Mac OS X 10.3.5 Features Bluetooth Remote Control

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Date: Wednesday, August 11th, 2004, 00:12
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Bluetooth is good.The mad scientists over at MobileWhack have discovered a neat feature in Mac OS 10.3.5 – the ability to use your Bluetooth phone as a remote control for your computer:

Mac OS 10.3.5 has a number of interesting items in it, but one of the most interesting is the built-in Bluetooth Remote Control functionality. Users of Salling Clicker and other applications have been enjoying the cool factor and useful aspects of having a mobile phone act as a remote control as well as other cool tricks.
If you only need a remote control, however, this appears to be built-in now in Mac OS X 10.3.5, as evident when I pair a Sony Ericsson K700i to my PowerBook. Not only does OS X know the K700i has a built-in remote control feature, but it even offers to set it up for me. The first time you do so, the K700i will go to the “remote control” panel and allow you to give it a whirl. Rather neat, but still haven’t played with the Media Player remote yet, and I think that is probably one of the cooler ideas. Moving my mouse across a 20″ Cinema display with a mobile phone takes a little while… to have such problems, I know.

For more including a screen shot and a little video of the K700i’s new Remote Control display take the link over to MobileWhack.


Bluetooth is good.The mad scientists over at MobileWhack have discovered a neat feature in Mac OS 10.3.5 – the ability to use your Bluetooth phone as a remote control for your computer:

Mac OS 10.3.5 has a number of interesting items in it, but one of the most interesting is the built-in Bluetooth Remote Control functionality. Users of Salling Clicker and other applications have been enjoying the cool factor and useful aspects of having a mobile phone act as a remote control as well as other cool tricks.
If you only need a remote control, however, this appears to be built-in now in Mac OS X 10.3.5, as evident when I pair a Sony Ericsson K700i to my PowerBook. Not only does OS X know the K700i has a built-in remote control feature, but it even offers to set it up for me. The first time you do so, the K700i will go to the “remote control” panel and allow you to give it a whirl. Rather neat, but still haven’t played with the Media Player remote yet, and I think that is probably one of the cooler ideas. Moving my mouse across a 20″ Cinema display with a mobile phone takes a little while… to have such problems, I know.

For more including a screen shot and a little video of the K700i’s new Remote Control display take the link over to MobileWhack.

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