Google Chrome is known for its many built-in features or features that can be used via extensions. One of the these features is called Chrome Remote Desktop which, until now, was only available for computers with the Chrome browser installed or devices running on Android OS.
Google announced today the release of the Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads that run on iOS 7.0 or later. Google said that the new app is compatible with all the Apple devices but the Crome Remote Desktop was actually optimized for the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
What does the Google Chrome Remote Desktop do? This is a free and easy way of controlling a computer using a remote control. It can be used to access personal computer that is lined to a Google account and is under the protection of a six-digit pin number.
The Google Chrome Remote Desktop app can also be used to access the computer of another user in order to give or receive technical help. It can be done by sharing the screen of the two computers.
If a user is familiar with Google Chrome Remote Desktop for Android devices, the iOS version will be easy to use. There are some differences, though. On the Android version of the Remote Desktop, the user has to choose an option called “Disconnect” that can be found in the app’s main menu when the user wants to connect remotely. On the iOS version the user only has to press an X above the desktop when wanting to end the remote desktop session.
The iOS version of the Google Chrome Remote Desktop also features a virtual mouse button that can enable an interface that resembles that of a PC. The user can alternatively use his or her finger to scroll around. The Android version has an on screen keyboard and the option to have the remote desktop appear in full screen mode.
Microsoft has a similar iOS desktop app but it’s only compatible on Windows devices.
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