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OnLive Desktop app hits Microsoft roadblock

OnLive Desktop app hits Microsoft roadblock

Cloud gaming service OnLive recently released a virtual Desktop app that worked as a Windows 7 client to stream Microsoft's desktop Office suite to users' iPads or Android tablets. The service seemed too good to be true and some questioned whether it was in violation of Microsoft's licensing terms. Well, question no more as the software giant has broached the subject today with an obvious disapproval.

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OnLive Desktop Plus gives iPad superspeed Flash

OnLive Desktop Plus gives iPad superspeed Flash

OnLive Desktop may have stumbled upon the best way to get Flash content on an iPad: host the CPU-hungry tech on a server as far away as possible from your tablet, and simply stream over the results. In an update to the OnLive Desktop remote access app, first released last month, OnLive Desktop Plus adds gigabit-speed accelerated browsing with full Adobe Flash support, delivering what the company says isn't just the fastest full-browsing experience when mobile, but the fastest experience on any platform.

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OnLive Desktop for iPad released

OnLive Desktop for iPad released

OnLive Desktop gone live in Apple's App Store, offering iPad owners instant access to a cloud-based Windows desktop complete with Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Announced earlier in the week, OnLive Desktop - which is a free download [iTunes link] and currently has no ongoing subscription charges for the basic package - allows documents to be viewed, created and edited, with the promise of more apps incoming soon.

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How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

After Sony’s gaming leader Kaz Hirai said at the Consumer Electronics Show recently that his company would not be unveiling new hardware at the E3 Gaming Expo later this year, a slew of people took to the Web to wonder when it might finally offer up a new console. Some say it could happen next year, while others think it could be 2014. There are even some folks who say Sony won’t release its new console until 2015.

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CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

If ultrabooks and smartphones led the charge for your credit card in mobile gadgetry at CES 2012 this week, Smart TV did the same for living room scale tech. Google TV made its new strike on the market, having rallied for a second scuffle after its embarrassing first-gen flop, while homegrown smart TV systems did their level best to compete. All that was wrapped up with oversized LCD and plasma panels or in slick set-top boxes, with the promise of a world of video-on-demand, cloud-gaming and more just waiting at the end of your broadband pipe. Confusing times, perhaps, but not if you head on through to the SlashGear Smart TV round-up!

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OnLive Desktop brings full Windows apps to iPad

OnLive Desktop brings full Windows apps to iPad

Known for delivering instant-action gaming over the cloud, OnLive is now adding a new service of delivering enterprise productivity tools over the cloud. The company will be bringing the first no-compromise Windows apps experience to the iPad. Through its free OnLive Desktop app, which will be available this Thursday, iPad users will be able to access full-featured Windows 7 applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, that are remotely hosted in the cloud.

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OnLive hits iOS and Android with phone/tablet cloud gaming

OnLive hits iOS and Android with phone/tablet cloud gaming

OnLive has launched its smartphone and tablet cloud gaming apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, bringing console-class gaming to WiFi and 3G/4G mobile devices with an optional wireless controller. This updated control pad uses what OnLive calls "adaptive wireless" to automatically find the best connection with your TV, PC, Mac, Blu-ray player, smartphone or tablet, and will go on sale on December 9 at $49.99/£39.99. Check out the video demo after the cut.

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HTC: Quietly Blundering

HTC: Quietly Blundering

To say HTC is having a bad month is an understatement: share price ditching, outlook slashed and reeling from an embarrassing and unexpected defeat by Apple in the patent courts. The company that once led the smartphone segment has found its "Quietly Brilliant" message struggling to be heard above the crowd. The potential collapse of the S3 Graphics deal is just the latest stage of the company's ebbing momentum, though it can't blame the USITC entirely for investors' loss of faith. HTC lost its common Sense some time ago.

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OnLive hits UK: Streaming gaming is go

OnLive hits UK: Streaming gaming is go

Streaming game company OnLive has officially launched in the UK, bringing its cloud-hosted gaming system to PCs, Macs and TVs, with tablet and phones support in the pipeline. Around 150 titles are available for UK gamers at launch, with a special offer making the first just £1 ($1.55), and either per-title or subscription packages are available. Meanwhile, OnLive has also confirmed that EA Games titles will soon be arriving in the catalog, beginning with Bulletstorm.

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