iPhone/iPad App To Access Windows Desktop Applications Remotely

Want to work on the MS Excel document on your home computer while you are on the move with just your iPhone or iPad by your side? Parallels, the developers of Mac Desktop virtualization software have announced a new application that will make it possible. The software allows members to open any Windows-based applications like […]

Want to work on the MS Excel document on your home computer while you are on the move with just your iPhone or iPad by your side? Parallels, the developers of Mac Desktop virtualization software have announced a new application that will make it possible. The software allows members to open any Windows-based applications like Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook to be accessed from the iPhone and iPad.

This is a pretty powerful solution to the various drawbacks that come with owning an iOS device – including the inability to run Flash. Since the Parallels window basically launches all kinds of Windows applications, any Flash application opened from inside the application will work seamlessly. Of course, playing Flash games is still going to be a problem in the absence of a mouse-based control. Nevertheless, the application is going to be pretty useful.

The iOS app itself is free, but do note that you will need a Mac computer running a Parallels Desktop for Mac software to in turn access the Windows computer. And that software does not come for cheap and is priced at close to $80. Nevertheless, if you are interested, check out the application at the App Store here.

VLC Player App For iPad Submitted To App Store

Applidium, a Paris based developer of iPhone applications have announced the submission of their latest iPad app that could help bring the VLC player to the iPad. VLC is an open source media playing format that is compatible with a vast majority of media applications and hence is popular among users. However, Apple’s closely guarded […]

Applidium, a Paris based developer of iPhone applications have announced the submission of their latest iPad app that could help bring the VLC player to the iPad. VLC is an open source media playing format that is compatible with a vast majority of media applications and hence is popular among users. However, Apple’s closely guarded iOS platform does not support the VLC player format as yet and hence the new iOS app could bridge this gap.

However, we will have to wait and see if the new app will be approved. Apple has always been known to be finical when it comes to approving apps that perform tasks that the closed environment does not allow. Anyway, considering that the App review staff had recently approved controversial browser apps like Opera (that technically duplicated the native Mobile Safari app), it will be interesting to see if this new app will make it through.

Download YouTube Videos To iPhone, iPod & iPad Using YourTube App

The YouTube terms of service prohibits users from downloading videos from the website. This was a primary reason behind Apple banning the free iPhone app MiTube not so long ago. Now if you are still looking for an alternative, here is an app that will enable the process for you. The YourTube app is available […]

The YouTube terms of service prohibits users from downloading videos from the website. This was a primary reason behind Apple banning the free iPhone app MiTube not so long ago. Now if you are still looking for an alternative, here is an app that will enable the process for you. The YourTube app is available on Cydia for jailbroken users and provides a way to download HD YouTube videos to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Besides this, the application also lets you import these downloaded videos to your iPod app.

Of course, since this is a jailbreak app, non-jailbroken iPhone users cannot access the application. You can of course use one of our jailbreaking guides to get started (unless you have not updated to the latest OS). But do remember that jailbreaking can void your warranty.

The latest update of YourTube is compatible with iPhone 4 and iOS 4 as well and is available at a price of $5. Already own this iPhone app? Then you are eligible for an upgrade at just $1 if you had purchased the older app before July 1.

Free iPad App Turns iPad Into Remote Control For PC Or Mac

Want to access the files and folders on your PC or Mac right from the comfort of your couch? RemotePC is a free iPad application that will make this a possibility. The application requires users to first register for a RemotePC account here and then also install the server software on your Windows or Mac […]

Want to access the files and folders on your PC or Mac right from the comfort of your couch? RemotePC is a free iPad application that will make this a possibility. The application requires users to first register for a RemotePC account here and then also install the server software on your Windows or Mac based computer. Finally, download the free iPad app from the App Store to get started.

To access a file, users need to launch the iPad app and pick the computer to access. Once done, they may navigate to the folder (or from desktop) and launch the file to view. RemotePC will support most document formats including Word, Excel, PDFs, images and videos. Since this is primarily a viewer application, you may not be able to edit files. The application also comes with a few interesting features like the ability to playlist music files so that you may play PC music on your iPad without the need to transfer them.

At a $0 price, I think this is a pretty neat bargain. What do you think?

[via Mobiputing]

Plex App For iPhone And iPad Released

Plex, the popular media center service for Apple’s Mac computers has announced the launch of a new app that will bring the media streaming service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The application will allow you to use your iDevice as a remote control and also additionally let users stream the content from the […]

Plex, the popular media center service for Apple’s Mac computers has announced the launch of a new app that will bring the media streaming service to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The application will allow you to use your iDevice as a remote control and also additionally let users stream the content from the Plex Media center to your iPhone or iPad. This is significant because it will give users a seamless video consuming experience. Consider watching a movie on your Plex-integrated television and then choosing to watch the rest of the movie on your iPad in the bedroom. With the latest Plex app, that becomes possible.

The Plex app runs on iPhones/iPod Touch running iOS 3.0 and above and on iPads. It also requires an Intel Mac version 5.0 and above and transcodes 720p video with a processor offering at least 2.2GHz capacity.

