Picture this: you come home after a day's work, and you want to read a book while listening to your favorite music. You power up your computer, launch your favorite media player, load your music playlist and throw yourself in bed, book in hand. You start reading, but only a few seconds in, you realize the music is too loud, and you need to turn down the volume. The only problem is that you're too lazy to get up and do it yourself.
One useful feature of Windows is that you can connect to your desktop from another location to remotely manage your computer. Fortunately, major Linux distributions also offer this feature and Ubuntu is one of them. If you want to connect to your Windows computers from Ubuntu remotely, you can use the default RDP client found in it, called Remmina. Here is how to create, configure and establish a remote desktop connection from Ubuntu to Windows:
NOTE: This tutorial was created on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver). However, it works in other versions of Linux too.
If you are running a Windows-based computer or similar device, you can connect to another one using Remote Desktop Connection. This application uses the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to allow you to use all the resources of the host machine through your PC's display. In other words, using this program, you can control another Windows PC from your computer, remotely on your local network or even over the internet. If you want to learn how to do this in Windows, read this tutorial:
Windows Remote Desktop Connections allows you to connect to a Windows-based PC via the internet or a network. When you are connected using a Remote Desktop Connection, you can see the host computer's desktop and access its files and folders as if you were sitting in front of its screen. This is useful for both systems administrators and technical support teams as well as end users, who may want to access their work computers from home or vice-versa. But, before you can connect, you must enable Remote Desktop Connections. Here is how it is done in Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1:
How many times have you been in the situation when your computer stopped working properly, and the only person who could solve your problems is very far from you? Well, that person can still save you using the TeamViewer: Remote Control app, available in the Store for Windows users. The app is very well put together and user-friendly. Of course, it has fewer features compared to the desktop version, but it does the job and is also compatible with touch enabled devices. In this article, we will show you how to use the TeamViewer: Remote Control app for Windows 10. Let's go:
Apple has AirPlay and Google has Chromecast. But what does Microsoft have? Miracast, of course, which is a multiplatform standard - a technology which anybody can use and implement in the hardware they build and in the software they develop. With Windows 10, Microsoft embraced Miracast more than ever before, and more than anybody else in the tech world. Not only can you mirror your Windows 10 screen on a Miracast enabled TV or monitor, but you can also use the Microsoft Edge web browser to cast media wirelessly to a screen with Miracast support. Let's see how:
Miracast is a great piece of technology, one that, at times, it can ease your life a lot. Whether it's because you need to make a presentation and the fastest way you can do it is project your device's screen to a Miracast enabled projector, or because you want to watch a movie you have on your smartphone on a large screen TV, Miracast can do all that. Fortunately, most Android smartphones and tablets these days support Miracast, although not all TVs and monitors do the same.
At first there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender has appeared and its name is Miracast - a technology that promises to let you connect your computers and devices to screens of all kinds, wirelessly and without any special equipment. Miracast is spreading quite fast and, even if you may have not heard about it, it's very likely that you have at least one device in your home that supports this technology.
Miracast is a wireless technology that your Windows 10 devices can use to project their screens to TVs, projectors, displays and streaming media players that support this technology. However, if your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase a Miracast dongle like the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly to any display with an HDMI port. Here's how to wirelessly project from a Windows 10 computer or device with support for Miracast, to any display, using the Miracast technology:
Did you know that Windows 10 Mobile offers native support for the Miracast technology? What does this mean? Well… you can use your smartphone with Windows 10 Mobile to project a presentation, a game, a movie or anything you wish to just about any TV, display or projector that has support for Miracast or at least an HDMI input port. If your TV or monitor doesn't offer Miracast, you can purchase a Miracast dongle like the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and use it to project wirelessly.