This week on The Simulcast 134 we are Steveless and filled with
anticipation rage. Geoff has a new phone, and we will try our best to contain our excitement rage.
Siri ported to other iOS devices [guide]
Apple hiring more Siri engineers – what features would we like?
Did Apple rig eBook prices?
Flipboard for iPhone launched
10 Days of $0.10 Premium Android Apps to celebrate 10 Billions Downloads
VZW Galaxy Nexus December 9th? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE MAKE IT SO!
More evidence of December 9th
VZW Galaxy Nexus won’t support Google Wallet
Verizon announces 2 new LTE tablets and a white Droid RAZR
Blind Type is the ICS keyboard
Logitech Revue getting Honeycomb update
Hey guys, just got a quick question on a week where the show’ll be full of Android users.
Does using CyanogenMod void any warranties on your handset? The HTC Desire Z that I got for the wife a few months ago has been working fine, but ever since we updated it to Gingerbread (OTA) there’s been plenty of annoying bugs on the phone, not to mention the fact that the handset is stuck on the old Android market.
Pretty much every time the home button is pressed (to exit Market, e-mails, browsing, some apps), the screen flashes white with the HTC logo, before the phone performs a mini reboot and goes back to the home screen. Downloading app updates is hit and miss too; the Market says it’s updating, but an update for a 6Mb app claims to take overnight (although it’s downloaded and installed in a minute according to the notifications bar, the Market app insists it’ll still be downloading and updating the following morning).
It’s to the point where using the phone as a smartphone is pretty annoying – would rooting void any warranty on the handset, and would I be able to keep any apps bought on the Google market after rooting?
Thanks for your help guys, I always go out of my way to grab the show on Thursday mornings to listen to at work.
By the way, if anyone wants to attempt to do an accent for myself or Chris Oldroyd, they’re both pretty similar (although my Sunderland accent is apparently better). Just say: “Haway the Lads!” and you’ll sound like someone from the North East of England!
Xbox 360 update – who got it and what do you think?
Xbox 360 gets new content partners
We have our own Google+ page! and an Android app!
What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – 30 Seconds or Less
Dave – Walking Dead Season 1
Patrick – MW3
Geoff – Limitless, Skyrim
Picks of the week
Bill – Christmas HD Live Wallpaper. 10 cents in the Market
Dave – Go Launcher
Patrick – Xbox Live App (iOS)
Geoff – Xbox Live Update