A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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How can I control iTunes from another Mac?

I've got a Mac Mini running Lion that stores my iTunes library. It's hooked up to my receiver and speaker system, so it's the preferred machine for playing tunes from. I'd like to be able to control ...
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AppleTV Remote Controlling iTunes on Laptop

Last night when I was testing another question I have open here, I was using the AppleTV remote and noticed that it was affecting iTunes running on my laptop. Basically what was happening is that I ...
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How can I use an Apple remote control with customized actions without having the button actions happen?

I want to use a white plastic Apple remote with BetterTouchTool to control Safari, but while it works, the default button actions (e.g. skip, volume up) still happen. How can I prevent this?
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Which iOS presentation/slideshow app can be controlled by a Trust Wireless bluetooth remote

I want to use my iPhone (4S) with the VGA adapter to display presentations on a beamer (projector) and control the advancement with a Trust Wireless Remote Control for iPad. The remote works well ...
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iOS administration: Fleet Management / remote setup / remote control **without jailbreak**

I have a fleet of more than 10 iOS devices (iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad2...) to manage, setup, etc. Often, users are very lost with configuration and usage (device configuration, e-mail, calendar sync, ...
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Someone keeps hacking into my iPhone remotely, viewing my apps, and logging into my apps. How can I prevent this and see who is doing it?

As my question states, someone is basically getting into my apps on my iPhone remotely. They are able to tell me what apps I have downloaded and who I have contacted through apps. I have changed my ...
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How can I remotely delete sensitive data and log out from a stolen Mac?

Is there any software or a procedure that would allow me to log out of all services (gmail, dropbox etc.) and/or delete any sensitive data remotely ...from a machine that has been stolen?
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Remotely working on iMac, but with screen darkened

I have my main iMac in my kids room (little house, alas) and often I have to work late at night; I'd like to connect from my MacBook to the iMac keeping the screen black, as in sleep mode. Is there ...
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iDevice as a Macbook remote control (remote desktop)

Is there any software application that allows iPhone or iPod Touch to be used as an advanced remote control for a Macbook Pro?
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Why isn't KeyRemap4MacBook's “PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)” setting working?

I have "PageUp/PageDown to Left/Right (only in iPhoto)" checked in KeyRemap4MacBook (version 7.5.0): And I've confirmed that my (non-Kensington) wireless USB gadget shows a PageDown and PageUp in ...
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OS X Lion Connection to Business network?

I have a client that wants to connect an OS X Lion macbook air to his business network remotely, and I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to do this easily. Normally, I would set up a VPN ...
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Enabling remote login without password authentication

I have enabled remote login (ssh) on my Mac via System Preferences. But it doesn't work with keys and only works with normal user/pass authentication. I want to disable this behaviour and only allow ...
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Pair remote ipad app with apple tv 2 that has no home sharing enabled and no hardware remote

The hardware apple tv2 remote is lost again. And I cannot find it this time. :(. I had reset apple tv2 earlier and forgot to turn on home sharing. To make matters worse, I had setup a fixed ip for my ...
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Do the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic work with an iPhone 3G?

On the Apple product site it says the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic aren't compatible with an iPhone 3G. I would assume, though, that the headphones and the mic will work, but the remote control ...
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Remote Assistance/Screen Sharing from Mac OS X to Windows XP analogous to iChat's Screen Sharing

To help and teach older relative of mine who is on Windows XP I would like to have solution comparable to iChat's Screen Sharing. Which means I can ask them for sharing their desktop with me (or get ...
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server & network setup

ok - just bought a mac mini server but not sure about the best way to set it up for remote access etc. At the moment its; cable modem (has 4 ethernet ports) > airport extreme > lion server (& ...
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How to control iPad with a remote control?

I have an extra pair of speakers. I can connect the speaker to my iPad and listen to music. I would like to control my iPad with a remote control. Is there a product that I can use? I'm not talking ...
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How to override the play/pause function of the button in earphone remote control?

I enjoy using Keyboard Maestro to set custom keys to take control of apps, I can apply more functions to the play/pause button in the earphone remote, but by default it is set to control iTunes. ...
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Problem with iMac Apple Remote

Recently, my Apple remote has stopped working from a distance of more than one meter. I thought maybe it was the battery, so I bought a new one, but nothing changed. I thought I had broken the remote ...
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Can I configure my apple remote with custom keys/functions?

I would like to press the < or > button on my apple remote, and "virtually" make the mac think I pressed the left arrow ← or the right arrow → key. Is there a free application for that? I've ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a “remote” for my iPad?

iPhones and iPads both have several apps aimed to be remotes for the PC/Mac -- mostly geared towards specific apps. That's not what I'm asking about. I'm interested in any way of using my iPad and ...
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Access Mac mini remotely (Screen Sharing + File System)

I have a Mac Mini connected to a Time Capsule (connected to a DSL modem, getting a new external IP address every 24 hours). Any recommendation on how to access the Mac mini remotely (both file system ...
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activating screen sharing remotely

There is a computer I don't have immediate access to that I cannot screenshare with it. I have an account on the computer and have screenshared before with it. I believe some setting has been ...
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How to send 'print' key with RDC (Remote Desktop Connection)?

