Simulcast 182: Pardon This Interruption

This week on Simulcast 182, we are talking about pinch-to-zoom, Xynos vulnerabilities, scan and match, and Instascam.

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

This week on Simulcast 182, we are talking about pinch-to-zoom, Xynos vulnerabilities, scan and match, and Instascam.

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

Apple
YouTube Capture app released
Apple’s Pinch to zoom patent ruled invalid

Google
Samsung Xynos processor kernel vulnerability
CM 10.1 builds go live, we go hands on
Official Galaxy S3 extended battery kit goes on sale for $65
Redbox Instant now in beta, doesn’t work on rooted devices
Google Music now has scan and match in USA

Miscellaneous
Instagram decides to sell your photos without paying you

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – more Halo 4, UFC
Dave – American Horror Story
Patrick – Blops 2
Geoff – American Horror Story, Far Cry 3

Picks of the week
Bill – Note 2 Smart Dock
Dave – Free Cruzer Lite Androidified Case
Patrick – The Hobbit (Part 1) IMAX 3D
Geoff – Waze GPS

Simulcast 181: Herb Dean Sucks

This week on Simulcast 181, we are talking about Apple Maps, Google Maps, hacking bootloaders, Halo 4 maps, and another special guest from deep in the heart of Memphis.

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

This week on Simulcast 181, we are talking about Apple Maps, Google Maps, hacking bootloaders, Halo 4 maps, and another special guest from deep in the heart of Memphis.

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

Apple
Don’t use Apple Maps
Dream Jailbreak for iOS6, the hoax
Google Maps set to release tonight?

Google
Verizon Galaxy Note II bootloader unlocked!
Google Fiber is a real business, expansions coming
Verizon GS3 Jellybean update imminent
Google reportedly working to end Nexus 4 LTE workaround

Microsoft
Geoff still has the Surface! (keep an eye out for it on Ebay)

Gaming
Halo 4 Crimson Map pack released

Miscellaneous
Redbox announces instant streaming service

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Tweets
From @mattdewitt @TheSimulcast if google maps comes out tonight for iOS do you think developers will switch? Lots of weather apps switched to apple maps

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – UFC, Chopper Live
Todd – Rise Of Glory via my 2nd place pick of the week
Patrick – The Hobbit (3D IMAX)
Geoff – Weeds Season 2, American Horror Story, Far Cry 3, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Assassin’s Creed Liberation (Vita)

Picks of the week
Bill – Verizon Galaxy Note 2
Todd – Ingress
Patrick – Vaas 5000 mAh for $14.99 Prime (now sold out on Amazon)
Geoff – Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Simulcast 180: Titanium

This week on Simulcast 180, we are talking about Dave’s big ass phone, Bill’s Nexus 4, new Google goodness for iOS, and DROIDRAGE with our special guest!

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

This week on Simulcast 180, we are talking about Dave’s big ass phone, Bill’s Nexus 4, new Google goodness for iOS, and DROIDRAGE with our special guest!

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

Apple
Apple releases v2.0 Gmail app for iOS
New YouTube app on iPad also

Google
Bill’s Nexus 4
Beautiful Widgets 5 released
Falcon Pro w/ Falcon Widget
Galaxy S3 international gets 4.1.2 with multi-window
Dave’s Note 2
Google Now updated with flight tracking and G+ updates

Microsoft
Windows Phone does a #DROIDRAGE campaign on Twitter

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Listener emails
I was a bit surprise to learn you guys don’t have a solution for your families on Android. So I decided to Share my setup.
First I setup a MAIN Google account to share among my family (not my personal account, and yes I had to rebuy a lot of my media back in 2010 when I made the switch from my personal account). This account will host all of my media (Games, Apps, Books, Magazines, Movies, TV shows, Music, Photos, Calendars, Storage). So far I have 13 Android devices on this account and soon 2 Nexus 4.
And setup a personal account for your family. This is good for Google+, Search History, and Youtube Videos. This help and makes it easier to parent your kids. This is the first account your will setup on an device upon first bootup and then you can add the media host Google account.

Games and Apps
When I purchase a games or app it’s available to my wife and kids (as long as the parental control don’t exceed the rating set on the device).
And with the latest inclusion of Gamepad support we often use our PS3 controllers.

Books and Magazines
Are also available to everyone.

Movies and TV Shows
Are also available to everyone to STREAM, but only 5 devices can pin them for offline viewing.

Music
I use Music Manager application on my Windows to upload updates to 20,000 songs and they are available to only 10 devices for streaming or pinning.

Photos
I use the Picasa application on Windows to upload unlimited photos as long as you leave it to the default setting of 2048 x 2048 pixels and it won’t count towards your free storage. I love how I can connect any camera (Canon EOS 40D) to my Galaxy Nexus with a OTG cable (2 dollars on amazon) and upload them to Picasa. Yea I’m the guy at events with a DSLR camera cutting everyone off to take the shot.
Calendars
This is one of my favorites features because if one of my kids have an event or activity at school they can add it to the calendar and we all know what our schedule look like, but everyone also has their personal calendar.

Storage
I use FolderSync on the Google play store to backup any device daily to any cloud storage service (Amazon S3, Dropbox, SugarSync, Google Drive, Ubuntu One, Box.net, FTP, Samba/CIFS/Windows Share). I love this app because you can set perimeters from extension to words/phrase on a file’s name, at the end, or within, or at the beginning of the file’s name to include or exclude from syncing.

Oh and did I mention all this is done wirelessly without connecting to any computer physically.

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Tweets
@evanmshaffer @TheSimulcast Any Android app recommendations that I can use in/for my car? All I have is default Nav & Spotify thru bluetooth on my Note 2 If not, I’ll take any recommendations for games that utilize a controller or apps that’d enhance my experience w/ the Note 2

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo 4
Dave – Punch Out, NES Emulator
Patrick – Blops 2, Simpsons Tapped Out, Walking Dead
Clay – Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, The Unthinkable, Bad Ass

Picks of the week
Bill – Nexus 4 LG wireless charger WCP-700
Dave – Note II, Go Pro HD Hero 2
Patrick – Youtube (iOS), Utter!
Clay – Nexus One 😉