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remote controlling windows 8 laptop

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    remote controlling windows 8 laptop


    I keep my laptop with standard windows 8 on. But when I go out, I would like to remote control laptop using ipad or android tablets. I tried teamviewer. It makes lot of data traffic. But I am not sure whether that is optimal compared to other free remote control softwares available. I tried with logmein also. But logmein does not free have android app. Any light thrown on this will be appreciated. My criteria is
    1) free software
    2) with less internet data traffic compared to others
    3) ease of use

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    I use PocketCloud for iOS on both my iPhone and iPad. I am unsure if there is an Android version.

    The limitation would be that you will not be able to use RDP with the standard version of Windows. But the only real advantage of this is that it is easier to setup and doesn't require a 3rd party service to run continuously on your PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    I use PocketCloud for iOS on both my iPhone and iPad. I am unsure if there is an Android version.

    The limitation would be that you will not be able to use RDP with the standard version of Windows. But the only real advantage of this is that it is easier to setup and doesn't require a 3rd party service to run continuously on your PC.
    Thanks for the response. I have standard version of windows 8. I require solution for that system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    I use PocketCloud for iOS on both my iPhone and iPad. I am unsure if there is an Android version.

    The limitation would be that you will not be able to use RDP with the standard version of Windows. But the only real advantage of this is that it is easier to setup and doesn't require a 3rd party service to run continuously on your PC.
    Thanks for the response. I have standard version of windows 8. I require solution for that system.
    So Free or Easy? The two usually don't go hand in hand. PocketCloud handles non-RDP connections. It's just more difficult to set up.

    You stated in your OP that you wanted both easy and free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by L V Gandhi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderBite View Post
    I use PocketCloud for iOS on both my iPhone and iPad. I am unsure if there is an Android version.

    The limitation would be that you will not be able to use RDP with the standard version of Windows. But the only real advantage of this is that it is easier to setup and doesn't require a 3rd party service to run continuously on your PC.
    Thanks for the response. I have standard version of windows 8. I require solution for that system.
    So Free or Easy? The two usually don't go hand in hand. PocketCloud handles non-RDP connections. It's just more difficult to set up.

    You stated in your OP that you wanted both easy and free.
    I have already mentioned a few easy and free softwares like teamviewer and logmein. What I have asked in OP anything more which is better than what I have mentioned with less data traffic may be compressed one etc
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    L V Gandhi

    I no longer have android but have you seen an app in Play store named "windows 8 Controller" cost 1.20 but free to try

    Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaybee327 View Post
    L V Gandhi

    I no longer have android but have you seen an app in Play store named "windows 8 Controller" cost 1.20 but free to try

    Keith
    Thanks.
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