Cast your photos to your TV
If you use Google’s Chromecast dongle ( www.snipca.com/24630), there’s an easy way to play photos from your Google Photos albums (in random order) as a slideshow on your TV.
To do this, switch on your TV to the input you use for your Chromecast using your remote control (you’ll see a default Google image on your TV screen). Next, open the Google Home app – formerly called Chromecast – on your phone or tablet (Android www.snipca.com/24612; IOS www.snipca.com/24613), tap the three lines at the top left, then tap Devices.
You’ll see your Chromecast name and PIN code. Tap the three dots at the top right, then tap ‘Backdrop settings’ (see screenshot below left). Now tap Google Photos, then switch on the slider at the top. You’ll see all your photo albums listed with tick boxes beside them. Tick the albums containing images you want to display on your TV. Images from those albums will now play in random order on your TV screen.
Using Apple’s Find My Friends app, you can locate friends or family members on your iphone and ipad – and also share your location with them.
To set this up, open the preinstalled Find My Friends app, tap All Friends at the top left, then tap Add. Now enter the email addresses of those you want to track, then tap Send. They will receive a location-tracking request that they need to agree to. Once the’ve granted permission, you’ll both be able to see each other’s precise location on a map by opening the Find My Friends app or by going to icloud.com and logging in with your Apple ID. To stop sharing your location, open the app, tap Me, switch off the Share My Location slider, then tap Done.