Accessing a desktop computer from your iPad can be useful when you are out and about. There are some really great options that can make setup and discovery from anywhere on the internet quick and easy.
Pay-TV leader BSkyB is the latest to turn the iPad in to a TV remote control. Its approach relies on the tactility of the entire tablet screen and requires an additional WiFi dongle.
Whether you are looking to justify the purchase of the new iPad, or just want to repurpose an earlier version of the tablet, you should consider abandoning any personal attachments you may have had, and turn your iPad into the ultimate home theater component. Here’s how to do it.
Logitech unveiled its new Harmony Link hardware/software combo for iPad, iPhone and Android devices Tuesday. The Link lets you use your device as a universal remote for your entertainment system. Logitech isn’t the first to try this, but it looks like it could be the best.
I often extol the virtues of virtual work. But no matter how much I love virtual, I’m also keenly aware that being remote isn’t always ideal. In my experience, there are four specific situations that should never be handled by phone or email.
In an effort to better understand the dynamics of virtual teams, I decided to interview my own virtual team members at the social media marketing agency I co-own, Conversify, to determine what helps them to work well together. Here’s what they said.
The next iPhone could take advantage of Near Field Communication to allow you to take your preferences, files and even applications from your Mac and use them on other Apple computers. The inclusion of NFC tech could make having Macs on premises a priority for businesses.
If you work from home now, congratulate yourself: chances are, you’ll be managing the web workers of tomorrow. As businesses move their workers out of central offices and embrace the distributed model, even jobs closer to the central core of an organization will be done remotely.
As soon as the iPhone 4 was released, I assumed it wouldn’t be long before Remote got updated to take advantage of the new Retina Display and other features. Needless to say, we’ve been waiting longer than I anticipated. But now that update’s here.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published a patent application Apple made way back in 2008 for “Pushing a User Interface to a Remote Device.” So, then…Smart Remotes. Cool!
MacRumor’s Eric Slivka reports that the patent’s lead inventor is William Bull, now Yahoo’s Senior Director of Mobile User Experience, but once upon a time Apple’s iPod User Interface Manager. The so-called “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell, is also credited.
The idea is simple; portable media devices — such as iPods and iPhones, for example — have their own on-board Graphical User Interface (GUI) and, usually, a built-in screen. Thing is, we don’t always want to take our iPhone out of our pocket when we’re listening to music (or, if you’re me, catching up on podcasts while washing the dishes). Read More about Apple Patent Describes Smart Remote Technology