Multi-monitor setups are common, but sometimes you need a bit more: the ability to treat several machines as if they were one, using the same mouse and keyboard to control them all. That's where apps like ShareMouse come in, detecting when a mouse leaves the screen on one PC, and redirecting subsequent mouse and keyboard actions to a another. Where traditional multi-monitor setups have just one CPU to handle the work, here you're controlling another machine, so you can be answering email on one machine while rendering a video or compiling code on another. ShareMouse can also lock all the machines at the same time, and also shares your clipboard across devices, so it'll even drag-and-drop files between screens and PCs.
Born on the Channel Island of Jersey, Simon moved to the UK to attend the University of Bath where he studied electrical and electronic engineering. Since then a varied career has included being part of the team building the world's first solid state 30KW HF radio transmitter, writing electromagnetic modelling software for railguns, and testing the first ADSL equipment in the UK. He also built one the UK's first national ISPs, before spending several years developing architectures for large online services for many major brands. For the last decade he's been a freelance writer, specialising in enterprise technologies and development. He works with his wife and writing partner Mary Branscombe from a small house in south west London, or from anywhere there's a WiFi signal and a place for a laptop.