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Hello. First it was Apple TV, then iPhone, and now I am slowly converting everything...

What I have all purchased within last month:
Mobile:
MacBook Air
iPhone 4

Home:
Mac Mini with connected 6-gig firewire drive, connected to my TV.
Apple TV gen 2, connected to my TV.
AirPort extreme
Win 7 PC

Work:
Synology with static IP
Win 7 PC

What I want:
1. store iTunes on 6-giger (I store all movies there, too) and access it from anywhere: work, home, starbucks, iPhone

2. store my extensive photo collection on 6-giger (~3 gigs of photos and videos i've made through the years. yeah, i know)

Would you recommend a setup where Mac Mini runs a VPN of sorts and my Air connects to it from anywhere?

What is better to use, Picasa (which is what I use on Windows) or iPhoto? I have... ah... about a million photos, literally.
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With that size photo collection you would probably better off with Aperture (what I use) or Adobe Lightroom.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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With that size photo collection you would probably better off with Aperture (what I use) or Adobe Lightroom.
I use photoshop and lightroom to process photos but Picasa to store/manage them since it is easy to search, upload, share, etc.

What I am looking for is something that I can use on my mac air to connect to my collection at home on the mac mini. Example: I want to show you photos I took in 1995 but we're sitting at a coffee shop in Germany and all I have is my mac air (or iPhone?). Can I somehow setup mini to share across wires?
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a setup where Mac Mini runs a VPN of sorts and my Air connects to it from anywhere?
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Yep, this is how you'd want to do it I'd imagine.. as opposed to just opening your mini up to connections from the outside world.

Now, how you do that? Not a clue, never bothered. Back to my Mac would have been ideal for this, but sadly it's gone.

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