The Dog Days of summer are here and as we revel in the sizzling heat and party through the night let’s remember to power down, take a break, throw it in neutral and give the couch a good workout with some of your favorite flicks. So, heeding that sage advice, here are this week’s suggestions for some quality downtime.
This week we’re damn near overwhelmed by the wealth of choices streaming our way so let’s jump right into the incoming tide and pull out some winners before they get away.
Much have been happening in the world of Apple TV recently, especially in terms of entertainment apps. We reported Apple’s deal with Time Warner, Netflix’s user profiles and Apple’s acquisition talks with PrimeSense. Now that the future of Apple TV seems brighter than ever, VEVO wants to be a part of it.
July continues to heat up as we head into the official dog days of summer so, as always, we did our level best to locate the coolest viewing out there to kick back to, settle in with and then just let it all wash over us like an icy waterfall of cinematic refreshment. This week we say click this way and a small screen quenching cool will be all yours.
Update: Google released an iOS app that lets you set up and manage your Chromecast.
It may look like Apple TV has finally got its worthy opponent. After the disasters with Nexus Q and Google TV, Google finally thinks they’ve hit the spot with Chromecast. Released yesterday, Chromecast is a HDMI dongle that can stream online content directly to your TV, via an Android or even an iOS device (Windows, Mac OS and Chrome OS are supported too).
It’s time once again to hack in, jack in, turn on, tune in and go clickety-click with your Apple pix so let’s get right to this week’s movie selections before the blazing sun melts us into the sidewalk.