Why sit at a desk when you could be out and about and still be able to control your PC or Mac from your smartphone or tablet? Here's how I do it.
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A look back at 2012, where governments grappled Internet controls, Windows 8 was released, the iPhone 5 finally arrived, and the post-PC era stormed ahead as the PC withered away.
While the iPad is chomping away at U.S. K-12 markets, Macs are edging their way into the business market, likely as a result of the post-PC push by Apple's counterpart iPhone and iPad devices.
It now seems highly likely that Apple will dump the 30-pin dock connector for something smaller. Is this the plug that you could be using to connect your iPhone 5 to your PC or Mac?
While PC OEMs have to struggle with single-digit gross margins, Apple pulled in gross margins of around 50 percent on U.S. iPhone sales between April 2010 and March 2012.
Check out this amazing infographic. You'll be astonished and amazed. You'll laugh and you'll chuckle. You'll tell all your friends. Look how far computing has come.
Given this week's news, the death of PC gaming appears to be greatly exaggerated. First, we hear that Valve is working on a Steam Box console to put PC games on your HDTV, and now gaming peripherals maker Roccat has introduced Power-Grid, software that allows you to control your computer games via your smartphone.
The iPhone is tracking your every move, and secretly logging this information to a file kept on the handset. When you sync your handset with your PC or Mac, that file is copied over to your system. Anyone with access to your handset or computer could get their hands on this information.How uneasy does that make you feel?
Currently, any device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) running iOS 4.2.1 can only be jailbroken using a tethered hack. A tethered jailbreak means that the device will need to be connected to a PC or a Mac each and every time it is rebooted and the reboot carried out using redsn0w is the jailbreak is to persist.
Something unexpected has happened. My iPad and iPhone have replaced my notebook PC as my desktop PC away from my desktop PC. Has this happened because the iPhone and iPad are the perfect business tools? No, it's happened thanks to the fantastic ecosystem of apps and services that have sprung up around these devices.
Barnes & Noble continues to roll out and rebrand their mobile ebook reading software and now has the free Nook app available for the iPad, iPhone, and PC.
This wasn't your typical Mac vs. PC question. This was an iPad-driven, serious inquiry from someone who could function in either Mac-land or PC-land. Would my Android loyalties be too strong for objectivity?
Nuance's Dragon speech recognition tools are well known on PC, but in the mobile world the company's probably best known for its work on extended T9. That's going to change with the arrival in the UK App Store of iPhone and iPad versions of its voice-powered Search and Dictation apps.
It's the day after a Jobs keynote, Google's Caffeine and HP's cloud printing initiative are today's headlines. Get the rolling posts, RSS, or email.
Standing the "there's an app for that" philosophy on its head, developers now offer programs that can turn an iPhone or iPod Touch into a peripheral for a Mac or PC.
It's not all fun and games at the PC Doc HQ as a badly set up iPhone chews through cash at the rate of $6 per MB.
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday pulls out $1.2 billion and goes all in with a bet for Palm. Most analysts say the buyout is for Palm's WebOS operating system. While PC-market fingers will point to Apple and its iPhone OS as the potential losers, the real dunce cap must be placed on Microsoft. And the winner? Apple.
This was bound to happen ...
Every mobile operating system now has their own on device application store, thanks to the initiative of Apple with the iPhone and the App Store. You can buy apps through all of them on your phone, but not all of them support buying apps from your desktop PC. According to WM Experts Microsoft just kicked off phase II of the Windows Marketplace for Mobile by providing the capability to browse and purchase apps from your web browser. Simple visit http://marketplace.windowsphone.com from your browser to check out the store.
Intel is investigating a flaw that affects people trying to sync their iPhone with a PC that has an Intel P55-based motherboard and the 64-bit version of Windows 7.
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