Simulcast 180: Titanium

This week on Simulcast 180, we are talking about Dave’s big ass phone, Bill’s Nexus 4, new Google goodness for iOS, and DROIDRAGE with our special guest!

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

This week on Simulcast 180, we are talking about Dave’s big ass phone, Bill’s Nexus 4, new Google goodness for iOS, and DROIDRAGE with our special guest!

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

Apple releases v2.0 Gmail app for iOS
New YouTube app on iPad also

Bill’s Nexus 4
Beautiful Widgets 5 released
Falcon Pro w/ Falcon Widget
Galaxy S3 international gets 4.1.2 with multi-window
Dave’s Note 2
Google Now updated with flight tracking and G+ updates

Windows Phone does a #DROIDRAGE campaign on Twitter

We are now on Stitcher!

We have our own Google+ page!

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Listener emails
I was a bit surprise to learn you guys don’t have a solution for your families on Android. So I decided to Share my setup.
First I setup a MAIN Google account to share among my family (not my personal account, and yes I had to rebuy a lot of my media back in 2010 when I made the switch from my personal account). This account will host all of my media (Games, Apps, Books, Magazines, Movies, TV shows, Music, Photos, Calendars, Storage). So far I have 13 Android devices on this account and soon 2 Nexus 4.
And setup a personal account for your family. This is good for Google+, Search History, and Youtube Videos. This help and makes it easier to parent your kids. This is the first account your will setup on an device upon first bootup and then you can add the media host Google account.

Games and Apps
When I purchase a games or app it’s available to my wife and kids (as long as the parental control don’t exceed the rating set on the device).
And with the latest inclusion of Gamepad support we often use our PS3 controllers.

Books and Magazines
Are also available to everyone.

Movies and TV Shows
Are also available to everyone to STREAM, but only 5 devices can pin them for offline viewing.

I use Music Manager application on my Windows to upload updates to 20,000 songs and they are available to only 10 devices for streaming or pinning.

I use the Picasa application on Windows to upload unlimited photos as long as you leave it to the default setting of 2048 x 2048 pixels and it won’t count towards your free storage. I love how I can connect any camera (Canon EOS 40D) to my Galaxy Nexus with a OTG cable (2 dollars on amazon) and upload them to Picasa. Yea I’m the guy at events with a DSLR camera cutting everyone off to take the shot.
This is one of my favorites features because if one of my kids have an event or activity at school they can add it to the calendar and we all know what our schedule look like, but everyone also has their personal calendar.

I use FolderSync on the Google play store to backup any device daily to any cloud storage service (Amazon S3, Dropbox, SugarSync, Google Drive, Ubuntu One,, FTP, Samba/CIFS/Windows Share). I love this app because you can set perimeters from extension to words/phrase on a file’s name, at the end, or within, or at the beginning of the file’s name to include or exclude from syncing.

Oh and did I mention all this is done wirelessly without connecting to any computer physically.


@evanmshaffer @TheSimulcast Any Android app recommendations that I can use in/for my car? All I have is default Nav & Spotify thru bluetooth on my Note 2 If not, I’ll take any recommendations for games that utilize a controller or apps that’d enhance my experience w/ the Note 2

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Halo 4
Dave – Punch Out, NES Emulator
Patrick – Blops 2, Simpsons Tapped Out, Walking Dead
Clay – Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, The Unthinkable, Bad Ass

Picks of the week
Bill – Nexus 4 LG wireless charger WCP-700
Dave – Note II, Go Pro HD Hero 2
Patrick – Youtube (iOS), Utter!
Clay – Nexus One 😉

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 130: Bi-tech-ual

This week on The Simulcast 130 we are joined by Brian Feldhaus, we talk about the HTC Rezound, the death of Flash, Modern Warfare 3, and more listener emails

No plans for Siri on older devices  May be linked to 4S’ unique proximity sensor GREED?
Amazon buys voice recognition startup Yap to counter Apple’s Siri
Australian court forces Apple to hand over private operator iPhone business terms

