iShutdown: Remotely turn off Mac / PC with iOS app

 

By Posted 30 May 2011, 15:16

Have you ever been sitting downstairs in the living room watching television and suddenly realized that you’ve left the PC or Mac on upstairs, but you couldn’t be bothered to go and turn it off? If you had the recently released iShutdown app, you could simply switch it off remotely with your iOS device.

According to a recent article by Goncalo Ribeiro over on the redmondpie.com website, the iShutdown application enables its user to either shut down or restart any PC or Mac from their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, as long as all of the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

After the app scans for available computers using Apple’s Bonjour service, it will provide you with the option of either shutting down or restarting the PC / Mac. However, if for any reason the application is unable to find your computer, you are able to hit the ‘+’ button and type in your computer’s IP address.

Before you can get the iShutdown app up and running, you must install a server service on the PC / Mac you intend to remotely control. The server is available via the application’s website. If you intend on installing the server on a Windows PC, you will also need to install Bonjour and Microsoft.NET Framework.

Do you own an iOS device? If so, would you download the iShutdown application?

  • Anonymous

    I just use Splashtop remote, then I have complete control over my computer, i.e save anything I forgot about, close any programs I want, and put the computer to sleep or hibernation mode. With shutdown it looks like you can only shutdown or restart….. Not for me

  • Anonymous

    I just use Splashtop remote, then I have complete control over my computer, i.e save anything I forgot about, close any programs I want, and put the computer to sleep or hibernation mode. With shutdown it looks like you can only shutdown or restart….. Not for me

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