February 25, 2012, 6:17 AM — This week's round up of iOS app news offers solutions for running your desktop computer from your iPad, a cool way to tell stories using Twitter, and improvements to Twitter itself.
Already this week, Macworld's Lex Friedman reviewed the much-hyped Clear to-do app, calling it limited but "laced with charm and ... fun to use." Lloyd Case took a look at OnLive Desktop Plus, an app that lets you run your Windows-based computer from your iPad; he recommended sticking with a free version of the app. And Jeffery Battersby took a look at the best iOS apps for figuring and filing your taxes.
Other news from the app universe:
Screens: One of the cool things about the rise of iOS is that it lets you leave your computer behind—without ever leaving your computer behind. Mirroring apps for the iPhone and iPad let you navigate and view your desktop computer from a remote location. The $20 Screens VNC app is among the most-lauded offerings of this type. Developer Edovia this week released Screens 2.0, a universal app that works on all iOS devices. New features include a redesign of the user interface, including a new toolbar across the bottom of the screen lets you easilyt access all the features. The upgraded app also features keys for SSH tunneling, as well as AirPlay support, so you can view your remote computer on a larger TV screen. The app also lets you take screenshots of your remote desktop and lets you synchronize your bookmarked connections between all your iOS devices via iCloud. The app is only compatible with devices running iOS 5.0 or later.