iPhone Tip: Remote control your Mac with your Shiny iPhone. ~ Ask The Admin

Saturday, July 07, 2007

iPhone Tip: Remote control your Mac with your Shiny iPhone.

We just peeped this on the Gizmodo:

One of the things on the iPhone wishlist is being able to use it as a universal remote for your Mac and your Apple TV, but this Telekinesis webserver app meets us at least halfway. By installing this app on your Mac and hitting up the webserver, you can load up pages that allow you to do screen capture, control iTunes, browse your files, run AppleScript, take an iSight image and even do some basic typing.

Sure, it's not what we were asking for, but it is a nice way to get into your machine from across the house (or even across town if you have the right ports forwarded).


Stream music and videos from your computer (0.9.8) learn how
Screen capture with mouse click and basic typing support
Simple iTunes Remote control
Browse your files
Run applescript remotely
iSight image capture
Easily create and add more apps
Security Considerations
This is still a developer prototype and is intended only as a demo to get people started.
It will have the same access privileges as your user account
The login and password you specify will be stored on disk, so should be different, but as strong as your account password.
Don't leave it running if you aren't using it
Download iPhone Remote 0.9.10 alpha
Run iPhone Remote (Requires OS X 10.4)
Choose a web login/password
Open to https://:5010 from your iPhone
If you want to access your computer from outside of your local network, you may need to configure your router or firewall to support it.