Simulcast 137: Overslept

This week on Simulcast 137, nobody bothered to put anything in the show notes. Sweet.


Apple prepping TVs?

Asus Transformer Prime bootloader locked, Asus says to relax, Bootloader unlock coming
ICS coming to Transformer January 12th
Google buys up 217 IBM patents
Galaxy S owners win…… Nothing (No ICS, No 4.0 lite value pack)
Logitech Revue (Google TV)
Bill’s MotoACTV

Netflix original series Lilyhammer available February 6th
Roku on a stick!

DVR feature in new Xbox?
Vita sales figures drop after first weekend

Listener Email

Hello gentlemen

Several months ago I contacted the Simulcast guru’s to see if there was a solution to using my Airport express in conjunction with windows media player.
At that time you had no answer so this old fart persisted and found a program called “AirFoil”  haven’t been using long but seems to work fine takes a bit to get accustomed to but solved an issue for me.

– Bob

Listener Pluses

Why does the stock Android alarm stop ringing after 30 seconds and not even snooze, even if you don’t respond to it? Slept through the first alarm this morning, woke up 45 mins late. Not too happy… Anyone got any recommendations for another Android alarm clock application that can handle multiple alarms and rings until you switch it off? +The Simulcast and +Bill Stebbins I’m looking at you! 🙂


Our favorites of 2011

CES 2012 Predictions

We have our own Google+ page! and an Android app!

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows
Dave – Modern Combat 3
Patrick – Harry Potter 1-8 / Logitech Revue
Steve -Big Bang Theory
Geoff – Alan Wake (beat it), Deus Ex Human Revolution, Cthulu Saves the World

Picks of the week
BillBrowser Plus adds more quick controls to ICS browser
Dave – Browser Plus.. (Yes I’m copying off of Bill)
Steve -Jailbreak for iPhone 4 / Walther P22
Geoff – Panasonic TC-P55GT30 55” Plasma,Playback for Mac/PC
PatrickCaptain’s Blog (iPad) / (Dragonball, DragonballZ, Dragonball GT)

Simulcast 134: Failure to Launch

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
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

Listener Email
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!

Ian Hamilton

Listener Voicemail
Thanks Clay!

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
BillChristmas HD Live Wallpaper. 10 cents in the Market
Dave – Go Launcher
Patrick – Xbox Live App (iOS)
Geoff – Xbox Live Update

Simulcast 113: Where’s My Facetime for Android?

We are back for the another wonderful Simulcast episode. We are still gaga over Google Plus, and we give away some more invites! Some fan boys are upset no iOS app for it yet.

Spam filter now preventing unwanted calls in Google Voice
Google updates the Android Market App: Adds Books and Movies Tabs
Xoom getting 3.2 and FCC approves LTE module

TIVO remote app now on iphone and ipod touch
Apple to bring back backlit keyboards on the Macbook Air?
Lion GM build out. Who has it and thoughts?

Windows 8 to bring 360 compatibility?

Netflix (assuming you don’t cancel) coming soon to a Nintendo 3DS near you?
EA announces latest list of games to lose online support

Netflix introducing new rates and raising rates. Boo
Court case may determine if 5th Amendment protects your right to withhold decryption password
Ad-sponsored Kindle 3G announced for $139

Listener email

What are we playing/watching this week?
Dave –  The Rite
Bill – The Lincoln Lawyer
Patrick –  Finishing up Stargate SG1 – then on to Stargate Atlantis
Steve – Hangover 2

Picks of the week

Dave – Lion GM
Bill – Verizon iPhone 4
Patrick – Flipboard
Steve – Lion/Tout

Simulcast 110: Deep Shot Your Admin

We are back for the 10th Simulcast north of the centennial. There is plenty of juicy information about our favorite tech giants plus what we’re playing, and picks of the week! Skype was not our friend this week, so bear with us!

