Archive for April, 2011
One of the key features of the iPad2 is the HDMI -out capability that displays the entire screen onto any HDMI – capable monitor for any app its running. We tested AlwaysOnPC with this setup today and it works FANTASTIC! All you need to do is buy the HDMI adapter /dongle that connects the iPad to your monitor, we also added a bluetooth keyboard, and Voila! a full computer using AlwaysOnPC! The iPad acts as the touchpad (and also displays the screen. Hmm, it’d be a neat trick to have dual screen, wonder if that’s possible…). Enjoy…
As you know the iPad still doesn’t support Flash, but the good news is that with AlwaysOnPC you can play your favorite Flash based games such as Evony from your iPad or iPhone anywhere you have good wifi. With AlwaysOnPC you can now play your favorite games even on the go!
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With our latest release of AlwaysOnPC you can browse to Java based sites such as Runescape. Simply activate Chrome within our app and navigate to your favorite java sites directly from your iPad, iPhone or Android.
Thanks to our intrepid customers who are always finding more and more websites that don’t work on iPad/iPhone or Android, and they are finding the answer with AlwaysOnPC. The latest find was the quickbooks online service at http://quickbooksonline.intuit.com/ .
One customer Mike wrote us “Unfortunately the QB Mobile version is extremely limited in functionality and reporting. My goal is to be able to access all functions from my iPad.”
Well, now you can, just do these two things:
Chrome has already rocketed up in popularity on PC and Mac computers due to its speedy performance, great synchronization features and its Web Store with thousands of apps, but is not available on most mobile devices. Now with the upcoming release of AlwaysOnPC users can run Chrome and Java on iPad, iPhone or Android with all the fully synchronized bookmarks, tabs, and themes they are used to on their computer, and run almost any app or game in the Chrome Web Store.
Although Java is at the heart of many rich-content and highly-interactive websites including multi-player role games, online poker, business/productivity sites, and thousands of custom corporate applications, it has not been usable on mobile devices. With our latest release, AlwaysOnPC lets customers access sites like Runescape, PartyPoker, Evony, Zipforms from Android, iPad or iPhone and more.
With AlwaysOnPC you can also run Firefox with Flash on iPad and iPhone. Although support for audio and full motion video will be coming in a future release, customers can enjoy mobile access to their favorite interactive sites like Facebook games, Club Penguin, Google Sites, Analytics and millions more using AlwaysOnPC while on the go. You can also install your favorite Firefox add-ons, themes/skins and toolbars.
Chrome and Java are just the latest additions to the list of over 40 apps that are supported on Xform Computing’s high-performance cloud computing-based system, accessible to customers from mobile devices using our AlwaysOnPC app. This powerful hosted system includes a personalizable desktop, and tons more apps like a mobile Open Office suite for editing Word, Excel and Powerpoint, full-featured image editing and drawing software, Dropbox, and more. It also comes with 2Gb of storage, and free software for Mac and PC to up/download files.
For example users can open large files such as PDFs, PowerPoint decks or Excel Spreadsheets of 100Mb or more from an email attachment or an online storage folder such as Dropbox up to ten times faster than competing mobile solutions.
Best of all, the features that people are familiar with on their computer can now be accessed in a similar way on AlwaysOnPC via their mobile phone or tablet, for example:
* Copy and paste text & graphics between apps like Office, Firefox, email, & photos
The Chrome and Java features are currently in beta testing with existing customers with general availability expected by April 10.
AlwaysOnPC is available through iTunes for iPad/iPod Touch and iPad and through the Android Market for Android devices.