Simulcast 251: NOPE

This week on Simulcast 251, we are talking about Nest, more Android Wear goodies, the Sony hack gets real, and Netflix says NOPE.

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

This week on Simulcast 251, we are talking about Nest, more Android Wear goodies, the Sony hack gets real, and Netflix says NOPE.

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




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Listener Emails

Got a question for you guys. Gave up the 6 Plus in favor of Android. Don’t know how long this will last but I got the Nexus 6 on AT&T and am really liking it. I agree it’s too slippery so case is already on order. My question is I have 14 days to see what phone I want and was just wondering what you guys would pick? I like Lollipop but always think twice when looking at the Note. I’ve tried the Note 3 and didn’t ever use the stylus and then went to the iPhone and really liked the size.

Love the show.



Casting Couch
Bill – Inkmaster, UFC, The Fault in Our Stars
Patrick – The Flash (Mid year ending OMG)

Picks of the Week
Bill – Minima Pro live wallpaper
Patrick – Amazon

Simulcast 142: Boo-frickin-who

This week on Simulcast 142, the big game may be over, but only one of us is crying. BOOM! We have lots of Google updates, Apple TV news, and even some Microsoft news!

Chrome Beta released for Android – ICS only
Google Voice update brings Honeycomb and ICS UI updates and Asynchronous SMS
Samsung Galaxy SIII will be 7mm thin, May release?
Report: Google hires Apple exec to work on ‘secret project’
HP releases Android Kernel for Touchpad

Apple 42 inch TV in Best Buy survey for $1499
Motorola wins permanent injunction against Apple’s iCloud in German court (update: ban lifted)
Tweetbot for iPad released and update for iPhone app

Verizon and Redbox team up to launch streaming and physical media service later this year
Netflix teams with eyeIO to lower bandwidth use on movie night
Verizon double data returns Friday
Vonage Mobile App allows free calls and texts worldwide to fellow Android and iOS app users
Amazon and Viacom make deal to bring more TV shows to Amazon Prime Instant Video Service
Sony announces that “UMD Passport” service will not be offered in the US for Vita

Stepto leaving Microsoft for parts unknown
Microsoft to lauch Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress on Feb 29th
Preinstalled Windows 8 consumer preview apps revealed

We have our own Google+ page! and an updated Android app! You can also email us

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
BillChrome beta for Android
GeoffBack To The Future The Game Episode 1 and 2 (there are 5 total), Dungeon Siege 3, The Tester Season 3
Patrick – Transformers Seasons 1-4 (Gen 1), Technician Class Amateur Radio Study Guide

Picks of the week
GeoffPlaystation Plus
PatrickOneNote Mobile for Android

Simulcast 135: ATM

This week on The Simulcast 135 we care about nothing but the Galaxy Nexus.

Netflix brings new UI in update for iPad

VZW Galaxy Nexus launches December 15, gets pre-emptive update to 4.0.2
Logitech Revue gets Honeycomb update, we’re hands-on
Android’s voice actions to get update
Google+ app getting update, initiate Hangouts from your phone
Google buys “Alfred” app developer Clever-Sense
Google extends free Gmail VoIP domestic calling in US & Canada through 2012

O2 allows phone leasing
YouTube app rolls out to Xbox 360 owners
Verizon to buy Netflix for $4.6B?
FCC passes rules restricting audio levels of commercials
LED film may soon bring nighttime reading to an E-ink reader near you

Nokia Lumia 710 Announced for T-Mobile $49 on contract

Microsoft releases Kinectimals to iOS App Store
Sony 1 – Consumers 0
Nintendo to release 3DS Circle Pad Pro (Slidepad) for $20 at Gamestop 2/7/12
Early 3DS adopters to get GBA Games this week
VGAs last weekend did anyone watch?

