Tech how-to: Control your computer using your phone – Komando

Tech how-to: Control your computer using your phone – Komando

Have you ever found yourself digging for a file in class or a work meeting, only to realize what you need is on your home computer? That problem can feel insurmountable — especially in the midst of a time crunch.

You might be able to get someone else to locate and send it to you, or if you’re a computer whiz, you may know some complicated method to retrieve it. But there must be an easier, safer way. After all, choosing the wrong remote desktop app could spell disaster (and hard-to-remove ransomware).

The reality is there are tons of reasons you’d need to access your desktop when you’re not in front of it. You could have files stored on the hard drive instead of the cloud, or you could need access to a media file that isn’t saved elsewhere. There are ways to safely access and control your computer via your Android phone — you just need to know what they are and how to use them.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Google Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the options for accessing and controlling your computer remotely. This free service makes it super easy to access what you need on your computer from your phone. Plus, you’ll only have to add the Remote Desktop extension to your computer to make it accessible from another device and all remote desktop sessions are fully encrypted.

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