Macworld Masterclass: Run your computer by remote control

Control your computer wherever you are with Splashtop Remote

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  • Splashtop anno Intro
  • Splashtop step 1 1. Find your computer
  • Splashtop step 2 2. Size matters
  • Splashtop step 3 3. Enter your password
  • Splashtop step 4 4. Take the hints
  • Splashtop step 5 5. Take control
  • Splashtop step 6 6. Internet access
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Intro

Sometimes you’ll only be in another room, at others on the opposite side of the globe, but in both cases you’ll want to do something on your computer – and it won’t be right there in front of you. That’s where Splashtop Remote Desktop comes in very handy, since as long as you have your iPod, iPhone or iPad with you, you’ll still be able to access your computer and get it to do anything you want, exactly as if it was right there.

First of all, you’ll need to install and run the free Splashtop Remote Streamer on your computer, and set up a password so only you can access it. Then just launch Splashtop Remote Desktop and follow these simple steps.

Vital Info

Device: PC or Mac
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minutes

What you need

Splashtop Remote Desktop
Splashtop Remote Streamer (free from www.splashtop.com/remote/download)
A Gmail account for Internet discovery

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Sometimes you’ll only be in another room, at others on the opposite side of the globe, but in both cases you’ll want to do something on your computer – and it won’t be right there in front of you. That’s where Splashtop Remote Desktop comes in very handy, since as long as you have your iPod, iPhone or iPad with you, you’ll still be able to access your computer and get it to do anything you want, exactly as if it was right there.

First of all, you’ll need to install and run the free Splashtop Remote Streamer on your computer, and set up a password so only you can access it. Then just launch Splashtop Remote Desktop and follow these simple steps.

Vital Info

Device: PC or Mac
Difficulty: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minutes

What you need

Splashtop Remote Desktop
Splashtop Remote Streamer (free from www.splashtop.com/remote/download)
A Gmail account for Internet discovery

 

Step 2 of 7: 1. Find your computer

If your computer is on your current network, Splashtop Remote should be able to find it. Tap on it to connect to it.

 

Step 3 of 7: 2. Size matters

Tap the blue arrow next to a computer’s name to choose the screen resolution that works best with the size of your display.

 

Step 4 of 7: 3. Enter your password

To connect, you’ll need to enter the password that you used when you originally installed Splashtop Remote Streamer.

 

Step 5 of 7: 4. Take the hints

When you’ve established a stable connection, Splashtop will tell you how to perform mouse actions using your device’s screen.

 

Step 6 of 7: 5. Take control

Tap the icon located in the bottom-right of the screen to bring up a keyboard, complete with control keys.

 

Step 7 of 7: 6. Internet access

To access your computer from the internet, tap the Settings cog, tap ‘Experimental features’, then enter your Google account information.

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