Koush of CyanogenMod fame, has welcomed the month with an excellent announcement. AllCast, one of his many pet Android projects, has just been uploaded on Google Play Store for everyone to try out. Well, almost everyone. AllCast is an app that basically lets users stream or send local media from their Android device to a number of supported devices, particularly set-top boxes and smart TVs. For now, the list of supported devices include, but are not limited to, Roku boxes, Apple TV, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as Samsung Smart TVs. But don't sweat if you have none of those fancy appliances, as any DLNA rendering device will also be able to receive streaming media from the app. Just last week, Koush announced the release of AllCast Beta 7, with a rather ominous remark about that version self-destructing on December 1st. And now we know why. Now that the official AllCast Beta is on Google Play Store, barring last minute critical bugs, we should be seeing a final release of the app soon. Here's the video of the AllCast demo that Koush released for Beta 7. [youtube ssrL4koofAU] AllCast Beta does not require your device to be rooted and is also free. However, to be able to get access to it, one must first join their Google+ community. Once that's done, simply hit the download link below to get your copy. Download: AllCast Beta on Google Play
Koush has returned with another beta release for AllCast. This latest brings things up to beta 7 and once again, this has arrived with a short teaser video. The basics for the app, AllCast will allow the user to stream/send locally stored videos to a number of devices.
CyanogenMod, the popular custom ROM that has somewhat become the go-to-guy for alternative and innovative Android solutions, will soon make that process super easy with a native screen recording utility.
Google announced the Chromecast streaming dongle we've been waiting for developers to start releasing apps that can truly take advantage of the little device. Koush, the dev behind ClockworkMod and ROM Manager has been working hard on multiple options for the device, as you know, and today has just released Beta 2 of his app which is now called AirCast.
Koush has returned with another Chromecast demo and this latest is one that CyanogenMod users will likely be happy to see come available. The promise here is that it is possible to Chromecast everything from your handset. Well, with a handset that is running CyanogenMod. We have yet to see when this would be rolled into ROMs, however Koush has offered a rather compelling demo video.
Chromecast apps, however that shouldn't stop anyone from creating new apps and sharing the details. That being the case, we have seen several from Koush up until this point and it looks like another has recently appeared. This latest is being teased in two videos and deals with pulling in videos based on an RSS feed.
Koush has been busy working on some new treats for Google's Chromecast device. It's only been available for under a week, is sold out in most places, and has some serious potential. And Koush is proving that already. Using the beta SDK he's developed an app allowing a user to cast pictures, videos and more all from their device gallery.
Carbon the backup app and Carbon the Twitter app. As of today however, it looks like an update for the backup app has brought some new features and some improvements along with a new name. This update has the app sitting at version 188.8.131.52, but perhaps more important is the new name -- Helium.
Google+ page looking for anyone that had successfully rooted the HTC One. As it turns out, Wheaton was able to unlock the bootloader, but he could not get it to mount any partitions when he booted into recovery. As per his words, this process had him "about to scream." Anyway, it seems that his pain and suffering has actually lead to a new tool that should help others through the HTC One rooting process.
ClockworkMod Recovery Touch, a new version of Koushik Dutta's ubiquitous custom recovery software. Initially offered earlier this week, the touchscreen enabled pre-boot environment is now available on more Samsung, HTC and Motorola devices. Initially developed for only the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. But a recovery system takes a lot less time to modify than a full ROM, so we're seeing the updated software spread out quickly.