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What if I said that I was writing this post in Microsoft Word … on an iPad? No, it’s not Microsoft’s native iOS app for Office 365 subscribers, and not a third-party workalike that’s been stripped of features, either. It’s the same application that I use on my Mac — in fact, it’s literally the same Word I have on my Mac.
I’m using a new service and app combo released today by virtualization vendor Parallels, but I’m not running a VM on my iPad. Parallels Access (subscription, $79.99 per year) that gives iPad users total access to any application on their desktop Macs or Windows PCs. Parallels Access makes using those applications more touchscreen-friendly than what you usually encounter while using remote control apps like LogMeIn Ignition, iTeleport, Mocha VNC, Splashtop, Air Login or Desktop Connect.
Russian Prime minister Dmitry Medvedev takes a picture of the Eiffel Tower with his smartphone during a meeting, on November 27, 2012, at French employers association MEDEF’s headquarters in Paris. (Photo credi:ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)
As Apple enthusiasts worldwide gear up for an imminent release of the new iPhone, Apple wants to make sure that Russian citizens don’t miss out.
Recently, research firm Gartner brought us the news that we have all been expecting for quite some time — that smartphone sales are now exceeding the sales of standard so-called “feature” phones. The April-June period of this year represented the first time that this has been the case, and although it was something that was inevitably going to happen, it does go a long way to actually showing our increasing reliance on the smartphones that we all carry around with us. The I Forgot My Phone video — courtesy of Charlene deGuzman — also manages to paint a pretty powerful picture of how smartphone technology has managed to become infused in our everyday existence.
The video was only published on deGuzman’s YouTube account a few days ago but has already managed to find itself with over eleven million views (at the time of writing). It stars Charlene herself playing the part of a woman going about her daily business without a smartphone on her. The purpose of the video is to highlight a growing trend of everyday life that no doubt managed to affect all of us at one point or another. It could be you who always had a phone in your hand, or it could be a loved one, family member or close friend, but the fact remains that smartphones are ever present these days in almost every aspect of our daily lives.
Having already made it big in the free-to-play scene on iOS with Clash of Clans, Finnish app development house Supercell may be headed to Android in the hopes of scoring further success overseas. “You can’t be global without being in Asia, and you can’t be big in Asia without being on Android,” Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen notes in an interview with the Financial Times.
At the time of this writing, Supercell’s microtransaction-driven Clash of Clans is seated at position #110 on the iPhone App Store’s Top Free app chart, but ranks a much more favorable #3 on the Top Grossing list. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as the company has already boasted that its daily revenue tops US$2.4 million. By spreading its wares to Android, the company could gain a foothold in regions where Apple’s mobile devices aren’t quite as popular, which could beef up its income even further.