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Podcasts gets a face-lift (pictures)

Some UI tweaks and a new way to make playlists makes Podcasts easier to use.

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No more reel-to-reel UI

The latest version of Apple's Podcasts removes the reel-to-reel tape look, instead giving you a similar experience to when you play music in the Music app.
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Browse and choose your podcasts

Look at categories or featured content, then drill down to something you want to listen to and choose the episodes you want.
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A familiar interface for browsing

Just like the iTunes music and app stores, you can look at New and Noteworthy podcasts, what's most popular, and other categories.
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Check the chart toppers

Hit the Top Charts button on the bottom to see the podcasts other people are checking out.
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Category view

If you're really unsure what to check out, there's always the category view to let you drill down to something you might enjoy.

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