TeamViewer Touch Arrived in the Store


Another favorite tool of mine has just debuted for touch interface in the Windows Store. TeamViewer is no stranger to most of you that live in the IT and Support circles. It is the public contender with SplashTop, LogMeIn and other Remote Desktop solutions. I have been using TeamViewer for years to support my extensive family and friends PCs. I am glad they released this Touch version as this will allow you to remote into hosts from within Windows RT devices like Surface etc that doesn’t have desktop version of Teamviewer.

As you can see above I have already installed the app and taken it for a spin. I  can say, it works as advertised. You can only initiate outbound connection to remote hosts, you will never be able to connect to TeamViewer Touch from outside. Security feature of Windows 8 of course. Here is TeamViewer GmbH’s description of the App from the Store:

Control any remote computer with TeamViewer Touch within seconds. If you want to remotely control this computer and benefit from the whole range of features please download the TeamViewer Desktop app (download on
With TeamViewer Touch you can remotely control computers or servers via the internet, as if you were sitting right in front of them. Whether you are providing spontaneous support for friends and family, administrating servers or working from your home office – TeamViewer lets you get the job done.
Find out why more than 100 million users trust TeamViewer!
Quick Guide
1. Install and start the app
2. Install and start the TeamViewer Desktop app on the computer you want to control (download on
3. Enter the TeamViewer ID and password of the remote computer in the app and click on “Remote ControlConnect”
— Preview version —

Windows, Mac or Linux — Remotely control any computer within seconds
Highest security standard — 256 Bit AES Session Encoding and 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange
Integrated computers & contacts list — See the online status of your partners and connect to them via quick access
No configuration — Effortless access to remote computers even behind firewalls and proxy servers
Simple reboot — Reboot remote computers or servers from anywhere
Multi monitor — Switch between multiple screens easily


I am still fiddling with this app, I can’t see the remote-reboot advertised. Note the message in the description informing that this is just a preview, that is the app is just basic at the moment, there more to come in the future. For me, I am just glad to see TeamViewer onboard. Can’t wait to see what they’ve got in the pipeline for the future. Download the Metro now via the source link here below.

Source: Windows Store
Tip Credit: @Windows4Life (Thanks buddy!)

LogMeIn Inc.’s App “” is now in the Store


LogMeIn Inc. has joined the Windows 8 bandwagon by releasing their first App into Windows 8 Store. Actually an apology is here in order from me because I saw the App dropping in yesterday, made en mental note to inform you, but it fell through the cracks, and I forgot it. But seeing zero reviews on it at the moment, I guess most of you are still not aware of its presence in the store. So I hope I am not too late bringing you this news.

The app looks solid from our end here, though I don’t use LogMeIn services, so I don’t have an account to truly test out this app. I am sure some of you will appreciate this app. The following is the description as stated in the Store:

Start screen

Viewing the presenter's screen


With the viewer, you can join an online meeting no matter where you go. View someone’s screen, share ideas and collaborate in real-time, for free!
Optimized for Windows 8 Metro, is fast, free and nimble, and makes attending an online meeting as easy as touching your screen.

First, download the app. Now, you’re ready to join meetings from anywhere as long as you’re connected to the Internet.
When your friends, colleagues or clients start a meeting, web conference or ad-hoc get together at, you’ll be able to join them from Windows 8 with this viewer.
Once you receive a nine-digit code or a personal link, type that into your join me viewer and press the green “play” button. Presto! You are now viewing someone else’s screen. You’re on the same page, even if you’re hundreds of miles away. It really is that simple.

Mobile screen viewing
Chat with participants
See who’s attending

If you use services, this is the app for you. Download the app via the following link:

Source: Microsoft Store

Splashtop Remote Desktop App has arrived in the Store!


Ladies and gentlemen, Splashtop is a GO for the Windows 8 Desktop! The company that was making a splash with Touch-access to Windows 8 desktop from within the iPad has decided also to make the same available from within Windows 8 desktop. Now you can reach your modern or old Windows Desktop now from your Windows 8 tablet. Also you can stream HD video and games up to 30FPS to your devices now. For most of you of course Splashtop Inc. needs to introduction. The following is the full details of the description and features of the app as stated in the Store:

Access Microsoft Word remotely

Access your Mac on Windows 8 tablet

Splashtop is the easiest and fastest way to access your Windows PC or Mac remotely from your Windows 8 tablet, anywhere, anytime!
Over 7 million users are enjoying Splashtop apps today, and you should too!

★★★★★ CES 2012 Best Mobile App Award
★★★★★ “Both a breakthrough and a bargain.” — The New York Times
★★★★★ “For simple access to a remote computer, Splashtop is hard to beat.” – CNET
★★★★★ “If you need to emulate your Mac or Windows desktop… Splashtop is one of the easiest ways to do it.” – WIRED
★★★★★ “Splashtop is your best bet.” – LAPTOP

Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 will give you tablet-to-PC or tablet-to-Mac remote access support with full audio and video over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks.
Go everywhere with just your Windows 8 tablet without having to carry your computer!
Besides Windows 8 tablets, Splashtop is also available for iOS and Android devices.

Install the free Splashtop Streamer on the computer you wish to connect to – supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium), as well as Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users)

Enjoy high-definition movies and videos (up to 30 frames per second), streaming from PC or Mac
Play interactive 3D games with low latency such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, or EA Sports games
Setup with ease through its simple, intuitive interface

I know a lot of you are interested in this app, so what are you waiting for? Download the app now via the following link: