A couple of little Chromecast tricks

A neat trick I've been using with a Chromecast is to wirelessly play movies from my iTunes library from my MacBook onto my big TV. All you need to do is enter the following URL into google Chome: file:///users/[username]/Music/iTunes/iTunes%20Media/ (obviously substituting your username where indicated). You'll then be able to browse your iTunes stuff and play what you want inside Chrome ... which makes it easy to watch it on the Chromecast using the normal Chrome plugin.

If you've seen a Chromecast, you've probably noticed that there are some nice background photos to look at. But I've also discovered that you don't *need* a Chromecast to see them. Try pointing your browser to: https://clients3.google.com/cast/chromecast/home and you'll be able to see them on any device...