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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter 9. Share with iPhone Apps

If you told me in 2006 that I'd regularly use a handheld device to access the screen of my Macintosh remotely, I'd have assumed you were talking about an expensive tablet PC (few of which ever sold), or I'd tell you that maybe in 2010 or so there would be the right combination of software, hardware, and network robustness to make that work.

I was off by a few years.

Since Apple began allowing third-party developers to write software for the iPhone and iPod touch in 2008, there has been strong demand for remote computer access apps. These apps let you view or control a computer's screen from an iPhone or iPod touch, but not vice-versa.

In this section, I look at two programs: Jaadu VNC, which provides remote access ...

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