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.

Google
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
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

Miscellaneous
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?

Cheers,
Jim

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
Dave
Patrick – Parallels Mobile App (iOS)
Geoff – Diablo 3 and this stupid lady