Simulcast 147: White Ice

This week on Simulcast 147, we’re enjoying Pi Day and several of us eagerly await new iPads this Friday.

This week on Simulcast 147, we’re enjoying Pi Day and several of us eagerly await new iPads this Friday.

Apple stores open Friday at 8am for iPad sales
Hague stops any further Samsung suits against Apple for 3G patents if Apple agrees to consider licensing them and grants victory to Apple
Apple buying up old iPad 2s
Verizon CTO confirms that Verizon only releasing LTE handsets rest of 2012
Rumor: Macbook Air Accessory Manufacturer claims 15” Air coming next month

Google I/O pre-sale on March 27th
ICS coming to Tab 10.1 soon (officially)
HTC has 16 devices on ICS upgrade list
Samsung looking into Android powered cameras
Instagram for Android makes appearance at SXSW 2012

Black Ice DLC for MW3 released Tuesday
Update for Black Ops Zombies iOS App – 3/16 according to Treyarch Twitter
StarWars: The Old Republic free to play this weekend

Twitter buys Posterous
WalMart digital conversion service official
Verizon lights up its 200th LTE market and plans to double their coverage by end of 2012

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Listener email
Hey Simulcast.
I’m about a month away from upgrading my phone.
But I’m split between the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note.
The Note is attractive to me because of its huge screen and battery.
Whichever one I choose, I’ll be stuffing in a double sized battery.
Having 5 amps in my pocket just sounds juicy.
But I am a bit nervous about going back to 2.3 after having 4.0 on my Nexus S for several months.
The Note will fit my pocket and either of them will require two handed use as my hands size limit is 4 inches anyway.
Also the Nexus only comes in 16 gig flavour here, whereas the Note has room for SanDisk’s new 64 gig MicroSD (yes people have tested it with success) on top of the internal storage.
I do sound like a Note buyer don’t I?
Still love your show, and I hope you have some advice for me.

Arne, Cyprus

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – MW3 Black Ice, Halo Anniversary, Scramble
Patrick – MW3, Scrabble (iOS)
Brian – The Walking Dead
Geoff – Mass Effect 3 (a little), Halo Anniversary, Dexter Season 2, Walking Dead

Picks of the week
BillAndroidified Case for Galaxy Nexus from Cruzer Lite
Patrick – Audiotechnica ATR-6550
Brian – gMusic app, iomega Network hard drive.
Geoff – Mass Effect 3 and Zagg (good rant)

Simulcast 113: Where’s My Facetime for Android?

We are back for the another wonderful Simulcast episode. We are still gaga over Google Plus, and we give away some more invites! Some fan boys are upset no iOS app for it yet.

Spam filter now preventing unwanted calls in Google Voice
Google updates the Android Market App: Adds Books and Movies Tabs
Xoom getting 3.2 and FCC approves LTE module

TIVO remote app now on iphone and ipod touch
Apple to bring back backlit keyboards on the Macbook Air?
Lion GM build out. Who has it and thoughts?

Windows 8 to bring 360 compatibility?

Netflix (assuming you don’t cancel) coming soon to a Nintendo 3DS near you?
EA announces latest list of games to lose online support

Netflix introducing new rates and raising rates. Boo
Court case may determine if 5th Amendment protects your right to withhold decryption password
Ad-sponsored Kindle 3G announced for $139

Listener email

What are we playing/watching this week?
Dave –  The Rite
Bill – The Lincoln Lawyer
Patrick –  Finishing up Stargate SG1 – then on to Stargate Atlantis
Steve – Hangover 2

Picks of the week

Dave – Lion GM
Bill – Verizon iPhone 4
Patrick – Flipboard
Steve – Lion/Tout

Simulcast 107: The Bachelorette

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! Geoff is away watching hockey (or football, or some other stupid sport), Steve is without internet thanks to storms, and the rest of the crew is here, and we’re happily discussing all of the cool stuff that happened this week in the tech world.

