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Simulcast 158: Our Galaxy

This week on Simulcast 158, we’re joined by Brian Feldhaus and his new Galaxy Nexus. Bill has a new Galaxy Note, and we have news from AllThingsD, Xbox360, and Google.

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

Google
Google + Local goes live, Google Maps for Android infused with Zagat
Flipboard beta for Android coming soon, Flipboard Beta for Android officially released

Apple
WWDC schedule confirmed
Possible iPhone 6 case?
Apple applies for optical stylus patent
Tim Cook on AllThingsD

Microsoft
Amazon Instant Video for Xbox 360

Miscellaneous
Brian’s Nexus
Bill’s Note
Verizon doubles FIOS speeds up to 300Mbps!

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – America’s Got Talent
Brian – Game of Thrones
Patrick – Battlefield 3, Snow Crash
Geoff – UFC 146, Diablo 3

Picks of the week
Bill – Galaxy Note
Brian – Galaxy Nexus
PatrickCyman Mark 2 (Android)
Geoff – AOKP, Franco Kernel

Simulcast 156: Unlimited

This week on Simulcast 156, we have another castaway from the iOSDocked podcast. Apple blocks HTC phones with lame patents, Verizon wants to take away your unlimited data plan, and much more!

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

Google
Google rumored to bring more Nexus devices, manufacturers this year
EVO 4G LTE and AT&T One X delayed by Apple patent dispute
Chrome updated with tab syncing
[FIXED]PSA: Google Music allows four device de-authorizations per year, rooters beware

Apple
MacBook Pro with retina display coming soon?
MacBook Pro and iMac with next-gen Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks (update)
iPhone 5 rumored to have 4” display
Gaming
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announces cloud-based, virtualized Kepler GPU technology and GeForce GRID gaming platform
Miscellaneous
Verizon to force unlimited 3G customers to data share 4G LTE plans when upgrading
Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it’s violating net neutrality
Facebook proposes more transparent privacy policy, wants to know what you think of it

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Listener emails
Just a quick note.
Bought the Gnote and I’m using it on my 13th day now. It is AWESOME! One thing puzzles me though.
The size of it quickly becomes familiar. That is until you put it next to my old Nexus S, which makes the S look pitiful now. And the more used to it I get the more I wish the Gnote would be closer to 6 inches.
But it is fast, rivaling the Nexus S and easily outperforms my trusty old transformer. Both of which are on 4.0 And in daily life it replaces both of them, while my pockets shows no sign of complaints.

Only annoyance is that my dad is visiting from Denmark and his has had ICS pushed out, while I’m still waiting on mine. I will be rooting it as soon as ICS comes to mine.

Have fun.
Arne, Cyprus.

Tweets

From @fubaracing @TheSimulcast Any chance of you guys going over Dave’s setup with regards to proxy servers and downloading “legal” stuff onto a computer??

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill –
Avengers!!!!!!!
Dave –
The Devil Inside
Patrick –
Avengers 3D IMax! Gi Joe the Original Cartoon (Netflix)
Joe –
Playing – N.O.V.A 3 Watching – The Borgias/Touch/Awake

Picks of the week
Bill – Machinarium
Dave –
Patrick – Dollar Shave Club
Joe – Google+ for iAndroid

Simulcast 150: Instagrammed

This week on this milestone Simulcast 150, Sprint has a new EVO, Android gets Instagrammed, the PS3 gets Amazon Video, and we’re consuming alcohol in celebration of this 150th show…

Apple
Flurry’s analytics: Apple’s App Store revenue still leading, but Amazon Appstore close behind
Seas0npass tethered jailbreak now available for Apple TV 2s running iOS 5.1
Nano-SIM standard vote postponed while RIM accuses Apple of cheating
Is Apple preparing a gamepad for iPad?

Google
Google Drive leaks suggest 5GB free storage, in-app document editing
Instagram now available for Android, iOS fans lose their minds about it, 1m downloads in a day
Google Unveils “Project Glass” – Here are Your Google Powered Glasses with Navigation, a Camera, Music and More
Sprint announces the HTC EVO 4G LTE (that’s a mouthful)(TWSS)
GMail App update brings ICS experience to Honeycomb Users, Performance updates to others
Galaxy Tab 2 release delayed due to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, now should come with ICS
Rogers (Canada) offers HTC One X for pre-order for $170 on contract through April 30th
ICS leaks for Galaxy Note
“Hulu for magazines” Next Issue coming soon

Microsoft
Qualcomm details Snapdragon S4-loaded Win8 notebooks further, will be lighter than Ultrabooks

