Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 5:14 AM (in response to MCX2012)
It is a free remote access service that is available on the web. Just google logmein and sign up. You can also log into your pc from any Internet enables device ... Phone, tablet etc.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to ianhards)
That may be the sort of thing I'll have to look at, but if I did decide to use the PC to do more of my actual day-to-day work, as opposed to just setting it to perform some tasks that I don't really have to be monitoring live, I'm not sure that'll work. I'll check it out, either way.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 6:35 PM (in response to Orion7_11)
There are lots of videos on youtube showing people using the mini display to hdmi converters for hooking up their imac for dual monitors, xbox, pc's, etc.
this company sells them and has an instructional video worth watching:
But scroll down on that page and MonoPrice says:
"This device is not Bidirectional. It can only connect a Mini-DisplayPort source to an HDMI® display. It will not work in reverse."
I want to display my PC's VGA, HDMI, or DVI as the source to my iMac's Mini-DisplayPort, not the other way around.
Can you recommend another cable that will do this?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to ColdVectom)
I really like maxivista. Although not free, it will allow you to use the mac as a real second monitor. It streams output over ethernet/wifi. Works great as long as you don't do HD-video to the second screen.
In windows you get a taskbar icon that you can enable, with a toolbox, where you can even say where the mac is located relative to the pc so the mouse moves over fluently.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2014 5:51 PM (in response to ColdVectom)
I used a Kanex XD HDMI to Mini DisplayPort Converter for 27 inch iMac http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LGOWNQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&p sc=1and a Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 to HDMI Adapter for Windows and Mac up to 2048x1152/1920x1200 boom and it worked! I'm able to use my iMac as an secondary display for my work laptop using TDM on the Mac. Both items, the converter and the adapter, I purchased on Amazon.
Essentionally the Kanex is a Mini DisplayPort Converter to HDMI. For the laptop I bought the HDMI to USB adapter. I plug it into a USB port on the PC and on the iMac keyboard I do Command-F2 and boom.
Now the Kanex converter I bought only works with the 27 inch 2009 iMac. Not sure if there are converters for other versions of the iMac.
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