remote access

Remotely Lock Your Mac With A Launch Center Pro Shortcut

Putting your Mac to sleep from your phone is handy when you leave the room and forget to secure your computer. Blogger Rick Stawarz shows that it’s easy to make this happen using the iPhone app, Launch Center Pro, then Dropbox and Hazel on your Mac.


How To Get The Best Experience From TeamViewer

It’s no secret that TeamViewer, the remote desktop client for Windows, Mac and Linux, is popular in our neck of the woods. It’s free and easy to use, but remote access sometimes feels awkward and sluggish. These tips will make your TeamViewer experience so smooth you’ll think your home computer is right in front of you.


Chorus Is A Powerful Web-Based Remote Control For XBMC

Chorus is an add-on for XBMC that lets you remotely manage, build playlists, queue up videos, organise your library and do just about anything you want with your media centre. And you can do it all from the comfort of a browser window on another device.


Ask LH: How Can I Access The Contents Of My Phone At Work?

Hi Lifehacker, Recently at work, they banned mobile phones from coming on to site. I work on a PC a lot of the time so I was wondering if there are any apps out there that could come in useful to access my phone via a browser or to get notifications sent.


Remotely Put Your Mac To Sleep From Your iPhone Using Drafts

Do you often forget to put your Mac to sleep before getting up and walking away? David Sparks shows off a clever way to remotely put it to sleep using Drafts, Dropbox and Hazel.


The Best Free Alternatives To DynDNS

As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, those plans are not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don’t want to spend money for it. Here are some alternatives.


Control Your Mac With A Pebble Smartwatch

The Pebble Smartwatch is pretty neat, but it doesn’t connect to your computer in very interesting ways. Coder Joseph Schmitt decided to see if it was possible to get a little more out of his Pebble, and figured out a way to launch websites on his computer from the watch itself.


Five Best Remote Desktop Tools

Managing your own computer from afar or troubleshooting a family member’s PC is much easier when you can rely on a good remote desktop utility. This week we’re going to look at five of the best remote desktop and management tools, based on your nominations.


Control The Raspberry Pi From Your iPad

If you have both a Raspberry Pi and an iPad, this tutorial from What a Palaver’s Angela Wolff will help you remotely control the Pi with your tablet — from anywhere you have an internet connection. Wolff offers the commands and instructions to set up the Raspberry Pi and iPad for perfect harmony.


Remote Desktop Tool LogMeIn Is No Longer Free

LogMeIn, one of our favourite remote desktop tools, has suddenly pulled the plug on the free version. If you want to continue using it, you’ll need to pay up or switch to an alternative if you want to continue being able to remotely control your PC from anywhere.