iOSDocked - EP036 - Budget Friendly

iOSDocked Show Notes

Episode #: 36

Date: 01/21/13

Hosts: Joe Lombardo, Clay Russell, Jerry Goldbaum and Donny Benfield


Game Center Showdown

The last Game Center showdown featured the game: Pudding Monsters

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Last week’s rankings among the crew:

1st: Donny Benfield with 7 achievements

2nd: Clay Russell & Jerry Goldbaum with 6 achievements

3rd: Joe Lombardo and Jordan Patterson with 0 achievements

Honorable Mention: J. Christopher Doss had 15 achievements

This week’s showdown features this game: Subway Surfer


Top Stories 

AT&T extends FaceTime to all customers with tiered plans

Apple cuts orders on iPhone 5 components and Apple Stock: What the hell is going on? 

Apple posts job opening for Siri enhancements. What do we want out of Siri?


The Rumor Roundup (iDream Segment)

Rumored entry level iPhone rumored to have plastic chassis. Could Joe be right?


Hails, Stales and Fails (Rapid-fire Segment)

Facebook introduces Social Graph Search

Apple wins technology and engineering emmy!

iPhone 5 comes to Walmart and Straight Talk

App Store breaks 40 billion download marker


Random Tech Story

Samsung to begin development of it’s own OS Tizen



Joe: Umano 

Clay: Checkie: Quickly check in to Foursquare. Free in App Store!

Jerry: Weather On 

Donny: Cheap stylus from Amazon, InkFlow 


Listener Feedback


@Rockerchick tweets: @clayrussell @iOSDocked dude you gotta get over the iWatch. What if it never materializes from Apple?

@Rockerchick tweets: @iOSDocked Apple would be shooting themselves in the foot to have subscription service. Why would you buy when you can listen streaming free

@Dieselboy28 tweets: @apollo4090 @JNGold @DonnyBenfield @iOSDocked @clayrussell a cheap iPhone would be a great backup phone

@Colmination tweets: Working on some layouts and listening to the @iosdocked podcast. Thank you @clayrussell @apollo4090 @DonnyBenfield @JNGold

iTunes Reviews

We want to thank M4LMX and WeisJT for their recent favorable reviews of our show in iTunes. Thank you so much for your support.


Last Week’s Listener Feedback Question

Should Apple open up iOS to allow for more tweaks, mods and themes to the operating system?

@roburwin tweets: @clayrussell @iosdocked Yes, most defiantly. To bad that Apple is going the other way and locking it down. They are going the otherway [locking everything down MORE] Android is more & more appetizing @iOSDocked

@Rockerchick tweets: @clayrussell @iOSDocked not at the expense of the user experience, fluidity and continuity of the OS!  iOS works continuity of the OS! iOS works consistently & isn't buggy!


This Week’s Roundtable/Listener Feedback Question

Has Apple lost favor with the teenager demographic to the likes of Android?