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Simulcast 216: It’s Been a Week

scastlogosquareThis week on Simulcast 216, we’re talking about 9 million iPhones, waterproof iOS 7, CyanogenMod and Oppo, and a buttload of Google updates!!!!

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

Apple sells 9 million iPhones in 3 days
Fake Ad circulating which says that iOS7 update will make your phone waterproof

Kit Kat screenshots leaked?
Cyanogen partners with Oppo, N1 is the first device
YouTube comments will soon be powered by G+
Samsung announces two “Gold Edition” Galaxy S4
Gmail app updated
Google Voice App Update brings SMS Short Code Support
Hangouts updated too!

Steam OS
GTA $1 Billion in first 3 days
Geoff Hands-On Xbox One
EA says that Apple paid them a “truckload” of money to delay Plants v Zombies 2 for Android

Surface Pro 2
Surface 2
New Surface Accessories

Roku introduces (reintroduces?) Roku 1 and Roku 2 players to go with Roku 3 and Roku LT

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Casting Couch
– Breaking Bad, SOA
Patrick – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Goldbergs, Big Bang Theory

Picks of the week
Viral YouTube app for Android
Patrick - Nexus Media Importer
Dave – BB, Promethius


Simulcast 172: Not Debatable

This week on Simulcast 172, we’ll leave the boring political debates to the politicians; we’re here to talk tech.  We’re talking about Maps, a new Nexus, 1080p phone displays, Galaxy Note II, T-Metro, and Nest, the thermostat that’s gotten more software updates than my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

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

Apple admits Maps not up to snuff, suggests Google Maps (and others) for now
Verizon carrier update fixes glitch causing cellular data usage over wifi
Apple’s Ping no longer pinging back, leaves memories of white noise in its wake
New Patent Filing Suggests Apple Working On A Wireless 30-Pin To Lightning Adapter

New Nexus within 30 days?
CyanogenMod now offers automatic OTA updates
Galaxy Note II multi-window view shown off on video
HTC One X+ official: 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 64GB, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
Samsung Galaxy Music leaks ahead of early October debut
Demo of Web OS running on Galaxy Nexus. Cool or not cool?
32gb Nexus 7?

T-Mobile to merge with MetroPCS
Nest 2.0 announced, and 3.0 software!
AT&T adds HTC One X+ and One VX to its future lineup, will arrive in the ‘coming months’
Sharp starts cranking out 5-inch 1080p displays for smartphones

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What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – SoA
Patrick –
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, The Mark of Athena
Dave –
The Avengers Bluray

Picks of the week
Bill – Lockitron
Patrick –
Galaxy Note 2 (Shut up and take my money Verizon/Samsung)
Dave -
 My fitness Pal , Rovio’s Bad Piggies

Simulcast 171: Scuff This

This week on Simulcast 171, everyone is back after a week’s hiatus. we’re talking about scuffing iPhone 5s, resetting Galaxy S3s, Xbox Music, and new Nexus rumors. Oh, and Geoff still hasn’t bought an iPhone 5.

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

5 million iPhone 5s sold opening weekend
Apple Maps fiasco
Apple responds to scuffing and denting, tells people to carry on
Google Maps is/isn’t coming to iOS
ATT Uverse iOS remote app to bring voice and gesture controls
PSA: Don’t buy cheap lightning cables online; they likely don’t exist

Next Nexus rumors begin: 5” HTC based device
Galaxy Note 2 hitting 5 US carriers in November
Google celebrates 25 billion app downloads with 25 cent apps
Samsung S3 reset exploit already fixed
O2 (UK) to start leaving out charger with next HTC Flagship Phone (could be start of new trend?)

Xbox Music pricing and features

SEGA in talks to create new Ecco the Dolphin game
Ex-Rare employee rally for Banjo Kazooie

Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 with new filters, more beginner-friendly UI
Dropbox brings sharing to Facebook groups
Texas Instruments announces plan to ditch smartphone market
Tesla S first car to receive OTA software update

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Best wishes on your new gender, Mike

Week 2, Geoff still hasn’t purchased an iPhone 5

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy
Patrick -
Madden 13, Final Fantasy (iOS), The West Wing
Dave –
Geoff -
Borderlands 2, IT Crowd, Weeds, West Wing, End Of Watch

Picks of the week
Bill – Passwallet for Android
Patrick –
Final Fantasy (iOS)
Dave –
Ad Away, Ocean HD BITCH!
Geoff -
Borderlands 2
gdgt Live Boston

Simulcast 157: GeoffsList

This week on Simulcast 157, we have a ton of good news – Android is off the hook, the Galaxy SIII is unleashed in Dubai, Apple is trying to ban another Android device, and Apple might finally be releasing a phone with a larger screen.

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

Android found NOT GUILTY!
Samsung S-Voice leaks, promptly locked down by Samsung
Samsung Galaxy SIII now on sale in Dubai
Some HTC phones released by US Customs
Googlerola is now official
ChromeBox available for $329
Galaxy Note 10.1 will have S-Pen slot after all
New Sony GoogleTV set-top box coming this summer
Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 OTA going out to Verizon phones right now
Google Will Reportedly Release 5 New Nexus Devices On 5th November To Commemorate 5 Years Of Android

Apple seeks ban on Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US
Rumor: Apple picks non-standard resolution, new dock connector for new iPhone
iPod Touch screen at 4.1 inches?
Samsung chief: we’re open to a cross-licensing deal with Apple, but 4G chip shortage might last until the fall
Apple breaks ground on second solar farm for North Carolina data center

MetroPCS and T-Mobile want Dish to give up half of its wireless spectrum, worry about AT&T and Verizon swooping in
ASUS and MSI launch Thunderbolt motherboards, tie for first place
Comcast rethinks bandwidth caps, trials two new policies that involve higher 300GB monthly limits
T-Mobile launches new contract-free, data-only plans
Gmail and iPhone alums create Electric Imp, connect your toaster to the web

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Listener emails

Hi Bill,

Just a quick question after listening to TheSimulcast 156 regarding BTGuard. A great tip, but do you use BTGuard Encryption as well, or just the standard BTGuard. Reading the docs, I have no idea if my ISP does deep packet inspection, I suspect they don’t, so do I need the extra overhead for BTGuard encryption?


