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Simulcast 226: Safety Red

This week on Simulcast 226, we are talking about Chromecast, GNL, lots of Google updates, Xbox One updates, and the safety orange Nexus 5 is real!

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

Apple

  • Facebook Paper launches on iOS

Google

Gaming

Misc

We are on Google+ and Twitter

You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com

Call us 203-903-CAST

Casting Couch

Bill – The Following

Patrick – Agents of Shield, Big Bang Theory, House of Cards

Picks of the Week

BillSwappa

Patrick – AllCast Premium (still a bit buggy)

Simulcast 225: Simulcastrola

This week on Simulcast 225, we are talking about Lenovorola, MicroEpic, One Direction, and the red Nexus 5 is real.

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

Apple

Google

Gaming

Misc

We are on Google+ and Twitter

You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com

Call us 203-903-CAST

Casting Couch

Bill – UFC, Klondike

Patrick – Stargate SG 1, Duck Dynasty, Probowl, Superbowl

Picks of the Week

Bill – Jaybird Bluebuds X

Patrick – Slingbox Solo (boo slingplayer for tablets android)

 

Simulcast 224: The Boys Are Back

This week on Simulcast 224 we’re back! We are talking about fires, some network reorganization, CES, listener questions, and we’re going to hit the casting couch.

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

Updates

Where have we been? What’s going on with the show? Where are Dave and Ge-off? Network news. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?…

Apple

Google

Misc

CES Picks

BillVizio 120” UHDTV, Makerbot Replicator

PatrickCobra Jumpack

We are on Google+ and Twitter

You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com

Call us 203-903-CAST

Question for listeners

Patrick – Looking to get a smart watch, most likely either a Martian Smartwatch, Pebble Steel, or Galaxy Gear (would wait for Gear 2).  Curious which our listeners would suggest or if they have any alternative suggestions.

Casting Couch

Bill – Lone Survivor, The Following, Klondike

Patrick – Stargate SG1

Picks of the Week

BillMyAppSharer

PatrickMobee Magic Bar

Simulcast 223: Hell Freezes Over

scastlogosquareThis week on Simulcast 223, we’re talking about Newsstands, Gears, Music, Cameras, and the MotoX on Verizon gets KitKat first???

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

Apple

Google Play Music Lands On iOS, But You Can’t Buy Music Thanks To Apple
Bloomberg: curved-screen jumbo-sized iPhones coming in 2014

Google
Google Wallet card is real, and we ordered ours!
Google working on new Camera APIs including camera RAW support
Google adds ability to save attachments to Drive in Gmail
Google Now Adds Recurring Reminders, Conversational Commands, More
Play Newsstand combines Currents and Play Magazines
1Password 4 for Android is now in beta testing
Samsung says they’ve sold 800k Galaxy Gears
First carrier phone to get Kitkat is…Verizon MotoX???
Samsung Note 3 Thank You Promotion = $50 Google Play Credit

Gaming
Xbone offline updates now available, highly recommended on launch day

Misc
Facebook Messenger adds phone number integration, gets visual overhaul
Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch can now display full notifications for all your apps.
Clay preordered a Coin

We are on Google+ and Twitter
You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com
Call us 203-903-CAST

Listener Emails
Tell me if I’m wrong here, but to me it feels like the Moto G should have been this year’s Nexus. It would have been really cool to see them step on event stage presenting a light weight 4.4 for the next generation of phones. Show it running nice and smooth on the latest Nexus. Present it as if it was a true flagship ultra spec’ed model and hear the reaction (or maybe even outrage) to the specs of the latest and greatest.

Oh, and by the way… It starts at 180 bucks. Key confusion. If they’d want to tell the world that 4.4 is their new direction, that seems a good way to get the message across. Let LG, HTC, Samsung, and Sony do the monsters like G2, One (max), Note 3, or Xperia’s. If they would sell me the Moto G under the name Nexus with all that that entails, I’d buy it in a heartbeat and be happy to keep it on the table next to my Note 3.

Sorry if I went long again, but if it is worth saying it is worth saying right, right? Still lovin’ the show, so keep up the good work.

Arne- The try-lingual. I really do try… I do…

Casting Couch

Bill – BioShock Infinite
Patrick – Marvels Agents of Shield, Top Chef (New Orleans)
Clay – Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead, Survivor

Picks of the Week
Bill
– Franco Kernel for N5
Patrick – Google Translate (3.0 apk)
ClayGoogle Keep, Nova Launcher, Dropsync

Simulcast 222: Dos Cubed

scastlogosquareThis week on Simulcast 222, we’re talking about Retina, KitKat, GEL, MotoG, Netflix, and PS4 launch madness.

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

Apple
iPad Mini with Retina now on sale
Youtube Capture app update brings clip splicing and iTunes soundtracking

Google
KitKat OTA rollout begins today for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 (wifi models only)
Massive Google Search update rolled out with GEL
CyanogenMod Installer now available in Google Play
MotoG spec and renders
Google+ Android app update brings improved Locations and Beam support for photos
Google and HP halt Chromebook 11 sales based on reports of overheating chargers
Google announces Education-only Play store targeted at K-12 schools

Gaming
PS4 launch madness begins
Sony now allowing digital gaming purchases from Amazon and other retailers
Microsoft throwing in 6 months of free Skype calling (with Live Membership) for Xbox One

Misc
Netflix updates its TV apps
Motorola offering 10% discount on Motomaker orders (all carriers) with code “THANKYOU10”

We are on Google+ and Twitter, Google Currents and the Windows Phone Store
You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com
Call us 203-903-CAST

Casting Couch
Bill
– Pacific Rim
Patrick – Agent’s of Shield , Thor (Sequel)

Picks of the week
Bill
Blur, Mediasonic ProBox, Pushbullet
Patrick – KitKat (New Google Search/ GEL)

 

Simulcast 221: Whoo Whooooo!

scastlogosquareThis week on Simulcast 221, we’re talking about the Nexus 5, KitKat, and we have listener email.

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

Google
Bill’s take on the Nexus 5
Screen recording baked into KitKat
Nexus 8 hiding in plain sight?
Google Helpouts launches
Google will use G+ profile for caller ID soon
Google Hangouts turning off XMPP support for third parties, GrooveIP dead soon

Gaming
COD: Ghosts launches, we wait for the Xbone version
Microsoft Giving away Xbox Ones and Killer Instinct Codes for Dedicated Users

We are on Google+ and Twitter, Google Currents and the Windows Phone Store
You can email us podcast@thesimulcast.com
Call us 203-903-CAST

Listener emails
Ok guys here we go, I’ve done it this time for good, I’ve left iOS and bought a Nexus 5.

Got everything working that I need to forget all about iOS except one or two little things. First off notifications, I am used to being notified heavily on my iPhone, when the phone screen is off and an SMS or email comes in the phone wakes and I can read part of the message without even touching it. I want this on Android, is it possible to do?

Also I need to make the lock screen more functional, I need to be able to touch the power button and see info at a glance without unlocking the phone, things like missed calls, emails, sms etc. What’s the best way of doing this?

Cheers guys

Chris Oldroyd

Casting Couch

Bill -
Geoff – Entourage, Arrested Development, The Last Of Us, Hotline Miami, Ocarina Of Time 3D
Patrick – Agents of Shield, Thor: The Dark World, Plants v Zombies 2

Picks of the week
Bill
– LastPass 3.0, Nexus 5
Geoff -The Last Of Us
Patrick – ObiHai Obi100, Google Keep