Splashtop updated with offical Internet discovery, lock screen and extended display

Splashtop recently included a “secret” feature in an update of their iPad app, allowing users to test out a new Internet connection feature, allowing you to connect over any connection. Now this feature has become a bit more front and center (though still marked as an experimental feature), letting even more people in on the fun. That’s not all though, as they’ve also included two new features. The first is screen lock mode, which just blanks out the screen on the computer you’re connecting to- so that people can’t see what you’re doing when you remote control it.

The second feature is extended display mode, where the iPad acts as an extended display. I have a dual screen setup already, so the app simply started mirroring the secondary display on my computer, so I don’t know if it would normally add a second display if you’re using a single screen setup. Either way, an awesome update as always. The video above is from when I first tried the Internet connection feature back when it was “secret”. The setup is a bit different now, but the end result is the same.

[Server app download (for updating) | App store]

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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