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ShareTool 2.1 achievement unlocked: iTunes Home Sharing

This remote desktop and network tool now lets you stream your home iTunes library over the Internet.

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.

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.

Localghost 1.0

This free program simplifies host file editing.

Wyse PocketCloud for iPhone and iPad

What we said about this app when it was an iPhone- and iPod touch-only offering is still true now that it's optimized to run on the iPad: PocketCloud significantly ups the game for remote computer access.

Quick tips to foil Mac break-in attempts

How a failed break-in attempt got Dan Moren thinking about security and a couple easy steps one can take to keep one's Mac safe.

AFPStatus monitors File Sharing connections

If you allow other people in your office or home to connect to your Mac via File Sharing, AFPStatus is a handy way to track those connections.

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.

Sybase updates mobile app for iPad, Android

Sybase plans to update its mobile device enterprise management software, Afaria, to work with iPads and devices running Google's Android OS.

LogMeIn intros Pro2 remote access for Mac

LogMeIn has announced Pro2 remote access for Mac with a range of new features and enhancements.