STILL looking for best VNC client for ipad ...

eroxx

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I'm trying to get my ipad to mirror the imac screen, but at the ipad's resolution. If there's anyway to do this (even via workaround), i'd love to know!!!
 

robbieduncan

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I'm trying to get my ipad to mirror the imac screen, but at the ipad's resolution. If there's anyway to do this (even via workaround), i'd love to know!!!
So what, exactly, is stopping you using System Preferences on the Mac to change it's screen resolution?
 

eroxx

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1068 * 700 (or whatever it is)looks horrrrible on the mac. I only want it to be that resolution when I'm using my ipad. i guess it can't be done
 

robbieduncan

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1068 * 700 (or whatever it is)looks horrrrible on the mac. I only want it to be that resolution when I'm using my ipad. i guess it can't be done
So change it back when you sit down on the Mac. If this is truly the worst inconvenience in your life I cannot even begin to describe how fortunate you are.
 

eroxx

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HAha quite true. Just seems that there ought to be some way to automate it... oh well! Thanks for the quick responses
 

EmmEff

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If you're using ARD, there might be a way of executing a script when the connection is established, but for Chicken or JollysFastVNC, there's no way I'm aware of.
 

sim667

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I guess my next question is: Is there a screen-sharing platform that doesnt use VNC?
Sorry, you obviously havent read this thread.... emeff already pointed out that RDP allows you to set the client and server resolutions seperately.... READ THE THREAD!
 

AVInc

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Time for a dumb question:

I'm going overseas next week for a few weeks and have all my shows recorded automatically on my PC.

If i get one of the apps like TeamViewer, DesktopConnect, etc. will i be able to remote into my PC in NY from Europe over wi-fi?

New iPad user so don't know too much.

Thanks in advance for the help.
 

blevins321

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Time for a dumb question:

I'm going overseas next week for a few weeks and have all my shows recorded automatically on my PC.

If i get one of the apps like TeamViewer, DesktopConnect, etc. will i be able to remote into my PC in NY from Europe over wi-fi?

New iPad user so don't know too much.

Thanks in advance for the help.
You could remote in without a problem. But unless you have a killer upload speed at home, there's not a chance of streaming video. Plus the servers associated with TeamViewer (others too, but this one for sure from my experience) don't have the bandwidth to support remote streaming.
 

AVInc

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You could remote in without a problem. But unless you have a killer upload speed at home, there's not a chance of streaming video. Plus the servers associated with TeamViewer (others too, but this one for sure from my experience) don't have the bandwidth to support remote streaming.
Great. Thanks for the help.
 

sim667

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Time for a dumb question:

I'm going overseas next week for a few weeks and have all my shows recorded automatically on my PC.

If i get one of the apps like TeamViewer, DesktopConnect, etc. will i be able to remote into my PC in NY from Europe over wi-fi?

New iPad user so don't know too much.

Thanks in advance for the help.
There's much better programs that literally just stream vids without using a VNC client which is slow....

Zumocast, plex, and airvideo ive used and they're all good..... I use a plex/zumocast combination now, plex is prettier, zumocast is less buggy.
 

whiskeyred

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I am using screens and love it. Have had success at home and remote while away, and at work. Their service team has been great and they have a lot planned fro future updates. Already noted but wonderful UI.
 

eroxx

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I have screens and like it a lot -- I just don't like that you have to magnify everything, because of the resolution discrepancy
 

whiskeyred

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I think they are considering possible changes to that, etc. At least the impression I got in some back forth troubleshooting the remote access.
 

nashpdotcom

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I've been holding off on getting a VNC because of me using my next door neighbors internet. Do you have to setup anything on that end of the router or server? Or can I download Screens, and setup from my macbook over wifi?
 

healeydave

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I've used iTeleport and it's the first app of this kind that I have seen make smooth transition of a touch interface to a point and click interface.
It's transparent and intuitive, you drag the cursor using any part of the screen rather than trying to actually touch the actual cursor. If you've not used it, it's important you understand what I'm trying to say because when you have to move the cursor by physically dragging it with your fingers, you end up covering the areas of the screen your trying to use.

A single click is just a tap (again anywhere) and a secondary (right) click is a two finger tap.

I did trial Screens because I was lured by the similar nice looking UI to iTeleport and they promised an excellent control interface for touch devices, but I couldn't even work out how to do secondary right click so I stuck with iTeleport as I've never had to look up how to do something and that's a great benchmark I think!

Someone will probably come to Screens defence and explain how simple right click is and I admit I didnt persevere with it, but when you already have a very, very good app, a potential replacement must have significant additional features and also not give you the slightest reason to reject it :)
 
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