Category: Android

How to Access Windows PC and Mac from Android and iPhone

The smartphone is an essential part of this information generation. We all carry smartphones with us all the time. Smartphones are also getting smarter and powerful with every passing year. Smartphones are also capable of handling many tasks that only computers were able to do a few years back. Now things have changed. Many people think that in the coming years, our smartphones might be able to replace computers completely. While there is time for that to happen, in the current time we all have a computer with us for different tasks that a smartphone might not be handled.

Managing two devices at the same time is a difficult task, and sometimes we just wish that there were ways to access a computer from the smartphone itself. Well, that is going to come true in this article. We have had several methods to access computers from smartphones in the past, but most of them are not up to the expectation. Not anymore. In this article, I’ll show you how you can access your Windows and Mac computer from both Android and iOS smartphones for free.

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Prerequisite

Here are few things you need to have in place to be able to access computers from Smartphones.

1. A Windows or Mac laptop or desktop.
2. Google Chrome browser on your Mac or Windows computer.
3. A decent speed internet connection and a Google account

How to Access Windows and Mac Computer from Android or iOS

First, make sure you have read the Prerequisites.

Step-1: Configure Mac or Windows computer

Open your Google Chrome browser on Windows or Mac computer and visit remotedesktop.google.com.

Scroll down a little and click on “Get Started” button. Sign in with your Google account. If you are already signed in then, it might not ask you again.

After signing in, Google will ask you to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension for your browser. This is a free extension for Google Chrome developed by Google itself.

After installing the extension, open it by clicking on the extension icon.

Here under “My Computers,” click Get Started and then Enable Remote Connection.

Enter a PIN and re-enter the pin then click on OK.

Allow Chrome to Download and Install remote desktop on your computer.

Step 2: Configure Smartphone

After configuring your computer, now it is time to setup your smartphone.

  • First, download Chrome Remote Desktop for your Android or iOS from the respective app stores.
  • Open the app and sign in with the same Google account that you used to set up your computer remote desktop.
  • Now you can see your computer name on the app. Click on it, and it will ask you to enter the PIN.
  • Enter the PIN that you had set up earlier and click connect.

That is all; now you can access your computer from both Windows and Mac from your Android or iOS smartphone.

How to Install Chrome Remote Desktop on Linux?

Installing Chrome Remote Desktop on Linux based computer is tricky. Google has a really good resource page about how you can install and active Chrome Remote Desktop for Linux. You can read from here.

Please remember that Chrome Remote Desktop is still in beta phase, you can expect some basic bugs in it.

This is how you can access your Windows, Mac or Linux computer from Android or iOS smartphones easily and for free.

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How to Download and Install Fortnite on Android

Finally, Fortnite is here for Android. In beta, but that’s ok I guess especially for months looking at your friend with iPhone playing the game. Even though Fortnite is available for Android but it is not available on Play Store, and Epic Games, the developer behind the Fortnite is not looking for releasing on Play Store yet. So downloading and installing isn’t as easy it should be.

Many people are getting confused as to how to download the app on their latest smartphone and start the action on their mobile screen.

We here at The Converging Network bringing this article which will try and solve this. We’ll tell you how you can download Fortnite on your android phone right way in the simplest way possible.

Fortnite for Android

How to Download Fortnite for Android

I’ll be dividing the download process into three parts for better understanding.

Part One: Checking Device Compatibility

This is an important part. You have to check if your phone is, in fact, incompatible with latest Fortnite Beta. Even though the app is optimized for phones but it still requires a lot of processing power, and your phone might not have that.

Fortnite Install Compatibity Devices

A glance at the Epic Games website confirms that the latest beta can be run on the latest Samsung devices, All Google Pixel devices, few Huawei, LG, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Razor, Asus and ZTE phone. You should check if your particular brand and model mentioned on that list or not. If it is, then go ahead read the second part. If your device isn’t specified, then you might have to wait for few more days because Epic Games is rolling to other devices as well.

Part Two: Allowing Security Permission

Now that you know your phone is compatible for Fortnite beta, you have to change the security permission to allow installation from third part source.

As I said, Fortnite is not coming to the Play Store. And to download apps from other sources, you have to allow in the security setting. So go ahead open setting app, scroll down to Security and here toggle the switch right next to ‘Unknown Sources.’

Remember, your setting screen may differ from mine, and you may have to go deeper in setting to find this option. It depends on the phone you are using. So try hard.

Part Three: Request Fortnite Installer and Install Main App

To install the Fortnite, you have to first request a Fortnite installer (2MB) app from the official Fortnite sign up page and then only you can install the original app.

Open a browser and go to Android beta sign up page. Here sign up for an account and wait for Epic Games invitation mail.

Fortnite Android beta app Invitation

In your invitation mail, you’ll find a link to download your installer. Once you have the installer, select your device model, and it will start downloading and installing Fortnite for your Android.

Viola! Now you have the latest version of Fortnite on your Android device. No more eye-siding while your friend with iPhone plays Fortnite.

So, this is how you download and install the Fortnite app for your android smartphone. This app is in beta so expect some glitches and bugs here and there.

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