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The upcoming iOS 5 software has pretty clear indications of support for Bluetooth keyboards for the second generation Apple TV. 9to5Mac reports that several hints of keyboard support are embedded in the code for iOS 5. It would be a welcome update. Using the little stick remote that comes with...

July 13th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Version 2.0 of the app already brought support for the new Apple TV and the iPad, but Apple's has now just released another more minor update to its Remote app for iOS devices that adds another much-anticipated feature: support for AirPlay video streaming. What's more, the app now also boasts the a...

December 24th 2010 at 1:01pm 0 Comments
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Sachin Agarwal, co-founder and CEO of Posterous, wrote a blog post yesterday calling Apple a "huge start-up." Fair enough description, but what really interested me about the post was Agarwal had some info on one of my favorite iPhone apps – the Apple Remote. The app, if you aren't familiar...

August 3rd 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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If you ever imagined your new iPad as a super-huge remote, a preference pane in iTunes 9.1 shows that an iPad Remote app is forthcoming. How do you imagine the iPad Remote app advancing beyond its iPhone sibling? [Via MacStories]

April 1st 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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I've become very accustomed to remote-controlling my computers for a while, but nothing ever seemed to get it right. Apple's Remote for iTunes is great, of course, but what about all my other stuff on my Mac, like Boxee or VLC? Yeah, you can get some specific remotes for those apps (frankly the VLC...

November 3rd 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're rocking the Mac mini -- or any other Mac, for that matter --as a media center, then chances are pretty good that you've had some tough times following the upgrade to Snow Leopard. Anticipating such problems, some of us held off upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6. Now the wait is over. Shortly aft...

October 28th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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In the universal scheme of things, it's not a big thing, but it's a welcome update. Apple has announced a new Apple Remote that has aluminum niceness and works with the iPhone, iPods with the Universal Dock, and iMacs introduced since 2005 that have a built-in infrared receiver. According to Apple,...

October 20th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's Remote -- which it stopped throwing in with its MacBook Pro machines awhile back -- has also seen a refresh today, ditching the iconic glossy white vibe now associated with the company's lower-end consumer machines and instead donning an all-aluminum coat to match the Mac Pro, MacBook and M...

October 20th 2009 at 12:42pm 0 Comments