While this blog has been called SCOPE-TECH there has honestly been a lot more SCOPE than TECH. That's not really going to change. But today, I am going to talk some tech that you may find handy.
Infact, I'm going to dub today, "Tech Tuesday". And today's topic, Remote access to your home PC.
Have you ever been at work, or at a friends house, and really needed to retrieve something off your home PC? Are you the family's I.T. department? Or do you need to check you blog without leaving a footprint behind? I'm sure you've heard of 'GoToMyPC' or 'PCAnywhere' but have you heard of 'LogMeIn'?
LogMeIn has a compelling feature over those, it's FREE! And secure. It will even send you an email when someone logs into your account.
The install on your PC is small, quick, and easy. On the side, you just use a browser to connect to the LogMeIn website, log in to your account, then log into your PC. Nothing to down load. Your computer opens up in the browser.
Why is it free? Well, you can't print files from your remote computer to a local printer, move files to/from local/remote (but you can email them to yourself), or stream music. Those are paid upgrades that they want to entice you to buy. Like drug dealers, really. But for the basics. I like what I've seen so far.
And you want to do something ACTUALLY useful with your iPhone, instead of that stupid beer pouring app, or THIS thing. LogMeIn has a $30 app at the app store. Yes, from your iPhone, you can remote into your home PC.
And if you are an Apple fan, here's the next product coming your way.
Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard