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How To Video: Use Flash on the iPad
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How To Video: Use Flash on the iPad

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Though the iPad doesn't support Flash, you can view some Flash items using a VNC app.

One big complaint about the iPad is its lack of support for Adobe Flash. This means many Web sites, especially video and gaming pages aren't accessible in the Web browser. One way around that is using a VNC app. VNC stands for virtual network computing. It lets you show and control one computer from another. With this app, you can use a computer that does support Flash to view the content in a VNC app on the iPad. For my example I'm using Desktop Connect. It currently costs $12 in the iTunes App Store. Though there are cheaper VNC apps, this one works with a lot of platforms and is easy to configure. If the computer is on the same network, Desktop Connect will find it and connect to it automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to configure it manually. Once you're connected, you can navigate from within the iPad and pull up your Flash gaming site and run it on the iPad. Now there is a lag, there's a limit on how close you can zoom, and--a big downer-- it doesn't support audio. But if you just have to view something in Flash on the iPad. And you have a computer you can VNC into, you can do it. That's it for this How to. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com.

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