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Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard--New Ebook from TidBITS: How to identify, configure, and use the right kind of screen sharing for your needs

Press release: February 15, 2010

Ithaca, NY—With screen sharing, Mac users can control the mouse and keyboard of one computer while sitting at another computer across the room or on the other side of the world. In a new ebook, Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard (TidBITS, $10.00 USD), networking expert Glenn Fleishman walks readers through the steps for identifying, configuring, and using the screen-sharing option that best meets their needs.

In this 136-page ebook, Fleishman helps readers determine which form of screen sharing to use: iChat, Bonjour, direct to IP address or hostname, Back to My Mac, or a third-party option such as Skype or an iPhone app. He then explains how to set up and work with each option, and what to do if something goes wrong.

Questions answered in the ebook include:

  • What can I do with screen sharing, anyway?
  • What's the best way to set up an ad hoc screen-sharing session?
  • What's the best way to use screen sharing for remote tech support?
  • How can I copy text from one computer to another while screen sharing?
  • How can I share screens with an older Mac or a Windows computer?

For a review copy or more information please email

Glenn Fleishman is editor of the daily Web log Wi-Fi Networking News, a contributing editor for TidBITS, the Practical Mac columnist for The Seattle Times, and a regular contributor to The Economist, Macworld, Popular Science, and The New York Times. He lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn, sons Ben and Rex, two iPhones, and a dozen Macs of various vintages.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

Take Control of Screen Sharing in Snow Leopard
Publisher: TidBITS
Glenn Fleishman
EBook Price: $10.00 USD
ISBN: 9781615420476

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