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

What are we playing with/watching/reading this week?
Bill – Galaxy Nexus
Dave – Walking Dead ( Season 2 ep 1-7 )
Patrick – Big Bang Theory / Enders Game
Geoff – Skyrim, Enslaved: Lost Odyssey
Steve – Mirrors Edge

Picks of the week
Bill – ADW EX Launcher for Honeycomb
Dave – GALAXY NEXUS!!!!!!!!
Patrick– Chronotrigger (iOS)
Geoff – Age of Zombies
Steve – Sirius iOS App thunderbird

Simulcast 126: Six Cats

This week on The Simulcast we talk about iPhone 4S preorders, iOS 5, more Netflix questionable decisions, the Nexus Prime, and Geoff is playing with his 6 cats.Apple
iPhone 4S preorders break records
iLatitude Find my Friends now available
CDMA carriers offer GSM unlocked iPhone 4S (Update Sprint’s will be locked/ unremovable)
Unlocked iPhone 4S will only work on GSM carriers in the US (no Sprint or Verizon service)
Alien Dalvik runs Android apps on iPad
Early speed tests show iPhone 4S slower than iPad 2 but way faster than iPhone 4.
You can now buy ringtones and text alerts RIGHT ON YOUR IPHONE!!!

Nexus Prime revealed and ICS screenshots
ICS event rescheduled for October 19th?
SlingPlayer for Android tablets released, costs $30

Yep, Geoff wasn’t here tonight. Sorry WP7 fans!

Sony hacked again (surprise surprise) and locks over 90,000 PSN/SOE accounts

Netflix changes mind again, Qwikster now defunct, might not rent video games either #FAIL
Blackberry’s outages spread to US and Canada
Sony initiates recall of some Bravia TV sets due to melting components
US Drone Fleet Hacked

What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Steve – iWoz
Bill – Gears 3 Beast Mode
Patrick – Gears of War 3 (Beast and Horde Mode)
Dave – Fast Five (ah-mazing) iSoccer MOM

Picks of the week – sponsored by
Steve – iOS 5
Bill – AirDrop
Patrick – iOS 5 (only took 11 upgrade attempts)/ Air Video
DaveLegacy Blade  ( (

Simulcast 123: Back with a Vengeance

This week on The Simulcast we talk about the Netflix debacle, Gears of War 3, Steve is back, and we have even MORE listener mail and a freakin’ voicemail!

Apple event scheduled for October 4th?
iPhone 4s the only planned hardware?

HTC Rhyme, a phone for women who like phones with tentacles
HTC Beat a competitor to the iPod Touch?
Google+ Hangouts on Mobile and now open for all!
Samsung Galaxy S II coming to AT&T October 2nd on contract for $199

Mango confirmed to begin rollout in the next 1-2 weeks
Xbox LIVE outages the day after Gears 3?
Live TV coming to Xbox 360 from Comcast and Verizon?

Gears of War 3 released officially, Bill and Patrick go Lancers-on
Sony announces that DC Universe Online (PS3) will be free ( free download & no subscription required ala WOW)


Netflix splits streaming and DVDs, comes up with terrible name for DVDs by mail (adds Discovery Content to Streaming Service)

Verizon begins throttling data for top users (4G handsets not included)
Pandora rolls out HTML5 redesign to everyone and drops 40 hour listening cap for free users
Amazon Kindle expands library checkouts beyond Seattle to one of 11,000 library sites near you.
AOC’s 16” USB Powered Monitor could make portable dual screen laptops a workable reality
A use for NFC beyond Google Wallet
Instead of shipping box for broken computer, Sony accidentally has other people’s broken laptops sent to customer’s house

Listener Voicemail!!!!!!
Listener email

Greetings from the Cyprus.
Still loving the show and i play it every week without fail.

I was wondering if you have any good recommendations for some starting tech for my daughter.
I’m a little late out of the gate as she is already 3 (months) but hoping to get caught up on it.
Bear in mind that ios products here have no access to the app store, and all ios of them are sold jailbroken here. Other than that, we’re open to suggestions.

She’ll be growing up tri-lingual as my wife speaks turkish, I speak danish, and between us we speak english.
Probably the danish will be of least focus, but I’m hoping to push english early.
I’m heavily into android though hoping my asus transformer will dual boot win8 at some point.

