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AllCast introduces a receiver for Chrome

AllCast introduces a receiver for Chrome

Koushik Dutta, the developer behind a number of useful things but revelantly AllCast, has announced on his Google+ page that AllCast is to receive support for some further devices, because very soon there’ll be an AllCast receiver for Chrome. This means that you’ll be able to use any Chrome device — web browsers on desktops, laptops, tablets and more, as well as ChromeOS laptops and desktops — as a receiver for casting data from the AllCast app. You’ll be able to cast audio, video, music and mirroring displays, using any Chrome receiver to display. If you’ve got a Chrome device,[Read More...]

by 9:17 AM on May 30, 2014 0 comments Apps, ChromeOS
Android Device Manager being updated – Find or Disable your phone from a friends handset

Android Device Manager being updated – Find or Disable your phone from a friends handset

Android Device Manager has come along way since it’s initial release brought about a way to locate or erase your Android phone remotely, and today it’s getting another update. The update which is rolling out slowly to handsets now, brings about an important update if you’re out and about and find your phone has been absconded with or you’ve left it behind somewhere. Android Police are reporting that the latest update to the service brings a guest mode to the app, which will allow you to borrow a friends handset and login to Android Device Manager with your own credentials[Read More...]

by 9:52 PM on May 29, 2014 2 comments Apps
Sonos offering 6 months of Google Play Music All Access with purchase of Sonos Play Speakers

Sonos offering 6 months of Google Play Music All Access with purchase of Sonos Play Speakers

If Jason’s review of the Sonos Play wireless speaker system has whet your appetite but you haven’t yet jumped in, then maybe this will tip you over the edge. After introducing a ‘cast’ feature to the Sonos speakers last month, which allows you to send your Google Play Music to the system, Sonos has teamed up with Google to offer six months of Google Play Music All Access with any purchase of a SONOS PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, or PLAYBAR for a limited time. There is some fine print, with the main condition being the offer is only available if are[Read More...]

by 6:37 PM on May 29, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Services
Google Camera App updated to version 2.2 – brings more options for panorama and cropping

Google Camera App updated to version 2.2 – brings more options for panorama and cropping

The Google Camera, which received a massive update last month when it was released to Google Play as a stand-alone app for devices running, has received an update which restores some features previously removed and adds a few new ones. The update brings about some new features like a choice of full frame or cropped photos (including options for 4:3 or 16:9 on the Nexus 5) for both the front and rear cameras. There’s also new options in Panorma Mode for fisheye and wide angle. There’s also a new splash screen which pops up when you first launch the camera[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on May 29, 2014 2 comments Apps
Madman launches Animelab – free streaming Anime you can watch on mobile or Chromecast

Madman launches Animelab – free streaming Anime you can watch on mobile or Chromecast

If you’re a fan of Anime, you’ll be more than familiar with Madman and their awesome Manga and Anime titles they sell, mainly on DVD, but apparently now via streaming. They’ve closed down their Madman Screening Room and launched AnimeLab, a site where you can stream Anime and simulcasts direct from Japan. Why are we telling you about it? AnimeLab proudly state on their blog that they support mobile devices, and while there’s no apps currently they are working on some for iOS, SmartTVs and Android, but until then their HTML5 player works just fine in Chrome and Chrome for[Read More...]

by 6:03 PM on May 28, 2014 2 comments Apps, Chromecast
Humble Bundle PC and Android 10 goes live

Humble Bundle PC and Android 10 goes live

The Humble Bundle PC and Android 10 has gone live, offering a new round of Android and PC compatible games for either a rock bottom price or a generous donation towards charity and as usual, the choice of how much you pay is left up to you. There’s seven games on offer, if you pay more than the average donation price, which stands at US$4.81 at this stage. If you pay less you can grab : Symphony Draw a Stickman: EPIC Galcon Legends Or if you pay more you will receive : Skulls of the Shogun METAL SLUG 3 Field[Read More...]

by 8:14 AM on May 28, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google updates the weather card in Google Now

