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Simulcast 153: Drive Me Crazy

This week on Simulcast 153, Google Drive FINALLY launches, Apple makes even more truckloads of money, and the Galaxy SIII is on the horizon.

Apple
Apple Q2 2012 earnings exceed expectations. ($39.2 Billion Revenue, $11.6 Billion Net Profit)
US International Trade Commission (ITC) judge finds Apple in violation of Motorola patent
Rumor: Apple may be cutting the 17” Macbook Pro line
Denver Broncos join an emerging trend of NFL teams shifting to iPad from paper playbooks
New Flashback variant emerges using same exploit (shouldn’t affect patched mac users)

Google
Google Drive take the world by storm, Google raises Gmail storage limit to 10GB free
Samsung teases next Galaxy
Droid Incredible 4G appears on Verizon website
Samsung releases ICS update list for US Carrier devices
Google begins selling unlocked Galaxy Nexus (GSM) for $399 through Google Play Store
HTC One X AT&T pre-orders begin for $199 ($149 via Amazon Wireless)
Verizon axes Galaxy Nexus price, now $199 on contract

Microsoft
Skydrive tiered plans announced 100GB for $50/year. 7GB free
ITC Judge rules Xbox 360 violates 4 Motorola patents and in favor of Microsoft on 1 other patent
Microsoft sells 650 AOL Patents to Facebook for $550 Million
Windows 8 Release Preview scheduled for first week of June

Gaming
Call of Duty announcement coming May 1st
Skype launches for PS Vita, allows in-game video chat*

Miscellaneous
HP announces its first Ivy Bridge Desktops starting at $699 on April 29th
Firefox 12 now available for download, Windows users get silent updates
Amazon opens up AmazonSupply to sell parts and supplies to businesses
Dropbox now allows sharing via link from any folders
US Senate Bill proposes requiring blackboxes for all automobiles come 2015

We have our own Google+ page, @TheSimulcast and an Android app! You can also email us podcast@thesimulcast.com – Call us 203-903-CAST

Listener emails
Hey guys

I’m seriously thinking of rooting my wife’s htc desire z, as she has been experiencing problems with poor signal and battery life lately.
Will rooting and installing a custom rom help or hinder these issues? On Tuesday her phone battery died by 4pm but today (Wednesday) with exactly the same usage, the battery lasted a whole day.
It’s annoying because it’s a good phone but little niggles like this are becoming annoying!

Ian in London

Listener voicemails
Arne
Clay

Tweets
@fubaracing What do you guys think of this HTC One X on AT&T? I’m stuck on AT&T, is it better then an unlocked Nexus from Google?

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Finished Uncharted 3!
Dave – Battlefield 3 Karkland Map Pack
Patrick – Uncharted, Hunger Games Trilogy, Marvel Collections on Netflix
Geoff – Ghost Recon:Future Soldier Beta, Diablo 3 Beta, replaying Uncharted 2

Picks of the week
BillLOLShirts.com
Dave – UNetbootin ( Multi Platform )
Patrick – Draw Something
Geoff – Diablo 3 beta

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

We have our own Google+ page! and an Android app! You can also email us podcast@thesimulcast.com – Call us 203-903-CAST

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 149: Apple +1

This week on Simulcast 149, we’re seeing a page not found error on the Android update for the Verizon GNex, Apple has a ton of patents, more ICS updates, we’re on Google Plus bitching about Apple, and so much more…

Apple
Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition
Apple patent app portends gadgets made of glass (Hmm…)
Apple patents ejectable SIM card tray as nano-SIM battle rages on
Apple Claims the iPad’s Charging “Bug” Is Actually a Feature
Apple offers refund to Australians confused over New iPad’s (3rd Gen) 4G moniker
Apple rumored to be bringing a 5” retina display device to the market in 2013

Google
Google rolls out 4.0.4 updates, not found for VZW GNex
Google Voice gets an ICS update, brings visual voicemail to the missed call log
Galaxy Note sells 5 million devices in 5 months
Google drive rumored for April launch
Slick Google Voice integration may not be Sprint exclusive for long

Microsoft
Smoked by Windows Phone: Microsoft makes up lame rules?

Gaming
Angry Birds Space hits 10 million downloads in 3 days
Xbox 360’s Comcast Xfinity TV app in beta testing, won’t count against data caps when it launches

Miscellaneous
Sony to add photo editing to PlayStation 3’s repertoire this week?
Major ISPs agree to FCC’s code of conduct on botnets, DNS attacks
T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 US call center jobs, says more ‘restructuring’ ahead
Leave wallet at home, pay with Square?

We have our own Google+ page! and an Android app! You can also email us podcast@thesimulcast.com – Call us 203-903-CAST

Listener Email

Email #1
Hi guys,
Question for Bill Stebbins, how in heck does he backup 8TB? Or doesn’t he?
Listen to the show every week, along with the Simulcast! :-)

Cheers,
Jim Fowl

Email #2
I have a bit of unusual question this time.
Do you know of any old style turn-by-turn strategy game for Android?
I was a huge fan of “Master of Orion 2″. Kind of civilizations in space, and I recently got a craving for it again.
but since my primary computer has been an Asus transformer for the past 9 months, I was hoping you knew of something similar.

Also, what do you think of the vergecast doing listener call-ins?
They do some decent blogging, but I’m not sure they should interact with humans.
Their heads, in my opinion, are just too big for that kind of thing…

Keep up the good work.
Arne, Cyprus

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Temple Run, The Hunger Games, Alcatraz
Dave – Battlefield 3/ MW3 New Map Pack, Game of Thrones Season 1
Patrick – Angry Birds Space HD, MW3/ Hunger Games
Geoff – Swordigo, Dead Island, Dexter (finished season 3)

Picks of the week
Bill – Amazon.com
Dave – tTorrent, Temple Run on Android
Patrick – Screen Flow and Reflection App
Geoff – Swordigo