Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Controlling PCs and Macs With an iPad

The one last reason people had for schleping their computers around was the inability to do word-processing and other such "computer functions" on one's tablet. Those days are over for iPad users. With the Parallels Access app, you can link to your computer (whether PC or Mac) and use all its programs, which will appear full-screen on the tablet. For example, you can create a Word document through the tablet which actually will be on the computer, or pull up any Word document to view or edit it. So now, you can leave your computer at home and access its programs from anywhere. There are two drawbacks: (i) it costs $80/year per computer; and (ii) there is a file transfer issue that is being fixed. Also, there is no Android version.

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