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Remote Buddy 1.1 introduces iPhone™ support, turning it into the ultimate remote control

July 11, 2007 - Added to Press Release, Update

JULY 11, 2007 - NUREMBERG, GERMANY

IOSPIRIT GmbH is excited to announce the release of version 1.1 of Remote Buddy, its software for completely controlling Macs via remotes. The new version introduces a beta version of its all new AJAX Remote, which turns the iPhone™ into an amazing, interactive remote control that redefines the "remote control" term.

Here's a quick overview over the most important news of this release:

  • AJAX Remote: based on a brand-new, built-in webserver engine, offering quick and easy access to eight modules allowing remote control of a Mac® system through a web browser. Optimized for the iPhone™ screen size. The modules:

    • Remote control (control Remote Buddy just like with a real remote)

    • Trackpad (includes presenter tools, a mini remote desktop, multiscreen support, mousespot and navigation in presentations)

    • Keyboard

    • Menu (browse Remote Buddy's highly dynamic menu - including its embedded UI elements!)

    • Music (browse local and shared iTunes® music libraries)

    • Now playing (interactive "now playing" display showing cover artwork and track details, allowing you to change ratings, play/pause and skip tracks)

    • Movies (VIDEO_TS launcher with cover display)

    • EyeTV (view your recordings in EyeTV, zap between channels, adjust volume)

  • Simplified menu: all supported applications and many frequently used actions are now organized in the top menu level by default, providing faster access to Remote Buddy's functions. The previous, more hierarchic menu structure is still available and can be returned to in Remote Buddy's preferences.
  • Improved support for the Bluetooth®-based Sony® BD Remote Control

A special focusing on the new AJAX Remote can be found at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/ajaxremote/ .

Two demo videos are available on the Remote Buddy website, giving you a first overview of what is possible with this product. A complete and detailed list of changes is available at http://www.iospirit.com/remotebuddy/releasenotes/ .

Using Remote Buddy, users can fully control any Mac® using an Apple® Remote, Apple® iPhone™, Safari™, Keyspan™ Express, Keyspan™ DMR, Keyspan™ RF Remote for Front Row, Griffin AirClick USB, Sony® BD Remote Control, Wii™ Remote, SiK™ Rex™, a number of Bluetooth® enabled mobile phones or a keyboard. At Mac® Expo in Paris, Remote Buddy has received the MacGeneration Award 2006 in the category "Best use of Apple® Technologies" for its innovative use of the latest technologies.

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