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Using join.me to remote control a desktop from your tablet

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Video: Using join.me to remote control a desktop from your tablet

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.

Using join.me to remote control a desktop from your tablet

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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Setting Up Your Mobile Office to Work from Anywhere

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  1. 5m 12s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What is "the cloud"?
      2m 54s
    3. Who is this course for?
      1m 16s
  2. 10m 17s
    1. What devices do you need?
      4m 19s
    2. Choosing an operating system
      2m 44s
    3. How to research a technology purchase
      3m 14s
  3. 11m 19s
    1. The difference between 3G, 4G, LTE, and Wi-Fi-only
      3m 7s
    2. Using a mobile hotspot
      3m 4s
    3. Connecting to the Wi-Fi at airports and other public places
      5m 8s
  4. 9m 50s
    1. Adding multiple calendars to your devices
      2m 58s
    2. Working with multiple Apple IDs
      2m 45s
    3. Sending email from multiple email addresses
      1m 42s
    4. Creating multiple signature files
      2m 25s
  5. 13m 12s
    1. Use Ninite to install multiple apps on your Windows laptop
      2m 12s
    2. Use iCloud to set up a backup of your iOS devices
      3m 2s
    3. Gathering all your email addresses
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Voice to get text transcriptions of your voicemail messages
      6m 25s
  6. 6m 55s
    1. Saving email attachments directly to the cloud
      3m 12s
    2. Editing files with Quickoffice Pro
      3m 43s
  7. 8m 7s
    1. Managing multiple projects with Wunderlist
      2m 33s
    2. Siri, your mobile office assistant
      3m 1s
    3. Managing web clips with Evernote
      2m 33s
  8. 13m 5s
    1. Update your blog on the road with WordPress
      3m 25s
    2. Connect to all your instant messaging accounts with IM+ Pro
      5m 0s
    3. Use Skype on a mobile device to make international calls
      3m 2s
    4. Using FaceTime to video chat on Apple devices natively
      1m 38s
  9. 21m 28s
    1. Use the TripIt service to manage all your trips
      3m 18s
    2. Use Twist to tell your customers when you will be there
      2m 56s
    3. Turning your smartphone into a GPS device
      2m 32s
    4. Finding flight statuses and handling delays
      2m 33s
    5. Getting movies and books on a device for long flights
      4m 30s
    6. Keeping a tech kit in your suitcase
      1m 33s
    7. Scanning your important travel docs
      1m 29s
    8. Genius Scan for expenses and pocket scanning
      2m 37s
  10. 4m 5s
    1. Organizing your iOS apps into folders
      2m 38s
    2. Using iOS Spotlight search to find mail and apps
      1m 27s
  11. 6m 47s
    1. Printing to an AirPrint-enabled printer
      1m 21s
    2. Items that will sync between all iOS devices and Mac desktops and laptops with Mountain Lion OS
      3m 5s
    3. Cloud apps that you can also install on your desktop to sync
      2m 21s
  12. 6m 31s
    1. Using join.me to remote control a desktop from your tablet
      2m 40s
    2. Using LogMeIn to connect to your desktops from your tablet
      2m 28s
    3. Using a remote desktop protocol (RDP) app to connect to a multiserver environment from your tablet
      1m 23s
  13. 11m 33s
    1. Adding 2-step verification to your accounts
      2m 53s
    2. Adding a PIN code to your devices
      1m 23s
    3. Finding a lost iPhone or iPad
      5m 34s
    4. Enabling in-app PIN codes
      1m 43s
  14. 33s
    1. Next steps
      33s

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