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Google eyes iPhone owners with new Photowall app

Photowall turns a TV into a digital scrapbook, letting users post images to the screen and even draw beards and glasses on them. Designed to work with the company's Chromecast HDMI streaming stic

  • Published: March 25, 2014 12:02 PM IST
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photowall-chromecastPhotowall turns a TV into a digital scrapbook, letting users post images to the screen and even draw beards and glasses on them. Also Read - Netflix confirms an ad-supported tier is coming to its platform

Designed to work with the company’s Chromecast HDMI streaming stick, which finally landed on European shop shelves this month, Photowall is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices and could prove to be a great way of entertaining when large groups of friends of family are visiting. Also Read - Chrome on iOS gets new features: Google Password Manager, Chrome Actions and more

That’s because it supports multiple users simultaneously and because the app doesn’t stop at just sharing images via a TV screen. Whole albums of images can be transferred to the big screen via a Chromecast, and the app also offers a suite of limited but fun editing options. Also Read - Google’s new Chromebook features make it easier to connect to Android phones

Then when everyone’s had their fun, the resulting photo wall can be turned into a YouTube video as a permanent digital memento that’s simple to share.

The Chromecast launched in the US in 2013 and at $35 (€35 in Europe) is one of the cheapest ways of mirroring a smartphone, tablet or computer screen on a TV.

Apple’s own solution to projecting the small screen on the big screen, Apple TV is almost three times as expensive ($99/€99) but comes with a host of TV, video and games apps as well as adding internet connection to a television set.

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  • Published Date: March 25, 2014 12:02 PM IST



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