We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but LogMeIn today decided it no longer wants to offer a free tier for its popular remote access software. Instead, LogMeIn is transitioning to a paid-only program starting this month, with current freeloading users receiving a 7-day grace period to pony up for a subscription plan that begins the next time you sign in to your LogMeIn service.
Facebook has just announced a new security feature to users that allows an account to log themselves out from a remote device. Users will find this in the Account Security section of the account settings. There will be a menu showing "Most Recently Active" and "Also Active". Also Active will only be displayed if your account is logged into multiple locations.
From this interface, you will see the login time, browser, location based on IP address, and operating system. Any of the sessions listed there can be ended with a single click. This might be of use in case you accidentally leave yourself logged into a friends computer, or (for some reason) a public computer.
This feature isn't available for everyone just yet. Remote logout is being rolled out slowly to Facebook's massive user base. Have you ever accidentally left yourself logged in to another computer?
Windows Live Essentials 2011, now available in a public beta, is the local client component of Microsoft Windows Live, a collection of programs and web services. WLE 2011’s components include photo editing and organization (WL Photo Gallery), video editing (WL Movie Maker), email and calendar (WL Mail), instant messaging and social media (WL Messenger), blogging (WL Writer), cross-platform file synchronization and Windows remote access (WL Sync), and web and IM filtering (WL Family Safety). Before the public beta was released in late June, Windows Live Essentials 2011 was known as Windows Live Essentials Wave 4. In this article, you’ll learn what new and improved features the latest WLE wave brings with it.
Lantronix’s SecureLinx SpiderDuo KVM switch is a lot like a crappy IMAX movie on opening day: You pay a premium for the ticket, wait in line for hours, acquire a less-than-stellar seat in the second row, for what? A lame piece of cinema with a ton of window-dressing.
The SecureLinx SpiderDuo looks to be a perfect fit for a corporate environment—it’s setup process is certainly not ready for prime time in the consumer market. You connect the device to a business-grade PC using a provided serial-to-Ethernet cable for initial configuration, during which you can tweak all sorts of network settings based on your internal LAN setup.
You and your home PC play hard – and sometimes, work hard. While you can grab some shuteye every night, and bid your PC goodbye when you head out the door for work, there's no need to give your PC half the day off. From scheduled FTP downloads to converting digital photos and more, here are the ten best ways to keep your PC busy so it won't miss you when you're gone. Downtime be damned!
We’re sure that many of you have been away from our home computers at a time when we needed access to a certain file or desktop program. Many companies have proprietary solutions (like GoToMyPC) that allow you to remotely access files on your home computer while you are away from it. While this service has a $19.95/month licensing fee (per computer, no less), there are alternatives that provide similar functionality on the Linux platform for free. Many of these free solutions are very versatile and are useful in a wide variety of situations. We show you how to master remote system access on your open-source machine.