Ever wished you could access your Raspberry Pi when you’re on the road? Perhaps you’ve set up a home security camera, you’re running a private Minecraft server, or you’re using your Pi for some crazy hacked together internet appliance of your own making. Whatever your reasons, it’s easy than you think to access that…
Real VNC is an excellent, easy way to remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi from your home network, but it’s a little confusing for beginners. VNC Connect is a new version that simplifies the process and makes it easy to connect to your Raspberry Pi from outside your network.
iOS: Screens has long been our pick for the best VNC client on iOS and today it gets some handy new features that take advantage of newer iOS devices.
Windows/Mac with Android: AirDroid is the best way to manage your Android phone from the web, and the latest iteration brings a desktop app with a few new features—most notably the ability to control your phone right from your PC.
Worried that someone's remotely spying on your Mac? Blogger Jacob Salmela shares a tip for monitoring VNC and SSH ports using GeekTool so you're alerted if someone tries to peek in.
Whether you're bummed about LogMeIn's recent changes or you just want a better way to troubleshoot or access a computer when you're not in front of it, there are plenty of tools to help. Last week we asked you for your picks, then looked at the five best remote desktop tools. Now we're back to highlight the winner.
Managing your own computer from afar or troubleshooting a family member's PC without being in front of it is much easier when you have a good remote desktop utility to rely on. This week we're going to look at five of the best remote desktop and management tools, based on your nominations.
Your home computer is the perfect machine. It's customized to your exact needs, runs all your must-have apps, and holds every important file you'd ever need to access. The catch: It's not exactly practical to lug a computer with you everywhere you go. That's where remote access comes in. Here are three dead-simple…
If you have both a Raspberry Pi and an iPad, this tutorial from What a Palaver's Angela Wolff will help you remotely control the Pi with your tablet—from anywhere you have an internet connection.
Screens, our favorite VNC client for iOS, comes with a major downside: it costs a lot. VNC apps tend to carry a high price tag, but few mobile apps will run you $20. For a limited time, you can get screens on sale for half off.
OS X: Your local network has a variety of computers and devices connected to it, offering up file and screen sharing services (among others) that take a bit of navigation to access. Coucou solves that problem by sticking them all in your menubar for quick and easy access.
Ubuntu: Splashtop has always been a great way to control your computers from a phone or tablet, watch videos, and stream music, but this week Splashtop finally released a version for Linux, meaning your Ubuntu desktop is accessible from iOS and Android devices.
OS X Mountain Lion was released this week and we've told you everything you need to know about Apple's new operating system—except one thing: the secret features. With over 200 small changes, a few of them were bound to be awesome. Here are our top ten favorites.
Android: Touchscreen keyboards, or even miniature ones, are not necessarily the ideal surface for getting things done. A physical keyboard and computer are just simply faster for many tasks, but there are a number of things they can't do that a mobile phone or tablet can. AirDroid bridges the gap by allowing you to…
iOS: Screens is our favorite way to access your computer from afar, and for the next two days, you can grab it for only $10—half off its usual price.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm concerned that I'm being monitored at work, but I'm not sure how to tell. I don't think my employers have installed anything on my computer, but does that matter? Also, if I am being monitored, is there anything I can do about it? I'm not really doing anything wrong, but I don't like anyone…
So you're out of the house for the weekend, and you've brought your trusty laptop with you, but you need something from your home machine. Here are a ton of different ways you can get to your home computer from anywhere, whether you just need a few files or full, unfettered access.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm about to head off to school for a few months, and I'm the tech-literate one in the family. My parents depend on me to fix their computer problems and set up new things they want to use. What application can I use to connect to their computer from school and work on it when they need me that…
Windows/Mac: There are plenty of options if you want to control a Mac or Windows PC from another system, but Splashtop Remote Desktop is a new option that lets you start with a Mac and control other Macs or Windows systems, complete with HD video and graphics on the remote system.
Android has a few great VNC apps, and a few not so great. If we had to pick the best, we'd choose PocketCloud for how insanely easy to use it is.