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A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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Can I find out if my employer is snooping on me?

I work at a large university and have a computer supplied by my employer. There is apparently some sort of remote management that the help desk can use if I call them and accept their request to log ...
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Remote access with laptop cover down

Can someone log on to my laptop if the cover is down? I thought by closing the cover it disconnected the internet.
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Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
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screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN

What software do I need to install / use on a Windows box to be able to remote desktop into OSX locally on LAN? Versions don't matter really, but to be specific: OSX 10.7.5, with "VNC viewers may ...
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Control of iPod Touch from Android

I'm trying to revive my iPod Touch 4s running 6.1.6 as a media hub, but I cannot find a suitable software to remotely control music reproduction FROM an Android device. I would prefer to control the ...
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How can I trigger my iPhone's alarm on receipt of an SMS message?

I want to give certain people the ability to wake me up by sending an SMS message (e.g. "Wake Up!") to me, even when Do Not Disturb is on. Is there a utility that makes this possible, or an app that ...
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Double-click headphone button to change track function

When listening to music on iTunes on my MacBook Air running OS 10.9, I am able to double-click the center headphone button to change track. I am wondering if it is possible to replicate this ...
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MS Remote Desktop Issuessss

While using Wi-Fi at work I'm able to use the remote desktop just fine to access the computers at work. When on any other network I'm unable to connect remotely. By the way the computer that I am ...
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Binding DualShock 4 button to AppleScript?

I setup a dualshock 4 (PS4) controller to work with my Mac Mini for XBMC, which can play games on emulators like SNES9x. The issue I'm having though, is that when I want to quit the game/emulator that ...
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How to disable the play button of an Apple Remote in OSX?

I sometimes accidentally hit the play/pause button of my Apple Remote while Keynote was in show mode, closing the active presentation. Therefore, I would like to disable the play/pause button; either ...
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remote “desktop mouse” with Magic trackpad emulator for iPad or Mac Book

I would like to control my desktop Mac with a Magic trackpad or Magic mouse "emulation". I have an iPad and an Macbook Air too. So my questions are: There are some iPad App to emulate a Magic ...
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Control iPad with iPhone (Netflix in particular) [duplicate]

I have searched all over the internet for an answer to this question and have not found anything. Basically, my iPad is connected to my TV in my room and I don't want to have to get up every time a ...
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How to install an Adobe app from another Mac using Remote Disc?

I recently deleted some Adobe files & now when I try to reinstall Photoshop Elements I get the error message: "installer failed to initialize." Adobe is no help at all. I can't restore the ...
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Control and see iPhone from Mac with broken iPhone screen

My iPhone screen broke, I can't see anything anymore. But I know it's still working because plugging to my mac syncs it with iTunes. Is there a tool I can use to see my screen on the mac, control it, ...
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Allow access to a single application only when accessing remotely

I have a Mac mini which I normally use as remote desktop with my friends. Usually my mates only use a single application (e.g. Safari). In order to make my pc private (to me only) I want to disable ...
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Use a TV remote with my MacBook Pro

Does there exist any software that will let me use my TV remote (i.e., not the standard Apple remote) to control my MacBook Pro? The MacBook Pro is an early 2011 model running the latest 10.9.2 ...
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Untrusted apps are not allowed to connect to or launch Window Server before login

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Other physical remote options for a Mac (not an iPhone or iPad)

I reassigned the buttons on my Apple remote with BetterTouchTool to fire off hot keys on my Mac. I then taught my universal remote the Apple remote buttons. This works perfectly, except that Apple's ...
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Need help understanding script running at startup? “osascript -e 'tell app \”ARDAgent\“ to do shell script \”say quack\“'”

STEPS TAKEN Logged into Mac this morning Noticed activity and files generated I did not initiate Ran bash history. Attached output below SETTINGS All Sharing was Off Do not use any file sharing ...
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Remote manage an iPad for a friend

I need to help a friend who has an iPad. Talking live on Skype and sharing iMessages, even screenshots, is not cutting it. On a computer I can do with the likes of TeamViewer. This thread here on ...
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It's possible to forward/reverse a track with Apple EarPods remote?

I am using my EarPods for running, but i can't forward or reverse any track with remote on EarPods. I always pick the iPhone from my pocket. Much like it happens in the e-books..
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How to enter passcode created with Greek characters once the Greek keyboard has been disabled?

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7 and I entered a passcode with Greek letters, then I removed the Greek keyboard and now my iPhone is locked. I can't unlock it because the Greek keyboard isn't there any ...
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Selecting from a list of applications using an Apple Remote

I have a 2009 Mac Mini running Mavericks that I am planning to use as a media center. There are a few apps that I would like to be able to launch using the Apple Remote (Plex, Netflix via Safari ...
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Start applications via remote control

I am searching for a way to start multiple, pre-defined applications via apple's remote control. Is this at all possible with Mavericks? I have a special user account on my iMac that is used for ...
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Infrared pairing issues

since I have 2 Apple Remotes, one for my MacBook Pro and another one for Apple TV, I tried to pair them. On Apple TV this has just worked fine, but my MacBook doesn't want to pair with any of the ...
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Checking the security over WLAN

I've become majorly concerned when reading this article that describes a bad actor that use Terminal access from his/her Mac to change the syslog and have stealth access to all data and passwords. ...
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File browser alternatives with remote connections

