LogMeIn's remote access on the PC/Mac is phenomenal, because it's both free and allows you to control one machine from another machine as easily as anything else we've seen. The iPhone/iPad app has also been good, but not quite as good, until now. (It's super-improved, is what I'm saying.)
I always asked myself how much I really needed VNC on my iPad, assuming it'd be a huge headache to deal with. Screens, which is a cinch to configure and totally intuitive to operate, pretty much made my objections irrelevant.
LogMeIn Ignition, an excellent remote access app, is now available in the Android Market for $30. Of the many apps that let us monitor our public domain movie torrents on the go, LogMeIn's long been a Giz favorite.
I don't buy into the iPad as a laptop replacement—not quite. But it is fantastic at tapping into your computers to access video and audio, documents, and even your full desktop, remotely. Here's how.
A second monitor for your Mac, when you're on your Grownup Computer: That's a perfect use for the 1024x768 iPad, and exactly what $5 app iDisplay lets you do. But it needs some work.
Using VNC, you can log into your home computer from any machine in the world with web access (including your iPhone) to access files, schedule downloads, and tons more. Here's how.
LogMeIn has taken their awesome remote access desktop app and ported it to the iPhone and iPod Touch—allowing one click control of your PC or Mac from anywhere.
With 8GB flash drives available for under $20 and 32GB drives edging into the mainstream, nobody can blame you for shelving old USB sticks. But there are a surprising number of uses for those rickety, sub-gigabyte keychains.
A NY laptop-theft victim finally caught the criminal thanks to the use of a remote desktop application he had installed in his computer. However, it wasn't as easy as connecting to the notebook over the internet and locating him: His investigation lasted for almost a month, watching his laptop screen as the thief used…
What do you do when you've got a platform (PS3) that's a fantastic media playback machine but lacks games? You bring games TO IT. StreamMyGame allows you to stream the visuals and sound directly from your PC onto your PS3 at up to 3200x2400 resolution (PS3 only supports 1080p), supporting Windows XP, Vista, and…
This is a piece of software, but it's a fascinating use of the DS' Wi-Fi capabilities. It's essentially a version of VNC that can run on the DS and shows two screens—a larger version of the full PC screen and a zoomed window. The software is completely homebrew and it's called PointyRemote, which could also be the…