A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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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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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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Remotely control MacBook Pro Retina

The rMBP dropped the infrared receiver making Apple Remote useless with it. It's a shame, since Airplay + Apple TV + Apple Remote would have worked as a perfect combo. So, while playing a movie with ...
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Any way to put Mac mini to sleep remotely?

I use a Mac mini as a music centre connected to my stereo system (among other things). I control it remotely using apps such as Remote by Apple, Rowmote, and Remoteless (for Spotify), both on my ...
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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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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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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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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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Remote control of a Mac that's behind a NAT

I'll soon be traveling to set up a Mac for my elderly mother. I'll need to later be able to control it from outside the network. I already use Apple Remote Desktop to control other Macs on my network, ...
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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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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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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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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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Homescreen changes via iOS Enterprise Remote Device Management

I'm trying to find out if it is possible on the iOS Developer Enterprise Program to remotely add a home screen bookmark to a website. For example: a user can visit a website and add a shortcut to ...
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Are cheap cable remotes for the iPhone and iPad good for listening to podcasts

I like to listen to podcasts while driving - but I can't use the iPhone's touch interface to play/pause podcasts because it requires looking at the iPhone long enough to cause an accident. I'm ...
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Can we pair one remote with Mac, and one remote with AppleTV in the same room?

I got AppleTV and it came with a remote. Since the remote triggers action on both the AppleTV and iMac (they are in the same room), I disable the iMac from taking remote signal already. But can I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Press space to preview in LogMeIn

Pressing space in Mac OS X on a file name, lets say on a CSV file, it shows me a preview of the file, which is a great feature. When using LogMeIn to remote control other macs, this function is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Buddy & Preview - Change fade

I wrote a LaTeX presentation with beamer class that produces a nice PDF file as final output. I would like to switch between slides with my (old) Apple Remote, so I installed Remote Buddy (Remote ...
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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 ...