For corporate users, the GoToMyPC app is a free and easy way to access your work PC from your iPad. There are better remote access apps, however, for consumers.
Citrix has announced their "Gotomypc" service for the Mac platform, which despite its rather mundane name offers another viable remote connection solution for Mac users.
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Ranging from fully functional to free, these apps let you use an iPad to remotely access a PC or Mac.
It's cheap. It's easy to use. And it streams both audio and video. For simple remote access using an iPad, there might not be a better app.
Free online storage services make it easy to access files from any Internet-linked PC or mobile device. Amazon's Cloud Player is great for music, while Box.net is a sharing champ.
Desktop virtualization skeptic calls supporters on not using VDI more prominently themselves. But from user perspective, pure VDI isn't goal--flexibility, efficiency are.
On the CNET to the Rescue (formerly Real Deal) podcast, co-hosts Josh Lowensohn and Rafe Needleman try to solve the Mystery of the Palm Pre that Wouldn't Speak and answer questions about Macs.
The program used to remotely turn on Pennsylvania students' laptop Webcams is no longer being sold, but there are other ways to remotely activate a machine's Webcam.
The upcoming release of GoToMyPC PocketView touts full wireless access to your computer using a browser on Windows CE and Pocket PC mobile devices.