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Dick Smith retail stores still accepting preorders for Chromecast (Update: Maybe not)

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Update (May 20): Well, that was short-lived. Our pre-order has been cancelled. The store in question says they were contacted by Dick Smith Electronics head office and told they "can't sell it". We were told that a new staff member...

Chromecast now available to pre-order from Dick Smith, launching in Australia May 28th

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After launching in South Korea this week, it appears that Chromecast is coming to Australia. After missing the rumoured May 7th launch, the HDMI dongle has appeared for pre-order on the Dick Smith website for $49: The dongle will begin shipping...

Chromecast support coming to Firefox very soon

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Chromecasting a tab from Chrome is pretty cool - at least for those people who've got a Chromecast - and it looks like Firefox could be adding that trick to their repertoire very soon. According to notes from a weekly...

Share Google Drive Presentations with your Chromecast

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Users of Google Docs have probably long seen a synergy between the Presentations option and Google's Chromecast. In fact, it's the logical (and really simple) way to present on the big screen. Well, imagine no longer -- Google has...

Google looks to add “topics” to your Chromecast home screen; could include personal background...

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Google may be planning to make the Chromecast's home screen a little more useful. Reddit user asjmcguire overnight uncovered mentions of weather forecast capabilities in the HTML source of the Chromecast's home screen, suggesting that it could soon show...

Rdio and Crackle add more content for you to Chromecast

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Once the Google Chromecast Developer SDK was finally released for official builds, there has been a pretty constant stream (see what I did there?) of new content that you can play through your Chromecast. Now Rdio, Vudu and Crackle...

Rumour: Chromecast could launch in Australia in May

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After what appears to be the beginning of a successful launch of their HDMI dongle in Europe, it's being rumoured that Google will begin sales of the Chromecast here in Australia on May 7th according to sources who've spoken...

Chrome Experiments releases PhotoWall Chromecast app for Android and iOS

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With the release of the Chromecast (ok, GoogleCast) SDK and the expansion of Chromecast availability outside of the US beginnning in earnest, Google or at least their Chrome Experiments division has finally gotten around to making Photos available on...

Chromecast goes on-sale in 11 more countries – Australia isn’t one of them

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Since it's release in August 2013, the Chromecast has been a much sought after device not only for anyone living in the Google Eco-System, but for anyone, as evidenced by the stock shortages that have plagued the US. But...

Cast Store lists and highlights Chromecast compatible Apps

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Google hasn't historically done a fantastic job of highlighting Apps for specific platforms - their Tablet Apps highlight only really came into the fore in November last year, a couple of years after the introduction of tablets. Their Chromecast...

Pocket Casts 4.5 headed to Google Play – Chromecasting included

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Our very favourite podcasting app, Pocket Casts is being updated to version 4.5 in Google Play as we speak. The new version brings about a number of improvements but it's the Chromecast feature that we've all been anticipating ever...

Chromecast to launch in the UK March 19th, France on March 25th – Australia...

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Chromecast - the HDMI dongle that's taken the US by storm, is about to go international. That much is certain, Sundar Pichai, head of Chrome and Android confirmed that last week at South By SouthWest(SXSW), but exactly when is...

Chromecast App updated with support for 50 languages as stock arrives in UK stores

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Google has updated one of the most useless Apps in their repotoire - the Chromecast App. The latest update which should be available to update now via Google Play lists support for over 50 languages within the App...

Latest Plex update adds Chromecast support for all users

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Plex has updated overnight to add the long awaited Chromecast function for all users. Plex first added the feature in the second wave of Chromecast Apps which arrived in December 2013. At the time a Plex Pass subscription was...

Chromecast launching in more countries within a couple of weeks – Australia possibly too.

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It's been a long time coming, but the signs are good that the Chromecast HDMI dongle could be launching here in Australia very soon, with Google Chrome and Android head, Sundar Pichai quoted in his South by Southwest talk...

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