More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Remote Support Tutorial: Fix Computer Problems without Leaving Your Chair – XDA Developer TV
If you are a member of the XDA-Developers forums or a subscriber to XDA Developer TV, you are a power user. Sometimes you may be asked if you are “good with computers” by people looking for help (read: free support). If you are nice, you end up helping your friends and family. Often times, you have to make an in person visit. But there are options for you to use your Android device to remotely assist.
In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin shows four different options for remote assistance. This tutorial includes Join.me, showmypc.com, TeamViewer (which we’ve reviewed in the past), and Splashtop. Check out this video.
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos and Kevin’s Tasker Series.
- Basics of Tasker: Automate Your Phone Tasks – XDA Developer TV
- Intermediate Use of Tasker: Location Based Triggers – XDA Developer TV
- Advanced Use of Tasker: Make Your Phone Work for You – XDA Developer TV
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