RealVNC has added iOS 5 support to its VNC remote-screen technology for accessing computers via an IP connection, adding support for Apple TV and external displays for iPhone and iPad users.
Available now for £6.99 from the iTunes App Store, VNC Viewer version 2 enables iPhone and iPad users to take remote control of Mac OS X, Windows, Linux or Unix computers, so long as the target system is running the VNC Server software.
The new version allows Apple device users to connect an external display for their remote session, including support for a wireless connection via the Airplay Mirroring feature of iOS 5. Full screen display has been added to enable the user to see the entire desktop of a connected computer.
"This latest version with new functionality and support for iOS 5 ensures that VNC Viewer remains the app of choice for all Apple mobile users that want the freedom to connect to their computers from a single device, wherever they are," said RealVNC chief executive Dr Andy Harter.
Also added is multi-tasking support, allowing users to switch to another app and come back without dropping their remote session. However, it will disconnect after 10 minutes of inactivity.
VNC Viewer provides a mouse button mode, which enables users to control the remote computer via virtual mouse buttons and a scroll wheel superimposed at the bottom of the display.
The mobile device's screen also acts as keyboard and mouse when an external display is connected.
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