How to Control
your PC or Mac
from the Road

Science tells us we can't be in two places at once.
Remote access software says otherwise.

Business travel can be a hassle, and not just because your carry-on bag won't fit in the overhead compartment. All too often, you find yourself needing access to a file you left behind or a program you don't have on your tablet or laptop.

If only scientists could figure out a way to beam you from one place to another, Star Trek transporter-style. Until that day, there's a solution that's nearly as good (and less likely to cause some crazy parallel universe accident only Scotty could fix). It's called remote access software, and it lets you connect to and control another PC just as though you were sitting right in front of it.

That's a plus for road warriors, who can now tap into the office desktop to retrieve a critical file, run a program that has no tablet equivalent or even rescue a co-worker who needs some remote tech support.

To tackle these and other productivity challenges, check out LogMeIn Free ( It provides easy access to a remote computer running Windows or Mac OS and it runs on desktops, laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Plus, true to its name, it's free!

Here's how remote access takes the worry and hassle out of your business trips ⇒