Do you need remote access to your home or work Windows 8 (or 8.1) computer? Well it’s not all that hard to setup. Microsoft recently released their official Remote Desktop app and this guide will help you set things up. You will not only be able to access your home or work computer remotely from your Android phone or tablet, but you will also be able to from an iOS device as well. Hit the break for the step-by-step instructions.
Along with the official release of Windows 8.1 today comes Microsoft’s new Android/iOS Remote Desktop application. That’s right, there is now a “Microsoft-official” way to access your desktop remotely via your device.
Some might say that it’s hard to control your PC on a tiny phone screen, but the tile-view in Windows 8 certainly works great on the phone, as well as many Windows 8 apps. (For obvious reasons, it works better on Android tablets and iPads, due to the bigger screens.)
There are plenty of ways to access your desktop browser from your mobile device, but most don’t even get to that point because the thought of setting up a server and get it running on your desktop is too overwhelming of a procedure. Although it isn’t too hard, many don’t want to mess around with it either because it’s too confusing or for whatever other reason they may have.
However, the Chromium team is working on an Android version of their already popular “Chrome Remote Desktop” for desktop Chrome browsers, using your Google account and Chrome browser’s ability to sync. (This will give you the ability to access your desktop directly through your Android device’s Chrome browser.) Although it may be a while before it’s available and fully functional, it’s certainly a great start to something that can be an extremely powerful tool for Android.
If you’re constantly heading over to the homes of friends and family to supply some tech support, Google+ now provides a much more simple solution, via Hangouts Remote Desktop. Powered by the same technology behind Chrome Remote Desktop, this new feature will provide a much more efficient way of getting things done.
Of course this application requires permission, so you don’t have to worry about hackers being able to swiftly commandeer your desktop without your approval.
Instructions to use the application are after the break. » Read the rest
If you’ve ever needed remote access to your computer while on the go it can be quite a task. Well Splashtop made it easier with their remote access tablet app and has done it again with a new rendition, this time bringing a powerful HD version to light. Introducing Splashtop 2 HD, the next version of the popular application that allows access to your PC or Mac from your Android tablet. The new application brings a refined UI and promises to be faster and more secure than ever.
With Splashtop 2 HD for Android you can expect the following features:
- Pinch and Zoom
- New-easy to use- interface
- Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
- 3G/4G and Internet support with the “Anywhere Access Pack”
You can currently download a free version of the new app from Google Play but there are, however, a couple limitations. You can only access up to two systems and can only do that over local WiFi. If you are looking for true functionality you will need to purchase the “Anywhere Access Pack,” available for $0.99 per month or $9.99 per year.
This is a great solution for those of you who are looking for remote desktop access and can be used by anyone running Windows 7, Vista, and XP or anything greater than Mac OS X 10.6. Hit the break for the press release and video to see how it works! » Read the rest
While I don’t use remote desktop apps all too often, as I am near my computer usually anyway, in the times I have Splashtop Remote Desktop has been my app of choice. Connections are stable and I have found little lag in use. I have yet to drop a connection through the app itself, and when I have it was something to do with my router. Well today is a good day for those that need a remote desktop app as Amazon is offering it as its free App of the Day. Given that it is normally $4.99 any other day, this is one heck of a deal. Version 188.8.131.52 offers the following features: » Read the rest
Any of you who run in the IT circles have probably heard of LogMeIn. It’s a remote desktop program that allows you to remotely control computers, and is great for desktop support at a distance. Well, LogMeIn has just announced LogMeIn Ignition for Android, allowing you to connect remotely to your Mac or PC — or your parent’s, when they can’t find where they saved those family pictures — from your phone. If you’re like me, the many uses for that are already running through your head. The entry price of $29.99 might be an obstacle for some, but the ability to control a computer from your phone while being nowhere near the machine has gotta be worth something.
Being able to remotely access your desktop PC from no matter where you are used to be something tech nerds everywhere dreamed of. With the internet and laptops, that became reality. Although you still were stuck lugging a multiple-pound gadget around with you. But with today’s latest Android phones being the powerhouses that they are, remote desktop technology is trickling down to them.
Wyse Technology has launched their free PocketCloud application and it allows users to run their PC desktop or virtual desktop from a large variety of hosts, including VMware View, Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise & Ultimate, Windows XP Pro, Windows Vista Business and Remote Desktop Services in all Windows Server products.
To download PocketCloud and comment on the app, go HERE