Thursday, April 19, 2007


Been a while since our last post eh? Well, this isn't a comprehensive guide to all interesting toys out there, these are just the ones you absolutely should know about. If you are interested in seeing what other interesting toys are out there, maybe check out DownloadSquad and LifeHacker.

Anyhow, today I'd like to talk about LogMeIn. This is a remote access software letting you remotely control another PC over the internet. There are many such applications out there, but this is our favorite due to it's free-ness and that it runs in a browser.

Where LogMeIn comes into it's own is when you are looked upon by your friends and family as the resident PC expert. And when they have a problem, they call you. Well, by installing LogMeIn on all their PC's, you can make a half hour phone call into a 2 minute solution by jumping onto their pc from the comfort of your own browser.

Here's the steps -
  1. Go to
  2. Get a log in id.
  3. Add your computer.
  4. Go to the next pc. Add it to your list.
  5. Rinse, Repeat.
Then when you sign into from any browser in the world you can take control of your home PC, or the PC of your friend. I've worked in a number of high security environments and so far, has worked in them all, making it great for quickly signing into your home PC and kicking off that download so it will be waiting for you when you get home.