Simulcast 172: Not Debatable

This week on Simulcast 172, we’ll leave the boring political debates to the politicians; we’re here to talk tech.  We’re talking about Maps, a new Nexus, 1080p phone displays, Galaxy Note II, T-Metro, and Nest, the thermostat that’s gotten more software updates than my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

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

Apple admits Maps not up to snuff, suggests Google Maps (and others) for now
Verizon carrier update fixes glitch causing cellular data usage over wifi
Apple’s Ping no longer pinging back, leaves memories of white noise in its wake
New Patent Filing Suggests Apple Working On A Wireless 30-Pin To Lightning Adapter

New Nexus within 30 days?
CyanogenMod now offers automatic OTA updates
Galaxy Note II multi-window view shown off on video
HTC One X+ official: 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 64GB, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
Samsung Galaxy Music leaks ahead of early October debut
Demo of Web OS running on Galaxy Nexus. Cool or not cool?
32gb Nexus 7?

T-Mobile to merge with MetroPCS
Nest 2.0 announced, and 3.0 software!
AT&T adds HTC One X+ and One VX to its future lineup, will arrive in the ‘coming months’
Sharp starts cranking out 5-inch 1080p displays for smartphones

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA
Patrick –
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, The Mark of Athena
Dave –
The Avengers Bluray

Picks of the week
Bill – Lockitron
Patrick –
Galaxy Note 2 (Shut up and take my money Verizon/Samsung)
Dave –
 My fitness Pal , Rovio’s Bad Piggies

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 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 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

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

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

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

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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

@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
Dave – UNetbootin ( Multi Platform )
Patrick – Draw Something
Geoff – Diablo 3 beta

Simulcast 152: Holographic Dave

This week on Simulcast 152, we have one lowly piece of Apple news, and a bunch of Google news. Patrick, Bill, and Geoff talk about some Windows 8, a Pax East recap, and Bill has a Verizon rant.

Logitech reveals ultrathin keyboard/smartcover for iPad2/new iPad for $100

Galaxy S3 annnouncement May 3rd
Sprint Galaxy Nexus lands April 22
HTC OneX hitting AT&T on May 6th for $200
US Acer A100 & A500 tablet owners to receive ICS on April 27th
Samsung confirms rumors of Tab 2 10.1 release delay and quadcore upgrade are FALSE

Windows 8 to have 3 SKUs
Windows Phone 8 upgrade might not be available to existing devices

Geoff’s Pax East recap
Halo 4 Coming November 6
Crysis 3 Announced
Drone Gamepad for your phone

Pebble E-Paper watch
Holographic Tupac may tour with Dr Dre and Snoop Dog – WHAT?
Verizon offering to sell some of its 700mhz spectrum to get FCC approval on AWS purchase
Amazon Publishing gets exclusive US rights for 10 years on James Bond novels (print & ebook)

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Uncharted 3
Geoff – Yakuza 4, Halo Reach (BoomExplode Community Event)
Patrick – Halo Reach (BoomExplode Community Event)

Picks of the week
Bill – RANT: Verizon Customer Support
Patrick – Paper (iOS)
Geoff – Nike Fuel Band

Simulcast 148: Hawtness

This week on Simulcast 148, some of us still have new iPads. Want to know what we think? Stick around and find out!

Apple announces dividend and share repurchase plan
New iPad is HOT!! (Literally)
Apple A5x vs Tegra 3 with unbiased test
Untethered jailbreak for new iPad shown on YouTube, not quite ready for download

HTC One X heading to Sprint in June
Droid Fighter hits in April
Google gets go ahead to provide video services to all Kansas City residents (Don’t wet your pants!)
Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip
Samsung Galaxy SIII to Allow for Wireless Charging Up to 2 Meters Away?
CyanogenMod disables root access by default, now requires user configuration
Google Wallet brings back Pre-paid card support
Leaked Sprint memo hints at push to talk direct connect app for Android coming soon
Study says poorly designed ad processes in free android apps might be root of poor battery life.

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck
Microsoft says there will be ‘no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon’

Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid ‘irrelevance’
FAA to take ‘fresh look’ at gadget restrictions on flights
VMware’s WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5
Seagate promises 60TB hard drives by end of this decade

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Listener Questions (from the chatroom)
How long will Apple last without Steve Jobs?

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Puss N Boots, Halo Anniversary
Dave – Battlefield 3
Patrick – Draw Something, MW3

Picks of the week
Bill – Pritect Sensor Cover for Kinect
Dave – Temple Run (iOS) iRunner (Android)
Patrick – Canon Vixia HF R20, Open States (iOS)