We’ll talk about it all, right here on the Simulcast.
Apple releases v2.0 Gmail app for iOS
New YouTube app on iPad also
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
Windows Phone does a #DROIDRAGE campaign on Twitter
We are now on Stitcher!
We have our own Google+ page!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@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 😉