GoToMyPC Review

On December 31, 2010, in Review, by Scott Willsey


Company: Citrix Online
Price: $9.95 – $19.95/mo

Choosing a remote computer access service can seem a little like wandering around the strip in Las Vegas — there are lots of interesting choices vying for your attention, and possibly some gambling involved. But it needn’t be that way. GoToMyPC from Citrix Online provides a quality, easy to use product backed by a name that’s well known in the online computer services industry. Citrix Online also provides the highly regarded GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToAssist, and Webinar, which gives an indication of the company’s ability to run secure and scalable services.

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About Scott Willsey

Scott is a long time Apple enthusiast whose first personally owned computer was the original 128k Macintosh introduced in 1984. He has 20 years of experience working with OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux. Scott is host of the Pocket Sized Podcast, a short pocketable podcast about Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple TV. You can find it at Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw or on his podcast Twitter account at @pocketpodcast.

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Orb Puts Your Media Where You Want It

On December 2, 2010, in Apple, Apps, Features, iPod Touch, Review, by Owen Rubin

Orb has three products:
Orb Live: $9.99
Orb Music Player: $69.00
Orb TV: $99.00

Orb Video On Many Devices

Orb has three different products which are quite similar in operation, and work together to offer up your content where you want it and when you want it. Orb’s first product, Orb Live, is an app for iPhone or Android that includes a second piece of software (Orb Caster) that runs on your Mac or PC. Together, these two pieces of software let you “take” the music, videos and photos that live on your computer with you as you travel, without having to move anything to your mobile device, and regardless of their file format or size. You can also watch live TV on your mobile device if your computer has a TV Tuner (like a USB tuner) as well as view any web cameras attached to your computer. Orb Caster transcodes

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About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and is currently the CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps, especially for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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