Remote Desktop Control – iPhone or iPod touchShare
A true Apple fan from deep in the backwoods of County Meath – that’s Ireland – dropped two nuggets of info on Murphy today: Two ways to remote control a computer from your iPhone or iPod touch.
First, there’s logmein.com, which has become a favorite remote control option for Murphy. It’s secure, it’s free, and it makes maintaining a list of the computers you connect to simple. When Murphy signs into logmein.com he sees which computers are online – and can connect with a click from a web browser. From anywhere.
This post by the Technology Evengelist shows how you can make a simple change to your logmein.com preferences so your iPhone or iPod touch can be used as the client. First you select the computer you want to make the change for, then update the preferences to use an html client when connecting. Details in the post.
If you prefer VNC there’s a client in the App Store called Mocha VNC Lite, as reported by Just Another Iphone Blog. I was connected to my Mac in about 45 seconds including the install. VNC on a tiny screen requires a little patience, but it’s great to have the access when you don’t have a computer.
More Remote Tips
Murphy has tons of posts – tons – to help you with gaining access to a remote Mac. We’ve got you covered from getting started with SSH and SCP to emailing yourself a filename – and automatically having the file sent to you in a reply. Murphy also has posts on auto-emailing a file that’s dropped in a Finder folder. So you can ssh in, copy a file to a folder, and it’s on its way.More on VNC | Permalink