Simulcast 145: Alone in the Dark

This week on Simulcast 145, we’re back with lots of news from Mobile World Congress. We discuss Windows 8 and iPad 3 while we wonder where the hell Geoff went…

Quad core iPad 3 with LTE to debut March 7th
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad is here
German court stops Motorola patent ban against Apple

Google will “double-down” on tablets this year
HTC One line of phones looks impressive
Asus Padfone
Ubuntu for Android looks promising
Android: 450k apps, 300 million devices, 800k activations per day
Samsung Galaxy S Wifi coming soon
LG wants to make the next Nexus. In talks with Google now. ( Uh…….)

Windows 8 consumer preview released, we go hands-on
Skype can’t run in background on WP7 because of WP7

AT&T proves they suck, want to charge App Developers for Consumer Data Use
Dell says it’s ‘no longer a PC company,’ focusing on enterprise
Netflix and Starz end their agreement, Starz Play content to be removed

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Ubuntu
Patrick – Transformers (Gen 1), Lord of the Rings, The Power of Six (2nd book in I Am Number 4 series)
Steve – Diggers
Geoff – I’m lost and can’t find the podcast

Picks of the week
BillZedge app for Android
Patrick – Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection (360), Sima SLB-M Video Bracket
Dave – InRix iOS/Android
Steve – Uneia Caj Pad for the iPAd2
Geoff – Alone with WIFI in a hyatt hotel watching spankavision (Alone in the Dark)

Simulcast 144: Googlesoft

This week on Simulcast 144, we’re back on Vokle and still loving it. Steve is back and we have no idea what we did to scare Geoff away.

iTunes makeover on the way?
Potential iOS bug allows access to contacts without passcode (requires lot of effort)
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion preview released to developers
iOS apps will be required to state permissions (ala Android)

HTC Thunderbolt getting ICS along with Rezound and others
Microsoft attacks Google Docs on YouTube
Ubuntu for Android at MWC?
Google sued over Safari Privacy Debacle
Google’s notification bar patent application could spell trouble for Apple (or end of Patent War)

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 (dual core with integrated LTE)
Blackberry Playbook 2.0: too little too late?
Blackberry Bridge app allows old Blackberry to become PS3 Remote
TMobile USA attempting to get FCC to block Verizon spectrum purchase
Barnes & Noble stores to repartition Nook Tablets to allow more user content starting 3/12/12
Canon 5D Mark III/X to be announced on 2/27 or 2/28  (depending on where you are) (confirmed)
Canon Rebel T4i announcement on/around  March 2, 2012 (rumor)

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II rear surround speakers
Patrick – Final Fantasy I
Dave – Spartacus Season 3
Steve – Walking Dead, Top Shot

Picks of the week, Google Chat extension for Chrome
Patrick – CTIA:  Wireless 2012 – Media Credential FTW!
Dave – tune in next week!

Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

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Simulcast 143: BoomExplode!

This week on Simulcast 143, the four of us are giddy with excitement about Geoff’s big announcement. You’ll notice a new look to our own website, and we’re trying to rock out on a new video host that might just trump UStream (Vokle ROCKS!)


iPad 3 components show up, show QXGA display
Apple to intro a 8” Kindle Fire competitor?
iPad 3 will have LTE – duh?
Some iOS devs accused of using bots to bolster rankings
Apple wants to file patent suit against Kodak
Congress sends Apple letter seeking answers on Path data collection fiasco
iOS future update will fix contact leaking with explicit permissions
Google+ iOS app update brings instant image upload feature

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2, we say meh
Apple sues to ban Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy Note 10.1 coming soon?
Google TV updating YouTube app
Leaked HTC Endeavour ICS ROM looks just like Gingerbread with Sense, and that sucks
New Scalado app removes unwanted moving objects in your pictures
Motorola ICS updates not until Q3 at earliest in US
No 32gb GSM Galaxy Nexus for you!

