I recently started pursuing my master’s degree in architecture through an online program. One of the requirements is an occasional video chat. To get properly prepared and equipped for this endeavor, I also upgraded my home computer to one with a much larger screen (27″ iMac). The idea was that I could push the display further back on my desk so that I could lay drawings in front of the screen to work on. This worked very well until I started a video chat and realized that being pushed so far back on my desk was also giving way too wide a view of my office. After some searching I found a tool to fix that. I’ll tell you more after the break.
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One of my favorite tools is going paid-only. LogMeIn is a great service that lets you get remote access to your computers in a very clean, yet robust interface. LogMeIn is cross-platform (mobile too) and works very well. I have used both the pro and free services, but had settled on the free service since I did not really need any of the features the pro service offered – even though they are excellent features. Having used LogMeIn for so long, it is now indispensable, so I’ll be forking over the subscription cost when the time comes. Here’s the email I received from them regarding this change.
As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free is no longer available. To continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account subscription of LogMeIn Pro.
As a loyal LogMeIn user, you’re entitled to a complimentary six-month account subscription to Pro for your computers. Your new account includes our signature remote access with premium features like remote printing, file transfer and cloud data access, plus desktop, iOS and Android apps to improve your experience.
While your existing Ignition app will continue to work as it always has, it will no longer receive updates and bug fixes. However, you may switch to the new LogMeIn for iOS/Android app at any time. It’s free to download and will work with a Pro account.
After your six-month complimentary license expires, you will need to purchase an account subscription of Pro for continued service. Subscription packages start at the discounted introductory price of $49/year for two computers (50% off regular price)*.
For more information on this transition from free to paid remote access, please visit our blog.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.
The LogMeIn Team
I was asked by Jordan Mederich of WorshipMediaCreator.com to review Worship Media Creator, a church worship presentation creation tool. For disclosure, they sent me a copy of the program free of charge in exchange for an honest review. It’s taken me a while to really get into the nuts and bolts of it, (no fault of the software) but I finally have a good feel for the capabilities of this tool and wanted to let you all know what I’ve found. Catch my review after the break. Continue Reading…