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Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course by Joe Kissell

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Broadcast and Share Your Mac’s Screen

Screen sharing has been around for a long time, and it’s conveniently built into OS X (as well as numerous other apps, such as Messages and Skype). In this chapter, I look at the two modes of remote screen access—broadcasting (you can view my screen) and sharing (you can both view my screen and control my Mac from another device).

Broadcasting is useful for demonstrating how something works—for example, when teaching a class—or letting you monitor what’s happening on a Mac in another location. Sharing, on the other hand, is great for technical support (the person having problems can let someone else “drive” the Mac in order to fix it) or for using multiple Macs without needing them all on the desk in front ...

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