HTC Titan to hit AT&T shelves on November 20 for $199
Tango video calling app now in Windows Phone Market
Microsoft planning to combat Windows Phone app piracy with new encryption

Modern Warfare 3 – our review and thoughts
Apple’s iOS & Google Android command 58% of US portable game revenue

Verizon offering a double data promotion
Barnes & Noble announced Nook 2
Fedora 16 comes out and brings a heavy dose of cloud processing and storage support

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

Hi guys, me again!
On holiday this week so in a chilled out mood and had time to put a question to you

Firstly, a big thanks to all you guys as you’ve helped me out again.  I started by just listening to these podcasts and it’s amazing that it feels like I know you all personally now.  You’ve all dug me out out the crap on various occasions and I just wish I could return the favour somehow?  This time it was Dave and all I have to say is having a rummage in Daves Dropbox i felt like a kid in a sweet shop!

Having said all that, I do actually have a question.  On these holidays I like to send pictures and videos during the week mainly to make my mates who are still at work jealous !!

I would love an app or service (for iOS of course!) that I could post a photo or video clip and it sent it to twitter, Facebook, Google+. blogs etc.   I use pixelpipe and it comes close but only stills and not compatible with Google+.

Any ideas would be most welcome!

Gotta go, my beer has just arrived!

Sent from my iPhone

What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – Modern Warfare 3
Dave – Modern Warfare 3 duh
Patrick – MW3
Brian – L.A. Noire The complete edition/ B&B

Picks of the week
Dave – Modern Warfare 3
Patrick – Inheritance (Final Book of Eragon Series)
Brian – Nexus S & iTap Keyboard

Simulcast 128: Sick Remix

This week on The Simulcast we talk about the upcoming Google devices, Apple’s “new” patent, Steve Jobs’ biography, and Nokiasoft’s new offerings.

Apple award Slide-to-Unlock patent
Sprint CEO states that iPhone’s efficient data use will help Sprint keep unlimited data plans.
Steve Jobs Biography is on pace to be Year’s top selling book

Nokia finally announces their first two Windows Phone offerings:
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 710

EA’s Battlefield 3 servers buckle under first day pressures (GOW 3 working fine, it was EA). They are working fine the next day.

German Institute working on recycling computer heat to power internal components.
Verizon’s LTE Rollout is ahead of schedule
Missouri Department of Conservation provides hunters and fishermen tips on identifying and dealing with Zombies

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Steve –  Ghost in the wires & Steve Jobs
Bill – Shadowgun, Wind-up Knight ,Sprinkle
Dave – Steve Jobs eb00k
Patrick – GOW 3/ Reboot (Netflix)/ Steve Jobs Biography
Geoff – Battlefield 3, Duke Nukem Forever, Breaking Bad

Picks of the week – sponsored by
Steve – Words with friends
Bill – Galaxy Nexus
Dave – Steve Jobs eb00k
Patrick – Scribblenauts Remix (iOS)
Geoff -Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360)

Simulcast 117: Stop or I’ll Sue!

The best podcast on GGN rolls on. We continue giving our opinions on tech news and telling you what you should buy.

Apple sued for Patent Infringement over OSX’s fastboot feature
Apple releases utility to create Lion recovery USB key
Skype 5.3 brings HD video calling, Lion Support
iOS 5 Beta 5 gets tethered jailbreak (no ipad 2)
Boxee for iPad is out
Vudu now optimized for iPad (SD streaming only & no Disney content)
Kindle Cloud Reader allows Amazon to sidestep Apple’s subscription rules.

