If you’re one of those who actually want the ability to play media files and listen to music on PC or OS X, then Splashtop Remote Desktop would be the best application until now. In this computer world, the emergence of powerful smartphones like the iPhone or Galaxy S III, as well as mobile tablets like the iPad or the poor old HP TouchPad (discontinued) have dramatically increased productivity by allowing us to be connected to our information no matter where we are. On the go!
While using tablets would be generally beneficial for us, but with storage and processor limitations, they sometimes just can’t compare to a full desktop machine in front of you, especially when it comes to business use. Now the apps like Splashtop comes to scene, being able to remotely access your desktop machines from any location is something that isn’t greatly difficult to do through the use of third-party software, the Splashtop Remote Desktop app being the best and of the most popular app out there released for Windows and Macs and made available to access remotely of your files on the go.
With Splashtop currently holding spots in a slew of Android, Cupertino’s notorious iOS devices and even HP’s cadaverous TouchPad tablets who require this remote access to a machine will more than likely be familiar with Remote Desktop, now the Splashtop service has now been extended to wider circles with the release of a Windows 8 compatible app which will make itself at home on tablet devices powered by Microsoft’s new operating system. The software is billed as being the fastest way to remotely access a PC or Mac from a Windows 8 powered tablet. Splashtop Inc, today announced that Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 is now available in the Windows Store.
Now Windows 8 users can enjoy Splashtop Remote Desktop, along with more than seven million Splashtop users of mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones, who access their Windows-based PCs and Macs to remotely run applications, view and edit files, watch HD movies and play graphic-intensive games at up to 30 frames per second.
The release of the app is an example of a large name developer bringing an extremely popular product to Windows 8 app, itself has been totally optimized for use on the slate-friendly version of Windows 8 with native gestures all being accounted for, as well as having swipe functionality to show and hide menus.
According to the senior director, Windows Partner and Developers, John Richards at Microsoft Corp, said that “Splashtop is a great example of re-imagining an existing application as a Metro style app, which takes the advantage of new features in Windows 8 and delivers an experience that works across Windows 8 devices of any form factor“.
So, by using the Splashtop Remote Desktop app to connect to a Mac or PC that is running the streaming client, users will be able to perform practically unlimited tasks like streaming videos at rate of 30 frames per second or enjoying low latency games.
Last but not least, Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 provides PC or Mac remote access support with full audio and video over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. But current version requires a static IP address in order to access computer over internet connection. For more information on Splashtop Remote Desktop and download it from the Windows Store at http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/a3d281b1-fff3-4319-9c5a-717cade64658. Then install the free Splashtop Streamer on a PC or Mac that runs Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium) or Windows 8 Release Preview, as well as Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users).
Download Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 [Windows Store link]