The Microsoft Remote Desktop client is a free Windows 10 app, available through the Microsoft Store, useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. This universal remote desktop client works both with devices available in your network and devices with public IP addresses that are accessible through the internet. For example, you can use it to connect to a Windows computer from work, while you are working from home. Here's how to use the Microsoft Remote Desktop client in Windows 10 to work with remote computers and devices:
To remote access Windows 10 from Mac, you can use the Microsoft Remote Desktop 10 app. With it, computers running Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise can be controlled remotely through the Remote Desktop protocol. This allows a remote user using macOS to log in to the Windows 10 computer and control it as if he or she were sitting right in front of it. This tutorial illustrates the steps you need to take in order to connect via Remote Desktop from a Mac to Windows 10, using Microsoft Remote Desktop 10:
Remote Desktop connections allow you to connect to a PC or device through the internet or a local network. When you are connecting to a Windows 10 or Windows 7 PC, you see that computer's desktop, and you can access its apps, files, and folders as if you were sitting in front of its screen. This is useful for IT professionals and business users who have to work remotely. Here is how to enable Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 10 or Windows 7:
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:
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.