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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
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
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

Microsoft
Smoked by Windows Phone: Microsoft makes up lame rules?

Gaming
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

Miscellaneous
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! :-)

Cheers,
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