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When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your electronics: you, or the companies that make it work?

Industry executives and analysts say companies are exerting greater remote control over their devices - changing how and whether they work, removing or adding software and content, or collecting personal data from them - not always with permission or with the user's best interests at heart.

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Controlling your computer from your mobile device is nothing new, but a few notable apps have popped up for iOS and Mac over the last year or so that make it a truly awesome experience. Let's take a look at some of the best apps that give you control of your Mac in the palm of your hand.

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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.

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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.