all more alone than ever.”

And it is the questionable assumptions underlying such a future that Nick Harkaway enumerates in his existential speculative thriller Gnomon:

“Imagine how safe it would feel to know that no one could ever commit a crime of violence and go unnoticed, ever again. Imagine what it would mean to us to know—know for certain—that the plane or the bus we’re travelling on is properly maintained, that the teacher who looks after our children doesn’t have ugly secrets. All it would cost is our privacy, and to be honest who really cares about that? What secrets would you need to keep from a mathematical construct without a heart? From a card index? Why would it matter? And there couldn’t be any abuse of the system, because the system would be built not to allow it. It’s the pathway we’re taking now, that we’ve been on for a while.” 

Machine learning pioneer, former President of Google China, and leading Chinese venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee loves reading science fiction in this vein — books that extrapolate AI futures — like Hao Jingfang’s Hugo Award-winning Folding Beijing. Lee’s own book, AI Superpowers, provides a thought-provoking overview of the burgeoning feedback loop between machine learning and geopolitics. As AI becomes more and more powerful, it becomes an instrument of power, and this book outlines what that means for the 21st century world stage:

“Many techno-optimists and historians would argue that productivity gains from new technology almost always produce benefits throughout the economy, creating more jobs and prosperity than before. But not all inventions are created equal. Some changes replace one kind of labor (the calculator), and some disrupt a whole industry (the cotton gin). Then there are technological changes on a grander scale. These don’t merely affect one task or one industry but drive changes across hundreds of them. In the past three centuries, we’ve only really seen three such inventions: the steam engine, electrification, and information technology.”

So what’s different this time? Lee points out that “AI is inherently monopolistic: A company with more data and better algorithms will gain ever more users and data. This self-reinforcing cycle will lead to winner-take-all markets, with one company making massive profits while its rivals languish.” This tendency toward centralization has profound implications for the restructuring of world order:

“The AI revolution will be of the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution—but probably larger and definitely faster. Where the steam engine only took over physical labor, AI can perform both intellectual and physical labor. And where the Industrial Revolution took centuries to spread beyond Europe and the U.S., AI applications are already being adopted simultaneously all across the world.”

Cloud Atlas, The Inevitable, The Overstory, Gnomon, Folding Beijing, and AI Superpowers might appear to predict the future, but in fact they do something far more interesting and useful: reframe the present. They invite us to look at the world from new angles and through fresh eyes. And cultivating “beginner’s mind” is the problem for anyone hoping to build or bet on the future.

How to read fiction to build a startup

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, […]

“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were 15, it will tell it to you again when you’re 50, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book.”—Ursula K. Le Guin

Every year, Bill Gates goes off-grid, leaves friends and family behind, and spends two weeks holed up in a cabin reading books. His annual reading list rivals Oprah’s Book Club as a publishing kingmaker. Not to be outdone, Mark Zuckerberg shared a reading recommendation every two weeks for a year, dubbing 2015 his “Year of Books.” Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, joined the board of Room to Read when she realized how books like The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate were inspiring girls to pursue careers in science and technology. Many a biotech entrepreneur treasures a dog-eared copy of Daniel Suarez’s Change Agent, which extrapolates the future of CRISPR. Noah Yuval Harari’s sweeping account of world history, Sapiens, is de rigueur for Silicon Valley nightstands.

This obsession with literature isn’t limited to founders. Investors are just as avid bookworms. “Reading was my first love,” says AngelList’s Naval Ravikant. “There is always a book to capture the imagination.” Ravikant reads dozens of books at a time, dipping in and out of each one nonlinearly. When asked about his preternatural instincts, Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe advised investors to “read voraciously and connect dots.” Foundry Group’s Brad Feld has reviewed 1,197 books on Goodreads and especially loves science fiction novels that “make the step function leaps in imagination that represent the coming dislocation from our current reality.”

This begs a fascinating question: Why do the people building the future spend so much of their scarcest resource — time — reading books?

Image by NiseriN via Getty Images. Reading time approximately 14 minutes.

Don’t Predict, Reframe

Do innovators read in order to mine literature for ideas? The Kindle was built to the specs of a science fictional children’s storybook featured in Neal Stephenson’s novel The Diamond Age, in fact, the Kindle project team was originally codenamed “Fiona” after the novel’s protagonist. Jeff Bezos later hired Stephenson as the first employee at his space startup Blue Origin. But this literary prototyping is the exception that proves the rule. To understand the extent of the feedback loop between books and technology, it’s necessary to attack the subject from a less direct angle.

