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OnLive Desktop brings Windows 7 to your tablet

IOS, Microsoft, OnLive, Tablet, Windows, iPad, iPhoneEdward Kiledjian1 Comment

OnLive is an innovative company that offers to stream console games to your TV, PC or tablet. So you can start a game on your TV, then move to the PC and continue playing them at the airport on your ipad as you wait for the plane. What amazes most people is just how smooth the graphics are for a remotely streamed offering.

The fine folks at OnLive are now bringing their remote streaming expertise to the wonderful world of Windows. They will be bringing to market (on January 12 2012) a new offering called OnLive Desktop. You will be presented with a full windows 7 operating system loaded with the Microsoft Office productivity apps you have come to love. What really sets them apart is that the entire experience is touch optimized and is so well designed, you can even stream a video and watch it on your device with little degradation or artifacting.

We know that their basic entry level offering will be free and offer some basic apps with 2GB of cloud storage. The next tier will be $9.99 and offer 50GB of cloud storage and the full suite of Microsoft Office productivity tools. An enterprise version is also in the works with all of the customization and control companies expect.

Internet Explorer 6 is dead. Long live IE.

Browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Google, Internet, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, USA, WindowsEdward KiledjianComment

Many of us thought IE 6 was already dead but it seems we were wrong. As its share of the web browser market fell to below 1%, Redmond finally gave it a one-two sucker punch. IE6 is now officially down for the count. Roger Capriotti , the Microsoft director in charge of IE marketing said : “IE6 has been the punch line of browser jokes for a while, and we’ve been as eager as anyone to see it go away.”

StatCounter’s latest report shows that Chrome 15 is now the most popular single version browser in the world (surpassing IE8). Combining all versions of all browsers, Internet Explorer is still king of the browser hill.

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Skype offers free WIFI access in 50 US Airports

Airport, Apple, IOS, Internet, MAC, Skype, Travelling, WIFI, WindowsEdward Kiledjian2 Comments

Make travelling less stressful with free WIFI from Skype. Until December 27 2011, The fine folks at Skype are offering you an hour of FREE WIFI internet at more than 50 US Airports. All you need is a free Skype account and a Windows, Mac Skype application (or IOS Skype WIFI App).

You can read the Skype blog posts and get a list of participating sites here.

In years past, we have seen Google offer similar gifts (but alas, not this year).

 

Forrester says companies should support Apple Computers

Apple, Forrester, Microsoft, Strategy, Windows, technologyEdward Kiledjian1 Comment

When we thing of Apple computers, we usually think graphic arts departments  or young hipsters but what would you say if a major research organization endorsed it as a productivity tool? Could it be? Has that day come. Oh yes my friends it has… Forrester Research calls Apple users within corporations “Highly Empowered and Resourceful Operatives”.  They claim that this 17% of the corporate population is the one that pushes the most innovation.

For non subscribers, the report costs $500 but you can read the most important snippets on this blog

Mac users forced to use PCs now feel a “slowdown” making them less productive. Particularly the ones accustomed to working with SSD equipped Apple devices. A 2008 report from Forrester said "Unless your market is a niche business group, Windows is the only desktop you need support."