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.

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)

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)

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)

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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, Google Chat extension for Chrome
Patrick – CTIA:  Wireless 2012 – Media Credential FTW!
Dave – tune in next week!

Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

Joe B.
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