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Glenn Fleishman is the owner and editor of The Magazine, a fortnightly periodical of stories for curious people with a technical bent. He is a regular contributor to the Economist and a senior contributor to Macworld.

Mac of the future: the connections

How will we connect peripherals to our Macs, and our Macs to the Net, two years from now? Glenn Fleishman looks at USB, FireWire, WiFi, and beyond.

Setting up iPhone tethering

The iPhone can access high-speed mobile data and voice networks. So why not use your smartphone's data connection with your laptop instead of having to buy a separate 3G modem or cellular router for the computer and pay a separate monthly service fee? In this excerpt from Take Control of iPhone and iPod Touch Networking, Glenn Fleishman walks you through the finer points of iPhone tethering.

Master your RSS feeds

Overwhelmed by information? Using Yahoo’s Pipes you can create your own custom RSS feeds that filter information from other RSS feeds, Web sites, and more. Glenn Fleishman shows you how.

Clearwire iSpot

This tiny, battery-powered cellular router is a great way to connect iOS devices to Clearwire's 4G network, but it doesn't work with Macs or anywhere that Clearwire doesn't yet cover.

Interview: Author Susan Orlean on her life with the iPad

Glenn Fleishman interviews New Yorker author Susan Orlean on her love of the iPad.

VNC: the universal remote control

Using VNC software, you can connect from almost any kind of computer to almost any kind of computer. The only hitch: You have to know what you're doing, or be able to figure it out.

Timbuktu Pro: remote control heavyweight

If Back to My Mac, iChat, or LogMeIn are too limited for you, this venerable remote-access app might be your best choice for connecting with Macs from a distance.

Remotely control a Mac via the Web

LogMeIn and GoToMyPC let you connect to a distant Mac through your browser. Which one might be right for you? Here's how they compare.

Use chat services for remote access

If Back to My Mac doesn't work for you, you have another simple alternative for remotely accessing a Mac: using a chat service like iChat or Skype to share screens.

Five ways to access a remote Mac

There are plenty of ways to access one Mac from another. Each has its own pros and cons. Glenn Fleishman explains the options and helps you figure out which one is right for you.

Remote access: OS X's built-in tools

One of the simplest ways to remotely access a Mac is to use two tools built into OS X: Screen Sharing and Back to My Mac. The only hitch: If you're trying to control a Mac outside your local network, you'll need a MobileMe account.

Automate daily chores with AppleScript

Do you launch the same apps every morning and shut them down every night? Glenn Fleishman has an AppleScript that could take care of those repetitive chores for you.

BearExtender n3

Want to boost your Mac's wireless range? The BearExtender n3 does the trick, as long as you can work with a less than optimal software interface

Speed up your wireless network

Macworld contributor Glenn Fleishman dishes on how to diagnose issues with your Wi-Fi network and resolve them.

Use timed access to lock out iDevices from Wi-Fi

Worried that your teen or tween is spending all night wired to the iPod touch or iPad? Glenn Fleishman walks you through a way to set timed access in a manner that sticks if you're using an Apple Wi-Fi base station on your network.