YouTube notification offers to resume a paused video on your Chromecast-connected TV

If you’re watching a YouTube video on your Android phone and pause it then move to another app, you may start seeing a new notification. It will offer you the option to resume playback, not on your phone but on your TV. Obviously you need to have a Chromecast-connected TV or an Android TV on the same network for this to work.

The notification popped up for me yesterday while I was in bed catching up on the Champions League goals, but I dismissed it since I was away from the NVIDIA SHIELD in my living room.

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Instagram adds ‘Request’ button so you can join a friend’s live video [APK Download]

Instagram has all but killed off Snapchat by this point, and it’s got a lot to do with the strength of its stories and live video features. With the latest update to version 24, a new ‘Request’ button has been added to the comments section of live videos so be added to the stream.

You can ask to join by tapping the icon with two smiley faces, at which point the presenter will get a notification allowing them to approve or deny your request.

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Video: With Apple’s HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait?

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Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won’t launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod’s delay until 2018.
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Apple’s billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

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Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.
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Video: ‘Hey Siri’ might come to the iMac Pro thanks to an A10 Fusion coprocessor

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Developers Guilherme Rambo and Stephen Troughton-Smith have found "Hey Siri" functionality in the macOS code base with support for multiple user accounts all driven by what appears to be the A10 Fusion processor, according to the pair. AppleInsider talks about why Apple might do that, and what it would mean for the iMac Pro.
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