"The iPhone 6 Plus is an iPad mini replacement" - no it isn't

I don't agree with this statement. What many don't realize is that apps differs between the iPhone and the iPad. They are simply better and has more features on the iPad. Look at Apples iMovie for example, much much better on the iPad. The iPhone version doesn't even show the audio waveform so it makes it almost impossible to edit the video.

And that is only one example. There is thousands of Apps that is better on the iPad.

So I definitely don't agree with Forbes blog post below.

Here’s the most unequivocal statement I can make about the iPhone 6 Plus after long-term use: it makes the iPad Mini unnecessary.

Like many iPad owners, I was used to carrying around the Mini in addition to a phone. Out of habit, I continued to do so after I started using the 6 Plus. That didn’t last long.

Via: iPhone 6 Plus Makes A Good Long-Term iPad Replacement - Forbes

Watch this video I did about this topic:

Here is why starting your own podcast is harder than your own videoshow

Podcasts is my new hobby. I really like listening to podcasts, and as I YouTuber I've been interested in starting my own “audio only” podcast. But after some research I found out that its quite hard to start a podcast. So I decided to stick to do my videoshow on youtube instead. Here is why.

why starting a podcast is harder than starting a videoshow

There is no free hosting for podcasts that works as good as Youtube for videos. Free podcast hosting always have some annoying limitations that make them useless.

  • So you always have to pay for podcast hosting in one way or another. The biggest and most popular video hosting service (Youtube) is totally free.

Podcast hosting costs a lot of money

  • You usually have to pay for both hosting of files and traffic.

Not as easy to save and upload audio files to a podcast host as it is with video files

  • Video files is directly supported on iOS devices for example. Audio files is not.
    • That means that it's very easy for normal people to make and share videos from their mobile devices.
  • Video editing software supports Youtube and Vimeo natively. Audio editing software doesn't support podcast hosting services. Sometimes they support Soundcloud though but that's because its more for music.
    • Video editing apps for iOS is really good so you don't need to have or use a computer for making videos for your video show.
    • Yes audio editing apps is also good on iOS but as I said, no native support for podcast hosting makes it hard to create and share podcasts on a mobile device.

As a podcaster you have to be on iTunes to be known

  • And that's way more fiddly than it is to being on YouTube
    • You need to have a correctly formatted RSS feed for that for example…
    • iTunes is not a host so you have to host your files and RSS feed elsewhere…

It's necessary to have your own website / blog for your podcast

  • Otherwise you don't have a “home” for your podcast
  • And otherwise your podcasts won't be indexed by Google so that they won't be found in Google Search.
  • It also means that your website need to be SEO optimized and well ranked to be found.
  • As a Youtuber you don't need that because your Youtube channel is a website, indexed and well ranked by Google. Easy to follow.

It's a lot harder to get revenue to cover the costs for a podcast than it is for a Youtube channel

  • Podcast revenue is only possible to get from sponsors. Video revenue is possible to get from both sponsors and ads.
  • It's overall harder to make a living out of podcasting than it is to be a Youtuber

It's harder to get followers of a podcast than it is for a YouTube channel

  • Youtube is the largest social media site and the second largest search engine in the world. That says everything really.
  • Podcasting is still a quite small phenomena
  • It's harder for people to understand how to find and listen to podcasts than it is to go to youtube and find videos to watch
  • Videos are more shared and easier to watch on social networks

It's harder to share a podcast than it is with a YouTube video

  • For example on Google+, Flipboard or Pinterest
  • Youtube videos is directly supported on twitter, facebook and google+ for example. Twitter even has a dedicated “card” for youtube videos.
  • To share a podcast you have to manually copy the link and share it. And then without a visual presentation.

It's easier to have a video show alone than it is with a podcast

  • Most podcasts is recorded with at least two persons discussing. While most videos is recorded with just one person.
  • Podcasts is more like talkshows with guests. Video shows is more a “one man show”

Watch videos from the svartlingcast playlist(sorted from oldest to newest):

In this video show, I talk about Apple stuff, apps, how I use apps, how I do stuff on my iOS devices, how I create content, how it is to already live in the post-pc era, and much more. The show is more podcast-like than my other videos. Every episode is usually longer than my other videos. I try to do the show weekly. Please give me some feedback about the show.