Simulcast 179: Nexus 4-asco

This week on Simulcast 179, we are talking about the ordering fiasco that was the Nexus 4, the Verizon Note 2, and Geoff is selling his Surface. Shocker.

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

This week on Simulcast 179, we are talking about the ordering fiasco that was the Nexus 4, the Verizon Note 2, and Geoff is selling his Surface. Shocker.

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

Apple
Apple fires exec in charge of Apple Maps Oops!
Apple scores another patent victory over Samsung in the Netherlands
Minecraft Reality for iOS finds a home for our blocky dreams in the real world ( I want this really F’n Bad!
GM bringing “Eyes Free Siri” to certain models in 2013

Google
Droid DNA released
Verizon Note II lands tomorrow
Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 stuffs 29-hour battery and Jelly Bean into a lower-cost smartphone HTC opens store-within-a-store in Germany, hopes it’s your One-stop shop
Gmail now supports Google Drive attachments up to 10GB
Full G+ integration with Google Play goes live
Utter! Goes Beta – Check Out Its Impressive Progress In This 15-Min Video [Download + Developer Q&A] SHit is hotness!!!
Google Drive App update brings Spreadsheet Editing to Android and iOS
Free Sim Unlocking for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 via XDA (Thanks to @toddw)
Nexus 4 Fiasco (rant)
Nexus 4 first impressions – never mind. UPS can’t get their act together so I won’t have one tonight.

Microsoft
Microsoft Releases A Pathetic Excuse For An Outlook.com App Into The Play Store, No Point In Even Installing It
Microsoft plans to release cheap yearly Windows Blue 8 updates just like OS X

Gaming
Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: currently exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100
Microsoft sells over 750K Xbox 360s over black friday weekend

Miscellaneous

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Listener emails
Hey guys love the show.

I use a GS3 until next week when the note 2 will be out. Bill how do you use android with your kids and wife seamlessly? We have 3 ipad’s, 2 touches, 2 iphones, 5 apple tv’s and a mac mini itunes server. They are all tied to one account and now with app and music auto updating it takes no input from me. I can buy a program/music on one device and it instantly shows up on all devices. We are visiting family this week and a cousin shows my kids a new app and of course they want it. I purchase it on one device and everyone has it.
I use kmttg with my tivos on my mac mini and it automatically records shows and puts them in itunes. I have smart playlists setup so it shows the 5 least recently played. My kids can then pull them up on there apple tvs.

I wish android would jump in and give us a whole family solution but until they do they will be in 2nd place.  Maybe you know of a way to share a google id without getting contacts and email?  I love technology but I want it to be as seamless as possible.
Thanks for the great show guys I just wanted to show that there is a good reason for some of us power users to use apple.

Jim
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Just wanted to let you guys know that you have an awesome podcast. I love you guys (no homo) and can I get some nexus 4 thoughts if any of you have it. I’m still waiting to receive mine even though i bought a Galaxy S3 a month ago. Thanks again for the awesome podcast that i will enjoy listening tomorrow while working.

James Ortiz

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo 4 – co-op campaign on legendary, BLOPS2 campaign
Dave – BLOPS 2
Patrick – BLOPS 2 Campaign (Multiplayer ?)
Geoff – Black Ops 2, Hitman Absolution, Doom 3 BFG, Assassin’s Creed Liberation

Picks of the week
Bill – Ingress
Dave –  3D Image Live Wallpaper , Utter! (Beta) Advanced Google Search App
Patrick – Angry Birds Star Wars (Hoth update tomorrow)
Geoff – PS Vita White

Simulcast 178: Lower Thirds

This week on Simulcast 178, we are talking about the Nexus 4 launch, Droid DNA, Apple legal fees, and BLOPS 2.

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

This week on Simulcast 178, we are talking about the Nexus 4 launch, Droid DNA, Apple legal fees, and BLOPS 2.

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

Apple
Apple must pay Samsung’s legal fees since their apology sucked

Google
Nexus 4 sells out everywhere, Bill finally got one
Nexus 4 not currently supported in AOSP
Android 4.2
Droid DNA
Google Voice broken in Android 4.2, then fixed the next day
Galaxy Note II gets CM10
Google TV gets updated, voice actions in tow

Gaming
Call of Duty Black Ops 2

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Listener emails/questions

Listener voicemails
Brat1475 voicemail

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo 4 all day and all night
Dave –  Blops 2
Geoff – Hell on Wheels season 2 DONE, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, Weeds, Halo 4, Black Ops 2

Picks of the week
Bill – Nexus 4
Dave – Blops 2
Geoff – Xbox Music

Simulcast 177: Red vs Blue

This week on Simulcast 177, we are NOT talking elections. We will, however, be talking red vs. blue – Halo 4 style. We’ll also be discussing the Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and a real, honest to goodness Google Wallet card.

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

This week on Simulcast 177, we are NOT talking elections. We will, however, be talking red vs. blue – Halo 4 style. We’ll also be discussing the Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and a real, honest to goodness Google Wallet card.

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

Apple
3 million iPads sold in 3 days
Apple Adds Note 10.1 And Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean Update To Lawsuit Against Samsung

Google
Get a 32GB Nexus 7 From RadioShack for $229 for a Limited Time
Sprint Galaxy Note II Gets Its First OTA Update (Build L900VPALJC), Brings Multi-Window And More
New In Titanium Backup: Create Flashable Zips Of All Your Apps And Data
Google Support Confirms All Android 2.3+ Devices Will Work With Physical Wallet Card And Non-NFC Version Of App

Microsoft
Did ZTE just flaunt a 5.9-inch, full HD Windows Phone?
AT&T selling Nokia’s Lumia 920 for $450 off-contract
Xbox SmartGlass app comes to iOS

Gaming
Halo 4

Miscellaneous
Sprint pays US Cellular $480 million for Midwest spectrum and customers (update: 1,000 jobs lost)
Verizon Shutting the Doors of Verizon Apps Next Year, We Say It’s About Time
Amazon Prime flaunts a monthly price tag, now offers streaming and two day shipping for $7.99 per month

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Listener emails/questions
Frank B. – Just purchased a Nexus 7 as first Android device (iPhone 5 user). Can you guys recommend any apps?

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo 4! SoA – caught up!
Dave –  The Campaign
Patrick – Walking Dead,
Geoff – Halo 4, Saints Row 2, Weeds, Hell on Wheels

Picks of the week
Bill – M4 256GB SSD drive
DavePark me Right
Patrick – Pogo Connect
Geoff – Halo 4