Archive for the ‘ARD’ category

Back to My Mac – Cool

January 14, 2008

There are times when I do a stupid (OK, there are LOTS of times) and I need to either access my Mac or network resources back at the office. I’m not much for VPN access. Don’t ask. It’s just not for me.

But, I’ve had a dot Mac account since a long time ago and the Back to My Mac feature of .Mac may be the number two reason I keep it minus any further goodies from Apple (the public drive being number one). Yes, I have ARD3 installed on all the Mac servers. I’ve never had a good reason to use it to take control of my laptop at work though. So, I just tested Back to My Mac on the local network (two Leopard machines obviously) and I love it. WAY better than ARD3. Very fluid. Very crisp experience.

The real test is going to be accessing it from outside the network tonight from home. Will file an entry later tonight on that.

[EDIT: And that connect from home thing was a mess. Never did get it working. Not sure why. But, not typical of an “it just works like magic” Apple experience. Yuck.]

Apple Remote Desktop Upgraded. 3.2

October 19, 2007

FYI, ARD Admin and Client have been upgraded for Leopard compatibility as of last night.

A restart is NOT required for either update (just in case you were wondering). And MAN OH MAN does it improve the responsiveness of the screens! Just shy of the new iChat screen sharing responsiveness in Leopard.

iPhone “What If’s”

June 14, 2007

What IF:The iPhone actually DOES have the real OSX. Is that 10.4.9? 10.4.10? 10.5?If it’s the real OSX can I remote control it via Apple Remote Desktop? Other way around? How about WebEx or Adobe Connect? (Both web based apps, albeit with executables…)The real answer is probably, “You’ll have to wait and see.” Meaning, “You’ll have to buy one.” Fine, was going to do that anyway. 

Private – Apple Developers Only

September 29, 2006

Hi, want to begin talking about some pretty private things related to Apple development. Specifically on XServe and OSX Server. Want to take the conversation in the “highly secure” direction so as not to tip my hat (or yours) to the general public. You in?

Apple – Seminars Training & Events

September 22, 2006

Free Apple Seminars online? You bet and they’re fantastic! Click for all the details

ARD & Acrobat 8

September 18, 2006

What with the new Leopard coming out this spring ’07 the timing of the Acrobat 8 announcement leaves a bit to the imagination. See, at the heart of OS X is the PDF rendering engine. It’s really integral to the underpinnings of (more…)

Remember vyew – Mac Friendly Free Collaboration

May 16, 2006

Vyew.com? Oh yeah, I remember those guys. Browser based whiteboarding and screen sharing. I won’t mention the 900 lb. gorrilla in the space (if you don’t know who it is I’m not going to help them advertise). Someone mentioned vyew around Christmas last year. Was it Mr. Mayfield? Itosan? Can’t remember.

Oh well, Mr. Kawasaki mentioned them again this morning and it sounded vaguely familiar. So, I went to find out why and sure enough… I had an account with my dot mac address. They were kind enough to refresh me as to my password and to my surprise vyew works nicely with Mac (and Safari). Why I didn’t bookmark them I can’t recall… maybe wasn’t Mac friendly at the time. So, now I have a brand new online collaboration screen sharing app (outside of Apple Remote Desktop 3 which I absolutely LOVE!).

So, if you haven’t checked it out yet… Vyew.com. Good stuff!