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A device used to control another electronic device wirelessly.

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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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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 can I control an app on my iOS device from Mac or PC

I would like to take control of my app on an iOS device (mostly an iPhone) from my MacBook Pro or Windows, doesn't matter which one. I know that it can be accomplished via Veency, and that's exactly ...
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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

Is there a way to unlock and lock screen from command line, via ssh? I know /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend command, but it doesn't seem to ...
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How can I change which application is launched when I press the play button on my remote?

My mac mini came with a remote control. When I press the play button, iTunes is launched. How can I change what happens when I press this button (e.g. launch a different program)?
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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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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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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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Command Line - Enable Remote Login and Remote Management

For my job, before I deploy a new Mac laptop, I need to enable these two settings: System Preferences - Sharing - Remote Login. Once enabled I also need to add the admin account that previously I ...
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How can I control my Apple TV from my Mac? [duplicate]

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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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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Is there a way to power up a Mac Mini remotely?

Is there ANY way to Power Up a Mac Mini remotely? Just to be clear, I don´t mean wake up from sleep but boot up.
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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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Any Way to Remotely Control (or at Least View) an iPad without Jailbreaking? [duplicate]

There must be thousands of people in the same situation as me, so I find it hard to believe there isn't a solution. But I've looked all over and have come up dry. My elderly Dad got an iPad and is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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macOS Sierra How do disable Siri prompt? [duplicate]

After upgrading my wife's iMac to macOS Sierra 10.12.0, she chose to disable Siri from the System Preferences for her own reasons. Now, every time we press the play/pause button on one of the older ...
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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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Using mouse from OSX host on iOS device

Is it possible to use a mouse connected to OSX computer at iOS device. Assume I have a Mac Mini and iPad on same WiFi network. I have a USB mouse connected to Mac Mini. Is there an option to use this ...
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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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How to remotely & automatically switch a Mac's audio output device

I have a Mac (running Catalina) dedicated as a media server, running Plex and Spotify. I'd like to be able, from my Mac laptop, to simply click something and switch the remote Mac's audio output ...
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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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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 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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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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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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