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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.

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.

Managing your 250MB iPad 3G plan

We've already shown you how far 250MB can go. Now, Glenn Fleishman has some tips for wringing every last megabyte out of your monthly iPad plan with AT&T.

Up close: Google Docs online file storage

Google has added an upload option to its Google Docs, but not powerful.

Are broadband usage caps inevitable?

Is it inevitable that broadband providers will cap the amount of bandwidth you can use in a month? Glenn Fleishman investigates.

Troubleshoot your DNS

Are Web pages loading more slowly than they should? The problem could be your DNS settings. Glenn Fleishman explains how to diagnose and fix DNS problems.

User-generated maps? Game on!

A crowdsourced GPS app has an intriguing future, says Glenn Fleishman.