Simulcast 176: All Teh Googles

This week on this early edition of Simulcast 176, we are talking about all of Google’s announcements.

That’s it.

Wanna hear about something else? Tune in next week. Oh, and we have the token iOSDocked podcast member just to make it fair.

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

This week on this early edition of Simulcast 176, we are talking about all of Google’s announcements.

That’s it.

Wanna hear about something else? Tune in next week. Oh, and we have the token iOSDocked podcast member just to make it fair.

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

Apple Maps debacle leads to executive shakeup. Sayonora Scott Forstall 
Google updates Google Search iOS app to add “enhanced” voice search
Google device announcements – Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB (with or without HSPA+),and Nexus 10
Google talks about the lack of LTE on Nexus 4
Google Now updated, lots more cards
Scan and Match coming soon for Europe and US
Google updates Play Store with Nexus 4 with HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity spec
Nook2Android bringing JellyBean dualboot option to Nook Tablet via MicroSD
Chrome Remote Desktop now out of Beta
ARM Cortex A50 chips to bring 3x performance and 64bit to mobile devices by 2014

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA
Dave – Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Patrick – Plants v Zombies, The Walking Dead
Geoff – The Guild
Clay – Get the Gringo

Picks of the week
Bill – Android 4.2 keyboard
Dave – Beringer Xenyx 502
Patrick – Google Voice Search (iOS)/ Star Wars 7 (2015)
Geoff – Surface
Clay – Bartender for Mac

Simulcast 175: I’m from America and We Round Up

This week on Simulcast 175, we are talking about Apple’s new iPad Mini, Retina 13” MacBook Pro, Galaxy Note 2, SmartGlass, and more Halo 4 goodness.

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

This week on Simulcast 175, we are talking about Apple’s new iPad Mini, Retina 13” MacBook Pro, Galaxy Note 2, SmartGlass, and more Halo 4 goodness.

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

Apple
13” rMacBook Pro
iPad Mini announcement
USPTO invalidates Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent due to prior art
Dutch court rules in favor of Samsung over Apple MultiTouch claims
Some Apple Retail Stores allowing iPad 3 for iPad 4 swaps if bought in last 30 days
Apple announces Fusion Drive built to order option for new macs
Mac Mini refresh brings quadcore Ivy Bridge, USB 3.0, and loss of discrete graphics option
Apple unveils new, thinner iMac (sans Optical drive) with Ivy Bridge Processor

Google
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 makes US appearance on TMobile at $370 (on contract). Ouch
Google Drive Apps (Docs, Sheets, & Slides) coming to Chrome Webstore and Chrome OS
Verizon pricing for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ($299) and other upcoming devices leaked
Samsung updates its TecTile NFC App
Leaked Docs show Sprint GS3 to get Android 4.1 starting October 25

Microsoft
SmartGlass coming to Android in 2013
Surface releases Friday
Find your Surface tracking number yourself

Gaming
Halloween-themed Dead Trigger coming soon
New Halo 4 Launch Trailer
Halo 4 Scanned Trailer

Miscellaneous

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Safe House, Cabin in the Woods – wtf?
Dave –
Patrick –
Black Ops (getting ready for BLOPs 2), Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory
Geoff –
Forward Unto Dawn, Prometheus, Borderlands 2, Costume Quest, Saints Row 2, Doom 3 BFG

Picks of the week
Bill – Shit Android Fanatics Say Youtube video
Dave –  
Granny Smith
Patrick –
Anti-Pick Verizon Logo’d Galaxy Note 2 Home Button
Geoff –  
MotoACTV Watch

Simulcast 174: Playground

This week on Simulcast 174, we are talking about iPad Minis, a Google Android event, Gmail 4.2 with pinch to zoom, Microsoft Surface, pretty Butterflies, and Geoff will be calling in live from GDGT in Boston.

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This week on Simulcast 174, we are talking about iPad Minis, a Google Android event, Gmail 4.2 with pinch to zoom, Microsoft Surface, pretty Butterflies, and Geoff will be calling in live from GDGT in Boston.

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

Apple
iPad Mini being announced October 23rd Release on November 2nd?
Possibly MBP, Mini, and Ipad refresh too?

Google
Google Calendar becomes separate standalone Android app
Gmail 4.2 for Android leaks with pinch to zoom
Google event October 29th (Patrick’s Birthday) – new Nexus inbound?
Note II on Sprint for $299
HTC J Butterfly in Japan
Google Streetview brings view of inside of Google Data Center and funny easter egg surprise
32GB Nexus 7 makes an appearance in UK Christmas Catalog for £199 (approx. $322 US)
Samsung announces that Jellybean coming soon to US GS III, date up to carrier (so Mid-2013?)
HTC announces Special Edition White 64 Gb One S w/ Jellybean (reg edition users still waiting)

Microsoft
Surface for RT preorders, delivery Oct 26th Release day batch of 32Gb RT models sold out
Surface tough enough to function as skateboard, can your tablet do that?