Lumia 900 Reviews

Gaming
PS3 gets Amazon Instant Video and Prime
PS Vita gets 1.66 Firmware update (minor UI tweaks & a couple functional updates)

Miscellaneous
Netflix snags DVD.com domain, invests in the future of optical media
Plex Media Server beta adds DLNA support, streams to PS3, Xbox 360, WP7 and more ( YES!!!)
Roku celebrates 100 channels on UK & Irish boxes
AT&T announces 3 April LTE Markets & others for May/June
Brianna’s first review

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Listener Email

Hi guys :
Going way back I’ve had several Motorola phones including the V262 or the original Razor V9m and quite liked the Triads ringtone.

Do you have any idea where I can get for my iPhone (s)  tried Google even Motorola no joy.
Any suggestions
Enjoy the podcast up here in Vancouver
Bob

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Uncharted 3 + Bill’s sad tale of woe about his PS3 controller
Dave – BF3 , Spartacus Season 2 Finale, Game Of thrones
Patrick – MW3/ American Reunion /Hunger Games
Geoff – Swordigo, Dead Island, Uncharted 1, Dexter Season 4

Picks of the week
BillGrowlVoice for OSX
DavePlex DLNA update
Patrick – Dragon Go App (iOS / Android)
Geoff – Amazon Instant Video PS3

Simulcast 141: Who is Football?

This week on Simulcast 141, we have a ton of news. Stay tuned to find out if Geoff is still with his Galaxy Nexus, and if Steve has a 5th iPhone.

Apple
Apple releases updated Final Cut Pro X, brings multicam support, broadcast monitoring love
Apple hires former Dixons CEO John Browett as senior VP of Retail
iPad 3 rumors swirl on that non-news news site
OS X 10.7.3 released with bug fixes aplenty

Google
Google strikes deal to bring 27,000 Chromebooks to US schools in three states
Google adding Public Alerts to Maps, keeps you in the loop in times of worry
HTC Ville caught on camera before MWC
Motorola’s RAZR with unlockable bootloader and no warranty
Symantec was wrong
Google’s new privacy policy
Galaxy Note for $299 on AT&T Feb 19
No SGS 3 announcement at MWC

Miscellaneous
Verizon finally launching shared family data plans?
Redbox ditches Warner Bros and 56 day waiting period
T-Mobile brings Square to select small businesses, does the mobile payment thing
WiGig SD card gets demoed on tablets, makes DVDs gone in 60 seconds
North Carolina launches FCC-approved TV White Space network in Wilmington
RIM has lost it
Angry Birds on a Blackberry
Nintendo officially announces Nintendo Network, promises personal accounts for Wii U
Breaking Bad RPG reinterprets the series

Microsoft
GeoffEff wins a free Windows Phone for expressing his #DROIDRAGE
Kinect for Windows now available – for $249

Listener Voicemail

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave –  Spartacus Season 1
Steve – War Games
Bill – Alcatraz ←——- love this show!
Geoff – The Tester Season 2, Skyrim (finishing up side quests), Starhawk beta, Twisted Metal demo

Picks of the week
Dave –  Nova Launcher
Steve – Intelliscreen X Call bar
BillRND Power desktop dock for Galaxy Nexus
Geoff – Starhawk beta

Simulcast 140: No Introduction Needed

This week on Simulcast 140, MegaUpload may be down, but we’re still talking tech. We’re all here this week, and we have a ton of news to talk about.

Apple
iBooks 2 /  iTunes U (Thoughts?) iBooks Author reaches 600K Downloads, iTunes U nets 3 Million
Dutch court rejects Apple appeal, says Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is legal
VoiceUtils makes your iPhone 4S wish into a Siri command
German court shoots down Samsung’s 3G patent lawsuit against Apple
Rumor: Foxconn source says “iPhone 5″ gearing up for production with Summer 2012 release

Google
G+ finally allows nicknames and pseudonyms
HTC and IBM hooking up to charm commercial clients
Galaxy Note launching Feb 18th on AT&T

Miscellaneous
SITA and Orange develop NFC-based airport check-ins, let you bump the TSA
AT&T and T-Mobile file request for FCC approval of spectrum transfer
KDDI putting ads in the notification bar on Android phones ( This is the shit I DONT want!)
Supreme Court says police must get search warrant to use GPS tracking devices
Verizon reportedly trials VoLTE services in two cities, eyes nationwide rollout next year
HP pays $425K to US Consumer Product Safety Commission to settle defective battery issue
Federal Judge requires that a defendant decrypt laptop in response to discovery request, says does not violate self-incrimination (5th amendment) protections.  

