Am understanding this right?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Jasmynp, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

    Jasmynp

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    I would have searched but didn't quite know what to search for.

    I have an ipad 2. I want a mac mini.

    Would I be able to remote into the mini with my ipad using some app like LogMeIn?

    Is my ipad all I would need, or would I need a monitor for the mini to recognize in order for the ipad to remote in?

    My goal is the get the full Mac OS at home and the limited iOS when out and about.
     
  2. MTI macrumors 65816

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    LogMeIn's webpage is your friend. For the iPad, their Ignition app seems to be what you're looking for.
     
  3. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer Splashtop for remote access. It's free, although there are also paid versions.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch55-kNkVJg
    http://appshopper.com/business/splashtop-remote-desktop-free
     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You'd have to have a monitor/keyboard/mouse for the initial setup of whatever option you choose. I like Screens, personally. If you have an HDTV, you could make a wonderful media center out of it :)
     
  5. Jasmynp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jasmynp

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    Thanks folks. This is exactly what I wanted to know. So I'll need a screen keyboard and mouse for set up then after that I'm golden. I really appreicate your responses.
     
  6. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you'll need a keyboard & mouse for setup. Any will do, you can borrow a friend's stuff for 15 minutes I'm sure--if you absolutely don't want to have your own.

    For remote access on the iPad I use iTeleport. It works great and is an easy install. When home I use TouchPad as my keyboard/trackpad control when I'm at home. It works smoother than remotely accessing it just for control.

    I do now have an Apple Keyboard & Trackpad for the times I need more traditional control, but could totally live without them--and usually do.
     
  7. mrklaw macrumors 65816

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    Same as Mak47, although I just use iteleport for touchpad too, you can turn the screen off in the settings. I understand its a couple more steps that way, but I wanted to keep down the number of support apps running on the mini.

    its *very* usable, so much so that I have a wireless mouse/keyboard sitting idle most of the time.
     

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