Finally Windows 8 is here, and with Microsoft’s new operating system on the market, many program updates are being released. In this case we are going to talk about the new version of TeamViewer, the well-known program for remotely accessing and managing computers that just released an update for tablets with Windows 8 RT.

The new version of TeamViewer is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, as well as the version adapted for the recent Windows 8 and specifically tablets that run it. This variation, called TeamViewer Touch, is available for tablets running Windows RT and based on ARM architecture, giving it a mobile interface. It can be used in the same way as TeamViewer: remotely control and have access to a computer from a smartphone, tablet, or other computer.

This program is commonly used in situations when a user wants to transfer files between his computer and one of his devices as well as to access and control another computer for remote management. It is also used in the workplace, as it is useful for long-distance work done with a group of collaborators.

The TeamViewer Touch application is still in its beta phase, which is why only the basic program functions are available, but it will soon offer all the same tools as the original TeamViewer.

With TeamView Touch users will be able to access any computer with an identification number and a key code. But, as was expected, the program emphasizes the ability to control the new features that Windows 8 and its Metro desktop offer.

With the increased growth of smartphones and tablets, demand for these types of programs and applications aimed towards remotely controlling and accessing computers and other devices has grown. In this regard, Google just released the final version of Chrome Remote Desktop, an extension for the Chrome browser designed for performing the same remote access functions, which is now out of its beta phase. You can also find very similar tools in programs such as Mikogo and CrossLoop.

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