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.
Still feeling that post-Apple event hangover? We feel your pain, but look at the bright side: In just over one week, you’ll have a shiny new iPad to play with, and if you happened to invest in a 4G LTE model running on Verizon, you’ll even get to use that cool Personal Hotspot feature! Didn’t hear the news about that yet? Sounds like you need to keep reading for these and other updates from around the tech world for this Thursday, March 8, 2012.
OnLive Desktop is a neat new app from the developers of the OnLive gaming network for PC and Mac that gives you all of the functionality and basic software available from Windows 7 on your iPad. While the free version is limited in functionality, the current paid version gives you access to Flash video and web browsing. But why would you pay for this when you can already do it with your Mac? And heck, why would you pay for Windows to do it for you, a Mac user? Use Splashtop instead, which costs less and gives you all the functionality of your Mac straight on your iPad. Best of all, it's easy to set up. Read on and we'll show you how.
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.