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Hilarious.. i really would like to know too.. because i thought it was backwards you suppose to use the iPad to remotely access your Pc...lmaonot trying to be a smart-alec, but could you please tell me the scenario where you would need to control the ipad remotely. I am very interested to hear why.
First let me say I am in no way bias in regards to technology due to its brand or how you interface with. I love my Droid X smartphone, my 64bit Win7 laptop, my iPad2, the Mac Mini in my car (Great for music and videos for the kids!!), my Ubuntu and Suse linux servers at home... I love it all.
What I hate is when someone (Micro Soft, Apple, Motorola, anyone) tries to limit or remove basic/expected functionality and explain it away with some nonsense like "that's not what it was made for" or "why would you want to do that?"
But I have come to expect this from the corporate world. It's par for the course with them, really. But the end users? Really?
wow ...just wow... Are people really so bloody ignorant, so profoundly stupid as to not be able to grasp the concept that maybe, Just MAYBE, even something so freakin amazing and awe inspiring as their holy iPad might, on the oh so rare occasion, fall into a situation where someone might need to remotely access and have control of it because they simply can not physically get to it?
What combination of an obscenely low IQ and delusional view of Apple's grandeur needs to exist as to think that never could there be a scenario where an iDevice is in need of remote assistance and there not be an "Apple Genius" within 20 minutes.
Like I said before, I love all forms of computers from toys to tech. But this is what has kept Apple from being a true competitor in today's enterprise class company. Blind acceptance of what you, the end users, are spoon fed and complacency with the "over-priced-toy" stereotype that true IT professional have stamped on your devices and will never give a second though to until you force your "toy's" respective manufacturer to show us different.
It is neither reasonable, cost effective or fall in line with best practises to root, jailbreak or otherwise hack every mobile device for the sole purpose of making it do something that it should already be capable of doing.
Besides, if it's less than 10 devices then it's not a large enough part of the network to bother with as ROI will simply not be there. If it's 10+ devices then it's simply to much of an administrative burden and ROI will simply not be there.
And I do not reserve my venom solely for Apple. Motorola is equally in the mix.
While I do not have a viable solution for the original poster, and other inteligent responders, I at least hope that I have made someone realize that responses of the "why would you want to do that?" nature are a waste of a reader's time and fall cleanly in line with other notable ignorance through out history (ie. the earth is flat and at the center of the universe; the automobile is a passing fad; licensing DOS for a small fraction of what he could sell it for? what on earth is Bill thinking?)
So to sum up, if the only response you can muster is "why would you want to do that?" then perhaps someone should have asked your parents the same thing when they decided to give birth to you. So please, remain silent and keep your ignorance to yourself.
And to those who think your iPad wasn't "made to do that" and that it never should, in regards to remote access, among other things. If you so choose to believe that, fine. But get your "toy" out of my IT dept. and stop asking if you can use it for work instead of your laptop. Real work requires real computers.
To all those I did not p!$$ off, have a great day