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Chromecast media notification adds track controls on Android

One of the conveniences of using a Chromecast or a Cast-enabled speaker or TV is the ability to control playback from any device in the house (if you want). Starting a song from your phone and stopping it from your tablet, or asking your partner or roommate to do so while you’re wrist-deep into a new banana bread recipe, are possible because of the casting notification that surfaces on all devices connected to the same network. That notification is getting a small but awesome quality-of-life improvement now thanks to new track controls.

Previously, the casting notification offered four buttons: play/pause, mute/unmute, stop, and settings (which let you disable the notification on other devices). If you wanted to rewind that awesome tune you just heard or skip to the next video on your TV, you couldn’t do it straight away. You had to tap on the notification to open media controls

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Growing the right herbs adds flavor and spice to the garden and the kitchen

Carol Cloud Bailey, Special to TCPalm
Published 10:30 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020

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John Coykendall of Blackberry Farm gives us his top picks—and shares the most common herb-gardening mistake.

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Herb gardening is a popular pursuit. Many gardeners and cooks have at least a few pots of herbs sitting around. What if this year, you plant a portion of the veggie garden, a new landscape bed, or several large containers with herbs?

Herbs add flavor and spice, pun intended, to our kitchens and gardens. They have many uses from the well known seasoning to infused vinegar for salads and household cleaning to tinctures and homemade incense. Some even attract butterflies. Planting and growing herbs is satisfying and productive.

The procedure for growing herbs is akin to growing vegetables. Wherever there are six to eight hours of sun and a source of water, herb gardens can be

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Condo Life: Remodeling adds personal touch for condo living

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Remodeling your home can either be a smooth transition or a rocky one, but knowing the specifics of remodeling a condominium is incredibly important, as homeowners have different hurdles to face.

In the 2018 report by Livable.com, 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Renovating a Condo, the top item on the list is to consult your condo board well in advance. The reason for this is every condo building is different regarding rules and regulations about construction in the building. The condo HOA or board will then inform you of the basic guidelines for what can and can’t be done for renovations, it stated.


Addressed in the report as well are things to be aware of, such as newly constructed buildings may not yet have rules in place for renovations, and you have to be

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Basement Renovation Now Adds Value and Additional Living Space to Homes of all Sizes

Whether You Live in a Rural or Urban Property, Basement Renovation Now Can Restore All Types of Basement.

The team at Basement Renovation Now recognizes that basements are often dead space in properties, with the space dark, cold and used for storage of unnecessary items and junk. But renovating a basement can bring a variety of benefits to a property and in a very short space of time.

One of the major benefits of renovating a basement is the immediate increase it brings to the property’s value. In an urban location, the basement or the attic are often the only ways of increasing the living space within a home, and the basement often comes with the added benefit of being more accessible by all the family. In addition to this, adding value such as this to a property can really differentiate it in a competitive market, and generate many more

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Immersive Weather Releases Version 1.3, Adds Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Tracking With Improvements for Google Home, Nest Products – Press Release

8 September, 2020 – Immersive Weather, the original weather app for Chromecast, announced the release of version 1.3 on August 31, 2020. A comprehensive update that integrates hurricane and tropical cyclone tracking, all new radar base maps, and improved customization options into the popular Immersive Weather app, the 1.3 update comes just in time for hurricane season so users can monitor storm developments and changes in real-time, and stay safe and secure during the active 2020 storm season.

With Immersive Weather, turn televisions and smart displays into live weather stations with real-time casting at the touch of a button. Get the latest weather information updated regularly from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), including the NWS (National Weather Service), the NHC (National Hurricane Center), and NSSL (National Severe Storms Laboratory), to make tracking changing weather conditions around you at home, in the office, or on the go fast and easy.

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LG ‘Rolls’ Out Craft Ice On More Refrigerator Models, Adds New Features For Today’s Next-Level Kitchen

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With more consumers experimenting in the kitchen as they spend more time at home, LG Electronics USA is expanding its industry-first, slow-melting LG Craft Ice™ technology to 19 refrigerator models while adding convenient new features designed to inspire consumers to take their everyday kitchens to the next level.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8772151-lg-electronics-craft-ice-refrigerators/

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