Posted: 14/08/2014 at 11:01
Yes, remove the side shoots of indeterminates. They will develop into growing tips and, as a rule of thumb, you restrict indeterminates to two growing tips per plant.
And, yes, toms don't need direct sunlight to ripen. Otherwise why do they ripen when you take them inside? Temperature controls ripening, not direct sunlight.
That said, there are times when it's a good idea to thin out some of the healthy foliage in the cause of air circulation as a help against fungal problems. Fungal spores love a mass of impenetrable foliage. You just have to be judicious with your pruning.