Splashtop Remote Desktop is now available for Mac. If you have not tried it yet, it is a remote-desktop software that allows a Mac computer (there’s a PC version as well) to be controlled remotely by another device (PC, Mac, Android, iOS). There are a number of possible uses for this type of software but a couple of examples come to mind: you could access files and applications that are too heavy for a mobile device to handle, or too sensitive to put on a laptop. You may also play a video or use a website/app that would not run natively on a tablet or smartphone.

Splashtop says that its streaming technology can accommodate 30FPS video, so latency should not be a problem. In the end, this app gives you an interactive window to your Mac computer. In theory, you should be able to do practically everything – without being physically in front of the Mac. The question is: how would you use it?

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