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Our 5 Favorite Podcasts for Starting Fresh in the New Year

Look out world, a brand new me is ready to come alive!

The start to any new year is followed by a flurry of resolution-filled thoughts buzzing around. Whether they be inspirational (like being healthier) or a little more tactical (like flossing every morning), chances are that you’re not alone – there are people out there talking about many of the very same things you’re attempting and learning.

Podcasts exist for every facet of thought, skill or helpful tip, and we created our software to help you keep them anywhere! Here’s a selection of our favorite podcasts for starting fresh this new year that you can capture using Replay Radio.

Inspirational: The School of Greatness

Be the best you that you can be with the help of Lewis Howes and his podcast on personal development. With the goal of sharing inspirational stories of leadership, Howes shares essential life tips for gaining confidence and overcoming adversity, as well as stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to The School of Greatness.

Goal-Packed: Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

It’s always been said that if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Achieve Your Goals, hosted by Hal Elrod, shows you how to start over setting goals and objectives, and creating successful habits, so you can live life to the fullest. From a new career to a DIY project, learn how to set attainable goals and find the steps to get there with this informative, confidence-boosting podcast.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod.

Skill Center: Stuff You Should Know

Learn new things in droves this new year, without ever leaving home! Brought to you by the team over at HowStuffWorks.com, Stuff You Should Know is a quirky, informative podcast hosted by writers/curious geeks Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark. The podcast explores random topics based on investigative research and personal anecdotes – Feng shui, gangs, history, you name it.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Stuff You Should Know.

Clutter-Free: Organize Mindfully

Perhaps one of the most over-used (and under-appreciated) resolutions is to get organized and de-clutter, either personally or professionally. Organize Mindfully brings organization professionals, designers and mindfulness teachers right to your ears – the podcast shares new ideas, tips & techniques so you can bring order to your hectic life.

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to Organize Mindfully.

Thought-Provoking: On Being

What does it mean to be a human being? Expand your mind with new ideas and concepts with On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett. “This weekly conversation grapples with the many facets of human connection and existence,” says TED Prize director Anna Verghese. “It explores value, faith and meaning.”

Use the Media Guide integrated in Replay Radio to subscribe to On Being.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!

How to Capture the New Years’ Times Square Ball Drop in NYC

Every December 31st the world tunes in to watch the iconic symbol of the start to a new year. The ball drop at Times Square in New York City has been one of the most historical live moments across the United States for over 100 years.

Start a new tradition this New Years’ Eve – use Replay Media Catcher to save this year’s ball drop! You can make a cool New Years mashup video, share with those who couldn’t watch it, and more.

Catch the NYE 2016 ball drop live stream here:

Get Replay Media Catcher today to download and save the NYE 2016 ball drop at Times’ Square!

Wishing You a Happy Holiday!

From all of us at Applian, we wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

Thank you all for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without you!

Here’s to another amazing year to come.

– Riki & the Applian Team

Video of the Month: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick 2 minute video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


 

With the holidays looming over our shoulder at every turn and the endless list of gifts to be gifted, we started swapping stories about the most ridiculous things we’ve ever had to wrap up.


Coffee mugs can be tricky, and broomsticks nearly impossible, but none of us have ever tried gift-wrapping a cat before!

So hilarious. So cute.

The Best Playlists to Record for Your Next Holiday Party

Your holiday party checklist is almost complete, but you’re not quite there until you settle on the perfect music to set the mood!

We’ve hand-selected 5 playlists and music stations for every kind of atmosphere this party season. Record and save them all with Replay Music, and expand your collection for many holidays to come.

1. A Very Jazzy Holiday

Crafted by professional Jazz musician Alex Norris, this playlist combines the pure sophistication and warm tones that any upscale celebration requires. Perfect for any wine-and-cheese gathering, holiday formal, or laid-back evening with the family.

2. Walking in a Music Wonderland

Steer clear of Christmas-specific songs and focus on the depth of the winter season with this stunning winter-themed playlist. The soft acoustics and sweet tones will add warmth to the chilliest season of the year, and your party guests will never feel more cozy.

3. Rock Songs for Holiday Music Haters

Classic music and indie lovers will find solace in this rock-inspired Christmas playlist. From the captivating Darlene Love to The Kinks, and My Morning Jacket to Bob Dylan, this roundup of rock-and-roll for the holidays will have your party guests tapping their toes all night long.

4. Warm & Traditional Holiday Tunes

Chock-full of classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” and fresh pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” this playlist is for the more traditional party setting. It’s ideal for blasting on the speakers Christmas morning, enjoying a dressed-up evening with friends, or having a solo celebration in your apartment during the holidays.

5. The Festivus Station

Based on Seinfeld’s offbeat pseudo-holiday, Pandora launched a station dedicated to Festivus. The station will feature some knock-off holiday music, along with various bits of comedic relief from the creators of the show. So, break out your traditional Festivus aluminum pole – this is truly a holiday music station for the rest of us.

Access the Festivus station.

Learn more about using Replay Music to record streaming music playlists online, and save perfectly-captured tracks forever!

Holiday Miracle: How to Download Your Favorite Movies

Finding and watching the best holiday movies and shows this winter has never been easier!

