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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion--New from TidBITS: New ebook explains everything Mac users need to know about screen sharing

February 7, 2012

Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion

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Ithaca, NY—Most Mac users are comfortable using the Mac that they are sitting in front of, but sometimes that's not enough. Instead, Mac users want to control a Mac that's down the hall or across the globe, all without leaving their keyboards.

The new Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion (TidBITS, $10.00 USD), offers the latest advice on screen sharing with iChat, Back to My Mac, the Screen Sharing application in Mac OS X, and Skype, and describes the current versions of iTeleport and LogMeIn, iOS apps that let you run your Mac remotely by tapping and dragging. (Although this new edition has "Lion" in the title, it is also the go-to Take Control ebook for questions about screen sharing with users of 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard.)

Readers of Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion will learn how to:

  • Set up a Mac so that it can be controlled from an iPhone.
  • Use screen sharing to help a confused relative with his Mac.
  • Find and launch the built-in Screen Sharing application on a Mac.
  • Control an unattended Mac over the Internet.
  • Turn on Back to My Mac with MobileMe or iCloud.
  • Get set up and begin to share a screen through Skype.
  • Give a presentation to a remote location through iChat Theater.
  • Wake up a remote Mac in order to control it through screen sharing.
  • Copy text from one computer to another while sharing screens.
  • Put a shared screen in its own full-screen display in Lion.
  • Control a far-away Mac through screen sharing when another user is logged in to that same Mac with a different account.

For a review copy or more information please email takecontrolpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Glenn Fleishman is a technology journalist based in Seattle, where he lives with his wife and two sons, both of whom are adept at accidentally pressing the Power button on his laptop. He's a contributing editor at TidBITS, responsible for much of their Web and publishing infrastructure; a columnist for the Seattle Times on all things Mac related; and a regular contributor to the Economist, Macworld, and Ars Technica. He appears regularly on his local public radio station, KUOW.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781615423965.do

Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion Take Control of Screen Sharing in Lion
Publisher: TidBITS
By Glenn Fleishman
Ebook ISBN: 9781615423965  
Pages: 103
Ebook Price: $10.00  

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About TidBITS
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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