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Parallels Access for iPad lets you use desktop apps with iOS-friendly gestures

There’s no shortage of apps that let you run desktop software on an iPad by logging into your Windows or Mac computer and remotely controlling it from your iPad. The problem is that most desktop apps such as Microsoft Office, Firefox, or Internet Explorer may not have been designed for touch-based navigation. Parallels Access aims […]

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Chromoting app will let you control your PC, Chromebook from Android

Google’s Chrome web browser for Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, and Linux has a feature that lets the browser act like a remote desktop utility. Basically you can use Chrome Remote Desktop to login to another computer with Chrome installed and remote control that device from your web browser. Soon you’ll be able to do it from […]

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Google is turning Chrome Remote Desktop into a packaged app (native app)

Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop is a tool that lets you remotely login to nearly any computer running a Chrome web browser. You can see and control the remote desktop on your screen, which comes in handy if you’re helping someone troubleshoot problems over the internet, or if you need to access files you left on […]

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Splashtop adds configurable gamepad, shortcuts to remote desktop app for Android, iOS… for a fee

Splashtop offers apps for iOS and Android that let you remote control a Mac or Windows computer from your phone or tablet. Want to surf the web using the full version of Firefox? Splashtop lets you login to your PC and do that from your iPad. Want to play PC games on your Android phone? […]

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Chrome Remote Desktop lets you remote control any PC with a Chrome web browser

Google has released a new extension for the Chrome web browser that lets you remote control any other computer running Chrome. There are plenty of other remote desktop applications, but the Chrome Remote Desktop beta has a few things going for it. First, it’s free. Second, it works with PC, Mac, or Linux — and […]

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This is what Windows 8 looks like on the HP TouchPad (remote desktop)

Windows 8 will be the first full version of Windows to support ARM-based processors as well as x86 chips. It’s not yet clear what the minimum specifications will be, or if you’ll be able to easily load Windows 8 on an existing ARM-based tablet such as the Apple iPad, Motorola XOOM, or HP TouchPad. But […]

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City of Orlando to deploy Chromebooks (with VMware remote desktop software)

Google has been making a case that Chromebooks aren’t just for casual computer users who only need to access web apps — but also for business, education, and government users who might not need a full desktop operating system to get work done. One of the first institutions to jump on the bandwagon is the […]

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Asus launches Eee Pad Transformer tools for desktop PC control, sync

Asus has added a few Windows utilities to its support page for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet. But wait, the Transformer is an Android tablet, not a Windows computer. What are you supposed to do with Windows utilities? You install them on your computer silly. Then you can use your Android tablet to do […]

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Novatium offers cloud-based netbooks for India

Indian company Novatium is offering a line of computing devices including two small form factor desktops and a netbook. But they aren’t designed to function as standalone computers. Instead, users pay a monthly fee to use these computers to connect to a remote server allowing them to run Windows or Linux without actually installing the […]