Splashtop: Access A Windows PC On Your iOS Device

Engadget: Splashtop – Access A Windows PC On Your iOS Device

It could be a vital link for small business iPad users who need to refer to data or applications on a Windows PC – but how well will it work? Engadget is skepitcal. (Includes video and link to press release.)

“Oh, sure – you’ve got a smorgasbord of virtual machine clients out there for the iDevice in your life, but you haven’t had this one. Until today, of course. Splashtop (the former DeviceVM) has just unleashed its Remote Desktop app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, enabling users to funnel Windows PC content onto their handheld. The catch is an obvious one — you’ll need a WiFi connection to make the magic happen, though we’re assuming you wouldn’t even want to imagine how sluggish the process would be over 3G.

The company claims that this app will let users “watch movies, listen to music, or access any other Windows files and programs, including full web browsers with Flash,” and you’ll need a WiFi-connected Win7, Vista or WinXP machine nearby to take advantage. We’ve got a feeling this won’t work nearly as well as advertised (sorry, it’s just the nature of tunneling / emulation), but those willing to take the plunge can tap into the App Store as we speak.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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