Mac and iOS users alike were blessed with updates today, with Apple pushing out the first update to OS X Mountain Lion, while Facebook finally made good on promises of a faster, higher performance mobile app at last. Meanwhile, Amazon is ready to make a big announcement on September 6 and hey, Microsoft has a new look! Read on to find out what's new for this Thursday, August 23, 2012.
On Friday, corporate drama erupted over OnLive, the popular cloud streaming game company who cut loose its entire staff and was rumored to be on the verge of bankruptcy. Now the company is shedding some light on the situation.
The weekend is here again, but this may feel more like Black Friday for the folks at online gaming company OnLive, who is rumored to have let its entire staff go today amidst rumors that the company is filing for bankruptcy and rebooting as a new entity. Quite sad if true, and our hearts go out to anyone affected by the situation. So without further ado, let's recap that and four other stories making headlines on this Friday, August 17, 2012.
Last month we gave you a first look and review of OnLive Desktop, a free cloud-based solution for accessing Windows 7 -- including Word, Excel and PowerPoint -- that takes advantage of technology used in OnLive’s cloud gaming platform. Now, the company is back with a $4.99 per month sequel offering priority access, Internet Explorer and much more.
This is practically a super how-to week here at Mac|Life. If you've been missing the site this week, you've been missing a lot of tips and hacks that can make your life so much easier. Of course, that's not all that's been going down, as you'll see below the fold.
While Parallels and VMware duke it out on the desktop for Windows virtualization supremacy, competitors are skipping the computer entirely and creating innovative ways for transporting the PC experience onto the iPad. The latest comes from cloud-gaming pioneer OnLive, which utilizes its expertise in the field to bring us OnLive Desktop, a free, touch-based Windows 7 app.
Well, if you're a jailbreaker the you know this was quite a week in the news, and if you care at all about the Internet, you know this was the week the online communities came together to defeat some truly heinous legislation. And if you missed any of that, we've got the hottest stories of the week just waiting for you right here and now.
Cloud-based services have fast become The Next Big Thing, particularly for mobile devices with always-on data connections. OnLive is a pioneer in this category, providing cloud-based gaming to a rabid user base for some time now, but what’s in store for the company’s second act? How about an iPad app that brings a slick, touch-based Windows 7 experience complete with Microsoft Office and 2GB of cloud storage, all for free? OnLive Desktop makes it possible.
Well, if anything happened that wasn't CES related, this'd be the place to come find it. We were there, we were on the floor, we saw it all, and we've got some on-the-ground stuff from the week in Vegas, but other things were perking out in Applelandia so let's see, on this auspicious Friday the 13th, just what they were.
It’s been something of a long week, especially for those trotting around in the Las Vegas desert for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, which wraps up today. As we sit back and reflect on the week’s events, let’s take in a few more tidbits of news from the last 24 hours, including the troubled launch of the iPhone 4S in mainland China, kudos for Tiffen at CES, Apple’s supplier responsibility report and more for this fine Friday, January 13, 2012. Watch out for those ladders and black cats, folks!