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No matter how big a geek you are there is something remarkably cool about controlling your desktop computer from your phone.  LogMeIn has long been one of the premier providers of remote access software and services and they have just released LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone.  […]

logmein-iphoneNo matter how big a geek you are there is something remarkably cool about controlling your desktop computer from your phone.  LogMeIn has long been one of the premier providers of remote access software and services and they have just released LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone.  This app lets you connect to a computer using the iPhone and interact with the desktop screen just like you were sitting right there.

Of course the screen is a lot smaller on the iPhone but LogMeIn squeezes it all to fit but lets you pinch and zoom to your heart’s delight.  I can see this as a boon to the IT professional who frequently needs to log onto someone’s computer to fix a problem.  LogMeIn Ignition also works on the iPod Touch.  You can pick this program up through the App Store but it will set you back a cool $29.99 making it one of the most expensive iPhone apps we’ve seen.

  1. sweet! but let me ask this out if anyone has or will try it!

    I’m happy with my Winmob device, but hey tech geeks like their toys and with Ipod touch pushing in on the game scene on nintendos ds/dsi and the psp I’ve seriously been thinking of getting an Itouch and doing away with my nintendo ds.

    so how would this function or would it?
    itouch with logmein.com app, in a wifi spot? and better yet a 3g wifi solution such as the pocket mifi coming out or WMwifi routher on a wm device?

    1st is it truely workable? or is the screen to small thus clumbsy?

    2nd with the 3g wifi solution to much lag? or does it all flow like one would hope.

    man one device that was a good gaming portable, a work access point to logmein.com and didnt look all childish…..

    i think our society is coming to a point of evolution and success never experienced before.

    lets just hope a falling economy won’t ruin it with sub par products and companys cutting strings back to far to invest into research and development to keep pushing thing to the way I… i meant WE want them!

    no but seriously if you could do a review on the 1st two questions that could be cool.

    Thanks

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  2. “This FREE app lets…”
    Huh…? Typo?

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  3. There’s also an iPhone app called VNC Lite that will let you control your Mac, PC, or linux box using the VNC protocol. It’s a bare-bones client without any fancy features, but it’s free, and it works. On the Mac/PC/Linux side you’ll need to run a VNC server; I prefer TightVNC.

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  4. Sadly, the economy is so bad that even free apps are really expensive. :P

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  5. What theme for XP is that in the screenshot?

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  6. That “theme” is XP Home Media Center. You can get something similar with the Windows Embedded desktop theme just google search it. I prefer the Zune (black and orange desktop theme) theme myself.

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  7. OK, I fixed the free part. Sheesh, just one lousy word. :)

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  8. Has anyone tried this app out? Are there any reviews on it? I’m considering purchasing, but since it’s so expensive, I’d like to know that it will work well before I fork over the money.

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  9. Check out the video on the link in the post. It’s pretty impressive how you can move around by fingertip.

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  10. [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt… lot smaller on the iPhone but LogMeIn squeezes it all to fit but lets you pinch and zoom to your heart’s delight. I can see this as a boon to the IT professional who frequently needs to log onto someone’s computer to fix a problem. … [...]

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