Cast your pho­tos to your TV

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If you use Google’s Chrome­cast don­gle (, 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; IOS, 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 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.

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