The best part of remote access software like LogMeIn (free) and TeamViewer (not free) is that you can work on your computer from your mobile device, wherever you are, whether you’re at home or traveling. But working on the PC from your phone or tablet can be frustrating if you have to use the trackpad on your device to move the cursor around, so here’s how to get your mobile device working as a mouse for your PC. (Though this won’t work with an iPad; see our other article How to Use Your iPad as a Computer Mouse Instead.) How to use your mobile device as a mouse for your computer
Set up on Mac
In System Preferences > Bluetooth, turn on Bluetooth and then look under Show: Available Services. Scroll down until you see Remote Mouse and tap it. A few moments later, you should see that your Mac has found one or more devices in Bluetooth range. Pick yours from this list (you may need to click Select). If you’re asked for a passcode, enter 0000. Now set up your iPhone/iPad/Android phone as described below; when you’re done, return here and click Continue.
Set up on Windows
If you’re on Windows, installing and setting up Unified Remote is incredibly easy—just download it here and follow these steps: 1. Enable USB debugging on your Android by going to Settings > Developer options (under System); 2. Connect your phone via USB; 3. Press OK when asked whether you want to allow USB debugging; 4. Open Unified Remote; 5. Go to PC & Mac Settings > Add Device, choose your computer and press Next; 6.
General Computer Tips
Computing devices are not created equal, but there are still some basic guidelines that can help you get started. For example, in many ways, a tablet is similar to a laptop or desktop computer. However, there are also certain considerations and tips you should be aware of when using one device as compared with another. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on using your tablet as if it were your primary computing tool