Google updates the weather card in Google Now

It appears that Google has changed the way the card in Google Now displays the weather. The previous arrangement of showing a stack of cards, most often with your home and work locations, has now changed to display one card, with your locations on the one card. You can access the old style weather card for each location, complete with the days forecast and a brief four day forecast by selecting the location. You can also as usual expand that out to a Google Search card by tapping the forecast. The change seems to be rolling out pretty quickly, with[Read More...]

by 7:57 AM on May 28, 2014 1 comment Apps
Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Companion App has arrived in Google Play

Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Companion App has arrived in Google Play

To coincide with their massively anticipated game title – Watchdogs launching, gaming giant, Ubisoft has released their Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS app which they showed off at E3 last year, to Google Play. The app had been up on the iOS App Store since yesterday morning and is now available in Google Play, for free. This app allows you to ‘Connect to any players from any Watch_Dogs platform on console or PC’ as well as lets you play Watch_Dogs on your mobile device…quite fitting I think, considering the storyline of the game. You can use it to play against friends or[Read More...]

by 1:21 AM on May 28, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Quickflix announces Chromecast availability for their Android and iOS apps coming soon

Quickflix announces Chromecast availability for their Android and iOS apps coming soon

Quickflix, has today announced that they will be releasing an update to their Android (and iOS) apps which will integrate compatability with the now available Chromecast dongle. Quickflix is an Australian company founded in 2003, who provide a video rental service in Australia. Quickflix began by providing DVD/BluRay rentals, before beginning video streaming services in 2011. The company still provides discs from a library of over 60,000 titles, but it’s the streaming side of things which Quickflix are focusing on with Chromecast. Quickflix started out with iOS apps, but has moved into Android apps, but with a limited scope. Quickflix[Read More...]

by 12:10 AM on May 28, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Foxtel announces Presto for Android – coming with Chromecast compatibility in July

Foxtel announces Presto for Android – coming with Chromecast compatibility in July

With the launch of Chromecast in Australia, Foxtel has taken the opportunity to announce that Presto will finally be coming to Android. Presto is Foxtel’s premium ‘all-you-can-eat’ movies service, which they intend to make available deliver to selected Android tablets starting in July. While it’s been available for iOS since, March, Foxtel seems to have been waiting for something like the launch of Chromecast to finally deliver the service to Android users. Speaking of the launch, Director of Presto & VOD, Shaun James, said : We’ve had a great response from customers since we launched Presto. Our customers are really[Read More...]

by 12:02 AM on May 28, 2014 2 comments Apps
Updated Gmail interface shown off in photo leaks

Updated Gmail interface shown off in photo leaks

Just the other day we saw Google+ receiving an update, after earlier rumours that were (fairly) accurate about how the update would look. Now, it looks like it’s Gmail’s turn to get a revamped interface, if some leaks from Yoel Kaseb on Google+ are to be believed. Yoel, who’s Google+ profile states he works for Samsung in Argentina, is quite possibly a reasonable source of accurate information, as he previously posted some information about how Google+ was updated, and he was fairly spot on. Without further ado, here are the leaked photos: As you can see from these photos, there[Read More...]

by 10:20 AM on May 24, 2014 1 comment Apps, Rumours
You can now set Google Now reminders without touching your phone

You can now set Google Now reminders without touching your phone

Setting reminders has always been a handy function of Google Now, although a bit fiddly, with fine details having to be finalised by hand. But a new update to Google Search which has been slipped in, will now allow you to set reminders completely hands-free. The update works exceedingly well with the Google Now Launcher, or once you launch Google Now. To set a reminder, you simply invoke the ‘Ok Google’ command and apend ‘Remind me to…..’ adding a time at the end and Now will then ask for you to confirm the reminder by saying yes – or reject[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on May 24, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google finally fixes the ability to set countdown timer cards in search

Google finally fixes the ability to set countdown timer cards in search

Google hasn’t been doing a great job with setting timers in Search, which has up until now simply set an alarm in your default alarm clock app, but it seems Google has finally listened and has added the ability to set a timer within Search that simply activates a card. You can set timers using the Google Now Launcher by simply saying ‘Ok Google Set a Timer for X Minutes and X seconds’ and you’ll see a card immediate populated with the time you specify. You can immediately select ‘Start Timer’ or if you do nothing a short countdown (around[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on May 24, 2014 0 comments Apps