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Offline smkranz

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Run any Mac/PC desktop brewing program on tablet or phone
« on: March 17, 2012, 08:55:16 AM »
No ad here, just a crazy happy user of Splashtop Remote Desktop.  You install the Splashtop Streamer program on your Mac or PC computer, and the appropriate app (iOS, Android, webOS, Mac/Windows, Kindle Fire, Nook, BB Playbook...) on your phone or tablet that is WiFi enabled.  The Streamer running on your desktop will give your mobile device full access to your entire desktop.  It's very cool and works great.

You do not have to be directly connected to the same network, either.  On my HP webOS TouchPad and a WiFi connection anywhere, including the WiFi Hotspot app on my phone, my TouchPad finds my dssktop by registering thru Google.  Then I'm off, running SUDS directly, with full control, on the TouchPad from my deck, or a buddy's house miles away.

http://www.splashtop.com/remote
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Re: Run any Mac/PC desktop brewing program on tablet or phone
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 02:40:16 PM »
That's a great idea, especially for those with tablets.

Another choice that would be free is VNC: http://www.realvnc.com/products/android/index.html

I'll have to give this a try...

EDIT: I thought it was free, but the android version is $9.99...sorry...
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 02:42:44 PM by ccfoo242 »

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Re: Run any Mac/PC desktop brewing program on tablet or phone
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 04:26:38 PM »
Does this compromise the security of your computer?
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Re: Run any Mac/PC desktop brewing program on tablet or phone
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 06:44:44 PM »
I don't really think so.  To connect with your desktop, (1) the desktop app (Streamer) has to be running, and it can only connect with another device that (2) is also running Splashtop Remote Desktop and (3) has the unique passcode which you created on the desktop app and (4) is either connected directly to your wireless network or (5) over the internet via your Google account login and password info.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 06:52:34 PM by smkranz »
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Re: Run any Mac/PC desktop brewing program on tablet or phone
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 08:56:52 AM »
I use Logmein to connect my iPad with my laptop and give me remote control of the laptop.
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