Gaming
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Double XP Launch Weekend (Nov 16-18)
COD Elite to be free for Black Ops 2 (Map updates & DLC to be handled by Season Pass)

Miscellaneous
Softbank investing $20.1B in Sprint
Boxee TV with dual tuners and Cloud Storage for OTA DVRing
Amazon introduces Whispercast to allow for easy Enterprise and Education ebook distribution
Study shows US customers pay more for LTE than European customers (Big surprise, Not)

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Listener emails
Greetings once again from Southern Europe.
Do you guys know of the Rikomagic MK802+?
As far as I can figure out, it’s a little android 4.0 device for the tv.
It’s about 50 dollars and would seem a nice DNLA streamer.
I use my trusty old Asus tf101 as DNLA server in the home, since it is a low power-always on device with a little over a TB of storage.
But what do you think about the mk802?
A gig of hertz, a gig of ram, 4 gigs plus micro SD of local storage, 720 and 1080p HDMI, and even a USB host port.
Is it enough to be a good streamer?
Seems both attractive and scary for that price.
Hope you have any input about it.
Thanks, Arne, Occupied Territory of Northern Cyprus

Why does no one say iPhone phones, when everybody says windows phone-phones?
I haven’t counted but I think there have been more iPhone phones to choose from than Windows Phones.
Two colors of each and two or three storage versions of each model.
Granted, an HTC Titan is a bit more different to a Lumia 720 than a white iPhone 4 16gig is to a black iPhone 4 32gig, but then Apple don’t like to confuse their customers.
Oh, and don’t be too hard on IOS6.
As René have said numerous times on the iMore show; Apple is a hardware company.
They make their software to sell their hardware.
And they’ll figure out the kinks soon enough.
The iPhone phones are still best selling worldwide.
Got long again… Sorry
Anyway, hope I didn’t bore anyone to death.
Have a good one (or cold one), Arne

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo Anniversary
Patrick –
Arrested Development, Paper Toss 2, Scramble with Friends
Geoff –
Borderlands 2, Super Meat Boy, Doom 3 BFG, Hell on Wheels, Grave Encounters

Picks of the week
Bill – Stickmount for Android
Patrick –
Paper Toss 2
Geoff –
GDGT Boston

Simulcast 173: Take Note

This week on Simulcast 173, we are talking about the Nexus 4, Galaxy Note II, Apple quality control checks, Galaxy S3 mini, and Angry Birds: Star Wars – the game no one really wants.

This week on Simulcast 173, we are talking about the Nexus 4, Galaxy Note II, Apple quality control checks, Galaxy S3 mini, and Angry Birds: Star Wars – the game no one really wants.

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

Apple
New Apple quality control checks slowing down production

Google
Android 4.1.2 hits AOSP and our Nexus 7, Nexi, and GS3s
LG Nexus 4 starts to trickle out
Samsung releases Galaxy Note II source code, gives modders a big fish to fry
Brown and Black Galaxy S3 Variants Coming Soon to Verizon
New Optimus G Nexus details suggest wireless charging, no microSD
AT&T Will be First to Launch Samsung Galaxy Camera, No Pricing Available
Google Secures Patent for Augmented Reality Watch, Could Work with Google Glass
Samsung mobile head confirms 4-inch Galaxy S III mini announcement tomorrow
Google Play Music and Movies rolling to GoogleTV, rent and buy on your tv
32GB Nexus 7 in the wild

Gaming
Sony Playstation Mobile now available for Android devices
Feel the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars coming November 8th to iOS, Android and computers
Forza Horizon Demo

Miscellaneous
AT&T Shortens Return Policy to 14 Days, Holds Hands With Verizon
Sprint Tells T-Mobile ‘Not So Fast’, Wants to Bid on MetroPCS as Well

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA, Survivor
Patrick –
The West Wing (Season 7), Big Bang Theory
Dave –  
Black Swan ( Holy f!)
Geoff –
West Wing, Cabin In The Woods, Forza Horizon Demo

Picks of the week
Bill – updated Slingplayer App – on sale for $15!
Patrick –
Blogsy (iOS)
Dave –
My Fitness Pal (again)- yes, it’s that good
Geoff –
Forza 4

Simulcast 172: Not Debatable

This week on Simulcast 172, we’ll leave the boring political debates to the politicians; we’re here to talk tech. We’re talking about Maps, a new Nexus, 1080p phone displays, Galaxy Note II, T-Metro, and Nest, the thermostat that’s gotten more software updates than my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

This week on Simulcast 172, we’ll leave the boring political debates to the politicians; we’re here to talk tech.  We’re talking about Maps, a new Nexus, 1080p phone displays, Galaxy Note II, T-Metro, and Nest, the thermostat that’s gotten more software updates than my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

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

Apple
Apple admits Maps not up to snuff, suggests Google Maps (and others) for now
Verizon carrier update fixes glitch causing cellular data usage over wifi
Apple’s Ping no longer pinging back, leaves memories of white noise in its wake
New Patent Filing Suggests Apple Working On A Wireless 30-Pin To Lightning Adapter

Google
New Nexus within 30 days?
CyanogenMod now offers automatic OTA updates
Galaxy Note II multi-window view shown off on video
HTC One X+ official: 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 64GB, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
Samsung Galaxy Music leaks ahead of early October debut
Demo of Web OS running on Galaxy Nexus. Cool or not cool?
32gb Nexus 7?

Miscellaneous
T-Mobile to merge with MetroPCS
Nest 2.0 announced, and 3.0 software!
AT&T adds HTC One X+ and One VX to its future lineup, will arrive in the ‘coming months’
Sharp starts cranking out 5-inch 1080p displays for smartphones

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA
Patrick –
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, The Mark of Athena
Dave –
The Avengers Bluray

Picks of the week
Bill – Lockitron
Patrick –
Galaxy Note 2 (Shut up and take my money Verizon/Samsung)
Dave –
 My fitness Pal , Rovio’s Bad Piggies