Listener Questions (from the chatroom)

Why do you guys like Google+ as much as you do? – @Colmination

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Contraband
Dave – COD MW3 face off maps
Patrick – The Serpent’s Shadow (Kane Chronicles), The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Black Ops (maybe some MW3 too)
Geoff – Dexter Season 5, Diablo 3, Max Payne 3

Picks of the week
Billreddit by brian
Patrick – Parallels Mobile App (iOS)
Geoff – Diablo 3 and this stupid lady

Simulcast 156: Unlimited

This week on Simulcast 156, we have another castaway from the iOSDocked podcast. Apple blocks HTC phones with lame patents, Verizon wants to take away your unlimited data plan, and much more!

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

Google rumored to bring more Nexus devices, manufacturers this year
EVO 4G LTE and AT&T One X delayed by Apple patent dispute
Chrome updated with tab syncing
[FIXED]PSA: Google Music allows four device de-authorizations per year, rooters beware

MacBook Pro with retina display coming soon?
MacBook Pro and iMac with next-gen Ivy Bridge processors crop up on benchmarks (update)
iPhone 5 rumored to have 4” display
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announces cloud-based, virtualized Kepler GPU technology and GeForce GRID gaming platform
Verizon to force unlimited 3G customers to data share 4G LTE plans when upgrading
Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it’s violating net neutrality
Facebook proposes more transparent privacy policy, wants to know what you think of it

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Listener emails
Just a quick note.
Bought the Gnote and I’m using it on my 13th day now. It is AWESOME! One thing puzzles me though.
The size of it quickly becomes familiar. That is until you put it next to my old Nexus S, which makes the S look pitiful now. And the more used to it I get the more I wish the Gnote would be closer to 6 inches.
But it is fast, rivaling the Nexus S and easily outperforms my trusty old transformer. Both of which are on 4.0 And in daily life it replaces both of them, while my pockets shows no sign of complaints.

Only annoyance is that my dad is visiting from Denmark and his has had ICS pushed out, while I’m still waiting on mine. I will be rooting it as soon as ICS comes to mine.

Have fun.
Arne, Cyprus.


From @fubaracing @TheSimulcast Any chance of you guys going over Dave’s setup with regards to proxy servers and downloading “legal” stuff onto a computer??

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill –
Dave –
The Devil Inside
Patrick –
Avengers 3D IMax! Gi Joe the Original Cartoon (Netflix)
Joe –
Playing – N.O.V.A 3 Watching – The Borgias/Touch/Awake

Picks of the week
Bill – Machinarium
Dave –
Patrick – Dollar Shave Club
Joe – Google+ for iAndroid

Simulcast 149: Apple +1

This week on Simulcast 149, we’re seeing a page not found error on the Android update for the Verizon GNex, Apple has a ton of patents, more ICS updates, we’re on Google Plus bitching about Apple, and so much more…

Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition
Apple patent app portends gadgets made of glass (Hmm…)
Apple patents ejectable SIM card tray as nano-SIM battle rages on
Apple Claims the iPad’s Charging “Bug” Is Actually a Feature
Apple offers refund to Australians confused over New iPad’s (3rd Gen) 4G moniker
Apple rumored to be bringing a 5” retina display device to the market in 2013

Google rolls out 4.0.4 updates, not found for VZW GNex
Google Voice gets an ICS update, brings visual voicemail to the missed call log
Galaxy Note sells 5 million devices in 5 months
Google drive rumored for April launch
Slick Google Voice integration may not be Sprint exclusive for long

Smoked by Windows Phone: Microsoft makes up lame rules?

Angry Birds Space hits 10 million downloads in 3 days
Xbox 360’s Comcast Xfinity TV app in beta testing, won’t count against data caps when it launches

Sony to add photo editing to PlayStation 3’s repertoire this week?
Major ISPs agree to FCC’s code of conduct on botnets, DNS attacks
T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 US call center jobs, says more ‘restructuring’ ahead
Leave wallet at home, pay with Square?

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Listener Email

Email #1
Hi guys,
Question for Bill Stebbins, how in heck does he backup 8TB? Or doesn’t he?
Listen to the show every week, along with the Simulcast! :-)

Jim Fowl

Email #2
I have a bit of unusual question this time.
Do you know of any old style turn-by-turn strategy game for Android?
I was a huge fan of “Master of Orion 2″. Kind of civilizations in space, and I recently got a craving for it again.
but since my primary computer has been an Asus transformer for the past 9 months, I was hoping you knew of something similar.

Also, what do you think of the vergecast doing listener call-ins?
They do some decent blogging, but I’m not sure they should interact with humans.
Their heads, in my opinion, are just too big for that kind of thing…

Keep up the good work.
Arne, Cyprus

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Temple Run, The Hunger Games, Alcatraz
Dave – Battlefield 3/ MW3 New Map Pack, Game of Thrones Season 1
Patrick – Angry Birds Space HD, MW3/ Hunger Games
Geoff – Swordigo, Dead Island, Dexter (finished season 3)

Picks of the week
Bill – Amazon.com
Dave – tTorrent, Temple Run on Android
Patrick – Screen Flow and Reflection App
Geoff – Swordigo