Citrix Online has just released a new remote desktop productivity application in the Apple App Store. The GoToMyPC app will give iPad users access to their Mac or PC desktop’s files, programs, and network resources via their tablet. Citrix has focused strongly on the security of the connection, with 128-bit AES encryption, dual passwords and end-to-end user authentication. GoToMyPC will also automatically disconnect after extended periods of inactivity.
GoToMyPC only requires that a user’s iPad be connected to either a Wi-Fi or 3G network and that the app be downloaded on both the More >
According to the folks over at BGR, their sources are confirming that iOS 4.3 will be bringing a personal HotSpot feature to all iPhones in March, subject to the approval of individual carriers. If this is true, iOS 4.3 will begin to support personal HotSpots out of the box, but it is upto the individual carriers such as AT&T and now Verizon to enable support for it.
Verizon’s iPhone 4, which will be running a new iOS 4.2.5 comes with support for turning the device into a personal Wi-Fi HotSpot allowing up to five Wi-Fi devices to share the iPhone’s cellular data connection. Their sources More >
If you have iTunes and you have a Windows Phone 7 device then you’ll probably want to check out the new Remote app in the Marketplace released by Komodex. It promises to make the two work together in perfect harmony by allowing them to communicate over a Wi-Fi connection. There’s a basic set of iTunes controls at your WP7 phone’s disposal, including volume, starting/stopping music, and searching by album, artist, song, and a corresponding piece of desktop software you need to install to make it all happen. The software and app are compatible with both Windows (all versions XP and above) and More >
When Samsung first introduced their Galaxy Tab, the tablet was supposed to save Android fans from the iPad. The company promised that a Wi-Fi only version would eventually be coming out for those who did not want to pay for another data plan. Today, Samsung finally announced that it will be coming to the US in the first quarter of 2011. As of right now, no dates have been given for international releases, but since this is a Wi-Fi only version, it should be easy to ship it over from the US for international use.
It will hold 16GB of internal storage and will also include a microSD slot for More >
Viber is an iOS application that lets you make free phone calls to other devices that have Viber. You can call any Viber user anywhere in the world, for free. Viber is available to install for free on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, all you have to do is provide your phone number and a access code is sent to you via SMS.
Viber also uses your existing contact list and puts a little Viber logo beside any contact who has the app installed, making it easy to see who you can VoIP call for free but you can also make standard calls from within the app.
The app receives calls even when it is More >
Tunaverse has just released Cinq for iOS 4.2 devices. This clever app will sync iPhone photos wirelessly to your home computer over Wi-Fi and 3G while you’re on the go. This may not be a camera app, but it does allow you to easily manage your photos. Cinq is a free app, but there is a paid version that lacks advertising for $1.99. An iPad version of Cinq is also available for $3.99.
Apple is reluctant to offer wireless syncing for iOS devices, so it’s nice to see that there are app developers out there working hard to fill this need.
Once downloaded, you have to navigate to the Cinq More >
Today, Apple announced a “special limited time” offer of reduced pricing on all three refurbished Wi-Fi only iPad‘s in it’s U.S online store. The offer knocks down the price of the 16GB model by additional $20, and 32/64GB models by $50 on top of the standard refurbished prices.
All refurbished iPads come with brand-new batteries and external shells and include one-year warranties. Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are not included in the special pricing and continue to be offered at $50 off of the brand-new units.
It looks like the 16GB 3G variant of the iPad is now being offered on T-Mobile for UK customers. Depending on what plan you choose, you can end up snagging a discount on the actual iPad. New Customers can get a 1GB of data + 1GB of quiet time data data used between midnight and 10am) for £27.00/month which will bring the actual iPad cost to £199.00. Existing customers can get the same data plan for £25.00/month and receive the same £199.00 on the actual device.
If you are one of the people who prefer to go on no contract, there are 3 pay as you go plans you can choose from asMore >
One of the more exciting features of iOS 4.2.1 is AirPlay, which allows you to wirelessly stream videos from iTunes and iOS devices to the new Apple TV 2G. Unfortunately you cannot use your device as an AirPlay speaker… until now. Audio cannot be streamed from one iOS device to another iOS device or from iTunes on your computer to an iPhone or iPod Touch. The folks over at TouchBite have made it possible to turn your jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch into real speakers compatible with AirPlay. You can follow the steps below to see how:How to Turn your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch iOS 4.x More >
The SlingPlayer mobile app for iPad is now available to download in the App Store. Sling Player for iPad gives you the ability to view and control your home DVR or TV over Wi-Fi or 3G for a price tag of $29.99. Here is what the official app description says:
Supported Video Sources:
Watch and control your home TV and DVR on your iPad! When connected over 3G or Wi-Fi to a Slingbox SOLO or PRO-HD (Slingboxes* sold separately), you can play anything you can see on your home TV on your iPad.
- Apple TV
- Basic Cable
- Cable set-top box and DVR
- Digital Over-the-Air broadcasts (Slingbox Pro-HD More >