Previously we covered an article on How To Turn Your iPad Screen Into An Extra Display, giving our readers the privilege to test the ability of your iPad as an additional display. As promised, we would bring you day-to-day tips and tricks for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, we roll in yet another great usuage using your iPad or iPhone.
Did you know that your iPad,iPhone or iPod Touch can be used to control your Mac or PC? Various different apps are available online from which we would cover a few as well as covering “Top iSmashphone Pick”.
Mobile Mouse, an app which can instantly transform your iPad into a wireless remote and trackpad to perfectly blend with your Windows based PC or Mac computer. Available via App Store with an attractive price of $2.99, Mobile Mouse gives you the ease to sit and relax while you browse the web, view your phto library or control your music. The app is intelligent enough to notify your iDevice on the appropiate keys to be displayed for a particular program. Users are presented with a single screen remote for controlling all media and web related applications. The app has been developed with expertise rolling in features to support almost all popular web and media programs for both, Mac and PC. The app features:
2. Application switcher
3. Ability to hide keyboard
4. Landscape keyboard
5. Media Remote
6. Web Remote
7. Numeric keyboard
8. Application notifications
9. Remote keyboard with function and arrow keys
10. Programmable hotkeys
11. Scroll pad
12. Left and Right mouse buttons
13. Multitouch gestures
14. Modifier Keys
15. On screen typing
16. Sleep/Wake your computer
17. Password protection
18. Custom sensitivity settings
19. Foreign language keyboards
20. Supports Bonjour or static IP
21. No screen size limitation. Works with multiple monitors and much more….
2. Mocha VNC Lite:
Mocha VNC Lite is a super duper FREE App which comes packed with a built-in Screen Sharing in Mac OS X. Tagged as one of the easiest to set up, users need to turn on screen sharing and assign a password in Mac OS X while opening a Port 5900 or some other custom port on your router and have it point to the internal IP address of that Mac. Note down your current IP address assigned by your local ISP and voila, you can connect to that Mac or PC from just about anywhere from the internet. Mocha VNC Lite features:
1. Standard VNC protocol
2. Encrypted password signon
3. 8 and 32 bit color modes
4. Local Mouse support
5. Zoom and scroll as the Safari browser
6. Landscape mode
7. Can handle 6 different Host configurations
8. Has been tested with RealVNC, TightVNC, UltrVNC on Windows, and Apple Screen sharing, which is included with the Mac OS X.
9. A screen resolution larger than 2000×2000, as to memory and speed, is not recommended. Not a problem on iPhone 3GS as it has 128M extra memory.
Enough of all this and that. Would like to load in an app called the TouchPad from the developer Edovia Inc. The app transforms your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to remotely control your computer via WiFi, having you get rid of the keyboard and mouse. After installing TouchPad you would have the freedom to control your Mac or PC giving you more of a look and feel of a micro laptop in your hands.
Top top it all, you won’t be required to install an additional software on your computer, the TouchPad connects via Screen Sharing which is part of Mac OS X. For Windows users, you need to download a free VNC server such as TightVNC or UltraVNC.
1. Media controller for all major software (Front Row, QuickTime, VLC, WMP, Boxee, etc.)
2. Drag files, windows, text, etc.
3. Modifier keys (Ctrl, Option/Alt, Cmd, Shift, Windows Key) included.
4. Connection Manager.
5. Compatible with Wake-On-Demand (Snow Leopard)
Editor’s Note: I use iTeleport on a daily basis.