You don't have to have Cable to watch the olympics online. You can watch them on nbcolympics.com for 30 minutes at a time. You just have to clear your cookies every 30 minutes and you can watch as much as you want.
Starting today, the Google Cast Software Development Kit (SDK) is available for developers who want to build Chromecast support into their apps and websites.
For the non-developers, that means even more of your favorite movies, TV shows and music will become available on Chromecast over time. Just be on the lookout for the cast button in your favorite apps and websites, and stay up to date about apps that work with Chromecast at chromecast.com/apps.
I'm doing a presentation about Glass and I need to mirror the display to a TV. What's the best way to do that?
(apologies if this has been asked and answered. I couldn't find it here.)
I really wanted to try out MiraCast from the phone (showing Glass) straight to the projector but our projector didn't have HDMI and we didn't have enough adapters to get that to work.
On app launch, Android displays a simple preview window (based on your activity theme) as an immediate response to the user action. Then the preview window crossfades with your actual UI, once that has fully loaded. To ensure a smooth visual transition, your activity theme should match your full UI as closely as possible. The below image shows how the experience can be jarring if not handled properly.
For example, if your activity does not require an action bar, then disable it in your theme so that it doesn’t briefly appear in the preview window. To do this, use or extend an activity theme with no action bar. You can also override the background color of the window, if applicable, to better match your full UI.
<style name="AppBaseTheme" parent="android:Theme.Holo.NoActionBar">
When using an action bar in your activity you can tweak it’s displayOptions such as showing or hiding the title or logo to achieve a smooth app launch. For more info on this refer to the documentation http://goo.gl/G8lJgj & Action Bar API guide http://goo.gl/sSbXNf.
Don’t be tempted to use this functionality to build a splash screen as the preview window is shown whenever the activity is constructed i.e. after configuration changes such as rotating your device; not just on the first app launch. Do use this to create a smooth experience for your users, minimising jarring transitions. For more info on gorgeous app launching see this blog post http://goo.gl/PR4hCr by +Cyril Mottier.
"Google will retain ownership of the vast majority of Motorola's patents".
Remember when Google said the Motorola acquisition was about more than patents? Yeah...
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I will do this because the Google+ community is fantastic at helping me form ideas and opinions and even the future.
I will post what I love.
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