Have you ever wanted to shut down your PC or Mac remotely using your iPhone? If your answer is yes, then we have a good news for you because there is a newly released app in the Apple store that lets you do exactly just that. The application in question is called iShutdown.
Developed by Vlad Polyanskiy, iShutdown is an iOS application that enables your Apple device to remotely shutdown and restart your PC or Mac. This is possible when your PC or Mac share same Wi-Fi or 3G network. The application automatically scans your local network using Apple's Bonjour service in order to find any available hosts. Once the hosts are found, just tap any preferred host and you will be given an option to restart it or shut it down.
If the app was unable to automatically detect the host or if you want to manually add one, then you can simply tap the "+" button and type a host's IP address.
Before you can remotely shutdown your PC or Mac you will need install the iShutdown server into it. Once installed you can configure in your machine the server's startup mode to either automatic or manual. Take note that if you have a firewall activated, you will have to allow the application's server software on port 4505.
iShutdown is available in the App Store for a mere $0.99, a good price for an app that offers great convenience. iShutdown is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or above running on your iDevice. Click here to buy this neat app!Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback