Simulcast 158: Our Galaxy

This week on Simulcast 158, we’re joined by Brian Feldhaus and his new Galaxy Nexus. Bill has a new Galaxy Note, and we have news from AllThingsD, Xbox360, and Google.

We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Google + Local goes live, Google Maps for Android infused with Zagat
Flipboard beta for Android coming soon, Flipboard Beta for Android officially released

WWDC schedule confirmed
Possible iPhone 6 case?
Apple applies for optical stylus patent
Tim Cook on AllThingsD

Amazon Instant Video for Xbox 360

Brian’s Nexus
Bill’s Note
Verizon doubles FIOS speeds up to 300Mbps!

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – America’s Got Talent
Brian – Game of Thrones
Patrick – Battlefield 3, Snow Crash
Geoff – UFC 146, Diablo 3

Picks of the week
Bill – Galaxy Note
Brian – Galaxy Nexus
PatrickCyman Mark 2 (Android)
Geoff – AOKP, Franco Kernel

Simulcast 157: GeoffsList

This week on Simulcast 157, we have a ton of good news – Android is off the hook, the Galaxy SIII is unleashed in Dubai, Apple is trying to ban another Android device, and Apple might finally be releasing a phone with a larger screen.

We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Android found NOT GUILTY!
Samsung S-Voice leaks, promptly locked down by Samsung
Samsung Galaxy SIII now on sale in Dubai
Some HTC phones released by US Customs
Googlerola is now official
ChromeBox available for $329
Galaxy Note 10.1 will have S-Pen slot after all
New Sony GoogleTV set-top box coming this summer
Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 OTA going out to Verizon phones right now
Google Will Reportedly Release 5 New Nexus Devices On 5th November To Commemorate 5 Years Of Android

Apple seeks ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US
Rumor: Apple picks non-standard resolution, new dock connector for new iPhone
iPod Touch screen at 4.1 inches?
Samsung chief: we’re open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall
Apple breaks ground on second solar farm for North Carolina data center

MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in
ASUS and MSI launch Thunderbolt motherboards, tie for first place
Comcast rethinks bandwidth caps, trials two new policies that involve higher 300GB monthly limits
T-Mobile launches new contract-free, data-only plans
Gmail and iPhone alums create Electric Imp, connect your toaster to the web

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Listener emails

Hi Bill,

Just a quick question after listening to TheSimulcast 156 regarding BTGuard. A great tip, but do you use BTGuard Encryption as well, or just the standard BTGuard. Reading the docs, I have no idea if my ISP does deep packet inspection, I suspect they don’t, so do I need the extra overhead for BTGuard encryption?


Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

Why do you guys like Google+ as much as you do? – @Colmination

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Contraband
Dave – COD MW3 face off maps
Patrick – The Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles), The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Black Ops (maybe some MW3 too)
Geoff – Dexter Season 5, Diablo 3, Max Payne 3

Picks of the week
Billreddit by brian
Patrick – Parallels Mobile App (iOS)
Geoff – Diablo 3 and this stupid lady

Simulcast 156: Unlimited

This week on Simulcast 156, we have another castaway from the iOSDocked podcast. Apple blocks HTC phones with lame patents, Verizon wants to take away your unlimited data plan, and much more!

We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Google rumored to bring more Nexus devices, manufacturers this year
EVO 4G LTE and AT&T One X delayed by Apple patent dispute
Chrome updated with tab syncing
[FIXED]PSA: Google Music allows four device de-authorizations per year, rooters beware

MacBook Pro with retina display coming soon?
MacBook Pro and iMac with next-gen Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks (update)
iPhone 5 rumored to have 4” display
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announces cloud-based, virtualized Kepler GPU technology and GeForce GRID gaming platform
Verizon to force unlimited 3G customers to data share 4G LTE plans when upgrading
Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it’s violating net neutrality
Facebook proposes more transparent privacy policy, wants to know what you think of it

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Listener emails
Just a quick note.
Bought the Gnote and I’m using it on my 13th day now. It is AWESOME! One thing puzzles me though.
The size of it quickly becomes familiar. That is until you put it next to my old Nexus S, which makes the S look pitiful now. And the more used to it I get the more I wish the Gnote would be closer to 6 inches.
But it is fast, rivaling the Nexus S and easily outperforms my trusty old transformer. Both of which are on 4.0 And in daily life it replaces both of them, while my pockets shows no sign of complaints.

Only annoyance is that my dad is visiting from Denmark and his has had ICS pushed out, while I’m still waiting on mine. I will be rooting it as soon as ICS comes to mine.

Have fun.
Arne, Cyprus.


From @fubaracing @TheSimulcast Any chance of you guys going over Dave’s setup with regards to proxy servers and downloading “legal” stuff onto a computer??

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill –
Dave –
The Devil Inside
Patrick –
Avengers 3D IMax! Gi Joe the Original Cartoon (Netflix)
Joe –
Playing – N.O.V.A 3 Watching – The Borgias/Touch/Awake

Picks of the week
Bill – Machinarium
Dave –
Patrick – Dollar Shave Club
Joe – Google+ for iAndroid

Simulcast 155: Undocked

This week on Simulcast 155, our buddy Clay Russell from iOSDocked joins us to talk about his new Android-powered HTC One-X. Patrick checks in from the CTIA Wireless show in New Orleans, lots of software updates and much more!

We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Apple releases OS X 10.7.4
Apple releases iOS 5.1.1
Google released G+ 2.0 for iOS only (for now)
Scott Forstall sells 95% of his Apple stock
Tim Cook tells the competition to invent their own stuff and that Apple is not the World’s developer.
Notification Center coming to

Flipboard for Android leaks, is amazing
Google+ lets you broadcast your Hangouts
Incredible 4G LTE announced, coming soon
Sprint EVO 4G LTE coming May 18th
HTC One X now available from AT&T
AT&T CEO blames Google for update process, proves he is an idiot

Samsung Focus 2 LTE announced for $50
$99 Xbox 360 with Kinect now official, requires two-year contract

Minecraft out today on XBOX 360
Diablo 3 is out next week
BoomExplode Dedicated Battlefield 3 Server
BioShock Infinite pushed to February 2013

MasterCard introduces PayPass Wallet Services, Online and API at CTIA 2012
802.11-2012 WiFi freshens up spec with 3.7GHz bands, mesh networking
Brookstone fuel cell USB charger to keep phones powered for two weeks, Engadget editors happy
BlackBerry Curve 9320 now official: BB OS 7.1, 2.44-inch display, BBM button
Sub-$1500 Kingmax 1TB SSD spotted in Japan
AT&T to start testing small, short-range cell sites this year to boost network coverage

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Listener emails
Hi Guys,

I’m interested in Bill’s home media setup. I’m looking at using Windows Media Center at the core with XBOX’s acting as TV/Media Extenders, I know Bill has this in place, so, can you go into a bit more detail on how it all hangs together?

I have a Media Center PC in the Loft, in the UK we have Sky Satellite TV and currently I have an external tuner connected to the set top box. In the future I may look at expanding the Media Center setup and use an internal Satellite tuner.

I know I can stream live TV to the XBOX using it, but do you allow your Media PC to go into a sleep state. Mine is currently set to do that (to protect the environment of course, not reduce my electricity bill! :-)), but once it is in standby, I then cannot connect to Live TV from the XBOX which is in another room. No issues with the Media Centre waking up to record shows, but I’m wondering if I should turn off the standby mode.

I’m also archiving the TV recordings to my Home Server, which sits in the garage, albeit, I’ve not managed to work out (or had the time to look at) how the XBOX can access those recordings, does that still have to be through the Media Center PC?

Still listen to the show every week, keep up the good work! :-)


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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – UFC
Dave – The Avengers Imax 3D
Patrick – Lots of stuff to review from CTIA, Getting a PHD in iMovie and WordPress
Geoff – Minecraft, Battlefield 3, Dexter Season 4
Clay – Battlestar Galactica/Game of Thrones

Picks of the week
BillNotifier Pro Plus
Dave –  Flipboard ( Android )
Patrick – iKeep Charger, iWOW-U, The Feinger
Geoff – Crucial M4 256GB SSD
Clay – HTC One X/Google Music

Simulcast 154: WAKE UP!

This week on Simulcast 154, RIM staged a lame protest, the Verizon GNex FINALLY gets an update, and Black Ops 2 releases this holiday. We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

RIM was behind the “Wake Up” protest on Apple store?
Dropbox SDK violated App Store policy, promptly removed (and all apps that integrate it)

Verizon GNex finally gets 4.0.4 update
Galaxy SIII coming to Verizon in blue or white?

Motorola wins injunction against Xbox and Windows in Germany
Microsoft and Barnes and Noble settle and create subsidiary
Target pulling all Kindles
First glimpse of a possible Windows 8 business tablet

N.O.V.A. 3 coming soon
Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 set in 2025, releases 11/13/12
Skyrim gets Kinect voice features
Skyrim Dawnguard coming this summer
$99 Xbox 360/Kinect subsidized bundle coming next week?

RIM guarantees $10k to BB10 certified app devs
Amazon will soon charge tax in more states
Hulu will start requiring cable subscription
Ceton opens a beta signup page – companion app and new extenders coming!
Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Desktop app for Mac and PC

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2 receiver
Dave – Battlefield 3
Patrick – Uncharted, Fallout 1, Starcraft
Geoff – Uncharted 2, Alien, Dexter Season 4, Fable Heroes (XBLA)

Picks of the week
BillDraw Something Assistant
DaveThe Avengers Live wallpaper
Patrick – iHangy music necklace
GeoffLenovo Ideapad Y470p and Chris Kapusta’s HD Homerun/Windows Media Center Post