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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.

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 ;)

Simulcast 173: Take Note

This week on Simulcast 173, we are talking about the Nexus 4, Galaxy Note II, Apple quality control checks, Galaxy S3 mini, and Angry Birds: Star Wars – the game no one really wants.

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Apple
New Apple quality control checks slowing down production

Google
Android 4.1.2 hits AOSP and our Nexus 7, Nexi, and GS3s
LG Nexus 4 starts to trickle out
Samsung releases Galaxy Note II source code, gives modders a big fish to fry
Brown and Black Galaxy S3 Variants Coming Soon to Verizon
New Optimus G Nexus details suggest wireless charging, no microSD
AT&T Will be First to Launch Samsung Galaxy Camera, No Pricing Available
Google Secures Patent for Augmented Reality Watch, Could Work with Google Glass
Samsung mobile head confirms 4-inch Galaxy S III mini announcement tomorrow
Google Play Music and Movies rolling to GoogleTV, rent and buy on your tv
32GB Nexus 7 in the wild

Gaming
Sony Playstation Mobile now available for Android devices
Feel the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars coming November 8th to iOS, Android and computers
Forza Horizon Demo

Miscellaneous
AT&T Shortens Return Policy to 14 Days, Holds Hands With Verizon
Sprint Tells T-Mobile ‘Not So Fast’, Wants to Bid on MetroPCS as Well

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA, Survivor
Patrick –
The West Wing (Season 7), Big Bang Theory
Dave –  
Black Swan ( Holy f!)
Geoff –
West Wing, Cabin In The Woods, Forza Horizon Demo

Picks of the week
Bill – updated Slingplayer App – on sale for $15!
Patrick -
Blogsy (iOS)
Dave –
My Fitness Pal (again)- yes, it’s that good
Geoff –
Forza 4

Simulcast 171: Scuff This

This week on Simulcast 171, everyone is back after a week’s hiatus. we’re talking about scuffing iPhone 5s, resetting Galaxy S3s, Xbox Music, and new Nexus rumors. Oh, and Geoff still hasn’t bought an iPhone 5.

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Apple
5 million iPhone 5s sold opening weekend
Apple Maps fiasco
Apple responds to scuffing and denting, tells people to carry on
Google Maps is/isn’t coming to iOS
ATT Uverse iOS remote app to bring voice and gesture controls
PSA: Don’t buy cheap lightning cables online; they likely don’t exist

Google
Next Nexus rumors begin: 5” HTC based device
Galaxy Note 2 hitting 5 US carriers in November
Google celebrates 25 billion app downloads with 25 cent apps
Samsung S3 reset exploit already fixed
O2 (UK) to start leaving out charger with next HTC Flagship Phone (could be start of new trend?)

Microsoft
Xbox Music pricing and features

Gaming
SEGA in talks to create new Ecco the Dolphin game
Ex-Rare employee rally for Banjo Kazooie

Miscellaneous
Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 with new filters, more beginner-friendly UI
Dropbox brings sharing to Facebook groups
Texas Instruments announces plan to ditch smartphone market
Tesla S first car to receive OTA software update

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Best wishes on your new gender, Mike

Week 2, Geoff still hasn’t purchased an iPhone 5

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy
Patrick -
Madden 13, Final Fantasy (iOS), The West Wing
Dave –
Revolution
Geoff -
Borderlands 2, IT Crowd, Weeds, West Wing, End Of Watch

Picks of the week
Bill – Passwallet for Android
Patrick –
Final Fantasy (iOS)
Dave –
Ad Away, Ocean HD BITCH!
Geoff -
Borderlands 2
gdgt Live Boston

Simulcast 169: Like a Boss

This week on Simulcast 169, we’re joined by the boss guru and we’re talking about a new iPhone, UDID hacking, Motorola’s event, and new Nokia stuff available in the coming months???

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Apple
iPhone event next Monday, large screens will be acceptable now
12 million UDIDs hacked from FBI laptop
iPhone 5 predictions

Google
LG Intuition 5” coming to Verizon on Sept 6
Google receives patent for multiple user face-to-unlock
Verizon & Motorola Event

Microsoft
Nokia event – Lumia 920

Miscellaneous
Bill got a Galaxy S3 – what do he and Mike think about it?
T-Mo offers true unlimited 4G service
Amazon Event Sept 6

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – US Nationals
Patrick –
West wing/ Madden 13
Mike –
Revolution TV Show/Unholy Night

Picks of the week
Bill – T-Mobile prepaid plans
Patrick –
Amazon Instant Video
Mike –
Gcloud Backup

Simulcast 167: Cowboomexplode

This week on Simulcast 167, most of the whole crew is back and we’re talking about the iPad Mini, the Galaxy Note 2, Cheap Surface, and unlocked Verizon Galaxy S3 bootloaders!

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

Apple
iMore says they have the digs on iPad Mini

Google
Unsecure bootloader for Verizon Galaxy S3
Motorola ditching 4000 jobs in wake of Google takeover
ICS update rolls out to Galaxy Tab 10.1 wifi, Bill wonders what to do with his
PS3 gets native YouTube app, control it with your Android phone
SGS3 in black appears on T-Mobile website
Galaxy Note 10.1 arrives tomorrow Coming with 50 Gb free Dropbox storage for 2 years
Galaxy Note 2 front screen leaked, 5.5 inches of glory?
Google Chrome Extension brings send to Kindle feature. Safari & Firefox support promised.
Galaxy Tab 2.0 7inch w/ LTE coming to Verizon on August 17th for $350 no contract
Droid 4 ICS update rolling out

Microsoft
Surface for Windows RT for $199 on October 26th?

Gaming
PS Vita update v 1.80 to allow Vita to function as PS3 Controller

Miscellaneous
Canon issues recall for some T4i over chemicals on rubber grips

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Listener emails

Hey guys,

Just wanted to give you an update on my Android experience to date,
unfortunately, it doesn’t have a happy ending.

As you know I took the plunge and went for a Samsung Galaxy S3 and was
really starting to enjoy the Android experience when after a few days
I started to experience problems with the actual phone. It kept losing
signal and displaying emergency calls only even when it showed five
bars. I took it back and got it replaced.

First problem I met with Android was not being able to just sync the
new phone and have it set up the same as my old one, I had to manually
install each app although they were shown in the Play Store as
previously installed, still hard work though; especially inputting all
my account details and settings etc.

Unfortunately a few days later the same fault occurred on the new
handset as well as a problem with Bluetooth continually disconnecting
and extremely poor A2DP audio quality. Frustrated I have now returned
the phone and for now I am back using my iPhone 4S.

My conclusion from my Android experience has been mixed, the OS is
awesome and very very powerful and I loved the freedom of pretty much
being able to do what I wanted. The downside is Samsung Galaxy S3
hardware is no where near as good as the iPhone. Samsung also should
drop the awful touch wiz and just go standard Android.

So in the end I have decided to wait until the next pure Nexus device
comes out and hopefully it won’t be made by Samsung.

Thanks to all of you for the help and guidance you gave me when
playing around with Android and rest assured, I will be back and
bothering you all again soon.

Chris

Sent from my iPad

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Act of Valor, Counting Cars
Dave –  
Breaking Bad Season 1&2
Patrick -
Gears of War, NFL Preseason

Picks of the week
Bill – Tweedle for Android
Dave –
MotoActv
Patrick –
cowboom.com