How to remote control an IPAD ?

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  1. helnrw

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    Absolutely! I have old parents that can not really handle the iPad properly. It would be very nice to controle it from a PC or even better another iPad !!
     
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    Ha, I see that I'm not alone. I support the Presidents of each unit of our company. It will be awesome if there was a way to remote in to their iPads. I started a free trial of logmein and you can connect to the iPad & iPhone, BUT
    the features are not the same as remoting to the Blackberry. When you connect to Blackberry using logmein, you actually can see the Blackberry and can navigate the screens and apps etc. When you connect the iOS devices it doesn't show the device. It shows some configuration options that appear as if you're supposed to setup policies, email, wifi etc. For instance, there's a checkbox that says "allow youtube videos".

    Searching around, I found a company called BOMGAR. I asked to be contacted so we'll see what happens.
     
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    Here is the answer I will give to you all about why I would like to be able to control an ipad remotely. Support, I have a few clients that have ipad that need support once in awhile.

    Example:
    I have a client who is a lawyer and she is very busy, she doesn't go to the office much for me about be able to set things up for her. I would love to remote into her ipad to setup a VPN connection (PPTP or L2TP) then install an app so she can control her desktop from her ipad. She wants to be able to edit documents and print various documents off the printer.

    So it would be a great tool if we can get some developers together to create a remote access tool for the ipad and android platform market. I'm sure whoever develops such app would make a good deal of money. Everyone knows that the tablet (ipad/android) is going to be the future for business. If the support team can not remotely support the end users on such devices this could be costly to the techs and end users.

    I hope we could get something developed soon.
     
  4. freebirdforever

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    Not possible. The software just doesn't allow it. Apple would never allow the app in the appstore as it would compromise security of the device

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using Tapatalk
     
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    Only way I can think to do that is to take the HDMI output from the iPad, feed it in a video capture card, and share the video feed across the internet. But since I would be looking at this kind of solution to help my 87 year old dad and 80 year old mom, I am not sure this would really be any easier....
     
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    I'm looking for a remote control option as well, since I'm not willing to comprimise the security of my VPN by allowing an iPad user to know the passphrase.
    Since I can't remote in and type it myself, my iPad users will just continue to be SOL until they learn to buy tablet PCs!
     
  7. Sonogal

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    Remote for sling player

    I am also looking for a remote for iPad- I travel internationally use the sling player ap tp watch my home television, then hook my iPad to television would be nice to be able to control sling player remotely.
     
  8. kyleblowers

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    iPad Remote Control

    I scanned through this thread and didn't see a similar listing, so forgive if I've overlook it:

    Ive been hunting for a small remote control just to control playback on my iPad 2 and this is the nearest I can find online...

    It doesnt seem to have a brand name or manufacturer label... but if you just Google "Remote Control For Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod" Amazon has a listing as well as a few other stock sites... via CellPhoneShop.cm

    so it's not exactly ideal for me... buuuut it m,ight be for someone... and the people who've left reviews.

    Shouldn't the AVRCP Bluetooth profile mean that in addition wireless headphones that would pair with and iPad 2 why couldn't a small remote control pair?? I'm slightly astounded that something so so simple is nearly non-existent. ALthough, I could just not be understanding the technology very well...
     
  9. barnadu

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    Likewise, we are looking to buy the new iPad for elderly parents overseas to allow them to FaceTime their grandchildren. But the iidea of supporting them from another continent is a little daunting without a PCAnywhere type support connection - direct iPad to ipad
     
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    I realize this isn't really what you are asking for, and it very probably does not apply, but:

    If your parents are still mobile enough to commute easily, and there is an Apple Store in reasonable commuting distance then they have good support with a genius appointment. And most stores have training classes as well.

    Also, with a new iPad you might consider the new Applecare Plus policy. Besides giving them two years of free tech support (well, you paid for it, not them), they get two replacements for accidental damage for the life of the policy. (with a $49 surcharge).

    Sorry for sounding like a commercial; but I wanted to reintroduce the possible in the thread, even it if its a bit OT.
     
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