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TeamViewer for Android boosts performance, exits beta

TeamViewer is one of the most popular remote control apps around, and its mobile version for Android has been an incredibly handy tool for on-the-go administrators since its beta release. Now, TeamViewer for Android has shed the beta tag, and it's ready for full time remote admin duties. The updated version offers better support for hardware keyboards and Swype, and optical trackballs and...

Google Chrome's Remoting feature inches closer to usability

Remoting -- which looks to be Google Chrome's answer to RDP and Terminal Services computing -- has taken yet another step toward its inevitable debut. In recent Chromium snapshot builds, Remoting now appears on the about:labs page. However, unlike the other Labs options -- like side tabs, tabbed settings, and Instant -- Remoting still isn't usable. After enabling and restarting Chromium,...

Google Chrome's Remoting feature shows up in Chromium with enterprise implications

We've known about Google Chrome's "Chromoting" feature for some time. Many blogs reported it as a way to "run Windows apps on Chrome OS," which is, of course, a bit of a stretch. Now relabeled "Remoting," the feature is probably closer to running an application via Terminal Services or by first connecting to a host machine by using RDP or VNC. Any way you look at it, Remoting is a very key...

Five Android apps for IT admins

If you're an IT Administrator (or even a developer who's lucky enough to "own" the server your apps run on), you've seen this go down before - you're out and about, having a great time when the phone rings. Something is horribly broken and needs your magic touch right away. Surely it's as simple as bouncing a system process - 2 minutes tops! Unfortunately, you're nowhere near a PC to type in...

TeamViewer releases iPhone remote support app, and it rocks

TeamViewer has always been a great, no-fuss way to connect to remote computer systems. With the (sort-of) recently added presentation features, voice and video chat, and improved window sharing options, version 5 of the desktop app is the best release so far. And now -- despite what my pal Constantin at TeamViewer told me a bit over a year ago -- they've launched an iPhone app [iTunes web...

Trusty old remote computing app TightVNC nears 2.0 release

Ages ago when I first started looking for a free alternative to PCAnywhere, one of the first apps I stumbled across was TightVNC. It served me faithfully over the years, and at long last the project is nearly ready to reach version 2.0. Over at the official site, they have just posted a download for TightVNC 2.0 beta 1 -- and it's a complete rewrite of the TightVNC code. The new release is...

Teamviewer 5 beta gets faster, adds voice and video conferencing

I've been running TeamViewer as my go-to remote support app for a couple years now, and I don't see myself switching any time soon. It's fast, requires no configuration, and the additions of the Flash-based web viewer and partner list in version 4 were solid upgrades to an already good app. Version 5 is now ready for beta testing, and it looks like Teamviewer is once again set for some solid new...

Launch Windows programs remotely with Application Access Server

It's no secret that I'm a big TeamViewer fan. However, there are some chores that just don't require launching a full-featured remote control program - like restarting our point-of-sale system's Btrieve engine. Application Access Server provides a lightweight alternative. Once you've got it installed and configured, you can issue commands to a remote machine by connecting to it using any web...

Ammyy Admin is a free TeamViewer alternative for remote support

While I use (and love) TeamViewer, not everyone's IT budget can justify the $700 expense. If you're in need of a good, zero-config alternative, check out Ammyy Admin. It's a very slick application. Both the host and remote user download the same file - a tiny (128kb), portable executable. Launch it, and Ammyy displays one tab for the client and a second for the host (operator). Just like...

Remobo: VPN, Chat, Filesharing, Remote Control All-In-One!

Hamachi is a great app. So is VNC. Torrents are great, too. You see where I'm going. These are all great on their own - so when Remobo rolled them all in to one, tasty package, I was pretty excited. Set it up, add your buddies, and you've got an instant, private P2P network. Click the My Shared Files link and create torrents of your folders and files with two clicks. When your buddies view your...

iPhone app review: Mocha VNC Lite

VNC allows you to remotely manage one computer from another. But the thing is, you usually have to be at another computer to do this. MochaSoft has just released a Mocha VNC Lite a VNC client for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch allowing you to control another computer all from your finger tips. We tested VNC Lite with a Mac Mini and an iPhone and after enabling remote management on the Mac...

Crossloop: Remote Desktop for everyone.

Crossloop is a remote desktop application with an easy to understand interface. You can literally get up and running in minutes without knowing a thing about ports or protocols. There are other applications that will let you connect to another PC over ther internet like LogmeIn or VNC. But neither is as easy to use as Crossloop. Normally, remote desktop applications require that the host PC to...

LogMeIn - now available for the Mac

Being able to access one computer from another, via some sort of remote desktop utility is hardly a new development, Windows and Mac OS have included VNC clients with their operating systems for years. Being able to access a Windows computer from your Mac isn't even new -- the Windows Remote Desktop client is available for the Mac, and programs like TightVNC will allow Windows users to connect...

Control your desktop using zoomVNC for Windows Mobile

There are quite a few ways to use your Windows Mobile phone or PDA to control your desktop computer. Probably the simplest solution is to use LogMeIn Free. But if you want a bit more control over your computer and data you might want to check out zoomVNC, a new VNC (Virual Network Computing) client for Windows Mobile. You'll first need to install a VNC server on your PC, but there are plenty of...

Emulate a KVM switch using software

Avi Dardik has a quick guide on how to set up a secondary PC using VNC (for multi-platform support) to act like a KVM switch and allow you to switch between active full-screen sessions on your host machine and a client machine at the tap of a hot-key. Although many may argue that using VNC software for this purpose is a pretty ugly hack, the reality is that this scenario is extremely common, and...