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Simulcast 154: WAKE UP!

This week on Simulcast 154, RIM staged a lame protest, the Verizon GNex FINALLY gets an update, and Black Ops 2 releases this holiday. We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.

Apple
RIM was behind the “Wake Up” protest on Apple store?
Dropbox SDK violated App Store policy, promptly removed (and all apps that integrate it)

Google
Verizon GNex finally gets 4.0.4 update
Galaxy SIII coming to Verizon in blue or white?

Microsoft
Motorola wins injunction against Xbox and Windows in Germany
Microsoft and Barnes and Noble settle and create subsidiary
Target pulling all Kindles
First glimpse of a possible Windows 8 business tablet

Gaming
N.O.V.A. 3 coming soon
Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 set in 2025, releases 11/13/12
Skyrim gets Kinect voice features
Skyrim Dawnguard coming this summer
$99 Xbox 360/Kinect subsidized bundle coming next week?

Miscellaneous
RIM guarantees $10k to BB10 certified app devs
Amazon will soon charge tax in more states
Hulu will start requiring cable subscription
Ceton opens a beta signup page – companion app and new extenders coming!
Amazon Launches Cloud Drive Desktop app for Mac and PC

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2 receiver
Dave – Battlefield 3
Patrick – Uncharted, Fallout 1, Starcraft
Geoff – Uncharted 2, Alien, Dexter Season 4, Fable Heroes (XBLA)

Picks of the week
BillDraw Something Assistant
DaveThe Avengers Live wallpaper
Patrick – iHangy music necklace
GeoffLenovo Ideapad Y470p and Chris Kapusta’s HD Homerun/Windows Media Center Post

Simulcast 144: Googlesoft

This week on Simulcast 144, we’re back on Vokle and still loving it. Steve is back and we have no idea what we did to scare Geoff away.

Apple
iTunes makeover on the way?
Potential iOS bug allows access to contacts without passcode (requires lot of effort)
OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion preview released to developers
iOS apps will be required to state permissions (ala Android)

Google
HTC Thunderbolt getting ICS along with Rezound and others
Microsoft attacks Google Docs on YouTube
Ubuntu for Android at MWC?
Google sued over Safari Privacy Debacle
Google’s notification bar patent application could spell trouble for Apple (or end of Patent War)

Miscellaneous
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon S4 (dual core with integrated LTE)
Blackberry Playbook 2.0: too little too late?
Blackberry Bridge app allows old Blackberry to become PS3 Remote
TMobile USA attempting to get FCC to block Verizon spectrum purchase
Barnes & Noble stores to repartition Nook Tablets to allow more user content starting 3/12/12
Canon 5D Mark III/X to be announced on 2/27 or 2/28  (depending on where you are) (confirmed)
Canon Rebel T4i announcement on/around  March 2, 2012 (rumor)

We have our own Google+ page! and an updated Android app! You can also email us podcast@thesimulcast.com

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II rear surround speakers
Patrick – Final Fantasy I
Dave – Spartacus Season 3
Steve – Walking Dead, Top Shot

Picks of the week
BillSucuri.net, Google Chat extension for Chrome
Patrick – CTIA:  Wireless 2012 – Media Credential FTW!
Dave – tune in next week!
Steve -

Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

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