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Old 10-05-2005, 08:00 PM
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Default Solve Your Top 5 Pocket PC Issues - In 2 Minutes or Less

Have you ever been totally engrossed in a TV show—I mean, really into it, like you’re the one standing in the middle of dark street on a rainy night—when suddenly you notice on rain drop on the camera lens?<br /><br />Sccccrrrrreeeeech. You’re abruptly ripped out of the experience. You’re not standing on a dark and rainy street at all, but rather sinking into the folds of your oversized couch… total buzz kill.<br /><br />For many, a Pocket PC experience can be similar. There are some obvious gaps in functionality that remind you, well, you’re not really using a PC. And while you don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth (after all, your PPC gives you some powerful gifts in the form of freedom and flexibility), you still have needs and wants and wishes... <br /><br />Here’s five “sore spots” that probably top your list:<br /><br />> Not enough storage<br />> Lousy format for small screen<br />> S-l-o-o-o-w speeds<br />> Inadequate shortcuts<br />> Difficulty printing<br /><br />At 3am Labs, creators of <a href="">LogMeIn Pro remote access software</a>, we think your Pocket PC experience should be as close as possible to being at your desktop or laptop — unfettered by latency, complexity, screen resolution, printing, file access or security woes. We’ve listened to your feedback about what’s needed – or just really wanted – to make your Pocket PC experience about as good as it can get on device that small. In fact, we want you to forget about how small your Pocket PC is altogether.<br /><br /><b><span>What Is LogMeIn Pro?</span></b><br />LogMeIn Pro is remote access software. You install it on your work or home computer – or whatever computer you want to access remotely (no software is required on your Pocket PC), and it takes less than two minutes to set up. Once installed on a computer, you can then securely access that PC from any web-enabled device, including your Pocket PC.<br /><br /><b><span>LogMeIn: Two-Minute Power Upgrade for Your Pocket PC</span></b><br /><br /><b>Kilobytes, Megabytes, and Gigabytes!</b><br />Now you don’t need a lot of storage space on your PPC. Store all your files on your home or office PC, and connect to it remotely from anywhere, anytime to access and retrieve the files you need. LogMeIn Pro’s File Transfer and Folder Synch features making getting the files you need a snap.<br /><br /><b>Formatted to Fit Your Screen</b><br />LogMeIn automatically senses if you are connecting from a device running Microsoft CE and formats the screen to match the Pocket PC viewing window.<br /><br /><img src="" /><br /><i>Figure 1: The login screen and My Computers page of LogMeIn, formatted to fit your PPC.</i><br /><br />LogMeIn Pro also has a file retrieval feature unique to the Pocket PC. When you log in, you are able to choose between Remote Control and File Transfer. Choosing the File Transfer option allows you to access files on your remote PC, securely transfer them to your Pocket PC (without the need to first launch a remote control session). When opened locally, the documents are formatted to match the screen size and resolution of your Pocket PC - eliminating the tedious scrolling around to view documents.<br /><br />Additionally, landscape views allow you to rotate your screen 90 and replicate the aspect ratio of the display on the PC you are accessing — so scrolling is again kept to a bare minimum.<br /><br /><b>Lightening-Fast Remote Control</b><br />After the initial connection is made between your PPC and a remote computer, LogMeIn uses a patent-pending peer-to-peer technology that provides you with remote control speeds so fast you’ll feel like you’re in front of the remote PC.<br /> <br /><b>Access Your PC, Lickety Split</b><br />Connecting to LogMeIn is easy. Simply add a shortcut to your Favorites folder for quick and easy access to your remote PC with just one click.<br /><br /><img src="" /><br /><i>Figure 2: Shortcuts allow you to quickly connect to your remote PC.</i><br /><br /><b>Remote-to-Local Printing</b><br />Automatically print remote files on your default local printer, without reconfiguring settings or installing new drivers. <br /><br /><b>It’s Your Pocket PC - Only Better</b><br />LogMeIn has over 1.5 million subscribers, and more than 200,000 who rely on it for secure remote access their home and work computers from a Pocket PC. <br /><br />Sign up for your <a href="">FREE 30-day trial of LogMeIn Pro</a>, and see for yourself why LogMeIn and Pocket PCs are better together.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:08 PM
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LogMeIn is awesome, I load the free version on my desktops at home and I can access them anywhere I can get a Internet connection. It's almost scary how it works through my firewall without opening any ports. The Windows Mobile client is great, and the PC client rocks. I highly recommend LogMeIn for anyone who wants to remotely access their computers, securely.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:07 PM
Jon Westfall
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I've been using LogMeIn since last year, with the free client for most of my machines (and my friends machines that I end up fixing) and the pro version for my laptop. The 30 day trials are nice, and the price is better than some of the other solutions out there. Nice to see they've updated their PPC interface for the pro version - Kudos to 3AM labs!
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:46 PM
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How come the screen shots don't show PocketIE?
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:47 PM
Kevin Jackson
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We are in the process of switching over from another service to LogMeIn to remote into all of our clients' computers. LogMeIn is great! With the old service we would experience horrible latency issues and downtime, but LogMeIn doesn't share these issues.

I love LogMeIn and would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone needing a solution of this kind.
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bdoherty
How come the screen shots don't show PocketIE?
They might not have had the technical chops for that ;-), or the time to get them done.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:11 PM
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I agree - LogmeIn is currently the best solution out there for remote access - it rocks.

It does seem that the pricing model for ALL of these services, however, needs some tweaking. The $70-100 per year access fee (for pro service) for a single PC makes sense for business, but there needs to be another pricing tier for home. I was looking a Pro for 5 home PC's, but there is no way I'm shelling out $300-400.
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:58 PM
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i would like to post a hearty "me too!".

i have been using the free version on all of my systems for some time now, and about a week ago i upgraded to pro on my main internet machine. i might not keep pro because i rarely need the file transfer option, but so far i can say it's working great.

i have not ever tried to access it on my PDA, because the only wi-fi access point i can ever get acceptable speeds from is my own at home, and i hope i will never be lazy enough to access my computers through my pda from the couch
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:21 AM
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logmein is great! use it all the time
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Old 10-07-2005, 01:45 AM
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I have tried to access the PC with my Sx66 at home, I can only go up to remote control page but can not see the PC screen at all!
I am not sure if their claim is true. I can access well with my other computer but not with SX66 :cry:
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