Press releases

Remote Buddy 1.14: iPhone™/iPod® Touch Gesture Control for over 100 Mac® applications

August 7, 2009 - Added to Press Release, Releases

We're proud to announce the immediate availability of version 1.14 of Remote Buddy - the remote control powerhouse for the Mac®.

What's New In Version 1.14:

  • iPhone™ / iPod® Touch Gesture Control of over 100 Mac® applications - Version 1.14 includes a major update to Remote Buddy's built-in AJAX Remote - a web 2.0 application enabling iPhone™ and iPod® Touch users to control their Mac® over their local Wi-Fi® network.

    The addition of gesture control to Remote Buddy's AJAX Remote allows gesture control of everything that can be controlled by Remote Buddy. Among many others, this includes Front Row, DVD Player, iTunes®, EyeTV, VLC, iPhoto®, Preview, Acrobat®, PowerPoint®, Keynote®, Photobooth, Plex, Boxee, XBMC and Hulu Desktop. For a full list of controllable applications and system functions, please see the Remote Buddy website.

    Watch the screencast at to see Remote Buddy and AJAX Remote's Gesture Control in action.

  • Support for Hulu Desktop and Spotify - The new version now includes Behaviours for these applications.

  • Fast Application Quitting - New actions provide shortcuts to quitting the currently controlled application.

A complete, detailed list of changes is available 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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Remote Buddy 1.10 streams to iPhone™ and iPod® Touch, features improved AirTunes™ support and more

April 24, 2008 - Added to Press Release, Update

IOSPIRIT GmbH is excited to announce the release of version 1.10 of Remote Buddy today.


  • Streaming of iTunes® media via WLAN to iPhone™ and iPod® Touch

    The AJAX Remote integrated into Remote Buddy now supports the streaming of all files organized in iTunes®, so that they can be played back directly on the iPhone™ or iPod® Touch. Especially useful: complete playlists and albums can be played back automatically. As the media files remain on the Mac® and are only streamed to the iPhone™ or iPod® Touch, users no longer have to choose a 4/8/16/32 GB sized slice of their collection but rather can access their complete collection via their mobile device.

  • Extended AirTunes™- and output speaker support

    While Remote Buddy users could already previously select the AirTunes™ speaker that iTunes® should send audio to, it is now also possible to select more than one AirTunes™ speaker. The computer's audio output to be used can now also be selected via the AJAX Remote and in Remote Buddy's onscreen menu.

  • Support for controlling additional applications

    The new version brings support for also controlling the new Adobe® Media Player, Adobe Bridge (CS2 und CS3), the Toast Video Player and the media center software XBMC.

  • Improved Bluetooth® support

    The administration of Bluetooth® devices used with Remote Buddy has been modernized and Sony® BD Remote users benefit of new possibilities to save precious battery power.

A video showing the AJAX Remote in action as well as an extensive collection of screenshots are immediately available at Remote Buddy's product page at

A complete and detailed list of changes is available at .

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Remote Buddy 1.8 upgrades EyeTV remotes to full Mac control

November 21, 2007 - Added to Press Release, Update

Nuremberg/Munich, November 21, 2007 - IOSPIRIT announces the immediate availability of Remote Buddy remote control software, version 1.8, which now supports infrared remote controls supplied with EyeTV-based television solutions. Users of Elgato's EyeTV software can now use their familiar hardware remote and Remote Buddy to control iTunes, iPhoto, DVD Player, and VLC; watch presentations or videos, browse the hard drive, surf the web, or change system settings. Remote Buddy contains built-in support for over 100 applications and system parameters.

The update is free of charge for existing Remote Buddy users. The full version of Remote Buddy is available for 19.99 Euros (incl. VAT) and a fully functional 30-day trial version is available for download at

Remote Buddy's easy setup provides for fast configuration of the EyeTV remote control. The updated 1.8 version of the software recognizes and integrates the remote control during its communication with EyeTV. Afterwards, the entire system can be controlled with Remote Buddy and the key layout of the remote can be freely modified.

All Elgato television products and their included remote controls are supported (with the exception of models EyeTV 250, 250 Plus, 300/310, 400/410, 500, 610, these are still being worked on) as well as all TV-Sticks that include EyeTV by TerraTec and Pinnacle.

System Requirements: EyeTV 2.5.1, Remote Buddy 1.8, a hardware remote control supported by EyeTV. Both EyeTV and Remote Buddy need to be running at the same time.


The IOSPIRIT GmbH has been founded in 2004 by Felix Schwarz with the aim of developing high-quality software for the Mac - low-priced, so everybody can enjoy it. A special focus during development lies on the latest technologies in Mac OS X, their innovative use, own innovations and industry novelties - far away from outworn paths. At the same time the IOSPIRIT GmbH is its own distributor. The platform used therefore is an internal development - tailored to the needs of the market - and therefore allows efficient and fast processing of incoming orders and queries.

The IOSPIRIT GmbH is based in Nuremberg, Germany.

About Elgato Systems

Elgato Systems creates award-winning products that enable customers to watch, record, edit and share video and TV within the digital home. The highly acclaimed EyeTV series is the world leader in digital TV recording and High Definition TV for the Mac. EyeConnect is the premier solution for streaming Mac content to networked media players in the home. 

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Markus Fest, the inventor of Toast® CD recording software, Elgato is a privately held company with headquarters in Munich, Germany and a US subsidiary in San Francisco, California.

Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

For further information please contact:

Felix Schwarz
+49 911 3677423

Elgato Systems
Lars Felber
+49 89 14333915

Remote Buddy 1.7 with completely reworked user interface, iPhone™ and iPod® Touch support

October 9, 2007 - Added to Press Release, Update

IOSPIRIT GmbH is excited to announce the release of version 1.7 of Remote Buddy today. Remote Buddy gives its users full control over their Mac® via their remote control. With over 95 directly supported applications and system functions, real virtual mouse and keyboard, built-in presentation tools, extensive configuration abilities as well as broad hardware support (incl. Apple® Remote, iPhone™, iPod® Touch and Wii™ Remote), Remote Buddy is targeting a broad and diverse audience.


New in version 1.7 are a completely redesigned configuration interface as well as a strongly extended version of Remote Buddy's integrated AJAX Remote. The AJAX Remote allows the usage of iPhone™ and iPod® Touch as an interactive highend remote control with focus on mediacenters and presentations.

Using AJAX Remote, almost all aspects of iTunes® can now be conveniently controlled via the touchscreen. Albums, artists and particular songs can be tracked down (no pun intended) with the integrated live search or located via the built-in music library browser. From there, they can be played back directly or enqueued in the current playlist. Support for switching between speakers connected through AirPort Express® as well as changing the repeat and shuffle modes, volume and track position has also been added. Playback controls and the ability to change the rating of a song are also provided.

Presenters are supported by the AJAX Remote's Presenter Trackpad. With the touch of their finger, users switch between the live view of their displays, reposition the mousepointer or toggle the Mousespot functionality, that softly highlights the current position of the mouse pointer.

Also new is the the AJAX Remote's camera module, that provides users with a live view of their iSight® and also allows taking snapshots with it.

Another huge area of change in Version 1.7 is the completely redesigned configuration interface. It has experienced further simplification, grouping by tasks and a new Leopard-style look - the forthcoming Mac OS® X release that this version is now also compatible to.

A video showing the AJAX Remote in action as well as an extensive collection of screenshots are immediately available at Remote Buddy's product page at

A complete and detailed list of changes is available at .

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