Not so much remotely possible, according to this review [hah – I hadn’t seen “Universal Remotes: Not Remotely Possible” on nytimes.com when I created this post]
It has long been possible to control one PC or Mac from another, legally and with permission. Though the process can be tricky to set up, companies often use it as a maintenance and training tool, and some consumers use it to help others solve computer problems, or to reach back to their home or office machines while on the road to access information.
But what about remotely controlling a PC or Mac from the newest category of digital device, a multitouch tablet? Well, it turns out there are apps for that.