The app costs $4.99 and can be downloaded from the App Store by clicking here.

EA Sports iPhone Apps On Discount Sale This Weekend

EA Sports has announced a massive discount sale on several of their popular gaming applications for the iPhone and iPad. The Need For Speed Shift app, that is normally available on the app store at a price of $6.99 is now available just at $3.99. Other apps that are now available on discount are NCAA Football, […]

EA Sports has announced a massive discount sale on several of their popular gaming applications for the iPhone and iPad. The Need For Speed Shift app, that is normally available on the app store at a price of $6.99 is now available just at $3.99. Other apps that are now available on discount are NCAA Football, FIFA 10, NBA Live, Madden NFL 11 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour.

The discount on these iOS apps is as much as 86% and is noted to be only for the weekend – that’s between August 28 and August 29. The announcement is an exciting offer for most gamers since EA Sports makes some of the most exciting games for the Apple App Store. Also, a few of these apps are also in the top 100 and so are among the most sought after.

If you are excited, just head over to the App Store on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and start downloading!

Open Multiple Tabs On iPad Browser With iLunascape

The iPad is called a media consumption device and of course surfing websites is also one way of consuming media. However, one of the biggest grievances that iPad users have is in the inability of the iPad’s Mobile Safari web browser to open multiple tabs – similar to a Firefox, IE or Chrome on the desktop computer. […]

The iPad is called a media consumption device and of course surfing websites is also one way of consuming media. However, one of the biggest grievances that iPad users have is in the inability of the iPad’s Mobile Safari web browser to open multiple tabs – similar to a Firefox, IE or Chrome on the desktop computer. That makes media consumption a pain.

iLunascape is a newly launched iPad app that will help you out on this. The app comes with several enhanced features that makes website browsing on the iPad a pleasure. For starters, yes, you can open multiple tabs – up to 6 at a time. You can simply open the various open webpages by tapping on the tab. Apart from this, you can also set the active webpages to open everytime you relaunch the browser. Other features include the ability to bookmark pages, lock accelerometer rotation, view history and also take page screenshots.

iLunascape iPad browser

The iLunascape app is free to download and can be accessed from the App Store by clicking here.

Music Video Discovery App For iPad – MySpace Music Romeo

MySpace has launched a cool new video discovery service for iPad that will allow users to browse through countless number of music videos that can then be purchased or skipped to the next video – very similar to Pandora except that this one’s for music videos. When you launch the app, users are asked to […]

MySpace has launched a cool new video discovery service for iPad that will allow users to browse through countless number of music videos that can then be purchased or skipped to the next video – very similar to Pandora except that this one’s for music videos. When you launch the app, users are asked to specify their favorite music genre as well as their current mood. Based on these settings, MySpace Music Romeo will stream music videos that may either be skipped to the next video or liked by tapping the Love button. The algorithm will then save these preferences to fine-tune its video offering further.

The app is free to download on iOS 3.2 and above for iPad and makes money via iTunes sale and occasional video commercials. The technology is itself reported to be developed using the music aggregation service, We are Hunted. You can head over to the App Store to download the app right away.

Watch Xvid Format Video Files On iPad Without Jailbreak

If you are reading this now, do check out the App Store here and download the iPad app named CineXplayer. The app enables the user to play all Xvid format movies and videos that are currently not playable on your iPad. So next time you will be able to carry a lot more videos and […]

If you are reading this now, do check out the App Store here and download the iPad app named CineXplayer. The app enables the user to play all Xvid format movies and videos that are currently not playable on your iPad. So next time you will be able to carry a lot more videos and movies on your iPad that you can watch on the go.

But considering that Apple is not favorable towards such apps, expect the application to be removed from the App Store in a pretty short while. The application is free to download.

While a majority of videos should play without a problem, the developers however note that certain Xvid files may not play and that they are working over the kinks. Also, formats such as mkv and AC3 are not supported currently.

Do let me know in the comments if you were successful in downloading this app from the App Store.

Download YouTube Videos To iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch With Free App

iOS applications that allow users to download videos from YouTube to their iPhone or iPod Touch have been available for quite some time on the Cydia jailbreak app store. However, app developer Max Weisel has now released MiTube which is possibly the first official iPhone/iPad app on the Apple App Store that will let users […]

iOS applications that allow users to download videos from YouTube to their iPhone or iPod Touch have been available for quite some time on the Cydia jailbreak app store. However, app developer Max Weisel has now released MiTube which is possibly the first official iPhone/iPad app on the Apple App Store that will let users perform the same task.

The newly released app is universal – that works on both the iPhone and iPad – and allows users to download videos of any resolution; including the HD quality videos. The app provides a basic search functionality that will allow users to search YouTube for videos and then lets them stream these clips either in low or high quality besides offering them an option to download it. The downloaded videos reside within the app and may be transferred to the users’ PC or Mac using the iTunes file sharing option.

iPhone app to download youtube videos

The best thing about this app is that this is free. So what are you waiting for – click away to the iTunes store to download the app to your iDevice.

Update: Sorry, looks like it’s gone!