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Workers today are not just confined to a cube or an office—they can work anywhere and anytime. All you need are the right productivity tools and an Internet connection. In this course, Jess Stratton shows you how to set up your own mobile office. Decide what devices are right for you, and then learn how to get connected with mobile hotspots and public Wi-Fi. Jess gives you advice on how to separate your personal life from work—using multiple calendars, Apple IDs, email addresses, and signature files. Plus, learn to manage your task list and files and get the most out of traveling with your devices, from TripIt for planning your trips to other apps for keeping on schedule. The course also includes a section on securing your accounts and devices, so you can make sure they are safe wherever you are working.
There's a few scenarios that you may want to remote control certain things from your tablet, and there's certain apps that are better for each scenario. The first scenario I'm going to cover is if you need to quickly remote control a client's desktop from your tablet, and it doesn't matter if that desktop is a Mac or a PC. This client's not part of your organization and you may need to remote control the computer just to fix some issues. So it's probably not going to happen very often. Also the client may not be very computer savvy. In this scenario, an app called join.me is fitting.
There's no log-in required on their part, and all that has to happen, is you install the app on your tablet or laptop, and the client installs a very quick download. In fact, they can download the app right from the website, just by pointing their browser and going to join.me. There's no sign up, and the client can close out of the app and forget about it, once the issue has been resolved. So, let me show you how join.me works. I've got the app installed on my tablet, so I'm going to tap it, and I'm interested in the Join section, to view someone else's screen.
Now, you see that there's an area where I can enter a 9-digit code. So, my client has gone to join.me, downloaded the little app, and on their screen they'll see a nine digit code at the very top. They can then read me that code. I can punch it in, tap the green arrow, and then I'll be able to see their screen. So right now it's very quickly connected me with my client's computer screen. On their side of things, there's a little orange arrow that they can click.
Once they click that, they can then click Share Mouse Control. Once they've done that, I can now control their computer. This is great if I need to very quickly go in and just see what's going on or fix something. In fact right now they're in their System Preferences on the Mac. I can go in and look at everything. I can remote control it, I can go back, I can tap on anything that I need to in there. So that's how to use join.me. It's very simple. When I'm all done, I can instruct my client to click on the End Control Button on their screen, stop sharing control, and then I can get out of the meeting very quickly by exiting it.
There's a little Exit icon on the right-hand side. I can click, choose Exit Meeting, and we're done. The client's happy, they've gone off on their merry way, and I can close out of the app. So that's one scenario where you can use your tablet as a very powerful means to control somebody else's computer.
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