Google up and running, will unlock bootloaders soon
HTC holding teleconference tomorrow at 11:30am. What could it be?
Google+ now on iPad & iPod Touch
Apple blocks sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe too

Barnes & Noble giving away $100 in books & study guides with purchase of Nook & Nook Color
Amazon cloud storage outage downs Netflix, Quora, Foursquare, and others
Happy 20th Birthday World Wide Web – (August 6, 1991)
FCC to review AT&T’s T-Mobile and Qualcomm deals together
Hacker is able to unlock cars (make/model undisclosed) with a text message
Nokia N9 not coming to America?
Acer Aspire 3951 – PC clone of Macbook Air?
Verizon joins AT&T in blocking unlicensed tethering apps

Ten-year-old hacker exposes potential iOS and Android games exploit

Listener email
I’ve been listening to your show since before the “Beachbody breakup” and I always listen to your show on Wednesday nights.  The reason for my email is because I am looking for advice on upgrading my MacBook Pro.  I am ripping DVDs with Handbrake and am close to running out of room on my Hitachi 5400 250GB hard drive.  I was looking at OWC and there are so many choices, sizes and brands I have no clue even where to begin.  Also my other question is regarding upgrading my RAM.  I have 4GB DDR3 1066MhZ of RAM in my Mid 2010 13″ MacBook Pro and was wondering if it makes sense to upgrade to 8GB or even more if possible.

Thanks again guys for any advice you can give and keep up the good work,

Rob “Fubaracing”

P.S. I’m glad Steve went back to the iPhone or I myself would have had to convert to Android.  Thanks Steve!!

Hey guys – just an update on an e-mail I sent a few weeks back about the HTC Desire Z. Apparently in the US it was released as the T-Mobile G2 – knowing that, does anyone have any experiences of that handset, and does it change your original opinion to pick the HTC over a similar Sony Ericsson handset?

Second question, my father, who knows of computers, but isn’t terribly computer literate beyond that, is looking to get a computer so he can browse the internet. Which would you say would be the best balance between a safe option and a cheap option? An Android tablet or a netbook? I was thinking an Android tablet as it will browse the internet, and some can output in HDMI (plus you can’t do that much damage just browsing, as compared to on a PC with various hijacked/booby trapped sites) – do you guys have any tips?


Ian H (from near London, England – not affected by the riots, but a little too close to them for comfort!)

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Dave – Case 39
Bill – “Take the Money and Run”
Patrick – 80s movies (Flight of the Navigator/ Something Wicked This Way Comes)
Steve – all of the original Planet of the Apes Movies

Picks of the week
Dave – Optibay knockoff
Bill – PhoneSuit Elite battery case for iPhone 4
Patrick – Business card/ Stickers
Steve – Otterbox box commuter for iPhone 4/ Netflix

Simulcast 101: Shitty Graphics

After our epic 100th episode, Dave, Bill, Steve, Geoff, and Patrick are back in the saddle for another week of tech. Geoff is joining over some pirated wifi. Bill has the 4Geez, and Dave is in a whirlwind.

Jesse Jackson Jr claims the iPad is killing American jobs
Possible iOS5 video leaks out?
White iPhone on 4/20? <——-Shut up already
iOS 4.3.2 untethered jailbreak
Your iPhone is tracking you
iPhone 5 when is it coming out – Latest Rumors

Incredible 2 now on Verizon’s site
Skype adds 3G calling to Android app for all carriers

Microsoft Office 365 Beta Testing Begins

Palm Veer launching May 2nd

Black Ops Escalation Map Pack Preview (May 3rd Release)
PSP Go – Going Going Gone?
Wii 2 Rumors – Any thoughts?

Twitter to buy Tweetdeck?
Kindle bringing ability to borrow books from US libraries

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Shitty Graphics
Dave – Asphalt 5 Android
Patrick – Starcraft 2/ Black Ops
Bill- Portal 2
Geoff- Bulletstorm, with himself, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Pocket Legends (it sucks now!)

Listener Email

Picks of the week
Steve- PKt weather
Dave – Widget Locker

Patrick – Scrabble for Kindle / 3 to1HDMI Switcher
Bill- chickswithstevebuscemeyes
Geoff- Widgets Locker & ZD Box