After announcing the iPhone 5S and 5 C now it’s time to see the iOS 7 version in action and today is the day. There are a lot’s of UI changes and some other new things that I want to look at. Here some great information from the verge.
I installed the Google Cast Chrome extension yesterday which many thought, including me, was the Chromecast extension. In any case I was playing around with it today on Chrome and my Sony GoogleTV. To my surprise I was able to connect from YouTube to the GoogleTV to playback videos.
It does not work from Chrome Tab, even though if you are cast something from YouTube some infos appear on the extension button on Chrome, but works fine within YouTube. It allows you to play videos in fullscreen, it does not take over you computer as you just continue to work on other things. Basically you cast YouTube on the GoogleTV. So basically the Chromecast dongle makes any compatible TV a Google Cast device.
Also YouTube on the iPad has the same ability to cast videos to Google TV !
Now I think this was around for sometime but I was not aware until yesterday announcement of Chromecast.
While the first two are an update to previous Android OS and devices, the Chromecast is a new addition which is very interesting for what it does and the cost, just $35.
“Plug Chromecast into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button.”
New plugin architecture – Our plugin architecture keeps your app small and fast. You only include the APIs you need and plugins can be automatically installed and removed.
Better tools – We’ve made it easier to quickly shift between native platforms without learning new vocabularies by aligning the native platform CLI tooling. Don’t have a native platform SDK installed? No problem! Our tools now integrate with PhoneGap/Build.
New platforms – Earlier this year we welcomed support for iOS6 (with work on iOS7 happening now!), Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10. Firefox OS and Ubuntu are coming soon.
New APIs – Welcome to two new APIs – InAppBrowser (formerly known as the ChildBrowser plugin) and Globalization API.
Here is something that I think is great project backed by crowdfounding, Ubuntu Edge !
“The Ubuntu Edge project aims to do the same for the mobile phone industry — to provide a low-volume, high-technology platform, crowdfunded by enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals. A pioneering project that accelerates the adoption of new technologies and drives them down into the mainstream.”
“The Nokia Lumia 925 is a smartphone featuring the Windows Phone 8 operating system, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the latest evolution of PureView with optical image stabilisation and PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack AMOLED display. The device brings the best browsing experience with IE10 hardware accelerated graphics and HTML5 support. Develop apps for this device with XNA and C++ frameworks and build web experiences using Internet Explorer 10. Supported operating bands depend on the country/region where the device is available”
“In this video, we discuss some of the quick assumptions about Glass, warranted or otherwise, and give you a look through the eyes of the device in action. Stepping outside, pulling up an address, replying to an email and listening to the latest NYTimes headlines is a pretty seamless experience. Google calls the technology “calm,” since it doesn’t require you to pull a device out of your pocket, unlock a screen or tap any buttons.”