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 event to be held in Cupertino? – confirmed for October 4th
LOVEFilm offers iPad app, Europeans rejoice
Apple killing off the shuffle and classic ipod?
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
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!
Patrick and Bill beat Gears 3 Campaign.
Bill was on the Gadget Gurus Sunday – LISTEN
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
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/
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?
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