Improved software is reaching Chromecast while other apps are being taken off the Play Store. All while LG introduces an interesting product for the kids.
Chromecast users are getting an awesome treat today. After a long anticipation, we are finally able to mirror our Android device’s screen to the larger screen. The feature comes as an update to the Chromecast app.
Simply update the Chromecast app, which is available from the Google Play Store. After updating, you can open the app and hit the navigation menu and tap on “Cast Screen”. This will start your mirroring session and you can get working right away.
Opinion: I am certainly glad to see this feature finally showing up. It was the only reason I kept an Apple TV and iPad around. I will probably still keep them, but I hate feeling like I am forced to use certain devices to take advantage of cool features.
Taking care of the kiddos is no easy talk, so LG is aiming to make the task easier with the new KizON bracelet. The wearable device works in a very simple manner. It uses WiFi and GPS to track your kid’s whereabouts. It can be controlled via an Android app, which also allows you to call the kid.
One neat feature is that parents can still be connected to the kid if he/she doesn’t answer after 10 seconds. The kid can also call a pre-configured number, which can be set via the app. We know kids won’t take the best care of the devices either, so LG has made them water and stain resistant. Those 36 hours of battery life will also help.
Opinion: Parents tend to give their kids phones at a very young age nowadays. LG’s device makes it easy to stay in touch with the little ones without worrying about the risks of having a regular cellphone.
Remember the Android L Keyboard we reported on last week? It was very neat to see a developer pull it out of the Android L Preview, fix it up and make it available for everyone. We somehow knew the excitement wouldn’t last long, though.
Shen Ye’s application has been removed from the Google Play Store for “violating section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.” The app reached 800 thousand downloads before being taken down, proving to be quite popular. Quite a shame, if you ask us.
Opinion: I have actually been using this keyboard for a while and can say it is a very good one. It’s sad to see it go, but I guess we will simply have to wait until we all get Android L.