Castro’s latest update

We’re excited to announce a deep integration between Siri and Castro that shortens the distance between you and your podcasts.

Castro Podcast Player

Castro is such a beautifully designed podcast player in iOS, and this update adds all the Shortcuts features you could ever want. I’ve gone back and forth enough times between Castro and Overcast that I happily subscribe to both to support future development (hopefully that means an iPad app from the Castro team).

Currently, Overcast handles my regular listening. But Castro’s side loading from YouTube is an essential workflow of mine. Don’t be afraid to use more than one app to get the job done.

Siri – not so smart

via Daring Fireball: ‘What Time Is It in London?’:

So every other service that tries to answer “What time is it in London?” gets it right. Only Siri gets it wrong.

Reminds me of a post I made roundabouts last year’s NHL trade deadline (lost in various site migrations, such is life). I asked Siri when the NHL trade deadline was and it showed me the current standings. Google, on the other hand, provided the correct date AND time. And provided me news stories about who the Penguins were targeting. Worlds better.

In regards to the London time test noted above, that Bing clock is a slick design feature.

Do better, Apple.