Favorites - VNC+ for Blackberry
|Published:||Sep 14, 2008|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
Every once in awhile you may feel the need to get on your PC even when you're away from it. Different people approach this problem differently. Some use a service, like GoToMyPC or LogMeIn. Others use the Remote Desktop feature that comes with Windows XP. Still others use a product called VNC or Virtual Network Computing. VNC allows you to connect to to other computers and it works really well. What's really cool, however, is being able to connect to your PC from your Blackberry! VNC+ gives you an easy way to access your computer from anywhere. I tested it out on both my laptop and my desktop. Another cool feature is that VNC+ can work on multiple platforms so you can use it if your PC is running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. The program makes it quick and easy to connect to your computer simply by entering the IP address and password. Pow. You're connected and can do anything you need to do. I was impressed with how fast the connections seemed to be. VNC+ has some configurable options so you can make it work the way you want. I love the fact that you can scroll as well as zoom out and zoom in. The really killer is that you can actually install a program on your PC while logged in from your smartphone. Really very slick. I like VNC+ so much that it's not only a Pick, but I'm also making it a Dr. File Finder Favorite and those are few and far between. So, if you think you have the need to access files, email and more on your PC from your Blackberry device this is the program you need. Check it out.
- System Requirements: Blackberry 4.2
- Visit Shape Services Web Site for VNC+
Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.
In the bonus episode Doc Callahan tells you of his favorite features in Safari 4.0 view it
Stacy Reed rounds up her favorite April Fools' pranks this year view it
Buying, downloading and reading books on the iPad view it
A cool feature in Picasa is the ability to add name tags to photos so Picasa can automatically find photos that include that person. view it
In this episode, we'll be looking at setting up a Bluetooth accessory, we'll offer a few power-saving tips and we'll take a quick look at how copy and paste works on the Samsung Galaxy SII 4G. view it
In this episode, we'll be taking a look at some of the pre-installed apps on the Galaxy SII including the Android Market, Gmail, the browser and the camera. view it
In this episode, we'll be taking a look at some of the Android tweaks that Samsung has made with its TouchWiz interface. We'll also take a look at adding widgets and app shortcuts to our homescreens, including Samsung's own specialized apps and widgets. view it