A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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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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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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Is iPhone being remotely accessed?

On a consistent basis, I try to close any open apps to save battery life. I close the apps by double clicking the home screen button & then swipe the apps upward on the touchscreen to close. ...
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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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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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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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What if someone knows my iPhone passcode (not simple passcode) & restriction passcode?

Lets say I was just taking a walk or was in a train or a bus. I had to unlock my iPhone with passcode there and use the restriction passcode. Somehow a person saw me entering the passcode and I ...
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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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Add admin account remotely

So I need to add an admin account to multiple macs remotely. All of these macs already have an admin account (so we want to add an additional admin account) and they are bound to AD (worth mentioning ...
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How to use old Apple remote with Apple TV

I have an old white infrared Apple remote for a 2008 Macbook. I lost my apple TV remote and can't get passed the setup screen. I can see that the Macbook remote is noticed by the Apple TV because the ...
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OS X remote sharing without needing to install an app on the client

My clients have OS X (as I do) but have trouble installing the GoToMyPC app, and indeed, any apps — TeamViewer requires that the client install their app, too. Is there a remote management/screen ...
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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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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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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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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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Applescript remote keypress syntax

What is the correct syntax for this? I am trying to mess with my brother by taking a photo of him playing his games. However the syntax for the keystroke line doesnt seem to be working on remote ...
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Remote control Spotify running on OS X from Apple Watch?

I have my home stereo connected to my Mac. I usually play music using Spotify. Spotify has an excellent feature called "Connect" which lets me remote control the desktop player from my iPhone Spotify ...
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iRat Client in El Capitan Logs?

MacBook Air - Early 2014, OS 10.11.3 Hello, found this in my CoreTelephonyTraceScratch logs and found it concerning, based on some limited google results. I do not have an iOS device that I connect ...
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Is it possible to use the Apple IR Remote with other computers having an IR port?

I'd like the shiny aluminum remote so much that I'd like to use it for everything. Is it possible to use it as a remote for a PC controlling e.g. PowerPoint or a music player, like I can do with a PC ...
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Blocking/Disabling network connections remotely without losing remote access

I have a Windows 7 computer accessing an El Capitan Mac remotely via TeamViewer (a VNC program) While I'm remotely controlling this computer, I need to disable the internet (equivalent of disabling ...
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Why does my remote filesystem (mounted using OSXFuse) keep unmounting itself?

I am using OSXFuse to make my remote filesystem appear as a local folder on OS X (as per https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-file-systems-over-ssh): ...
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Remote Access from Windows to Mac

I am interested in using Xcode, but don't currently own a Mac and my dad owns many, but lives far away. What is the best way of remotely accessing his newest Mac running OSX 10.11 so that I can use it ...
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Pair Apple TV 4th gen remote with MacBook Pro

What the title says, I've looked it up but the instructions where for the old Apple TV remote (press menu and next for 5 secs) so how do I do it with the new remote? Thanks
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Where can I find recorded video in teamviewer

I am using Teamviewer 10 in Mac OS X El Capitan and the auto record is enabled in remote control. Now when I connected to remote machine, it shows recording symbol but not able to find recorded files ...
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Apple TV 4th Gen - How to Sleep / Power Off with Third Party Remote

My new Apple TV (4th generation) is connected to a HDMI matrix and distributed to multiple locations in my house simulatanous. I leave the original Siri remote (with the track-pad) in the living room ...
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How to pause and fast forward laptop streaming video using iphone or ipad

I like to watch streaming video (NBA League Pass) on a web browser on my laptop (a mac), which is plugged into my TV. I would like to pause and fast forward without getting out of my chair, but the ...
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Remote Desktop over VPN

Hope someone can help me with this. I use MS RDC and to be able to connect to my windows terminal I must be on VPN. So I've enabled "Send all traffic over VPN connection" in my network settings (OSX ...
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i forgot my password and it is now blocked how do I erase and restore if my iphone5c is offline?

I was half asleep when I changed the password into a 4-digit code, until my son tried all passwords ever used and found it disabled after several tries. I can't use itunes to connect to the phone as ...
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How to share Back to my Mac across different Apple IDs?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to remotely get into my family's iMac from my MacBook Pro as needed while I'm away. An internet search taught me that Back to my Mac was the thing, but that only ...
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Is there an app that allows me to control my Mac using a third-party (Samsung) IR remote, without buying any external hardware?

I just moved to a new area and have not yet received a set-top box from my TV provider. However, my provider - Comcast - lets me stream most of my channels over an Internet connection, which I do ...
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Using iPhone as Remote Video Camera

I am hoping to use my iPhone to record some videos while horse riding. I am hoping there is a way to operate the video recording function remotely so that I can have the iPhone sat on a tripod and ...
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Can I control audio/vibrate/DND on iOS remotely?

I have 2 iPad minis and an iPhone 6+. Sometimes I like to hear the "ding" of a message or mail, sometimes I dont. Its a pain to go to each device to change the settings. Is it possible to set a ...
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Apple Watch Remote Old iPhone

My setup is as follows: I have the Apple Watch on my wrist, and I have an old iPhone 4s with iOS 8.4 sitting on a docking station Can I control the music playing through the iPhone through the ...
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Private WiFi network between OSX and Android

I want to use a remote control app for presentations I'm giving offsite, using my Android phone as a remote for my MacBook. (the software is Unified Remote) I have no guarantee that I can access a ...
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Sharing Mac mini with monitor in another room. (also bluetooth keyboard/mouse with second monitor)

My 2012 Mac mini/thunderbolt are in one room I want to sit in another room and work on the Mac mini. I have a second monitor and bluetooth keyboard accessories. I do not want to set up a second ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...