Mobile World Congress took place this week and aside from a few Microsoft-related announcements, the show was all about Android. We saw new phones from all but Samsung, with many slated for Android 4.0. OnLive Desktop launched for Android, bringing Windows to tablets and smartphones.
OnLive Desktop Plus allows users to access a cloud-based version of Windows 7 directly from their iPad.
OnLive Desktop originally went live back at CES earlier this year, and since then it's been making magic happen on iOS devices everywhere, whether you've used it yet or not. The cloud-based service provides a Windows computer packed with standard software, streamed right to your iOS device, practically whenever and wherever you need it. Show More Summary
OnLive Desktop service allows iPad users to run Windows 7 and apps—such as components of Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader—through streams from OnLive's remote PCs. The company now is taking this new service a step further with OnLive Desktop Plus, a $4.99/month subscription which provides users with more features and priority access.
If you still haven’t gotten over the fact that your iPad doesn’t have Adobe Flash player, than OnLive Desktop Plus may soothe your pain. As you may have guessed, the new app is a premium version of OnLive Desktop, which brought Microsoft Office to the iPad earlier this year. In addition to Office, the premium [...]Show More Summary
Last month, cloud gaming pioneer OnLive put its sophisticated technology to a new purpose: running Windows 7 on an iPad. It launched OnLive Desktop, a free service that let you use Word, Excel and PowerPoint–the real, full-fledged editions, not stripped-down iPad applets. It also said that it was working on a more powerful Pro edition [...]
For those of you still holding your breath while you wait for an official Microsoft Office app to come to iPad, here's something that might help you breathe a little easier in the interim: OnLive Desktop Plus, a premium, $4.99-a-month version of the OnLive Desktop app for iPad and other tablet devices. Show More Summary
How impressive is the Desktop Plus version of OnLive's iPad software? For $4.99 a month it basically lets you run full Windows on your iPad, and at blazing speeds to boot. This is the cloud done right. Mostly. More »
During CES 2012, the surprise appearance of OnLive Desktop was an intriguing idea for Windows-lovers: rent a Windows 7 computer remotely, and stream the whole experience to your iPad. Helping the cause for the first iteration of OnLive Desktop was its price: free. Show More Summary
Last month, OnLive introduced its free OnLive Desktop service that allows users to run virtual instances of Microsoft Office apps streamed from OnLive's remote PCs to the users' iPads. The company has now added Adobe Acrobat Reader support...Show More Summary
OnLive has already given Microsoft loving iPad owners a hefty, gratis helping of Windows 7, but that doesn't mean they haven't been building a paywall. What's behind the freshly dried brick and mortar? OnLive Desktop Plus, an optional, subscription based upgrade that touts new features for users who are willing to pay a fee. Show More Summary