So ~ I just purchased Splashtop!

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    It is very cool to see my desktop on my iPad! The set up was very easy, especially if I can do it ~ anyone can.:eek::D

    It does distort my desktop screen though and I have not figured out how to move pages on the iPad ~ unless I use my mouse and what's the point of that.

    Seemed like the computer was controlling the iPad ~ unless I am just not getting it.

    Yet.:D
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    Scrolling is 2 fingers. You can do everything on splash top.

    It will change your res to 1024x768 if that's what you mean by distort. It's so everything fits properly and is readable. If your desktop is windows based you can go into advanced settings and change it to native resolution. Then it won't change your desktop but you will have to zoom to see things clearly.
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    Oh I see. And yes, I am windowed based. Tell me ~do you always leave the app running on your computer desktop, or do you turn it off?

    I suppose one should leave it on....So I can access my desktop even away from home?
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    Yes, but you have to set up a 2nd connection for away from home. At home, Splashtop uses a local IP address, but away from home you'll need to use the one assigned by your ISP. You can find it by Googling "find my IP" or similar. As a security precaution, I've set Splashtop to prompt me for the password on that connection rather than input it automatically, so if my iPad goes missing the thief doesn't have access to my home PC.
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    Yep the server loads when windows boots and it has to remain running on your main machine all the time if you want to use it.
    That said I prefer to leave my macmini running 24/7 as there are fewer fans, heat and noise than my win 7 machines.
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    Thank You! Good information there. I would have never in a million years figured that one out!
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    Sounds decent. Does it support sound? Also, are videos appear slow and grainy?
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    I haven't really played much with it but I just took a picture of my desktop. It even shows the screensaver! I just thought that was so cool!


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    I didn't know what you meant at first but now I do. Could you imagine if we didn't have a password?


    Shitums.
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    Hey, Marie. Is your screensaver actual bubbles? If so ... me want! Where'd you get it?

    Ta.

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    Hey woman! yes, they are floating bubbles! They are in the screensavers that come with Vista.
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    It supports streaming sound and video from your home pc. Performance depends on the speed of your connection, so it's better via wifi, okay via 4G, worse with 3G.
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    Can someone clarify something for me? If you load the Spashtop server on your desktop computer how does the iPad (when you are away from home) get through your firewall/router and to your desktop PC.
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    This might help you to understand!
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    Splashtop is da shiznit... I love it!
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    Thank you very much! I've been using LogMeIn Ignition but it looks like I know what my next purchase will be.
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    Marie....as a friend I urge you to GET RID OF THAT SPYWARE INFEST GOOGLE CHROME!!!!

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    Not really. All it tells me is that Spashtop has a password option,not how it punches a hole in the home firewall. Guess I better visit their site and read the FAQ.

    And I'm back.

    Turns out Splashtop requires a port forword AND their special software on your home computer. I think I'd rather use standard RDP or VNC and a port forward. One less piece of software to break...

    For those who are doing this sort of thing you should check out DYNDNS.COM
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    I checked it out and I don't see the advantages for me. I want to access and run my home pc. That service seems to provide similar access for free, but requires other clients and more configuration, to save 99 cents. About the only thing that interested me was dynamic IP hosting, but Splashtop requires an IP address rather than a URL, I don't think it would help. Why would you choose this over Splashtop?

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