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iDisplay for Android review: turn your smartphone or tablet into a 2nd or 3rd desktop display

When we first heard about iDisplay, there was something about it that piqued our curiosity. It extends your desktop onto another screen -- your Android or iOS device, to be exact -- and while that sounds cool, its actual usefulness isn't immediately apparent. All you have to do is install the app on your Android device (2.1 or newer), run the server program on your Windows or Mac PC, and...

Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux adds screen sharing

Communication software Skype is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. As you probably know, Skype lets you send instant messages or make voice or video calls over the internet. What you may not know unless you're a Mac or Linux user is that the Windows client tends to get all the cool new features first. But eventually they tend to make their way into the clients for other platforms. This...

Microsoft launches public beta for SharedView

Microsoft has brought its Tahiti screen sharing program out of private beta and given it a new, more descriptive name: SharedView. The program lets up to 15 users connect to your computer over the internet and see what's on your screen. You can also grant other users control over your screen, which is useful for collaborating on projects or presentations. You regain control of your screen with a...

Microsoft working on split-screen computer sharing

Microsoft is working on technology that will allow two people to easily use a single computer at the same time. Basically, the software creates two virtual desktops on one monitor, and allows you to plug in a second mouse and keyboard so that two users can work on the same machine at once. Sure, those on the bleeding edge of technology would rather have one computer and two monitors all to...

Microsoft launches private beta of screen sharing software

Microsoft has launched a new program that allows you to share what's on your display with up to 15 other users over the internet. The program, code-named Tahiti is in a private, invitation-only beta at the moment. Here's how it works: You login using your Windows Live information. Then you can invite users to see applications running on your computer. You can also selectively grant control of...