Google's Chrome Remote Desktop sheds beta tag, adds new features

Google peeled off the beta tag from Chrome Remote Desktop

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Windows, Chrome, Google

My Computers lets you gain remote access to your personal machines for those times when you need to grab files from a PC at home or work. This feature may take a few minutes to set up; it requires you to set a PIN for each machine. Once the set-up is complete, you will see a list of all your computers names whenever you are signed in to Chrome from a PC. Dont forget that remote access to personal machines is tied together through a single Google account. When connected, remote desktops will appear in a Chrome tab as if they were a Web page, and you also have the choice to view the remote desktop in full screen mode.

While Remote Desktop is sure to come in handy, keep in mind this service provides full access to a remote PC. You can use Chrome Remote Desktop to access and edit Control Panel settings on a Windows machine, install apps, and power down the PC remotely. Thats a lot of power to give to someone else, so choose your screen sharing partners wisely.


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