How does join.me work? Take the tour

We created this video just for you to show you what join.me is all about. Take the tour:

Want more info? Check out our blog post on join.me tips and tricks.

         

join.me mobile viewers for iPhone/iPad now include VoIP

We know what you’re thinking: First Skype, and now this. What a day for big free screen-sharing and VoIP announcements.

The good stuff: You can now listen to the join.me conference line through the speakers of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For free. So, update your app (or download it from the Apple App Store) and check it out.

Need a visual? Here’s what it looks like on an Apple iPad 2.

To use VoIP, select the “phone” button in the join.me menu to “Call via Internet.” This allows you to listen to anyone that is speaking through the conference line in your session. And feel free to talk back – other participants in the session can hear you talk through your device’s speakers.

Your questions, already answered: VoIP for Android is coming soon. VoIP for Mac and PC is in the works. Want some traditional PR? Here it is in the join.me press room.

Have you used VoIP on your join.me mobile viewer yet? Let us know in the comments.

         

My own virtual office hours: a true story from join.me

Everyone has their own join.me story. And in the name of collaboration, we’d like to share these stories with you. Check out Rodney’s story, an educator using join.me:

A special thanks to Dr. Chris Craft for interviewing Rodney.

Are you an educator using join.me? Let me know at maggie@join.me.

         

Instant Integrated Remote Support for an Android Tablet

In February of this year, LogMeIn announced Rescue support for Android tablets and smartphones, which can be achieved in two ways, pre-deployed for mobile operators and over-the-air for corporations. Today, we are excited to showcase an example of a mobile operator who has pre-deployed Rescue on an Android device, enabling full remote support with remote control. This also happens to be the first remote support solution that has been pre-installed on an Android Honeycomb tablet, the T-Mobile LG G-Slate.

LogMeIn has been working with T-Mobile to deliver an integrated, out-of-the-box support solution that simplifies the way customers receive support. From T-Mobile’s pre-installed “My Account” application, a customer and support representative can easily connect via LogMeIn Rescue and share control of the customer’s Android device to resolve a problem.

This solution is being used by T-Mobile representatives to provide support to T-Mobile customers on the new LG G-Slate tablet and other new Android devices, including the LG G2-X and Side-Kick 4G for T-Mobile.

Check out the video below to see the T-Mobile App with Rescue in action.

         

Let’s discuss: Ice breakers for virtual meetings

Hey, we’ve all been there.  Whether it’s the start of a new job or the beginning of a new project, there comes a time for the icebreaker. You know, the “go around the room and tell everyone…” It could be your favorite book, the best place you’ve ever traveled to or, my personal favorite, “something unique about yourself.” (That one always drives me crazy – I never know what to say).

Now that more and more people are working remotely, sometimes these icebreakers need to happen in our virtual meetings, too. Because we use join.me free screen sharing to collaborate with the people we work with, we use icebreakers, too. So, let’s discuss: If you are starting a new project with a group of people you don’t know very well, what are your favorite virtual icebreakers to use? Which ones do you find work the best? Which ones don’t work?

Let us know in the comments.