There are plenty of options when looking for apps to remotely connect to your desktop Mac or PC. I’ve recently fallen in love with Splashtop.
There are plenty of other applications out there like LogMeIn and GoToMyPC that allow for this but I figure that as long as I already have something installed for my phone it should work computer to computer as well. Not to mention that I assume pay a one time price for apps on my phone than a monthly subscription to one of the service providers I mentioned.
Enter Splashtop. Splashtop is comparable in most respects to other VNC or remote desktop apps, except of course that they also allow computer to computer connections. They seem to have also ironed out some of the kinks in the other remote desktop apps in regards to streaming video and audio smoothly to the remote computer/device.
Here is a complete description as provided by the developers:
Complete Virtual Remote Desktop Access
This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams smooth, high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, and other applications. Access your PC or MAC programs, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your iPhone without having to carry your computer!
Liberate Your Multimedia
Want to listen to music or watch movies that are “trapped” on your computer while you’re on the go? Not a problem. Splashtop Remote Desktop HD can smoothly stream high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac to your iOS device. Watch videos in any format (including Flash), listen to your entire music library, and play PC games to your heart’s content.
With Splashtop Remote Desktop you can:
•Watch Flash videos (Hulu, AOL Video, Yahoo Video, etc.), DVDs, and Media Center content
• Listen to music stored on your computer in any format (WMV, Real, WMA, MP3, AAC, etc.)
• Play 3D games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilization V, and more
• Play Facebook Flash games like FarmVille, CityVille, Pet Society, Cafe World, FrontierVille, and Mafia Wars
To use this app you must install Splashtop Streamer on your home computer; this can be downloaded free from Splashtop’s website.