Tag Archives: PC

Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

Because there’s no way most PC games would be fun on a touchscreen, you’ll probably want a controller — Valve says that Made for iPhone-certified controllers should work, as will its own Steam-branded controller. The company also notes that for best performance, the computer doing the streaming should be hardwired to your router, and your iOS device should be running on your Wi-Fi network’s 5Ghz band. – Greg Kumparak, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2WNcuNM

Pandora’s Premium music streaming service arrives on the web

A desktop-based offering was sorely missing from Pandora Premium, given the $10/month fee, but from today all subscribers will be able to access their catalog from their PC or Mac. There are, of course, some limitations to launching a web app as opposed to a native desktop app, as it means offline access to music isn’t yet available. A spokesperson wouldn’t confirm whether a native desktop app is in the works or not. However, the company said that web access has been the feature most requested by its subscribers. – Paul Sawers, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2CmUWgs

Turn any old, slow computer into a speedy Chromebook with this free software

photo: BGR

It’s worth noting that the name Chromebook is trademarked by Google, so that’s not technically what you’re getting when you install CloudReady on your computer. But Neverware uses Chromium, the open source version of the Chrome operating system, which makes for a nearly identical experience, complete with all the apps and services you’d find on an actual Chromebook. – Jacob Siegal, BGR

Review of the MINIX NGC-1 Windows 10 Fanless Mini PC

At $399.00 the system is at a premium price but it is very much a premium product with a metal case and a stout weight. […] Because it is a full Windows PC with RAM to spare it easily handles PLEX and Kodi at the same time. It can also support the Plex Home Theater which is a far more capable application than any of the Plex application available on other devices. Another option that we tried was PlayOn. […] It comes loaded with Microsoft Explorer and Microsoft Edge. The best thing about Microsoft Explorer is that you can use it to download Google Chrome. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor  

Torrents-Time Brings Popcorn Time to Any Windows Browser

Available for now on Windows 7 and above, the Torrents Time plug-in allows Popcorntime-Online.io to embed Popcorn Time content in every major browser, although in fact any torrent video can be displayed. […] The Torrents-Time service currently utilizes Anonymous VPN as its privacy provider. They claim to have a no logging policy. However, Torrents-Time say they are open to working with other suppliers too. – Andy, TorrentFreak

Mozilla’s Founder Wants to Block Ads on Mobile So He Can Serve You Different Ads

Brendan Eich, the co-founder of Mozilla and inventor of JavaScript, wants to assuage your guilt with his new project, Brave. Brave functions as a browser on desktop and mobile devices, blocks ads and trackers from the sites you visit, and incorporates HTTPS Everywhere, a browser plugin developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that ensures an encrypted connection whenever possible. Sounds somewhat similar to AdBlock, Peace, and every other ad-blocking browser you’ve heard of recently, right? Here’s the difference: Brave blocks ads, but then replaces them with other ads. – Kate Conger, MOTHERBOARD
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