Take a browse through the App Store and you’ll find that there are a number of office suites to choose from. On your desktop computer it is likely that you have become used to working with Microsoft Office and while there are a range of Office-compatible suites that will enable you to work with your files, it is not the same as a mobile version of Office itself. OnLive Desktop is a quite unique app which give you access to cloud-hosted versions of Office programs in a Windows 7 style interface.
OnLive Desktop, is another innovative technology brought to you by, OnLive cloud gaming service.With OnLive Desktop, we can have seamless Windows desktop applications on an iPad without actually having them installed on a device.All thanks to cloud computing. What is OnLive Service? OnLive is a games-on-demand service, providing instant access to latest and popular game titles on PCs, MACs. OnLive desktop is an application on iPad wherein you can do anything to your office documents that had only been imagined in past. It provides the facility to view and edit the office documents using touch and on-screen keyboard. It uses windows 7 operating systems. This application is.
It is important to bear in mind that OnLive Desktop is not a remote access tool, but it does provide you with access to remotely hosted copies of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint which you can use with your iPad’s touch screen. All of this is wrapped up in a familiar environment which closely mimics the experience of using Windows 7 on a desktop computer and the fact that you are working with a remote version of Office mean that no compromises need to be made about the features you can use.
- Live Desktop 1.2 for Mac is free to download from our software library. The actual developer of this software for Mac is HALFBIT ltd. The program lies within Theming Tools, more precisely Themes. This Mac download was scanned by our antivirus and was rated as virus free.
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To make it easier to access the files you are working with on different devices, the app comes complete with 2GB of free online storage. This can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection so once you have created and saved from your iPad can then be accessed on your desktop or laptop computer and vice versa. The experience is unlike working with any other mobile office suite, but the online nature of the app means that there is potential for performance issues.
Working with the free account means that there business and enterprise users who have paid for access to the service, and this give them priority use of the servers. This can be mean that at times it is not possible to access your account, or you may find that performance is a little slow. Besides these niggles, OnLive Deskop is an extremely interesting app which is well worthy of your attention.
A unique and impressive approach to working with Office documents from your iPad which is a great alternative to the usual mobile office suites.
The following is the first in a series of posts by guest blogger Patrick Schoof—or, as he’s known in gaming circles, Unexceptional, a popular Twitch streamer using Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac. Read on to learn about his experience choosing and using Parallels Desktop to live-stream games.
One Twitch Streamer’s Setup with Parallels Desktop
Last week, I talked about my journey to becoming a Twitch streamer using Parallels Desktop. Today, I’ll take the next step and share my full setup using Parallels Desktop 10 and Windows 8.
When I decided I wanted to be a live-streamer, I thought, “What’s the first thing you’ll need?” The answer: streaming software. So I looked for the cheapest, best option and found a program called OBS (Open Broadcasting Software). It was free to download and generally well reviewed, and it claimed Mac compatibility.
Next I had to figure out how to get my console games to stream. I did more research and found that the El Gato Game Capture Card would work well. I‘ve always been a console gamer, so I figured I would play those the most. Once I got the El Gato set up and working with OBS, I got online and started streaming!
After a while (and zero viewers), someone was nice enough to point out that they couldn’t hear the game sound or the music I was listening to. Weird—everything seemed to be set up correctly. I’m the first to admit my lack of tech savvy, though, so I figured I’d watch some YouTube videos to sort out what was going on.
Hours later, I found out it was an OBS on Mac problem. So I surrendered. I finally got Parallels Desktop, installed it, installed Windows 8, re-downloaded everything for Windows, and got it all set up—efficiently and without issues.
The Windows version of OBS is about a million times more customizable, with about a billion ways to improve my stream quality. Next time I went live, it was incredible—like night and day. My sound and video were synched up, viewers could hear my game, and, most important, OBS worked.
On Live Desktop For Macbook
With Windows running through Parallels Desktop, I stream primarily PC games now. I even downloaded a driver that lets me use an Xbox 360 controller for PC games that I couldn’t use on my Mac alone. Now it feels like I’m playing on a console, but I get to try those long-denied PC games.
Parallels Desktop does struggle a bit when I’m streaming and Skyping and doing a bunch of other things at once, but I highly recommend it if you want to play PC games or live-stream but don’t want to buy another computer. Improving performance is as easy as assigning more disk space to your virtual machine, or simply closing a few windows. In a nutshell, I have to work smarter so the computer doesn’t have to work harder—and that’s what gaming is all about.
Stay tuned for Part 3 of my guest blog series next week, when I’ll show you my full streaming setup using Parallels Desktop 10 and Windows 8. Until then, you can catch my stream on Twitch as Unexceptional, or follow me on Twitter at @UnexceptionalTV!
P.S. Don’t forget—you can see Parallels Desktop in action at the #LANVegas14 event at Skillcon with Mountain Fortune and other big names in gaming! It starts December 26. Here’s more info: http://bit.ly/1yb4uqr.
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Patrick Schoof is a popular live-streamer with the handle of Unexceptional on Twitch, as well as a guy with a writing degree who uses it to say (hopefully) witty things while gaming. Catch his stream weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. You can also follow him on Twitter @UnexceptionalTV. Happy gaming!