Photoshop CS6 content aware move makes us happy
FCC expected to officially reject Lightsquared LTE bid due to GPS interference (No Sprint LTE?)

Geoff’s Big Announcement

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Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Geoff –
Halo Reach, Mass Effect 3 Demo, Back to the Future Episodes 1-5, Dungeon Siege 3, PS Vita Uncharted, Wipeout 2048, Modnation Racers and Little Deviants
Patrick –
Top Chef: Texas
Dave –
Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal

Picks of the week
Bill – Camera ICS+
Geoff –
PS Vita and
Patrick –
Dave – 
Super Marcey Wescott 43” Apollo Orb

Simulcast 142: Boo-frickin-who

This week on Simulcast 142, the big game may be over, but only one of us is crying. BOOM! We have lots of Google updates, Apple TV news, and even some Microsoft news!

Chrome Beta released for Android – ICS only
Google Voice update brings Honeycomb and ICS UI updates and Asynchronous SMS
Samsung Galaxy SIII will be 7mm thin, May release?
Report: Google hires Apple exec to work on ‘secret project’
HP releases Android Kernel for Touchpad

Apple 42 inch TV in Best Buy survey for $1499
Motorola wins permanent injunction against Apple’s iCloud in German court (update: ban lifted)
Tweetbot for iPad released and update for iPhone app

Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year
Netflix teams with eyeIO to lower bandwidth use on movie night
Verizon double data returns Friday
Vonage Mobile App allows free calls and texts worldwide to fellow Android and iOS app users
Amazon and Viacom make deal to bring more TV shows to Amazon Prime Instant Video Service
Sony announces that “UMD Passport” service will not be offered in the US for Vita

Stepto leaving Microsoft for parts unknown
Microsoft to lauch Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress on Feb 29th
Preinstalled Windows 8 consumer preview apps revealed

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
BillChrome beta for Android
GeoffBack To The Future The Game Episode 1 and 2 (there are 5 total), Dungeon Siege 3, The Tester Season 3
Patrick – Transformers Seasons 1-4 (Gen 1), Technician Class Amateur Radio Study Guide

Picks of the week
GeoffPlaystation Plus
PatrickOneNote Mobile for Android

Simulcast 141: Who is Football?

This week on Simulcast 141, we have a ton of news. Stay tuned to find out if Geoff is still with his Galaxy Nexus, and if Steve has a 5th iPhone.

Apple releases updated Final Cut Pro X, brings multicam support, broadcast monitoring love
Apple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of Retail
iPad 3 rumors swirl on that non-news news site
OS X 10.7.3 released with bug fixes aplenty

Google strikes deal to bring 27,000 Chromebooks to US schools in three states
Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry
HTC Ville caught on camera before MWC
Motorola’s RAZR with unlockable bootloader and no warranty
Symantec was wrong
Google’s new privacy policy
Galaxy Note for $299 on AT&T Feb 19
No SGS 3 announcement at MWC

Verizon finally launching shared family data plans?
Redbox ditches Warner Bros and 56 day waiting period
T-Mobile brings Square to select small businesses, does the mobile payment thing
WiGig SD card gets demoed on tablets, makes DVDs gone in 60 seconds
North Carolina launches FCC-approved TV White Space network in Wilmington
RIM has lost it
Angry Birds on a Blackberry
Nintendo officially announces Nintendo Network, promises personal accounts for Wii U
Breaking Bad RPG reinterprets the series

GeoffEff wins a free Windows Phone for expressing his #DROIDRAGE
Kinect for Windows now available – for $249

Listener Voicemail

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave –  Spartacus Season 1
Steve – War Games
Bill – Alcatraz ←——- love this show!
Geoff – The Tester Season 2, Skyrim (finishing up side quests), Starhawk beta, Twisted Metal demo

Picks of the week
Dave –  Nova Launcher
Steve – Intelliscreen X Call bar
BillRND Power desktop dock for Galaxy Nexus
Geoff – Starhawk beta