Direct downloads?! Possible??

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One of the best things about AlwaysOnPC is that it loads websites and downloads stuff really fast (on the Virtual Computer). I tried downloading a video attachment on my email, and I was thoroughly impressed with the speed it was downloaded onto the 'Virtual' computer. I'd like to use AlwaysOnPC to download larger file attachments directly to my (real) computer. Is this possible in any way, or is it a really, really bad idea?
Also, as a lot of people are complaining, the performance is not good (maybe because I'm far from the server location). It actually lags a lot--it's a bit tolerable when I drop down the JPEG quality to about 1, but then it looks all messy--like stretching a 240p YouTube video onto a giant screen. I hope you solve this quick.
Oh, a big thanks for making it possible, anyways! I love using it, even if it takes 8 seconds (on higher quality) to perform just one action--scroll, click or whatever.
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Riwaj, thanks for the feedback. There are several ways to share files between your AlwaysOnPC virtual computer and your other computers. To upload/download directly from your PC or Mac go to www.alwaysonpc.com and click the login button and sign in with your email username and password. Click Connect. The system will then launch AlwaysOnPC PC/Mac software and once you login your AlwaysOnPC screen will appear. On the upper left corner of your AlwaysOnPC screen is a menu button for File Upload. Select that and simply drag files back and forth to upload/download. For a video demo of how to do this go to http://www.alwaysonpc.com/aboutUpload....

Be advised as stated on our iTunes page and in the Android Market we currently do not support full motion video or sound, these features are in the works.

In terms of download times the performance of our app depends on several variables. First the speed of your local network, which can be impacted by a number of variables such as how strong or weak your 3G or Wi-Fi signal is and how much density or demand there is on the local network. Second is how far you are from our servers. We have two facilities, one in Southern Californian and one in Bulgaria, Europe. The further you are from the these two locations, the higher the latency.

Where is it that you're located?
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Thanks for the reply. That was a great help. Some folders on AlwaysOnPC say that files can be transferred via Bluetooth--what does that mean? That sounds weird!
The latency is because I'm in Nepal (Asia), plus because the Internet connections are not as fast. I hope you setup a server in Asia too! TBH, the most common internet speeds here are 128kbps only. I'm using 192kbps DSL, which gives me a downspeed of about 22 KBps. I know this also causes slower response times--an action takes about 2 seconds to complete on my Virtual PC from my PC (when used with high compression and restricted colors), and about 4 seconds from my iPhone (color:hundreds)
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Riwaj, where did you see the BlueTooth reference?
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Riwaj Pyakurel

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On my Downloads folder
Here's a screenshot from my iPhone: http://cl.ly/2O3T1O1X2q3H3p2B1B2A
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Riwaj, that's a placeholder for a future feature development, sorry for any confusion.

James
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No prob! I look forward to great improvements in the future! (although it's really useful at this time already!)
Thanks for all the replies, and thanks for clearing out my misconceptions. Thanks a lot!