Apple Mac Pro and Mac Mini Refreshes coming in August with Thunderbolt?
iPhone 5 will have radical case design?
Apple announces Lion Server Option along with Business and Educational pricing.
Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 now in the Mac App Store.
FCC Filing shows new AirPort Extreme refresh coming soon.
Broad multitouch patent granted to Apple seen as ‘huge blow’ to rivals
Geoff left AT&T and went back to the iPhone

Bill’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 – his thoughts – and it’s already rooted
Android 3.2 coming this summer with 7inch tablet support and bugfixes
Google buys Sage TV – GoogleDVR, anyone?
Deep Shot – Think Chrome to Phone and throw in a camera.
Google bringing WebRTC integration to Chrome.

Could Microsoft and the DMCA spell the end of 3rd party gaming peripherals?

Redbox now has video games Been…?! in some areas (what normal people call test markets). now nationwide
Black Ops Annihilation Map Pack (June 28th on Xbox 360) (This is bullshit)

Verizon tiered data plans July 7th
New Federal Law in the works to make illegal streaming of copyrighted material a Felony
With all the hacking going on, CNET has a handy dandy chart to keep it all straight.
Dropbox’s Security Glitch – Check your files.

What are we playing this week?
Steve –
Dave – Infamous PS3 and Battlefield 2 Bad Company
Bill – businessman
Geoff – Dead Space, Illusia
Patrick – DC Universe Online/ BLOPs (getting practice in before the new map packs hit)

Picks of the week
Steve – Weatherpro
Dave – vTok, Splashtop RDP
Bill – WiFi File Explorer Pro
Geoff – Illusia and Airport Express
Patrick- ZigZag Board App (ipad)

Simulcast 107: The Bachelorette

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! Geoff is away watching hockey (or football, or some other stupid sport), Steve is without internet thanks to storms, and the rest of the crew is here, and we’re happily discussing all of the cool stuff that happened this week in the tech world.

Tmobile announces HTC Sensation release date for June 15 at $199 after 50 mail in rebate
Transformer Honeycomb 3.1 updates (Bill hands-on)
TransPhone pairs Tablet with phone emerged before ASUS Padfone

Apple pre-announces next week’s announcements
Uncle Sam 2.0 ditches Blackberry and goes iOS
Apple to replace Macbook non-skid rubber case bottoms
Apple launches iWork Office Suite for iPhone and iPod Touch

Microsoft already screwing up Skype by loading programs without your consent
Windows 8 Revealed

Sony getting hacked again?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to include a monthly subscription element aka Call of Duty Elite?
Wii, Move, and Kinect ? Well the Trimount has you covered. For Bill and other Home Entertainment System Buffs

PBS hacked after Wikileaks documentary, In other news Tupac is still dead

Listener Email

What are we playing this week?
Dave – Call of Dead
Bill- Plants vs Zombies for Android
Patrick- BLOPS/ Battlefield 1942

Picks of the week
Dave –  LG G2x
Bill- Levity Twitter push beta for Android – email Bill for a beta invite!
Patrick- Enkigear Genius Case

Simulcast 102: Schmoozing the CEO

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! The crew is mostly here this week, and we’re ready to cover all this week’s news.

Apple signs Time-Warner for cloud music
Steve says Apple tracks no one but Android does
FAQ about Apple tracking data
iPhone 5 images?

Asus Transformer– Bill ordered from Best Buy – 2 week backorder but Walmart shipped! 🙁
Droid Incredible 2 April 28th
Nielsen: Android is most desired operating system
Native Google Docs released in the market (market link)


PSN downtimes continues, worse than first thought?
Sony: We think someone stole your data, but we’re not sure
Square Enix bringing classic RPGs to a console or portable near you
Is Xbox Live any safer? Phishing attempts while playing Modern Warfare 2!

Verizon 4G LTE network down

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Tiny Wings
Dave – Drag Racer Android
Bill- Portal 2, Deadspace HD
Patrick- Collapse / Old PS One games

Listener Email

Picks of the week
Steve- Inspire maybe
Dave – Steel Blue CM7 Theme,   Seek Droid
Bill- Proclip Thunderbolt car mount
Patrick- Google Docs App, iSound 16,000 mAh battery