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Rowmote Remote Control Application Released

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Rowmote Remote Control Application Released Reply with quote

Rowmote Remote Control Application Released
Friday, January 30, 2009
Posted by: Glenn

Rowmote is a new 99-cent application in the App Store that allows users to control their Mac over a wireless network with an iPhone or iPod touch. You can control applications like Front Row, DVD Player, iTunes, QuickTime and Keynote, all from an interface that looks and functions like the Apple Remote. Rowmote also features an "Apps Remote" on the backside that allows users to switch between controllable applications and toggle the iTunes visualizer. But like other remote control applications for the iPhone or iPod touch we've mentioned before, Rowmote requires a little program to be running on your Mac for everything to work. You can download the "Rowmote Helper" program over here if you're interested. All in all, it seems to work pretty well.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if this works with Plex? It sounds like it should.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I don't understand is why Apple's own Remote app doesn't work with Front Row?! I always lose that little white remote!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
What I don't understand is why Apple's own Remote app doesn't work with Front Row?! I always lose that little white remote!

I don't understand that either. What they really need to do is add support for third-party remotes in Front Row like they just did for the Apple TV. There's no reason why they can't since every Mac has an IR port. It's just in the software.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has any one tried this out yet? It's only 59p so I may take the plunge...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albert76 wrote:
Does anyone know if this works with Plex? It sounds like it should.

I couldn't get it to work with Plex or Boxee.

trustory wrote:
Has any one tried this out yet? It's only 59p so I may take the plunge...

The remote is responsive and seems to work okay. Mine doesn't look like the white Apple remote though. It has a diamond pattern instead of the wheel. I bet Apple made them change it up.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
I couldn't get it to work with Plex or Boxee.

That's why there's Remote Buddy, which controls Boxee out of the box, and has its own iPhone/iPod Touch controller.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iRob wrote:
That's why there's Remote Buddy, which controls Boxee out of the box, and has its own iPhone/iPod Touch controller.

I've been a user of Remote Buddy and the Ajax remote for a long time. I just like playing around with new controls for the iPhone and seeing how they work. It could be called a sickness. Smile

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I still laugh at the name, but I totally agree.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like they changed up the interface again. I like it this time though.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to bring up a slightly older thread with all the excitement over the new Mac minis, but this works with Plex now. It works well too.
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