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Archive for December, 2010

Posted by at 30 December , 2010

With customers from around the world using AlwaysOnPC to connect to their favorite flash based websites on their iPad we wanted to show you how to customize the timezone settings to match your local time. With your AlwaysOnPC virtual computer not only can you visit sites from your iPad that would otherwise be inaccessible, you can also edit, save and share documents using Office Suite programs from your iPad.

To customize your timezone settings from your AlwaysOnPC virtual computer click the System tab at the bottom of the screen, select Preferences and then scroll down to Timezone Set. Then follow the prompts to customize the time for your location. Once completed you will need to log out and then back in to save your changes.

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Posted by at 29 December , 2010

This week one of our customers shared with us their appreciation for being able to play bridge on their iPad. Before AlwaysOnPC they were not able to visit their favorite online bridge sites using their new iPad because Apple does not support Adobe Flash. Now, however, with AlwaysOnPC they are able to enjoy the mobility of their iPad while playing bridge on their favorite flash based websites.

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Posted by at 23 December , 2010

LogMeIn is a great product for accessing your home/work computer when you’re away – from a borrowed PC, or tablet or mobile phone. But LogMeIn charges $25 for their mobile app. Luckily, AlwaysOnPC users can simply browse to the LogMeIn site using Firefox, login, and access their PC using LogMeIn’s browser-based remote access feature – no extra charge!

I tested this for a bit and found the following:

  • Overall performance of a LogMeIn remote-access session will not be that great using AlwaysOnPC because you are going through two layers of remote-access. Even in a side-by-side comparison, though, AlwaysOnPC performance is really 5 times better than any “native” LogMeIn sessions – this is not due to any technology advantage – its mostly due to the fact that most upstream Internet connections where the PC you are accessing is are slow; AlwaysOnPC is hosted at a data center which of course has massive bandwidth, right on the backbone, so our latency and performance ROCK.
  • I found the best way to combine the two products is use LogMeIn to download files on your PC, then open and edit and manipulate them on your AlwaysOnPC.
  • In the long run, you should just get dropbox installed and sync those files to the cloud, and use AlwaysOnPC to access them from your iPhone, iPad or Android device. The sync’ing feature which automatically saves changes back to the cloud make that the easiest to use by far.

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Posted by at 20 December , 2010

Just in time for the holidays -or better yet for the after-Christmas sales, you can use your shiny new iPad to grab some great deals without settling for a mediocre website experience! There are tons of popular retailer and shopping sites that rely on Flash to give you a great shopping experience. However unfortunately those don’t run on iPad Safari. Well, with AlwaysOnPC, you can. This video features the saks fifth avenue site saksfifthavenue.com in all it’s Flash glory- enjoy!

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