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is full of indirect angles that all manage to reveal deeper truths. It’s a mind-bending novel that follows six different characters through an intricate web of interconnected stories spanning three centuries. The book is a feat of pure M.C. Escher-esque imagination, featuring a structure as creative and compelling as its content. Mitchell takes the reader on a journey ranging from the 19th century South Pacific to a far-future Korean corpocracy and challenges the reader to rethink the very idea of civilization along the way. “Power, time, gravity, love,” writes Mitchell. “The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”

The technological incarnations of these invisible forces are precisely what Kevin Kelly seeks to catalog in The Inevitable. Kelly is an enthusiastic observer of the impact of technology on the human condition. He was a co-founder of Wired, and the insights explored in his book are deep, provocative, and wide-ranging. In his own words, “When answers become cheap, good questions become more difficult and therefore more valuable.” The Inevitable raises many important questions that will shape the next few decades, not least of which concern the impacts of AI:

“Over the past 60 years, as mechanical processes have replicated behaviors and talents we thought were unique to humans, we’ve had to change our minds about what sets us apart. As we invent more species of AI, we will be forced to surrender more of what is supposedly unique about humans. Each step of surrender—we are not the only mind that can play chess, fly a plane, make music, or invent a mathematical law—will be painful and sad. We’ll spend the next three decades—indeed, perhaps the next century—in a permanent identity crisis, continually asking ourselves what humans are good for. If we aren’t unique toolmakers, or artists, or moral ethicists, then what, if anything, makes us special? In the grandest irony of all, the greatest benefit of an everyday, utilitarian AI will not be increased productivity or an economics of abundance or a new way of doing science—although all those will happen. The greatest benefit of the arrival of artificial intelligence is that AIs will help define humanity. We need AIs to tell us who we are.”

It is precisely this kind of an AI-influenced world that Richard Powers describes so powerfully in his extraordinary novel The Overstory:

“Signals swarm through Mimi’s phone. Suppressed updates and smart alerts chime at her. Notifications to flick away. Viral memes and clickable comment wars, millions of unread posts demanding to be ranked. Everyone around her in the park is likewise busy, tapping and swiping, each with a universe in his palm. A massive, crowd-sourced urgency unfolds in Like-Land, and the learners, watching over these humans’ shoulders, noting each time a person clicks, begin to see what it might be: people, vanishing en masse into a replicated paradise.”

Taking this a step further, Virginia Heffernan points out in Magic and Loss that living in a digitally mediated reality impacts our inner lives at least as much as the world we inhabit:

“The Internet suggests immortality—comes just shy of promising it—with its magic. With its readability and persistence of data. With its suggestion of universal connectedness. With its disembodied imagines and sounds. And then, just as suddenly, it stirs grief: the deep feeling that digitization has cost us something very profound. That connectedness is illusory; that we’re all more alone than ever.”

And it is the questionable assumptions underlying such a future that Nick Harkaway enumerates in his existential speculative thriller Gnomon:

“Imagine how safe it would feel to know that no one could ever commit a crime of violence and go unnoticed, ever again. Imagine what it would mean to us to know—know for certain—that the plane or the bus we’re travelling on is properly maintained, that the teacher who looks after our children doesn’t have ugly secrets. All it would cost is our privacy, and to be honest who really cares about that? What secrets would you need to keep from a mathematical construct without a heart? From a card index? Why would it matter? And there couldn’t be any abuse of the system, because the system would be built not to allow it. It’s the pathway we’re taking now, that we’ve been on for a while.” 

Machine learning pioneer, former President of Google China, and leading Chinese venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee loves reading science fiction in this vein — books that extrapolate AI futures — like Hao Jingfang’s Hugo Award-winning Folding Beijing. Lee’s own book, AI Superpowers, provides a thought-provoking overview of the burgeoning feedback loop between machine learning and geopolitics. As AI becomes more and more powerful, it becomes an instrument of power, and this book outlines what that means for the 21st century world stage:

“Many techno-optimists and historians would argue that productivity gains from new technology almost always produce benefits throughout the economy, creating more jobs and prosperity than before. But not all inventions are created equal. Some changes replace one kind of labor (the calculator), and some disrupt a whole industry (the cotton gin). Then there are technological changes on a grander scale. These don’t merely affect one task or one industry but drive changes across hundreds of them. In the past three centuries, we’ve only really seen three such inventions: the steam engine, electrification, and information technology.”

So what’s different this time? Lee points out that “AI is inherently monopolistic: A company with more data and better algorithms will gain ever more users and data. This self-reinforcing cycle will lead to winner-take-all markets, with one company making massive profits while its rivals languish.” This tendency toward centralization has profound implications for the restructuring of world order:

“The AI revolution will be of the magnitude of the Industrial Revolution—but probably larger and definitely faster. Where the steam engine only took over physical labor, AI can perform both intellectual and physical labor. And where the Industrial Revolution took centuries to spread beyond Europe and the U.S., AI applications are already being adopted simultaneously all across the world.”

Cloud Atlas, The Inevitable, The Overstory, Gnomon, Folding Beijing, and AI Superpowers might appear to predict the future, but in fact they do something far more interesting and useful: reframe the present. They invite us to look at the world from new angles and through fresh eyes. And cultivating “beginner’s mind” is the problem for anyone hoping to build or bet on the future.

How to hide the emojis you never use with Smojis

Are there categories or certain emojis that just get in the way because you never use them? Here’s how to easily hide emojis on iPhone.

Using Smojis on iPhone Keyboard

Are there categories or certain emojis that just get in the way because you never use them? Here’s how to easily hide emojis on iPhone.

