updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri December 21, 2007
Vista SideShow for iPhone
Ikanos Consulting has revealed a new web app that should bring most of the features of Windows Vista's SideShow auxiliary display technology to Apple's latest handheld devices. Beta 3 of the firm's Go Gadgets utility depends on new web rendering code that simulates a native iPhone or iPod touch program while still offering remote functionality to use content from a Vista computer regardless of its current state: users can receive news feeds, navigate PowerPoint presentations, and steer music playback from the Apple hardware.
The renderer is designed to be flexible and will ultimately work with devices as varied as the Nintendo Wii or PlayStation 3. A Windows Mobile browser release is delayed to early next year, Ikanos says. The Go Gadgets feature is currently in private beta but is accepting requests for invitations and plans to activate the service for more users in the next few months. [via Engadget]