With Replay Media Catcher’s built-in Media Guides, you can explore popular streams and download classics like A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, and White Christmas to curl up with. From television to videos to full-length movies, our powerful guides have your back this holiday season.

Replay Media Catcher will help you find and save your favorite online movies from directly within the software – never having to touch your browser. We made it simple to find and grab the best online content you want in one click.

Coupled with Replay Media Catcher’s powerful downloader, multiple conversion settings and handy scheduling features, our Media Guides are the perfect companion to your annual holiday movie binge. Learn how to use the Replay Media Catcher software:

Get Replay Media Catcher 6 and start downloading now!

How to Record and Convert Music From Spotify, Pandora & More

Replay Music is the ultimate piece of software for any music lover and collector. While we’re mourning the death of Rdio, you can still capture amazing audio files from online radio stations, music videos, digital music services, and any other music streaming site, including:

An ideal holiday gift for your audiophile friends and family, Replay Music can record song files from any website or media player, and is completely optimized for capturing music audio. Advanced audio recording technology eliminates system sounds, background noises and other annoyances, leaving you with the cleanest recording possible. It also saves your music into high quality MP3s that are perfectly separated into individual tracks, and tagged with the correct song metadata automatically.

The best part? Replay Music is 100% legal to use — it falls in the same category as CD ripping programs like iTunes, and is the same thing as using a tape recorder or DVR to record media. So, you can record and convert all of the music you want in your personal collection! As long as you ONLY use these recordings for your own use (i.e: don’t start selling ripped CDs on the side). What are you waiting for?

Get started with a free trial of Replay Music for PC.

Get started with a free trial of Replay Music for Mac.

Happy Holidays! Take 50% Off the Replay Capture Suite, On Us

The best time of the (digital) year is finally here, and we all know what that means – discounts, discounts, discounts!  

This Cyber Monday, we’re excited to offer you a whopping savings of 50% on the Replay Capture Suite for Mac or PC. Just use the code REPLAY50 for PC or REPLAY50Mac for Mac products during checkout to receive your discount!

Happy recording, and happy holidays from our team to yours.

Applian Updates! Your Favorite Software, Made Better

We’ve just launched some improvements to Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter! You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these enhancements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.0.96:

  • Support for YouTube page extraction
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Added Network Trace Debug log switch
  • Added support for cam4 downloading
  • Added Chaterbate as a secure site
  • Exposed iframe player list in DVR settings
  • Updated adblock domains
  • Check for TCP segmentation off loading
  • Detect Adobe HDS over https
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Music 7.0.0.96:

  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Replay Converter 5.0.0.96:

  • Import any file type for conversion
  • Added WAV conversion preset (reset to defaults required)
  • Fixed Audio CD Burning duration check
  • Misc. fixes and improvements

Any questions? You can reach out to our Support staff at any time!

6 Recordable Podcasts to Expand Your Mind

Podcasts are this generations’ talk radio; they’re addictive, they’re everywhere, and they’re only gaining popularity as more people adopt smart technology. One of the best things about the seemingly endless supply of these digital goldmines is the amount of knowledge you can obtain just by opening your ears.

We created Replay Radio to help you keep this expansive, audible knowledge accessible anywhere. Here’s a selection of our favorite educational podcasts you can capture using Replay Radio.

Master of Memory

What good is newly obtained information if you can’t retain it? The Master of Memory podcast will teach you tactics and methods to improve your memory for the everyday, such as mnemonics and memory palaces, making it easier to absorb knowledge quickly.


Use Replay Radio to capture Master of Memory from iTunes or the website.

Philosophize This!

Best when listened to from the beginning to end, this podcast is perfect for those interested in philosophy who aren’t experts. By breaking down and explaining the ideas and people who helped to shape society today, we can all expand our minds just a little further.

Use Replay Radio to capture Philosophize This! from iTunes or Stitcher.

TED Talks

Well-known for producing audible content full of “ideas worth spreading,” NPR’s TED Talks series is all about inspiring imagination, exploring new ideas, and delving deep into the past. With intellectual speakers from all walks of life and areas of expertise, there is always something new to learn.

Use Replay Radio to capture TED Talks from iTunes or the NPR website.

The Smarter Artist

Here is a podcast all about changing the “starving artist” stereotype we’ve grown accustomed to. As entrepreneurs, the hosts of this show answer questions, offer helpful tips, and deliver insight to those creative people searching for how to make it on their own talents.

Use Replay Radio to capture The Smarter Artist from iTunes or the Sterling & Stone website.

Song Exploder

Have you ever wondered how musicians construct the perfect song? The Song Exploder podcast explores and deconstructs tracks to help you better understand the meaning behind the music. Tapping into the artists minds themselves, this show is ideal for the audiophile in all of us.

Use Replay Radio to capture Song Exploder from iTunes or the website.

The Infinite Monkey Cage

Witty beyond words. Popular physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince from BBC Radio 4 host this fun exploration of science, delving into subjects like space tourism and the apocalypse with the help of a guest panel.


Use Replay Radio to capture The Infinite Monkey Cage from iTunes or from BBC Radio 4.

Get Replay Radio today to record and save all your favorite podcasts, or download the full Replay Capture Suite for even more great recording software!