Press releases

Cyber Monday Sale: 25% off of Remote Buddy for 48h!

November 28, 2010 - Added to Press Release

Just a few days ago, Macworld UK reviewed Remote Buddy and gave this buying advice:

"With all Remote Buddy’s advanced support and features, you might expect to pay a premium for it. Thankfully, you don’t. Remote Buddy’s brilliant and a bargain."

- Macworld UK, 25th November 2010

Remote Buddy received a five of five star rating and is now a "Macworld Editors' Choice".

But it gets better still: on this year's Cyber Monday we offer you a 25% discount on Remote Buddy - which MacWorld UK already rightfully identified as a bargain.

The offer is valid from 28th November 2010 18:00 CET until 30th November 2010 18:00 CET and only for single user licenses. Please see the Remote Buddy Website for all information.

[Update 2010/11/28 18h00 CET]: The offer has now ended.

Freely configure all buttons of the new Apple® Remote - with Remote Buddy 1.16

December 18, 2009 - Added to Company News, Press Release, Update

Remote Buddy 1.16 - our remote control powerhouse for the Mac® - is available now.

What's New In Version 1.16

  • Freely map all buttons of the new Apple® Remote - The new Remote Buddy versions adds support for the new, aluminum Apple® Remote and allows the free mapping of all of its buttons under Mac OS® X 10.4 and later. A supported, compatible IR Receiver is required (*).

  • Add a new Apple® Remote to a Mac® Pro, the new MacBook® and old PowerPC™ Mac® - Apart from built-in Apple® IR receivers, Remote Buddy also supports the new Apple® Remote in combination with many external USB infrared receivers (*).

(*) Please see for a complete list.

A complete, detailed list of changes is available at

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IOSPIRIT releases Candelair and HIDRemote

October 26, 2009 - Added to Press Release, New Product

We're happy to announce the release of version 1.0 of Candelair and HIDRemote today:

Candelair is an alternative driver for the built-in IR receiver as found in many Mac®s today. It provides a clean, global fix for Apple® Remote issues many users are experiencing with third party applications under Snow Leopard® releases 10.6 and 10.6.1. It's based on Remote Buddy's ( driver and comes packaged in a preference pane that presents all remote control options at a glance. Candelair is a free download, available at .

HIDRemote is an Objective-C® class for Cocoa® developers. It provides applications with access to the Apple® Remote under OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. The primary goals of HIDRemote are to maximize compatibility, interoperability, future-proofness and user-friendlyness for developers and users. For more information on the HIDRemote class, please see .

For background information, please see our blog at

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Remote Buddy 1.14.1: Support for QuickTime® Player X recording and Snow Leopard, Apple® Remote compatibility, Special Offer

September 11, 2009 - Added to Press Release, Update

We're happy to inform you about version 1.14.1 of Remote Buddy - the remote control powerhouse for the Mac® - today.

What's New In Version 1.14.1

  • Support for recording with QuickTime® Player X - Remote Buddy users running Snow Leopard can now create and control audio, video and screen recordings in QuickTime® Player X using their remote control.

  • Support for the new 64 Bit Snow Leopard kernel - All drivers included in Remote Buddy now come in versions for 32 Bit and 64 Bit systems.

  • Compatible with Snow Leopard (incl. Apple® Remote) - Thanks to its own driver architecture, Remote Buddy is fully compatible with Snow Leopard. Remote Buddy is not affected by the problems that currently many of the applications that implement Apple® Remote support on their own are seeing under Snow Leopard. We invite all Mac® users who are affected by this issue and looking for a solution to give Remote Buddy a try. A 30 day, fully-featured trial version is available as a free download at the Remote Buddy website ( ).

A complete, detailed list of changes is available at

Special offer in celebration of Remote Buddy turning 3 years, 3 months and 3 days

Remote Buddy has turned 3 years, 3 months and 3 days on the 9th of September, 2009. A promotion in celebration of this event is still running until (and including) the 12th of September 2009. For more information on how to get Remote Buddy at a special price, please visit the IOSPIRIT Blog at

Press Kit

A press kit with high resolution screenshots and logos is available at . Please contact us at with any questions you are having.

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