How to hide the emojis you never use with Smojis

Are there categories or certain emojis that just get in the way because you never use them? Here’s how to easily hide emojis on iPhone.

Using Smojis on iPhone Keyboard

Are there categories or certain emojis that just get in the way because you never use them? Here’s how to easily hide emojis on iPhone.

Customize the Podcasts app to your liking with just a few tweaks

Looking to customize Podcasts to fit your needs? Here are all the settings you can tweak!

A lot of us love to listen to podcasts as a way to stay informed, entertained, or maybe even just have it as background noise. Some podcasts make us feel like we’re friends with the hosts due to the friendly banter. No matter the reason, podcasts are great and help pass the time.

While there are quite a few podcast apps out there with their own unique set of features, sometimes all we need is Apple Podcasts. It’s simple and gets the job done for many. But did you know that you can tweak the settings of Podcasts to suit all of your needs? That’s right! We’re going to show you how.

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How to sync Podcasts
How to download podcasts on Wi-Fi only
How to enable continuous playback
How to set how often podcasts refresh
How to toggle automatic downloads
How to delete played episodes
How to change how far the skip buttons go
How to change your external controls for Podcasts
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Looking to customize Podcasts to fit your needs? Here are all the settings you can tweak!

A lot of us love to listen to podcasts as a way to stay informed, entertained, or maybe even just have it as background noise. Some podcasts make us feel like we're friends with the hosts due to the friendly banter. No matter the reason, podcasts are great and help pass the time.

While there are quite a few podcast apps out there with their own unique set of features, sometimes all we need is Apple Podcasts. It's simple and gets the job done for many. But did you know that you can tweak the settings of Podcasts to suit all of your needs? That's right! We're going to show you how.

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How to sync Podcasts

While Podcasts is great on iOS, perhaps you want to listen on your computer every now and then via iTunes. Fortunately, you can sync everything so you can just pick up where you last left off on the other device.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find and tap on Podcasts. It should be in the same section as Music.
  3. Tap the toggle on Sync Podcasts until it's green to show that it's ON.

  4. On your Mac, launch iTunes. Make sure you're logged in to the same Apple ID as your iPhone or iPad.
  5. Jump over to Podcasts from the drop-down navigation menu.
  6. Make sure that the checkbox for Sync is turned on if you never set it up before.

Now your podcast subscriptions and downloads will be synced automatically on all of your iPhones, iPads, and Macs, as long as you're logged in to the same Apple ID.

How to download podcasts on Wi-Fi only

If you have a limited cellular data plan, you don't want to waste it on big downloads. That's why you should just download podcast episodes while your device is on Wi-Fi only.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.
  3. Toggle the switch for Only Download on Wi-Fi to ON (green).

When this is turned on, you'll only be able to download podcasts while you're connected to a Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, no downloads will be initiated, and they'll pause if you're off the Wi-Fi network.

How to enable continuous playback

There's nothing more annoying than when a podcast episode ends and nothing else plays after, causing you to stop what you're doing and pick out the next podcast to play. That's when you want to enable continuous playback.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.
  3. Turn Continuous Playback to ON (green).

When this is enabled, the next episode of a show or station automatically starts playing after an episode ends.

How to set how often podcasts refresh

Similar to how Apple's Mail app works, Podcasts can check in the background for any new episodes in your subscriptions. But since this does take up data, you can control how often it happens.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.

  3. Select the Refresh Every option and choose your refresh interval:
    • 1 Hour
    • 6 Hours
    • Day
    • Week
    • Manually

How to toggle automatic downloads

If you prefer to keep a local copy of podcasts to listen anytime, regardless of your data connection, then you can turn on automatic downloads.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.

  3. Find Download Episodes and make your selection.
    • Off
    • Only New
    • All Unplayed

How to delete played episodes

If you want to get rid of episodes you've already listened to, whether it's to reduce clutter or free up some space, there's an option for that.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.
  3. Find Delete Played Episodes and turn it ON (green).

When this is on, episodes automatically get deleted 24 hours after they're played and completed.

How to change how far the skip buttons go

A lot of podcasts may have ad readings in the middle or maybe you're just not interested in the content being discussed. Or perhaps you missed something and want to go back to listen again. That's when the skip buttons come in handy, and you can change how far backward or forward they go.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.
  3. Find the Skip Buttons section.

  4. Tap on either Forward or Back and select your length.
    • 10 seconds
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 45 seconds
    • 60 seconds

How to change your external controls for Podcasts

If you use headphones or car controls often, you may need to change how the external controls for Podcasts work to fit your needs.

  1. Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Podcasts.
  3. Find the External Controls section (towards the bottom).
  4. Choose either Next/Previous (default) or Skip Forward/Back.

For clarification, Next/Previous is for the next or previous episode, while the Skip Forward/Back is for within the episode you're currently on.

Any questions?

While you may be mostly happy with the default settings for Podcasts, there's a lot that you can change to your liking. We highly recommend tinkering around with it all and seeing what works best for you.

Need more help with the Podcasts app? Drop us a line below and we'll do our best to assist you!