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Help beta test AirCast by playing any of your videos on your Chromecast

Cast videos directly from your Android Gallery, Dropbox or Google Drive with AirCast AirCast,  a new concept application from everybody's favorite Android hacker and developer Koushik Dutta, will let you play any videos from your Gallery, Dropbox and Google Drive on your Chromecast equipped...
Android Central

Chromecast developer demos motion-based controls via a Kinect

Crafty Chromecast developer Leon Nicholls has rigged up his Chromecast, a laptop and a Kinect to create an app that allows you to control the Chromecast via motion and gestures. After firing up his application, this demo shows him using simple gestures to control position and playback of a video...
Chromecast

Chromecast app update aims to fix discoverability issues

OK, folks. If you've got a Chromecast but have had issues getting it to connect to certain devices, it's time to update your Chromecast app. Google's put forth some new code that should fix some discoverability problems. Looking through our ever-busy Chromecast forums, it looks like this should...
Samsung Chromebook

Grab the Samsung Chromebook from Amazon and save 30 bucks

The $219 price and free shipping for Amazon Prime customers makes this one awful hard to pass up We don't know how long this price will be valid, but if you've been thinking of giving a Chromebook a try, Amazon has the Samsung Chromebook for just $219. That's $30 cheaper than the price at Google...
Chromecast

The Chromecast is for sharing and isn't secure by design

Aslowe writes in the Android Central forums, Is anyone aware if there are any plans to add security to this? Either by Google or maybe a developer working something? I am using some of these for information monitor purposes at a restaurant I do IT work for. One of the employees "accidentally"...
Android Central

Chromecast all the things: Koush working on functionality to Chromecast everything in CM

Casting any media may soon be a reality in CyanogenMod We've seen that Koush, the application developer and Android hacker everyone knows and loves, is working on all sorts of cool stuff for the Chromecast he picked up. We're glad, because who better to crack it wide open and see what it can do...
Google TV versus Chromecast

The basics: How Google TV differs from Chromecast

A Chromecast may be exactly what you need in your living room, but it's not a Google TV replacement While many of us have our Chromecast dongle, and are happily playing with them and sending content to our televisions, there are plenty of folks who have some very valid questions about what the...
Chromecast

Chromecast getting its first OTA, you don't need to do anything

Performance, reliability and security are all improved in the coming update. The Chrome Releases blog has announced a scheduled over-the-air update for the Chromecast will begin pushing out in the next few days. The update is said to improve reliability, security and performance — things that we...
Android Central

'How to use Chromecast' video has a pretty awesome easter egg

As spotted by cammykool in our Chromecast forums. Can you see it?
Chromecast

Chromecast rooted, operating system detailed

The operating system looks to be a special blend of Google Chrome and Android; more work to be done. If anyone had any doubts, put them to rest because the Chromecast has been rooted. We're not surprised at this -- any device that runs an OS that accepts input will get exploited eventually --...
Chromecast

Chromecast-a-day: We're giving away 7 of Google's hottest product

There are seven days in a week. No so coincidentally, we've got seven brand-new Chromecasts just sitting here, waiting for good homes. And we also have the Netflix three-month-free discount codes that go with them. So, yeah. Let's give 'em away. One a day, actually, starting now. This one's open...
Chromecast

Chromecast dongle torn open, no unicorns or leprechaun dust found inside

Motherboards and heat sinks are what little Chromecasts are made of. With people everywhere getting their Chromecast units, you knew iFixit would be doing this soon. They've taken their tools and guitar picks and busted the thing open, and found out it's a pretty simple device. Turns out there...
Chrome

Chrome OS beta channel updated for all devices

If you're using a ChromeBook or ChromeBox and are on the beta track, you'll want to check your settings. The beta track has been updated to version 29.0.1537.32, and brings along bug fixes, security patches and a handful of new and improved features. For the hardcore nerd types, the big news is the...
Chromoting

Chromium team working on Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android

Todays large-screen Android devices can be a perfect remote viewer for your desktop, and it looks like a native app for Android to do it through Chrome is in the works. Using your Android phone or tablet as a gateway to your desktop is already possible with apps that use various remote viewing...
Pocket Chrome app

Pocket releases great new Chrome app

Keep up with your top stories from any device running Chrome Pocket (formerly known as Read It Later) has carved out quite a market for itself as a great bookmarking and reading service, and is expanding the number of clients available today with a new Chrome app. The new app is far more than...
From the Forums

From the Forums: How to build a Chrome web app on a Chromebook

Making your own web apps for Chrome can be a fun and useful skill to have Our very own Jerry Hildenbrand is a big fan of Chrome OS, and as he has spent more time with his Chromebook he has learned a few things. One of those thing is how to make your own Chrome web apps from a Chromebook, where...
Chrome OS Files App

Chrome OS stable updated to version 28 with improvements to Files, notifications and Office Viewer

New notifications for several apps, full-screen 'Immersive Mode' and  Google has just released a large update to the stable channel of Chrome OS to version 28.0.1500.68, which includes lots of nifty features and purported performance improvements. First up are the user-facing features, which...
Hangouts calling

Phone calls via Hangouts makes its triumphant return

Fear not telecommuters -- phone calls via Hangouts are coming in the next few days If you decided to take the plunge and move to Hangouts in your Gmail account or install the new Chrome extension, you might have noticed that the ability to initiate a phone call was missing. Unlike the Chat...
QuickOffice

Google brings Microsoft Office document editing to Chrome OS developer track

If you look back about a year ago, you'll be reminded that Google purchased the mobile office suite Quickoffice. We finally see the fruits of the purchase, but not exactly how everyone expected to see it. Using the Microsoft Office compatibility built into Quickoffice's document editing, users on...
Chromebook Pixel

Chromebook Pixel gets a Google+ photo app, brings instant upload and easy sharing

Google+ photo app makes it easy to share and manage your photo collection from your Chromebook Pixel Google has released a very nice little utility for the Chromebook Pixel today, aptly named Google+ Photos. The application, that we first saw glimpses of in February, allows photos to be uploaded...

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