Use Your iPhone As A Remote Control For Your…

I’m an Android fan myself, but there’s no doubt the iPhone has got some awesome apps …My favorites are the apps that turn your iPhone into a remote control for things like…

1.  DVR
2.  iTunes
3.  Keynote Presentations
4.  Desktop PC or Mac

5.  VLC Media Player
6.  Mouse & Keyboard
7.  Digital SLR Camera

1.  DVR
Free apps from DirecTV and AT&T let you program your digital video recorder from anywhere.

2.  iTunes
Via Apple’s free Remote app, search and change the song playing on your computer’s iTunes jukebox from bed, across the house, or even outside. Or change volume settings, or hit pause, etc.

3.  Keynote Presentations
Apple’s $0.99 Keynote remote lets you control Keynote presentations if you own the iWork suite.

4.  Desktop PC or Mac

This one takes a little tinkering, but free VNC — “virtual network computing” — remote desktop software on your computer (Mac, PC, Linux, etc.) will let you view and control it from anywhere, provided it’s turned on and hooked up to the Internet.

5.  VLC Media Player
If you use the free, popular VLC (Video LAN client) media player app, you can control it with your iPhone via the free VLC Remote app or its $2.99 premium cousin.

6.  Mouse & Keyboard
Apps like the $2.49 Air Mouse Pro (limited free version also available) turn your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard.  This is helpful if you want to kick back and don’t have a wireless keyboard, or if you’re using an old computer hooked up to your TV and want to access the cursor or type something from the couch.

7.  Digital SLR Camera
onOne software makes a lite ($1.99) and pro ($19.99) version of its DSLR remote app.
If you hook your Canon EOS DSLR camera up to a computer via USB, you can remotely control settings, fire the shutter release, and see your camera’s viewfinder remotely over wi-fi.

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