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AllCast app closes the gap between Chromecast and AirPlay

There are plenty of things you can stream to your Chromecast, but thanks to copyright worries, locally stored video isn’t one of them. At least one developer is hoping to change that, though, with an app that streams video files from your device’s Gallery, Dropbox, or Google Drive to your television using Google’s $ 35 dongle.

Developer Koushik Dutta posted to his Google+ page today with a link to an early beta of an application he’s calling AllCast. After installing it, you select a locally stored video, tap “share,” and stream the video to your Chromecast using AllCast. You can then control video playback using your mobile device.

The app will self-destruct in two days

The app is an early beta, and the current APK will…

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Z2 by Bowers & Wilkins: High-end AirPlay audio in an understated package

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While Sonos remains a market-defining force in wireless music streaming, Bowers & Wilkins makes a strong case for Apple AirPlay with a seductive, newly expanded lineup. Today, the company introduced an update to the popular Zeppelin Air—the torpedo-shaped beauty that’s been upgraded with a flexible Lightning dock for iPhone…

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HBO Go enables AirPlay and ‘will get’ to Apple TV, but still just for cable subscribers

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Eric Kessler, President of HBO, has just announced that the company is finally adding support for AirPlay to its HBO Go iOS app, and Cinemax’s MAX GO app as well — both are available in the iTunes App Store right now. Kessler also said that he expects that he’ll be getting on Apple TV eventually — as part of a larger trend of HBO trying to get on as many different devices as possible. HBO Go is apparently enough for the company to feel current — not opening up to earlier windows for purchasing shows or selling HBO content separate from cable subscriptions. “We never want to become your father’s Oldsmobile,” Kessler says, saying that HBO Go keeps the company up with the times. There’s certainly room to grow, as HBO Go only…

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AirPlay vs Sonos: choose the best audio streaming for your studio

Looking to choose the right audio streaming setup for you? Then read on, as we pit AirPlay against Sonos.

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Galaxy S III and Optimus G adopt Miracast in hopes of taking on Apple’s AirPlay

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The non-Apple segment of the electronics industry is gaining another standard for video streaming to compete with Cupertino’s AirPlay ecosystem. The standard is called Miracast, and industry standards body The Wi-Fi Alliance is announcing the start of a certification program for what it hopes will be the one living room standard to rule them all.

Miracast takes care of all the video setting negotiation between devices

Miracast has a lot in common with DLNA and AirPlay. You can use it to stream video between devices, say from your smartphone to your TV or conference room projector. But what distinguishes Miracast is that it can be used in places with no Wi-Fi network available — it supports streaming over Wi-Fi Direct, a kind of ad…

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