Tag Archive: Remotely

Hackers have found a way to remotely jailbreak iOS 9.1

The deadline for Zerodium’s iOS 9 bug bounty officially ended last month, and the company announced today that one team managed to claim the million dollar prize by providing an improbable hack that allows attackers to remotely jailbreak the newest iPhone operating system. Our iOS #0day bounty has expired & we have one winning team […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How to Remotely Disable iCloud Activation Lock from an iPhone

iCloud Activation Lock is a feature that allows users to lock down an iPhone (or iPad) and require the entry of an Apple ID before the device becomes usable again. It’s part of the excellent Find My iPhone service and is extremely useful for many reasons, but it can also be a real pain if … Read More

How to Remotely Install Apps to iPhone / iPad from iTunes on a Mac or PC

Every modern iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has access to a feature called Automatic Downloads, which can be used a bit differently than intended as a means to remotely install apps onto iOS devices from a computer. All you need is iTunes on OS X or Windows logged into the same Apple ID as what’s … Read More

How To Remotely Wipe Your iPhone Data When Stolen [iOS Tips]

This poor soul on the Apple discussion forums has just lost his iPhone, in Bangladesh of all places. He’s asking how to block the thieves from accessing his personal data. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t have Find My Phone enabled…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How to Remotely Wake a Mac from Sleep with Wake On LAN from iPhone

Use Wake On LAN with a Mac and iPhone

Using a handy network feature built into OS X and supported by most modern Macs, you can remotely wake a Mac from sleep using an iPhone (or iPod touch, iPad, and Android too). This is done using something called Wake On LAN (WOL), and it’s easy to set up in Mac OS X and use from a smartphone with the help of a  [Read More…]

Use iPhone Lost Mode to Remotely Lock a Missing Device

iPhone in Lost Mode Lost Mode is an outstanding feature of Find My iPhone that allows you to remotely lock an iPhone with a passcode and an on-screen message, rendering the device unusable while in “Lost Mode” until the passcode is entered correctly. Making this feature even better is the ability to choose a contact phone number for the locked device, and calling that number becomes the only actionable item on the  [Read More…]

Manage Parental Controls For Your Kids’ Mac Remotely [OS X Tips]

Remote Parental ControlsParental controls are a wonderful thing, letting you filter internet content, restrict your kids to certain apps, and even keep them from accessing the Mac during times they should be sleeping or doing homework. Did you know, then, that you can manage the Parental Controls in OS X from another Mac on your network? This […]

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Find a Misplaced iPhone by Making it Beep Remotely from iCloud

Find a lost iPhone easily Don’t you hate it when you misplace your iPhone and can’t find it? Or when it slides between the couch cushions or under a pile of laundry and you spend 20 minutes checking every possible place in the house to no avail? The old trick is to call the iPhone from another phone, but if you don’t have another phone handy that’s not particularly helpful. The  [Read More…]

Remotely Control A Second iPhone or iPad Camera With Blux Lens [iOS Tips]


Ever needed a way to use your iPhone to control your iPad camera, or vice versa? No? How about using your iPod touch as a baby monitor, with an iPad upstairs to monitor your baby’s nap time? Or keeping an eye on a pet in the other room with your iPhone? You might want to take a picture with your iPhone on a tripod, to get a large group of people in  [Read More…]

‘Remote Messages’ Allows You to Send Texts Remotely From Your Web Browser

Those of you looking to be able to send your text messages from the computer, rather than your iPhone, should check out a jailbreak tweak in Cydia called Remote Messages by iOS developer Beast Soft. On Mac OS X Mountain Lion, users can take advantage of the native Messages application to send their iOS-using and Mac OS X Mountain Lion-using friends iMessages, however it doesn’t go as far as to support SMS. This is where  [Read More…]