I use Microsoft's RDC on Mac. I need to click on print key to have some screen capture, but Mac Keyboard doesn't have one. How do I send print key with Mac through RDC?
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Multiple remote logins from Windows clients to a Mac mini server

I would like to share a Mac mini (currently running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8) allowing coworkers running Windows XP on their boxes to perform a remote login using their username/password. They should ...
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What is the monitor-like icon on Remote App screen?

There is a monitor/display like icon at the bottom of the Now Playing screen of the Remote app on iPad. It's just to the right of the genius icon. What is it?
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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How do I remote backup while waking up my computer from sleep?

I am backing up remotely from a Macbook Pro to an external backup drive on a PowerMac G5 via Time Machine and AFP. When the G5 goes to sleep, the Macbook Pro can't back up because the drive is made ...
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Remote volume control on iPad?

We have an iPad in office, which we use to play music when not being used for mobile app testing (etc.). Is there a way to remote control volume from desktop (OS X)?
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TV Style remote that can be mapped to keypresses

For a project I'm working on I need to get people to interact with a mac using a TV Style Remote. I want to map some of the buttons (Left, Right, Up, Down, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Select) to ...
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IR Remote stopped working

Most likely after installing/(and since removed) Parallels my Apple IR Remote stopped working. I've confirmed that it's not the battery (using the built in camera) and later tried it on another mac ...
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Control iTunes remotely on 10.3.9 (or maximum 10.4.11)

I have this sweet old iMac 350 Mhz sitting in my dusty cellar. Filled with nostalgia I've fired it up and it is still working :) Thinking about how to use it, since it has no fans and good integrated ...
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Wake on LAN for MBP late 2009

Is it possible to wake my MBP via Magic Packets from power down? I read Power up Mac Mini remotely, but that does not seem to work from power down. "Wake for network access" in "Energy Saver" prefpane ...
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Is there a way to sleep your mac through iPhone/iPad?

In the remote that comes with Apple TV, if you pair it with a mac, you'd be able to press and hold the play/pause button and your mac will go to sleep. Is there a way to do the same with iPhone/iPad ...
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Remote access to PowerPC Leopard Server

I have a PowerMac G4 at my office running Leopard Server that I'd like to be able to access remotely. Normally, I'd just use VNC / SSH, but it's behind a router that I don't have admin access over ...
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Why does ssh log me in as the wrong user?

I am shelling into my Mac (ssh) and get logged in with the wrong userid. There are three unprivileged user accounts on the system, and when I log in, I give my password, and whoami gives me either of ...
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Remote control Apple TV from MacBook

I need a program to remote control my (new) Apple TV from my macbook. I know I can control it from my iPhone using Remote. Does exists a similar software for mac osx? I want to be able to watch ...
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How to use control key with remote access app using an iPad and bluetooth keyboard?

I use Apple Bluetooth keyboard with iPad. It works well, but the control key doesn't work with remote access program such as iSSH, Remoter VNC, LogMeIn and Remoter VNC. In order to use control key ...
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Can the mid-2010 Macbook be used with the Apple Remote?

I know that the remote works with units that have an IR sensor. The system profile has listings for hardware that both is and is not installed but, I don't see a listing for an IR unit.
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Using a Bluetooth or USB remote to advance Keynote slides?

What would it take technically for the iPad to be able to allow Keynote slides to be advanced by a remote (like this - http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=AMP18US)? Or how ...
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Do MacBook Pros have support for the Remote Control?

Do the new (2011) MacBook Pros work with Apple's Remote Control? I'm little confused because the Apple Store offers me an Apple Remote when I try buying a new MacBook Pro, but I don't see any ...
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What IR receivers would work on a 2010 MacBook Air?

If you didn't already know, the 2010 MacBook Air doesn't have an IR receiver. Does anyone know of a very small and cheap IR receiver that would work with a MacBook Air and the Apple Remote? Here are ...
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How can I control iOS device from Mac or PC

I would like to take control of my iOS (iPhone mostly) device from my MacBook Pro or Windows, doesn't matter which one. I know that it can be accomplished via Veency, and that's exactly what I need - ...
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How can I wake up my Mac from sleep mode remotely?

I use logmein to remotely control my computers. Can I wake up the Mac when it's in sleep mode so that it's offline to the outside world?
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How do I set up DynDNS on my MacBook?

I want to create a host name that points to my MacBook dynamically, so I can have a chance to take back the control if it was stolen. I opened ssh and vnc, but I have no idea how to find my machine. ...
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any bluetooth keyboards with integrated pointing device (trackball/trackpad)?

I'm looking for a keyboard and pointing device which I can use when my laptop is plugged into my TV. It needs to be able to connect to the laptop via bluetooth (I want to minimize the time and effort ...
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Controlling a Mac remotely

Is it possible to control the Mac remotely? My parents live in different country other than where I'm living now, I think about giving one of my Mac to my parents to use iChat. As my parents are not ...
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How to shut down Apple TV (2G) remotly?

Is there any way to shut down Apple TV (new, 2G, second generation) by remote controler? I can do it by holding middle button on remote controller but only if the TV set is on. If I just listen to the ...
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Why do I get a plain blue screen when I connect my Mac Mini to an external monitor?

I have one of the new mac mini's and run multiple users on it. At any time up to 5 users may be logged in. I have a keyboard and monitor that I connect to alot of machines so very often the mini has ...
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Multimedia Key Binding

How exactly does Apple "register" the multimedia keys? I notice that Play/Pause, Rewind, and Fast-Forward are active Application aware. By which I mean that it will control Front Row, or iTunes, DVD ...