  • Are there any good apps for learning english?
  • And are there any good apps to aid in our new parenthood? Though we have hit an aging 34 already this is our first child.
  • If you still have any invites left for Google+ I’d gladly take one off your hands.

If I may also make a couple of recommendations:
1. the asus transformer with its keyboard dock.

Though the use case is somewhat specific, i really love its abilities as a portable consumption device. I rooted it and loaded a “revolver” custom rom on it, and it runs sweet.

It’s only a 16gig version but stuck a 32gig MicroSD in it, and an old 8gig in the dock (what else use is there for the old cards?)

The real kicker though is a piece of velcro on the bottom of the dock. A short usb cable with on-off switch, and a 500gig usb drive…
Anyway my audiobooks alone would take up most of its internal space not to mention my music.
And I need some of the internal space free for BitTorrent also of course.
For connectivity it relies on my trusty XPERIA X10, using either wifi hotspot, or if I know I’ll be long from a fresh charge I’ll connecting via USB is the way to go. Let the docks battery charge the phone’s while it’s at it.
Granted my use case here is primarily consumption and maybe some of the cloud services in the states might suit you better. But here I need to rely on less than awesome 3g and the only cloud service in the country IS BitTorrent (any dvd you buy in a shop here is a burned torrent file anyway and often enough a cam-rip on top of that- imagine! ).
And the dock is a must, for the connectivity.
As for this, the asus transformer performs quite well.

2. Mortplayer for android is really nice.
By the way: for the last 2 months i’ve been using android devices exclusively, and I was wondering if I am the only one who is just about burned out regarding the way pc’s are used.
Honestly, I’d rather hand feed a lion , rather than go back to the clicke-ti-click of a mouse or a track pad.
Time will tell if the world agrees with microsoft, but at least microsoft agrees with me. The old input methods have got to go.
And it seems Samsung may agree with me also; the current tablet sizes are wrong. 7″ is too big to be truly pocketable, and 10″ is too small to serve as workhorse. 5-6″ would fit any jacket pocket and still be big enough for a good battery. 12-14″ would be much better near the edge of what a hand can hold, while providing excess real estate and information.
I can’t help but drool over the coming galaxy note, and wish I was at the Build conference to, if only to grab the developer edition win8 tablet.

Anyway; thank you again for a great show and keep up the good work.


Hi guys, awesome podcast.  Wanted to give some info to your listeners for next podcast.  I bought the Driod Bionic and laptop dock, which works pretty good with LTE network.  I have the Motorola Photon on Sprint as will which is a great phone.  On Sprint though, they don’t currently provide the laptop dock.  I said what the hell, put the photon in my bionic laptop dock, and it worked.  The phone sticks out a bit from the holder in the back of the dock, but it is snug enough to stay there while using it.  Anyone who has the Photon and wants the doc can buy the bionic dock and put the Photon in it to have a laptop dock, despite Sprint not selling on themselves.

PS. can I get a google + invite please.  Thanks…Jon

Jonathan Burge

Hey Simulcast,

I have a question for the show this week.

I am looking for either an app or a setting on my phone that will allow me to see both, then number that is calling me and my Google Voice number. Right now there are only 2 options. I can set it up that I can see the number calling me, but I don’t know that they are calling my Google Voice or my regular cell number. Second option allows me to see my Google Voice number as the number calling me, but I can’t see who is calling me. Like most Google Voice users, we gave that number out when we don’t want certain people to have our cell numbers. I also use it for Craigslist and Ebay transactions.

When my phone rings and I don’t recognize it, I have no idea which caller they are calling. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys, keep up the good work.


What are we playing/watching/reading this week?
Steve – Portal
Bill – Gears of War 3
Patrick – Gears of War 3
Dave –  Gears of War 3 w/devs (obviously) ←SHOWOFF!
Geoff – Dead Space 2/Halo Reach/Kinect Sports

Picks of the week – sponsored by
Steve – Booq Mamba Shift L
Bill – Reader HD for Honeycomb
Patrick – ifrogz Earpollution Ronin (headphones)
Dave – Gears of War 3 posters,shirts and game case signed!
Geoff – Pandora HTML5

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)