Re­motely con­trol your Mac

Ac­cess your Mac apps even when the com­puter is in an­other room

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Use your Mac re­motely just like you do when you have it with you

Many of us have more than one Ap­ple de­vice th­ese days. A lap­top or desk­top com­puter tends to be at the heart of where you man­age and store most of your stuff. How­ever, your Mac may not be the de­vice you have on your per­son most of the time, so it can be very use­ful to be able to con­trol your Mac when you’re not ac­tu­ally in front of it – to see if a down­load has com­pleted or to open or quit an app, for ex­am­ple. You can do this from your iPad or iPhone.

There are a num­ber of apps that make this pos­si­ble, and they work over VNC (Vir­tual Net­work Con­nec­tion). This is quick­est over your lo­cal net­work, but can also be used in con­junc­tion with apps like TeamViewer to keep you con­nected to your Mac even when you leave the build­ing (see MF277).

Be­ing able to see your Mac’s screen and con­trol the com­puter from your iOS de­vice gives you more ca­pa­bil­i­ties than if you were to sim­ply con­nect to it as a net­worked drive. VNC is a great way to use com­put­ers that are else­where in your home or of­fice with­out hav­ing to be phys­i­cally present. Here’s how to do this us­ing an app called Re­moter VNC (79p, https://app­sto.re/i6SN9yb). Hollin Jones

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