In 2013, Parallels Access wowed us by making remote desktop access usable from an iPad — although it was saddled with an expensive annual subscription. What a difference a year makes, as the sequel offers more bang for fewer bucks, and serves the fun to more devices.
So here's an odd one for you. Should you wish, you'll soon have the option to control your Mac "Chromotely" through your iDevice--at least, if a leaked document from Google turns out to be legit. Google announced that it was working on its own remote desktop service for Android last year, but according to the documentation for developers on Chromium (via Cult of Mac), we may get to see the app for iOS as well.
Seems as if Microsoft, Nokia and Google are racing to cram in as many product announcements and leaks as possible ahead of tomorrow's Apple media event. Nokia's news will come a bit later, while Redmond has already unleashed its big Windows 8.1 update and free Remote Desktop apps (more on that in a moment) and Google just can't seem to keep the Nexus 5 from leaking at nearly every turn. Here's a quick look at what else made headlines this weekend...
Tons of app sales are starting and wow has your App Store app updates been as crazy as ours? We can't pick up our iPhones or iPads without seeing that famiiar red badge letting us know there are yet more updates pushed down the pike. Here are a few of the latest discounts we've seen to give you something to play with on your new handset when you get it.
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.
Many iPad users may view their tablet as a separate part of their everyday computing lives, connecting only for the occasional iOS update or media sync. But did you know there’s a long list of iPad apps designed to work hand in hand with your Mac? Here’s a look at 10 of them and how they could enhance your everyday Mac experience.
LogMeIn Ignition could be considered one of the best remote desktop viewing applications currently available for the Mac and iOS, and it just got better with an update allowing remote file transfers from your computers over Wi-Fi or 3G. This functionality was added to the application a few weeks ago, along with a major user interface overhaul. If you’re new to retrieving files with LogMeIn Ignition, read on to find out about all of the new features this service currently provides.