It doesn’t happen very often that we actually take a step back and take a look at the way we go about doing our business on the move in the modern computing age compared to not so long ago. 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 have dramatically increased productivity by allowing us to be connected to our information no matter where we are. The hardware which we use on a daily basis is all well and good, but on some occasions, it is actually the available software that really push us forward.

Using tablets on the move definitely provides a large number of tangible benefits, 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. Thankfully, being able to remotely access our desktop machines from any location is something that isn’t greatly difficult to do through the use of third-party software, with the Splashtop Remote Desktop app being one of the most popular.

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Users of iOS, Android and even webOS devices who require this remote access to a machine will more than likely be familiar with Splashtop, but the 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.

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The release is an example of a large name developer bringing an extremely popular product to Windows 8, and hopefully more planning on following their footsteps. The 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. 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.

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Download Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 [Windows Store link]

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