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 Bill – joemobi.com Dave – Modern Warfare 3 Patrick – Inheritance (Final Book of Eragon Series) Brian – Nexus S & iTap Keyboard
Email#1 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.
Email#2 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
Email#3 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
We are back for the another wonderful Simulcast. Bill is in the great state of Texas and broadcasting live from his hotel room. Dave is working and Bill took long enough getting set up that Geoff had to take care of some things for his job.
If you listen to the After Party, you know that Nic and Liz sometimes tend to go off on tangents while doing their podcasts. Usually they center around celebrity gossip, or super geeky topics or how Liz has too small of hands to handle the newer larger screen smartphones. One of their tangents has sprung up a new challenge, The Liz Money After Party Challenge. This all started when they went on some tangent about small phones and that Mobile Mike’s buddy fit the HP Veer into his mouth. After hearing that, Liz, of course, tried to fit her phone in her mouth. Repeatedly.
So this is where you come in, After Party People. We are taking suggestions for Liz to fit things into her mouth. This will be included in the extras section of their shiny new Android app! You can send in your suggestions to Liz or Nic via email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter: @Liz_Money @NicBall @GuruAfterParty and we will pick what Liz tries to fit into her mouth. Within reason, of course.
So, grab their new app from the Android App store and send in your suggestions for the Liz Money Challenge!!
What are we playing this week?
Steve – nada
Dave – Resistance PSP
Bill – Kinect Labs
Patrick -Infamous (Free* *In return for getting PSN info hacked, thanks Sony)
Picks of the week
Steve – Google music
Dave – Dock4droid, DropSnap
Bill – Simi Folder widget
Patrick- Netflix (new cartoons shows ie. Heman (original), Spiderman, Iron Man, XMen, etc)
This week’s show covers all the crazy Apple news. iOS5, Lion, and iCloud are here, and we talk about what that means for the ecosystem and the industry as a whole. We also cover some news from our other favorite mobile devices plus what we’re playing, and picks of the week!
What are we playing this week?
Steve – With my new Android Smartphone
Dave – Little Big Planet
Bill- BLOPS and Halo REACH
Patrick- Ocarina of Time and Zelda (original) in honor of Zelda 25th Anniversary/ BLOPs
Picks of the week
Steve – Widget Locker & ADW Notifier
Dave – HTC Sensation
Patrick- Evernote Peek (iOS)