The worst thing about owning a Mac Pro is not getting a sweet remote, or even the ability to use one right out of the box. I mean, what’s so Pro about that? All the cheaper versions in Apple’s lineup come with support, and I’m paying a premium for this tank of a machine.
It’s left me with some serious Mac Mini envy, go figure!
Anyway, I’m left with finding alternative’s. It lead me to an excellent iPhone application called Rowmote Pro. It’s by far, leaps and bounds, beyond anything the Apple Remote can do out of the box.
The applications it supports out of the box are:-
- Front Row
- Hulu Desktop
It would be misleading for me to tell you that these are the only applications that are accessible with the remote. You also have the ability to use it like a mouse and click around your desktop. You also have access to a keyboard right on the iPhone, so this application has really packaged it all together nicely. If you need a remote, and don’t want to pay for some additional hardware, this application definitely deserves your attention. I wish this kind of technology was around while I was in College. I wouldn’t have had to ever leave my bed!
[image via Andrew Coulter Enright]