Sunday, May 25, 2008

Where have I been?

For all (one or two) that actually read this blog may have noticed a drop off of posts here. Have I forgotten about computers? I think you could say I've caught a bit of spring fever. My attention goes to my other passion which is cars. My other blog has been quite busy over at Bob's Dream Car Garage. I haven't stopped being on the PC though. I've just been busy actually using it for everyday stuff like updating my Facebook, uploading car pictures to Flickr. Research for repairing an alternator repair stuff. I'll get back to the PC stuff I'm sure. Enjoy your weekend. I'm off to another car show in the morning...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Crossloop Marketplace

The remote access service from just added a new feature which allows you market yourself and your skills. It's called (aptly enough) Crossloop Marketplace. It allows you to set up a profile in which you can describe yourself, your expertise and set your rates. If you need help you can search for people in what you need help in. For a limited time Crossloop will even give leads to follow up on. A nice way to share your knowledge and maybe make extra few bucks for doing so.

Click on screenshot to see my profile(and horrible photo).

I'm in touch by 01 Communique

This is another remote access program that I thought I'd give a try. It is called I'm in Touch by 01 Communique. It basically gives you access to your PC from any remote location from a PC,laptop, PDA, pocket PC, Blackberry, Treo or cellphone. You can even check your email remotely (Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express recommended). Also you can transfer files and invite other users online for presentations. If only it made my coffee remotely. Just kidding.

Setup up was simple enough where you input your user name and password for your host PC. Installing it doesn't take to long and I was ready to go. To access your PC you login at the I'm in Touch website. It downloads a remote viewer program(small application quickly loads) and your connected. You'll only see a small "Im in touch" link at the top of your screen. Hover over it and it gives you a drop down bar which will give you options such as file transfer etc. One thing that was nice that I didn't notice much slowdown on the remote PC as far as performance. That was significant because it was an older PC using Windows 2000. To be honest I didn't a tremendous amount of time on it but I liked it enough that I'll use it again in the future.

If your looking for a simple remote access program you may give this a try. Setup seemed intuitive and so is using it. I do recommend it.