Tmobile announces HTC Sensation release date for June 15 at $199 after 50 mail in rebate
Transformer Honeycomb 3.1 updates (Bill hands-on)
TransPhone pairs Tablet with phone emerged before ASUS Padfone

Apple pre-announces next week’s announcements
Uncle Sam 2.0 ditches Blackberry and goes iOS
Apple to replace Macbook non-skid rubber case bottoms
Apple launches iWork Office Suite for iPhone and iPod Touch

Microsoft already screwing up Skype by loading programs without your consent
Windows 8 Revealed

Sony getting hacked again?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to include a monthly subscription element aka Call of Duty Elite?
Wii, Move, and Kinect ? Well the Trimount has you covered. For Bill and other Home Entertainment System Buffs

PBS hacked after Wikileaks documentary, In other news Tupac is still dead

Listener Email

What are we playing this week?
Dave – Call of Dead
Bill- Plants vs Zombies for Android
Patrick- BLOPS/ Battlefield 1942

Picks of the week
Dave –  LG G2x
Bill- Levity Twitter push beta for Android – email Bill for a beta invite!
Patrick- Enkigear Genius Case

Simulcast 102: Schmoozing the CEO

We are back for another rendition of the world’s only Simulcast Podcast! The crew is mostly here this week, and we’re ready to cover all this week’s news.

Apple signs Time-Warner for cloud music
Steve says Apple tracks no one but Android does
FAQ about Apple tracking data
iPhone 5 images?

Asus Transformer– Bill ordered from Best Buy – 2 week backorder but Walmart shipped! 🙁
Droid Incredible 2 April 28th
Nielsen: Android is most desired operating system
Native Google Docs released in the market (market link)


PSN downtimes continues, worse than first thought?
Sony: We think someone stole your data, but we’re not sure
Square Enix bringing classic RPGs to a console or portable near you
Is Xbox Live any safer? Phishing attempts while playing Modern Warfare 2!

Verizon 4G LTE network down

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Tiny Wings
Dave – Drag Racer Android
Bill- Portal 2, Deadspace HD
Patrick- Collapse / Old PS One games

Listener Email

Picks of the week
Steve- Inspire maybe
Dave – Steel Blue CM7 Theme,   Seek Droid
Bill- Proclip Thunderbolt car mount
Patrick- Google Docs App, iSound 16,000 mAh battery

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

Simulcast 99: #SWIMMING

In this episode, Dave is mad at Bill, Geoff is swimming at his new house, and Steve thinks Apple is “magical”

Untethered jailbreak for 4.3.1 released
Apple asks Toyota to pull their jailbreak theme
Apple reject dev’s iAd app, then releases its own version

Developers: Android Fragmentation is a problem
Nexus S on Sprint today?
New Android market and music app leaks
HTC Pyramid to launch on April 12th under the name of HTC Sensation? YES! (Dave may get one)

You can now run Android apps on Windows

Leaked touchscreen-only Palm phone

Gamestop buys Impulse

What are we playing this week?
Steve-  Contract Killer
Dave – BLOPS
Bill- COD Black Ops
Geoff- SOCOM 4 Beta, Crazy Taxi, Dragon Age (beat it Sunday), Battlefield Bad Company 2, Biggest Loser, Phantasy Star Portable 2.
Listener Email
Hey guys,

Any thoughts concerning the rumors that Apple may be moving towards capacitive home buttons on the iPod Touch 5th gen?

Does this suggest that the next iPhone (assuming its called iPhone 5) may make the switch as well?

What effect, if any, do you see such a change having in regards to custom case replacements and modding?

Love the show by the way.


Patrick Virgadamo

Picks of the week
Steve-  Jailbreak of IOS 4.3.1
Dave – MLB At 2011 for iPad
Bill- Phonesuit Primo Power Core
Geoff- SOCOM 4 and I was on G4