Gaming
Microsoft eliminating virtual currency?
Rumor: New Xbox in Fall 2013?
Blizzard auctioning off retired WOW blade servers to raise money for St. Judes
LEGO has given approval for Minecraft-themed LEGO sets.
BlizzCon 2012 Cancelled, show will resume in 2013

Listener Email
Greetings from southern Europe. Though I love it I’m having some trouble with my nexus s. It won’t let me unlock the bootloader. I’ve tried both the official “fastboot OEM unlock” and the one click unlock, but it simply stops at the main fastboot menu- no question about wanting to unlock. Instead I put the official ICS on it and that runs just fine (ICS runs soooo damed smooth, love it soooo much).

Since I have a 9220 SLCD version, ICS has coursed some trouble for my future messing around in the the bootloader menus. It turns off the backlighting. It is possible to put a LED torch up against the screen and front light it but the dammed thing is made to resist reflections so it’s a real pain. Any good advice? Do you know a fix for the 9220’s backlight trouble? It used to be locked to the carrier “3” in Denmark. Could they have blocked off the unlock option? Would it help to roll it back to a stock gingerbread build? Love ICS so I’m not in any hurry, but this is a nexus and so the universe is just a bit off as long as it is still locked… Regards, Arne, Cyprus.
PS: I’d like to send you a voicemail and pronounce my name for you but alas, while I DO have a face for radio i don’t have the voice for it. I guess I can’t win them all, and will just have to be content with whichever way you pronounce it

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave –  “First Week In” & MW3
Patrick – DC Universe Online and MW3
Steve – Chuck Season 4
Bill – 50/50 and Killer Elite
Geoff – Uncharted 3 started DC Universe

Picks of the week
Dave –  Tiny Flashlight
Patrick – ZAGGfolio for iPad 2/ CardMunch (iOS)
SteveEVI
BillBooq Boa Nerve M backpack
Geoff – Samsung Galaxy Nexus OEM extended battery

Simulcast 139: Blackout

This week on Simulcast 139, we’re going to talk a bit about SOPA. We’re also going to talk about gadgets, and Geoff has news from a Playstation Vita event.

Apple
Nissan’s self-healing iPhone case
Apple patents clothes that track how you wear them, tell you when it’s time to update your wardrobe
Apple announcing GarageBand tool for eBooks? or A new textbook format?
IK Multimedia iRig PRE to allow use of XLR mics with iOS devices

Google
Galaxy Note could be the Galaxy Journal on VZW
CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 brings ICS to HP Touchpad

Miscellaneous
AT&T increases data prices and allowances
T-Mobile, Walmart do another kumbaya with contract-free unlimited family plan for 3G users
Samsung wasn’t interested in buying RIM, still isn’t interested in buying RIM
Kodak joins the party and sues Samsung for patent infringement

Microsoft
Tritton Warhead 7.1 Headset for Xbox 360 brings direct connection to Xbox 360

Gaming
Geoff and the PS Vita
Call of Duty Elite App out for iOS and Android

Listener Email

Email #1

Hello Simulcast crew,
I have a question regarding blogging.  I have a friend that wants to start a blog, and being the local geek, she’s turned to me.  I’ve read blogs forever, but never thought about starting one for myself or anyone else.  From searching around I have seen services like Blogger and WordPress.  Do you guys have any good recommendations and why do you prefer that service?  Thanks for your help, and love the show.

Rob (@brat1475)

Email #2

I was wondering if you could do a compare and contrast on the Roku vs Apple TV. What do i get on the Roku but not on the Apple? What can the Apple TV do the Roku cannot? The old Roku I think had a dual band built in but the Roku 2 does not, is there any loss of value as a result? If i were to dump cable, which would make me happier?

Also, how can I get a better signal from my wireless router? It appears to reach throughout the house most of the time, but does drop off to the back of the house at times.  How can i tell if my problem is placement of the router vs the need for more bandwidth?

Thanks

Frank ‘Butch’ Bruscato

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave
Patrick – MW3
Steve – MW3for Playstation Infinity Blade II
Bill – Cowboys and Aliens
Geoff – Dragon Age II (catching up), Kingdoms of Amalur Demo, Darkness II demo and Uncharted 3

Picks of the week
Dave
PatrickDowncast (iOS) (thanks to @colmination for the suggestion)
Steve – Playstation 3, Not the element case Vapor 4
BillCWM Recovery Touch for Galaxy Nexus
Geoff – PS Vita and Pocketcasts