Simulcast 225: Simulcastrola

This week on Simulcast 225, we are talking about Lenovorola, MicroEpic, One Direction, and the red Nexus 5 is real.

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





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Casting Couch

Bill – UFC, Klondike

Patrick – Stargate SG 1, Duck Dynasty, Probowl, Superbowl

Picks of the Week

Bill – Jaybird Bluebuds X

Patrick – Slingbox Solo (boo slingplayer for tablets android)


Simulcast 138: Joe has a LELO

This week on Simulcast 138, we’re not at CES and we’re pretty bummed. However, we have newsreaders and we’re ready to talk about all the fabulous news from CES. We have a special guest, and we should have one of our GGN cohorts calling in live from CES!

Bill bought a Nano/watch
Amazon introduces a touch-friendly web-based Kindle store for iPad users
Ion’s Docs 2 Go & Pics 2 Go scanner docks bring digital scanning to iPad & iPhone 4/4S
Snapseed Photo Editor coming to Mac App Store

Joe Lombardo calls in

OnLive bringing console class gaming to GoogleTV
Motorola and Intel Announce Multi-Year Partnership to Produce Android Mobile Devices
Huawei Ascend is 6.68mm thin. What? 1/4in
Transformer Prime TF700T with a 1080p screen. What?
Sprint Galaxy Nexus with Google Wallet onboard! (Sprint confirms it will have 32 GB storage)
Galaxy Note for AT&T announced with LTE support
Sony wants in on the iWatch/MotoACTV scene.
Polaroid announces 16MP Android powered Smart Camera for 2012
Viewsonic announces 7” e70 Tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich for late Q1 2012 for $170
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 releasing on Verizon with LTE soon (Launching with Honeycomb 3.2)
Verizon announces Purple Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx (bigger battery and 32 GB storage)
Verizon announces launch of Droid 4 with LTE and QWERTY keyboard

Vizio has PCs and laptops that are sexy. What?
Warner Bros Studio now has 56 day delay for Netflix (Still 28 days for Redbox (for now))
Dell Announces XPS 13 Ultrabook for $999
RIM bringing Playbook OS 2.0 to the masses in Feb (actually has native email client, gasp)
Canon announces Powershot G1X point and shoot camera with 14.3 MP 1.5” CMOS for $799

Nokia & Microsoft announce ATT Exclusive Lumia 900 (w/ LTE) (Rumor: March 18th Release)
ATT announces HTC Titan 2 bringing LTE and 16MP camera to WP7 (Q2 2012 release)

Sony’s Kazou Hirai officially announces there will be no Playstation 4 announcements at E3
Turtle Beach introduces the XP400 gaming headset (brings long awaited 2.4/5 ghz support)
MW3 C.O.D. Elite members to get 20 DLCs in next 9 Months (starting with 2 new maps on 1/24)

Listener Email

Hey Simulcasters – quick question… have you used the Amazon Kindle app on an Android tablet that’s not running Honeycomb/ICS?

We’re looking at getting the Lenovo Thinkpad A1, mainly as a compromise (I want to get a Kindle, the wife wants a tablet that isn’t a slow piece of crap… we’d gotten her mum the Thinkpad for Christmas, and so far so good). I’m just wondering whether it blows up to full screen – i.e. more lines per page – or whether it just has the same number of lines as on the mobile phone app, just in much bigger text?


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

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Dave –  Columbiana, Straw Dogs
Patrick – Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z
Nic – The Hunger Games Trilogy/MW3
Bill – The Help, Halo

Picks of the week
Dave –  Vulkano Flow ( And Google TV ( Logitech Revue)
PatrickAIPTEK Action-HD HDMI 1080p (iPad CCK & iMovie for iOS compatible)

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 131: Fire Extinguisher

This week on The Simulcast 131 we talk about Google’s new music store, the Amazon Kindle Fire, Halo Anniversary, and more listener emailsGoogle
Google Music launches 11/16, free song of the day?
Netflix updates app for Android tablets
Dave’s new Tab 10.1 LTE
Lenovo launching quad-core, 2GB RAM ICS-wielding tablet monster?
Droid RAZR launches
Adobe releases Photoshop Touch for Honeycomb
Xoom Family Edition
Amazon Kindle Fire released, Bill goes hands-on
Kindle Fire already rooted
Samsung says “Game On” for modified Tab 10.1N sales in Germany
New Nook tablet has only 1gb of 16gb internal storage available for non B&N content

iOS 5.01 released, still doesn’t fix battery issues
iOS 5.02 coming soon? 5.1 to bring more Siri integration to 4S?
Siri hacked to work on any device
Gmail iOS app back in the App Store
Steve Jobs wanted to create his own MVNO
Levinson named Apple chairman and Bob Iger (Disney CEO) joins Apple Board

Xbox 720 at CES 2012?

Halo: Anniversary released!
Infinity Blade II for iOS release date confirmed for Dec 1

Researchers increase Lithium Ion battery life and charging speed to 10x current technology

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

Hey guys,
It seems like the Pogoplug has fallen out of favor with you, as far as online storage is concerned, and since mine just up and died the other day , I’m curious as to what y’all use for cloud storage, and/or what you would recommend.  I could probably get away with 50GB or so and free would be great, but most importantly ease of access of the information, with streaming being a possibility.  An Android app (like Pogoplugs) would be nice
As a side note, I don’t hear much about the Acer Iconia A500 tablet and I just wanted to tout it’s exceptional performance.  I have Transformer and Galaxy tablets in the house (and of course the obligatory “Dumb-pad”) and it easily outperforms them all.  Plus it was only $299 on sale!  Just my 2 cents,  Thanks for the info-tainment!

What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo: Anniversary, Kindle Fire, Adobe Photoshop Touch
Dave –  MW3
Patrick – MW3, No Ordinary Family (Netflix)
Geoff – Halo Anniversary Edition, Battlefield 3, Home front, Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels, Breaking Bad

Picks of the week
Bill – Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series II home theater tower speakers
Dave – Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE
Patrick – Nothing!
GeoffMotorola Xoom Family Edition and Halo AE

Simulcast 99: #SWIMMING

In this episode, Dave is mad at Bill, Geoff is swimming at his new house, and Steve thinks Apple is “magical”

Untethered jailbreak for 4.3.1 released
Apple asks Toyota to pull their jailbreak theme
Apple reject dev’s iAd app, then releases its own version

Developers: Android Fragmentation is a problem
Nexus S on Sprint today?
New Android market and music app leaks
HTC Pyramid to launch on April 12th under the name of HTC Sensation? YES! (Dave may get one)

You can now run Android apps on Windows

Leaked touchscreen-only Palm phone

Gamestop buys Impulse

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Contract Killer
Dave – BLOPS
Bill- COD Black Ops
Geoff- SOCOM 4 Beta, Crazy Taxi, Dragon Age (beat it Sunday), Battlefield Bad Company 2, Biggest Loser, Phantasy Star Portable 2.
Listener Email
Hey guys,

Any thoughts concerning the rumors that Apple may be moving towards capacitive home buttons on the iPod Touch 5th gen?

Does this suggest that the next iPhone (assuming its called iPhone 5) may make the switch as well?

What effect, if any, do you see such a change having in regards to custom case replacements and modding?

Love the show by the way.


Patrick Virgadamo

Picks of the week
Steve-  Jailbreak of IOS 4.3.1
Dave – MLB At 2011 for iPad
Bill- Phonesuit Primo Power Core
Geoff- SOCOM 4 and I was on G4

Simulcast 84: Merry Nexus

In this episode Bill does a complete 180 and gets a new Nexus S on T-Mobile while Dave is hustling one up too. Geoff sells his Nexus One again (surprise!). Steve remains quietly huddled in a corner with his iPhone 3Gs. We discuss the latest in Android tablets, iOS updates, and more!

Google news:

Motorola teases Honeycomb tablet in video
Verizon to reveal Android LTE devices at CES
Incredible HD pics making the round
Gmail free calling extended through 2011
Gingerbread already getting update to 2.3.1?
First Nexus S Custom ROM surfaces
Android Market adds direct billing for AT&T users
Samsung Epic 4G finally getting Froyo?
Unlocked Dell Streak now $400 (down from $580)

This app is amazing (Wordlens)
Developers fighting to get locked in top 50 apps for Xmas **SALES**
Apple bringing native navigation app?
Could the size of apps become a problem?
Untethered Jailbreak coming for 4.2.1 on Christmas
Apple takes WikiLeaks app off AppStore

1.5 million WP7 devices sold…to carriers
Buy a WP7 device get a free Xbox 360 game
Various app updates happening

PalmPad to be revealed at CES? Probably not

Picks of the week
Bill – Tango video chat app for Android and iOS
Dave – TIKL
Steve –  Geocaching app
Geoff – Quake Arena Arcade
Also, GameMine contest FREE to enter!