Chromecast

Stream Anything to Your HDTV

Ever find something on your computer, smartphone or tablet that you want to show to others on your HDTV? There are a couple of easy ways to set this up.

If you use a Mac and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad), an Apple TV is a good way to go. At $99, the Apple TV is a small set-top box that connects to your TV through an HDMI input. Once connected, you'll be able to take advantage of the AirPlay button in the Mac's menu bar, and when playing media in iOS, to send content to the TV wirelessly.

How can I access my security camera on my TV?

Google Chromecast

Episode 999

Steve from Chino Hills, CA

Steve is installing an MBR security camera that he can access online. He'd like to be able to see it on his TV.

Leo says that the Google Chromecast would be an ideal option for this as it turns the TV into a smart TV capable of accessing the internet. If his TV is already a smartTV, then he may not need anything. Just launch the browser and surf to the camera.

Google Announces New Nexus 7 Tablet and 'Chromecast' Streaming Device

Nexus 7

Episode 999

This week, Google announced another Nexus 7 Tablet. Leo says that a 7" tablet is the new sweet spot as sales of that size have been high. Google is using what Leo says is a 'retina-like' display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. It has battery life of 10 hours. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, stereo sound, a graphics processor that's 4 times faster than last year's, and 5MP front and rear cameras. The new 16 GB Nexus 7 with WiFi costs $229. 32GB runs $269. That's $100 cheaper than the iPad mini.