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Simulcast 125: End of an Era

This week on The Simulcast we talk about the loss of Steve Jobs, iPhone 4S announcements, the Nexus Prime, and we have even MORE listener mail!Apple
Steve Jobs has died at 56 of cancer. (Moment of silence)
iPhone 4S announced, same great look, new internals – what do we think?
10th Anniversary of iPod brings.. White iPod Touch, minor price changes, and Nano software update.
Sprint will offer unlimited data plan for iPhone 4S (same rates)
Samsung pulls a play from the Apple playbook and seeks to block 4S sales in France & Italy
Apple Cards App allows for custom greeting cards to be created and sent from iOS device for $2.99 in US $4.99 international.  Look out Hallmark.
Apple offering Micro USB Adapters for European iPhone 4S Owners (Required by EU Law; Works on iphone 4, 3GS, and 3G)

Google
Nexus Prime teased in video, curved screen and contact charging pictured
Nexus Prime will dock in a tablet?
Shadowgun for tablets coming soon
Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android $10 available soon

Microsoft
Xbox 360 will transform TV – tipsters says Lovefilm will hit before EOY, possibly in dash update
Xbox companion will let you control your Xbox from your WP7 device
The iPhone 4S is Microsoft’s chance to catch up to Apple

Miscellaneous
Showtime launches Anytime streaming portal, social iPad app
Early Android Emulation App appears for TouchPad
Boogie Board Rip ($130) preorders begin, brings storage and porting options.

Listener email
Hi guys,

I am looking for some suggestions for a good video editing package for windows. I know most (if not all) of you mainly use Apple machines but I just wondered if any of you did have any experience with video editing on the windows platform.

I have recently launched my website for covering news and reviews in the gaming world (cheap plug). I am seriously considering doing some video reviews as well as old fashioned text based and I have started to look at capture cards (if you have any info in this area that would also be greatly appreciated!)

As you can see the site is still fairly empty but we are trying to get more content onto it as quickly as possible. Anyway, as always keep up the good work and have a great weekend

Your friend in Glasgow Scotland

Chris @Gamer_Chris

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Steve – Chuck Season 4
Bill – Gears 3/Boardwalk Empire
Patrick – Gears 3/ Lion King BLU-Ray/ Son of Neptune
Dave –  Tanked/ Gears 3
Geoff -Started Breaking Bad Season 1, Playing RAGE, Vanquish, Portal 1, Battlefield 3 Beta

Picks of the week – sponsored by BrianandDeniseHarris.com
Steve – Nuvi GPS
Bill – Proclip Tablet Headrest Mount
Patrick – 8gb Ram Upgrade for Mac Mini ($44.99 from New Egg)
Dave – Mirage for Mac
Geoff – RAGE/Zune Pass

Simulcast 124: Fire the Horde

This week on The Simulcast we talk about the Amazon tablets, our anticipation for the iPhone announcements, Gears of War 3, we’re all here, and we have even MORE listener mail!Amazon tablet and Kindle Touch zomg!!!1! – what are our thoughts?

Apple
Apple event to be held in Cupertino?confirmed for October 4th
LOVEFilm offers iPad app, Europeans rejoice
Apple killing off the shuffle and classic ipod?

Google
Ice Cream Sandwich to be revealed October 11th
SGS II surpasses 10 million sold
Verizon HTC Vigor pictures and specs leak Bill likey!
HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread OTA Update now available!
Flickr App for Android goes live

Microsoft
Windows Phone Marketplace on the Web
Windows 8 log in via WindowsLive
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” released worldwide
Microsoft announced Windows Phone Suggestion Box
Geoff’s new Trophy, and Mango!

Gaming
Patrick and Bill beat Gears 3 Campaign.

Miscellaneous
Bill was on the Gadget Gurus Sunday – LISTEN

Listener email
Hi gents enjoy the podcast from up here in Vancouver.

I have an Airport express with reasonably good speakers, is there a way to listen to radio broadcasts live that use in one case Windows Media player through the Airport speakers rather than the laptop speakers?

If I didn’t want to listen live I could wait for the one program until posted on iTunes or listen to the other via my iPhone.

I may have just answered my own question
Bob

Bill: Not sure if this will work? http://thedigitallifestyle.com/w/index.php/2011/09/24/aerodrom-brings-airplay-video-photos-music-and-slide-shows-to-windows/

Email #2
Hey guys,

Seeing that a few of you often throw in video games in your pick of the week selections, I thought I’d e-mail and ask if any of you had any experience with the cloud gaming platform called “OnLive”?

The system launched in the UK last week, and I’ve been lucky enough to try it out after picking up a free console at a video game expo in London last weekend. On paper, it seems like a good idea, but in execution – especially with the state of broadband internet in the UK – it’s not that great.

I’ve written two stories on it on my own blog at www.theianhamilton.com – but it seems that OnLive’s servers have struggled to cope with the high demand created by giving out 12,000 consoles for free on launch weekend. The selection of games, whilst not triple-A level, are pretty respectable, but given the reactions I’ve read in the first few days, it isn’t cut out for the UK just yet.

Is OnLive mainstream at all in the US, or do you think that it’s a niche that will only take off once another company jumps on the idea?
Ian

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Steve – Still stuck on Tiny Wings
Bill – Gears 3 – Horde mode rocks!
Patrick – Gears 3 – Horde Mode Weak Link
Dave –  Gears 3 (Of course)

Picks of the week – sponsored by BrianandDeniseHarris.com
Steve – 240GB SSD Drive
Bill – CyberPower CP625 battery backup
Patrick – Flickr App for Android
Dave – Gears 3 (Of course)
Geoff – Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Simulcast 120: Jose Valle

This week on The Simulcast we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S2 announcements, we get ready for a 3 day weekend, and we don’t have listener mail!

Apple
iPhone 5 to keep screen size, gain metal back?
iPhone 5 icon leaks new design?
Apple employee loses another iPhone 5 prototype in a bar?
iPod touch to be replaced by cheap iPhone?

Google
Samsung SGS II LTE  and Tab 8.9 LTE announced
Samsung Droid Prime launching on Verizon in October?
DROID Bionic releasing September 7
Offline Gmail goes live

Miscellaneous
US files antitrust complaint to block AT&T-Mobile merger
Geoff’s new TouchPad – what does he think so far?-Editing this Google Doc right from the quickoffice app now since they added editing capabilities on Monday.
CM7 booting on the TouchPad
Will Samsung buy rights to WebOS?
Wacom Inkling – Digitally capture drawings on any paper
Dish Network’s Tailgater brings portable satellite tailgating solution

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Dave –
Bill – Motocross Mayhem
Patrick – Lego Starwars the Complete Saga (360) / “Swing Your Sword” by Mike Leach
Steve Steve Jobs new book- Top Gun
Geoff – The Expendables

Picks of the week
Dave – PC Mover
Bill – Sprinkle for Honeycomb
Patrick – US Dept of Justice
Steve – camera sync
Geoff – HP Touchpad?