So, what is Shadow?

The core of the concept is the subscription service. You pay a set monthly fee for access to your own dedicated Windows 10 PC operating out of a remote data centre. You can use this PC just as you would any other – install programs, download files, change Windows settings, check your email – whatever you want.

Most importantly, you can access the PC from anywhere you like (well, assuming a decent internet connection). There’s a Shadow app for Windows, Mac, and Android, with iOS promised ‘soon’, and even support for some smart TVs. Accessing the app on any device takes you straight through to your remote desktop.

That means you could use a low-spec laptop to remotely edit photos or videos, access Windows-only software on a Mac, or just browse a full desktop from your tablet or phone.

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