I have been linux person for 6 years, now converting to mac world. I am looking for the file browser, which would enable me to: delete files and folders by pressing delete rename files by shortcut ...
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Set OS X Server for remote-only administration

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server in another room with nothing attached but the network cable. I manage it remotely using Apple's Server and Remote Desktop. Is it possible to disable "locally" using ...
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Mac Mini 2013 remote setup with a macbook pro

I bought a current model mac mini server and it arrived today. Yay. I have a macbook pro running 10.8 and the server is connected to my router by ethernet, laptop is connected wirelessly to same ...
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Unpair apple remote from Apple TV

I want to un-pair the silver remote that came with the Apple TV (3rd Gen) so that I can use it exclusively with my Macbook Pro. Is there a way to do that? Please help. Note: I have tried using those ...
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Does screen sharing work when not on the same local network?

Does screen sharing (System Preferences > Sharing > Screen Sharing) work when the computers are on different networks? For example, if computer A is using Wifi in Texas and computer B is using Wifi ...
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Natively binding mac's remote home button

Is there an apple script, automator task, shell, secret or even very small app which I can simply bind just 1 button on the remote? I'm well aware of Better Touch Tool, but it gets remote exclusivity ...
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SSH into LAN from outside through Airport Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme, and a local network. I have several computers within this network. I want to be able to SSH into this local machine within the network, from outside it. What I have done ...
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Using an iPhone as a Remote Video Recorder from a Mac

I want to film my puppies, but when they see me, they do not act naturally. Does there exist any app for iPhone/Mac that allows me: to see on the Macbook what my iPhone camera "sees" via WiFi? to ...
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Bluetooth Remote for Mac (for Plex)

So now that Macs no longer come with infrared I can't use the Apple Remote to control Plex, which is pretty disappointing. Does anyone know of a good Bluetooth remotes that will work with Plex? I've ...
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Which presentation remote controls are OS X compatible with Powerpoint?

I'm looking for a remote control to use for controlling a Powerpoint presentation, and want it to be compatible and reliable w/ OS X. Any recommendations on one that functions well with Powerpoint?
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Control Mac Remotely From Multiple Different Networks using only Apple Software

My girlfriend often needs assistance with her Mac, and I am not always around to help her. We are most often using our home WPA2 Personal Wi-Fi, but oftentimes one or both of us are connected to our ...
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Remote not working on new iMac

My shiny new late 2012 iMac arrived, but I can't seem to get it to respond to my Apple Remote. I tried searching the System Preferences to see if out if the box it was paired to another remote, but ...
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How to control your iPad with your Mac remotely?

I would like to know, is there a way to control your iPad with your Mac remotely (be able to see and manipulate iPad's desktop on your Mac)? I know that with the TeamViewer or other programs you can ...
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How to stop remote connection/intrusion

First of all, I am new to Apple and not a very technical person. Please bare with me. A person within my network got access to my MacBook Pro through Wifi, and somehow now he can connect remotely. ...
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VNC (screen sharing) stopped worked after enabling filevault2

I used to vnc into my Mac mini (late 2012 model) with my MacBook Pro (mid 2011) before I enabled filevault2. Both macs are running mountain lion at this point. I can no longer screen share with my Mac ...
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How can I control my Apple TV from my Mac?

I have two third gen Apple TVs and a Macbook Pro running 10.8. I use the remote app on my iPhone and iPad all the time, but it seems silly that I have to reach for them when my Macbook is right on my ...
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How to remotely change slides out of order when displayed on an iPad?

For a psychology experiment a friend of mine is looking for a possibility to show phrases on an iPad screen which can be controlled from outside. (Laptop, second iPad) There will be around 100 ...
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When I set my IOS devices to use an Internet proxy, my iOS Remote app won't connect. How fix?

My ISP started having problems loading NYtimes... I live overseas. Their only answer was: OK, configure your devices to use this proxy. So I configured my iPad etc to connect using the proxy. All ...
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Remote control Pandora iPhone app from Mac

I'm trying to replace my Sonos system with old iphones. I can stream Pandora with the iphone app but also want to be able to control the music remotely from my Mac. Is there a way of doing that?
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Can't Disable Apple Remote

I'm not sure why this is, but my Apple remote won't obey the decoupling set in System Preferences (see the pic below). This is important because I have an Apple TV 2, and there are times where my ...
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Running *ix Commandline tools in Macbook Air? VNC? Virtual-machine? Usable or too slow? [closed]

I haven't used OS X since an awful experience with its commandline tools and CD Xcode about 2009, that time getting rid of all Apple stuff but coming back after iPhone/iPad/FaceTime/iCloud/etc. Now I ...
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MacBook IR adaptor

I have a MacBook AIR without IR and an Apple remote control (bought without knowing my laptop didn't have IR). I am looking for an IR adaptor. Can you please recommend me one that works on Mac?
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How do I make my Mac stop responding to an Apple remote?

I've got a MacBook running OS X 10.5 and an Apple TV sitting next to each other. The remote for the Apple TV is being picked up by the MacBook. I want it to only control the Apple TV.
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How do I set my Logitech harmony remote to control my Apple TV?

I know I can teach the Apple TV to "learn" a 3rd party remote, but thats not what I'm looking for. I want to add the Apple TV as a device, and I know it's possible, but I don't know where to find ...