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When was the last time you forgot your phone at home and spent the whole day thinking about all the text messages and missed calls you got while you were away? How about that evening when your workout drained your energy away and made you too lazy to stand up, walk all the way to your phone just to reply to that text you just received — Oops, it was just your bank promoting their newest credit card!

We have the right apps for these occurrences: the ones that let you read your text messages straight from your computer, wherever you — and your phone — are. Even better, you’ll be able to reply to messages, send new ones and even check your missed calls from your PC or tablet. Some apps offer even more advanced features, so it’s worth checking them out to find the perfect one for you!
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We recently selected 46 great applications to synchronize content seamlessly between your Android device and your computer so you can enjoy the same content on the go and on your computer without having to worry about manually transferring data.

Today, we’d like to push things a little further and make Android interact directly with your computer. We’ve handpicked a bunch of apps to remotely control or access your computer from your phone, stream content from your computer directly to your tablet or phone, and even use your Android device as an extra monitor.

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Screen sharing apps could be seen as the poor cousin of remote access tools. While the latter can be used to dial into and control a computer running the necessary software, screen sharing tools such as Mikogo only provide a viewing experience. It’s a one-way process, but that certainly does not mean that it is any less useful.

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There must have been countless times when you have settled down on the sofa to watch a film, only to realise that you have left your computer switched on unnecessarily in the other room. Or you may have your computer connected to your TV and are looking for an easy way to control playback that doesn’t involve the mouse and keyboard.

These are just a couple of scenarios in which TeamViewer for Remote Control would prove incredibly useful. It is a free remote access app that enables you to control your PC or Mac from your Android device and work on your computer as if you were sitting in front of it.

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If you’re like me, you carry all sorts of files on your smartphone, even those that you don’t necessarily need or use. It’s my way of bypassing thumb drives that I often lose or forget, and it has worked pretty well over the past year. But while I’ve solved this problem, I now have another: how do I access my phone’s files on a computer, with minimal fuss?

Enter Shynk. It’s a simple Web and Android app combo that allows you to access your phone’s files from any internet-enabled desktop, without having to be on the same network. Shynk also packs a text messenger to read and reply to your SMS messages. And it’s all secure — AES 256-bit secure. So is it time to ditch your thumb drive? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

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