Remotely browse your Mac with your iPhone: Telekinesis

Jul 3, 2007
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http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/

Same person who makes Quicksilver started this up. You run the program on your Mac and leave it running, then you can log into it via your iPhone through Safari. It gives you access to an iSight camera if you have one connected(say, the one built into your Macbook/MacBook Pro), access to your directory structure so you can browse the files on your computer(no saving them to the iPhone of course, but you can open images. however, music and movie files wouldn't run for me, but i'm sure that's coming, and i didn't try any other document types), a screengrab of whatever is showing on screen of the computer you're connecting to, access to AppleScripts on the computer, so you could trigger those scripts remotely(delete your porn if you catch someone messing with your comp on the iSight or something like that), and basic controls for iTunes(play, pause, fast forward, rewind).

it's only in alpha right now, but it's functional. it works as soon as you install it on your Mac, if you only connect to it via your home network. it gets even more fun when you use something like http://www.no-ip.com to set up a dns forwarding service and then use their domain update control program to automatically keep the service updated when your ip address changes(dynamic ip address are common with cable/dsl).

that way you could set up something like http://yourcustomname.no-ip.com:5010, then configure your home router for port forwarding and assign that port number to the static ip address your router assigns the computer you have Telekinesis running on, and BAM! you now have remote access to your computer from anywhere you can get your iPhone onto the internet. i've tested both internally on my home netowork via wifi as well as over EDGE and it works great.

can't wait to see what is added next!
 

sdge

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Jul 8, 2007
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http://code.google.com/p/telekinesis/

Same person who makes Quicksilver started this up. You run the program on your Mac and leave it running, then you can log into it via your iPhone through Safari. It gives you access to an iSight camera if you have one connected(say, the one built into your Macbook/MacBook Pro), access to your directory structure so you can browse the files on your computer(no saving them to the iPhone of course, but you can open images. however, music and movie files wouldn't run for me, but i'm sure that's coming, and i didn't try any other document types), a screengrab of whatever is showing on screen of the computer you're connecting to, access to AppleScripts on the computer, so you could trigger those scripts remotely(delete your porn if you catch someone messing with your comp on the iSight or something like that), and basic controls for iTunes(play, pause, fast forward, rewind).

it's only in alpha right now, but it's functional. it works as soon as you install it on your Mac, if you only connect to it via your home network. it gets even more fun when you use something like http://www.no-ip.com to set up a dns forwarding service and then use their domain update control program to automatically keep the service updated when your ip address changes(dynamic ip address are common with cable/dsl).

that way you could set up something like http://yourcustomname.no-ip.com:5010, then configure your home router for port forwarding and assign that port number to the static ip address your router assigns the computer you have Telekinesis running on, and BAM! you now have remote access to your computer from anywhere you can get your iPhone onto the internet. i've tested both internally on my home netowork via wifi as well as over EDGE and it works great.

can't wait to see what is added next!

I was wondering if you could go into more detail about setting up the dynamic IP address with no-ip.com. I've made an account, I have my host name I'm just not exactly sure on how to forward the ports. Specifically I don't understand the "then configure your home router for port forwarding and assign that port number to the static ip address your router assigns the computer you have Telekinesis running on..."

I have already made it work on my local area network. I also own an airport extreme as a router. Thank you.