2. Interacting from a Distance

During the course of your life, there’s a chance that you won’t be next to your Mac at all times. As hard as this is to believe, it’s the truth. Worry not, because this chapter will make you a master of time and space—or at least show you how to connect to your Mac from far afield.

In addition to showing you how to connect to your Mac remotely, the chapter includes syncing files among numerous Macs and providing tech support to your our-of-state relatives without leaving your house.

Tech-Supporting Your Parents Project

Difficulty level: Moderate

Additional software: iChat

Additional hardware: None

One of the drawbacks to being a world-famous tech-book author (OK, just a plain old tech-book author) is that I’m the ...

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