Apple has launched a new version of its Remote Desktop application, which provides IT staff with a means of remote system management. The software allows for automation of simple tasks such as muting in the volume on all systems or emptying the trashbin. It is the first version of the application that is designed for Intel powered Mac systems.

"With Apple Remote Desktop 3 you can easily manage an entire network of Mac computers," Eric Zelenka, senior product manager for OS X told
Some 50 new features have been added, including a compliance tool that tracks and monitors which applications users have installed. System Status Indicators also allow administrators to track the health of systems in their network.