Posts tagged with: chromecast
  • by | March 24, 2014 8:57 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's launch of Photowall, a new service that turns your Chromecast into a photo frame. Then we talk about Samsung's possible return to Windows Phone with the ATIV SE for Verizon. Then we talk about the OnePlus One and the official details we've received for its specifications. Then we talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumors of a possible delay for the phablet, along with some some leaked dummy models for its possible cases. We end today's show talking about the All New HTC One, and the reports we have of its benchmarks, aside from more ...

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  • by | March 24, 2014 1:40 PM

    It's amazing how far $35 can take you lately. Surely for some, this is just a round of cappuccinos with friends, but for Google this is something else entirely. We've seen how the company has revolutionized the concept of streaming lately with the Chromecast. Not necessarily because Google invented it, because it didn't, but because its figured out how to create a product that can grow beyond what it was originally intended to be. The company has launched an app called Photowall today for iOS, which turns your Chromecast into a photo frame in a very neat way. Yes, it's odd that it's ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 12:18 PM

    For as much as we rely on Google's products and services, it's all too easy to forget that not everyone has the same level of access, and in many cases availability is highly constrained along international borders. Anytime that's about to change, and we learn that Google's making an effort to get its products available in new nations, we're eager to get the details. Earlier this month we heard Google talking about plans for beginning sales of Chromecast in a whole bunch of additional countries, and today we see confirmation of not just that change, but of a number of new areas where the ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 7:47 PM

    When you think of Google these days, you think of a lot of things: search, Android, Chrome, and even a digital content store, aptly named Google Play. The last thing you would likely ever tie Google directly to is a physical retail location, a brick and mortar store. No less, a report surfaced late last week suggesting Google was about to do just that … again. Currently, Google has Android stores in Australia, which go by the name Androidland. This time, Google is looking for a physical retail location for all things Google in New York City, according to Crain's NY. It's looking at an ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's release of iOS 7.1 to compatible devices, and all the list of changes. Then we talk about Google and its plan to launch a new Android SDK that can support wearables. Then we go through the future of the Google Chromecast and how we'll most likely see it internationally soon. Then we talk about the LG G3 and the rumors of it going water and dust-proof. We end today's show talking about the rumors of a possible leak of an Oppo Find 7. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple releases iOS 7.1 to compatible devices, download ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 5:09 PM

    Google's Chromecast is an incredibly easy and affordable way to start enjoying streaming content on your HDTV, and while its initial smartphone integration was limited to a handful of select apps, the new Cast SDK could start greatly expanding upon how many apps support the accessory, and we've even seen progress towards making Chromecast into a more general-purpose tool, directly mirroring Android's screen. With so much to like about Chromecast, we're also quite aware of the few places it tends to drop the ball, and for many potential owners out there, the biggest one is the dongle's ...

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  • by | February 17, 2014 1:37 PM

    Last week brought some tantalizing news for Android users who also have picked up Google's Chromecast, as not only was an updated Google Play Services on its way out to deliver the new Cast SDK, empowering individual apps to stream content to Chromecast, but we heard that full-on mirroring of your entire Android screen may soon be possible. That news came from noted Koushik Dutta, and while he got our interest piqued, we weren't yet clear how this functionality would arrive. Today we see Dutta post some updates about his research into Google's efforts, as well as a video he posted ...

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  • by | February 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's recent and accidental announcement of the Lumia Icon for Verizon. Nokia then continues with the spotlight as we go through the rumors of a Lumia 930, aside from a Lumia 630/635 for MWC. Then we talk about Google's Chromecast as it seems it'll be able to mirror your Android display very soon. Apple follows the news as we go through the rumors of why the next iPhone and iPad will be able to be slimmer. We end today's show talking about the HTC Desire 8 and the HTC M8 as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia slips ...

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  • by | February 12, 2014 2:55 PM

    Google's Chromecast is a cheap, easy-to-set-up way to stream content to your television. Really, its biggest problems have stemmed from the limited sources able to send Chromecast video. In the past, that meant it would only work with a select handful of apps, and even then your phone really only acted as a remote control, directing Chromecast to pull content from across the internet. But then last week we saw Google open up the Google Cast SDK, allowing developers to start sending app content straight to Chromecast. Now one dev is teasing something that goes one step further, mirroring ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 4:15 PM

    It's barely been one month since Google delivered the last update to its Google Play services, bringing us features like turn-based multiplayer for Play Games and a new Drive API. That was all part of Google Play services 4.1, and today Google takes its next steps, ushering-in the era of Google Play services 4.2. So, what's new about this one? Well, compared to 4.1, not nearly so much. The big note is the introduction of the Google Cast SDK, enabling apps to transmit screen data using Chromecast's technology. While this was previously available as a developer preview, with the arrival of ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 2:06 PM

    Google initially introduced us to Android @Home at Google I/O in 2011. Up to that point, Android was powering smartphones, tablets, and some set top boxes, but that was about it. With Android @Home, it seemed that Google wanted to make Android the one-stop-shop for home automation. Various home appliances and fixtures could tie into an open ecosystem, all of which would play nicely with products powered by Android. It was a marvelous vision of what the future could hold -- and then it fizzled out. However, thanks to a recent acquisition, all hope may not be lost. Thought it may not be ...

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  • by | December 20, 2013 12:54 PM

    2013 will ultimately be known for a lot of things, but will anyone remember it as the year we finally had to stop waiting for our smartphone orders to be delivered? A couple weeks back we told you about Verizon's program to get new smartphones into the hands of customers the very day they order them online. Now Google's following up with a similar program of its own, offering same-day delivery for select Nexus devices to shoppers it its service area. This is part of Google Shopping Express, a relatively new project that's built all around the idea of same-day delivery for online orders. ...

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  • by | November 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    We are smack dab in the middle of Black Friday right now – actually, probably in a bit of a lull, with the early morning (or, let's face it, dead of night) crowds thinning out and things beginning to get a little more civilized. We've already told about plenty of ways you can save on smartphones and tablets not only today, but into the weekend and out to Cyber Monday as well. What we haven't spent that much time looking at, though, are fully digital deals – and you'd better believe that the companies behind app stores haven't forgotten about this holiday weekend, either. Google just ...

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  • by | August 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    Chromecast may yet emerge as one of Google's biggest hits this year. It appeared seemingly out of nowhere last month, as sort of a replacement for last year's failure that was the Nexus Q, only with a price tag about an order of magnitude lower. The very low price of entry, combined with Chromecast's compact build and straightforward installation may well contribute to a sizable user base as more and more of these dongles ship out and additional users get started streaming. In order to help grow that user base, today Google introduced a Chromecast setup app for iOS. Just like with Android, ...

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  • by | July 29, 2013 10:12 AM

    Last week, Google announced its latest push into the living room, its much smaller and lighter successor to the short-lived Nexus Q: Chromecast. Unlike the Nexus Q, which retailed for about as much as a car payment and weighed a ton, Chromecast is the size of a thumb drive and costs about the same price as a nice dinner. All the while, Chromecast offers all the same streaming options as the Nexus Q, except it's not only compatible with Android, it works with iOS, Mac, Windows, and Chrome OS. We got our hands on Chromecast late last week and gave it the hands-on treatment. Watch the video ...

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