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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

PCWorld

Your message has been sent. There was an error emailing this page. Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives. RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now, their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.


Amazon's base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote

Engadget

You don't have to sacrifice all the bells and whistles to get Amazon's entry-level Fire TV hardware. The internet giant is releasing an updated edition of the basic Fire TV Stick (that is, the 1080p version) with the new Alexa Voice Remote it unveiled alongside the Fire TV Stick 4K. That may not sound like much, but it means getting Bluetooth support, multidirectional infrared and dedicated power and volume controls (that steer devices beyond the Stick and the TV, we'd add) for the same $40 as before. The starter Fire TV Stick also has a unique distinction: it's the first Amazon media hub to ship with IMDb's no-charge Freedive movie service pre-loaded. Given the cost of the device itself, it's a natural fit.


People went nuts for this epic camera remote on Kickstarter, and now it's on sale

Mashable

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Over half of employees frustrated by remote tech issues during COVID-19 lockdown

ZDNet

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to transition to remote work and rely heavily on technology for their paychecks. But technical difficulties while working remotely – in addition to adjusting to remote working has impacted staff and managers in many different ways. The team at San Francisco, CA-based app design firm Fluxon surveyed 1,005 employees working during the height of the pandemic who had shifted from in-office to remote work in 2020. It wanted to explore changes in work behavior since transitioning to remote work. It discovered that working from home has significant benefits for some employees. Generally, people were satisfied with going remote.


Dangers Of Self-Driving Cars That Rely On Remote Human Operators

#artificialintelligence

There are three major modes involved in remote access to a true self-driving driverless autonomous car. The simplest mode of remote access is remote monitoring of a self-driving car. In this case, the remote capability allows someone to know whether the car is turned on or not, or whether the car is moving or not, or whether the car has been involved possibly in a crash or not. You might already be familiar with this kind of feature since conventional cars now have this. You can press a button and speak with a human in a faraway remote center, and tell them you are out-of-gas and they'll call for roadside assistance.