One of my long time complaints about the Apple iTunes / iPhone platform was that you had to dock your iPhone to get the latest podcasts off of your computer. I was disappointed that even though you had great connectivity through the cell network or wifi, you couldn’t automatically download podcasts straight to the iPhone. You had to use iTunes on your computer as the podcast catcher. Then someone created an iPhone app to “catch” the podcasts right on the phone. Apple pulled it down from the iPhone app store only to receive complaints from the users. This week, Apple released iPhone update 2.2 which allows on the fly downloads of audio and video podcasts straight to the iPhone through wifi or the cell network. This makes the iPhone a much more useful tool when you are on the road without your computer.