Things you can do with the apple remote

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  1. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    Is there any special thing you can do with the apple remote? Other than frontrow which i forget about often lol. I would really love it if you could operate the Photo Booth picture button with it.
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    you can detonate you battery by hitting all the buttons at once, its the real reason apple designed it.

    edit: now for something useful. You can put your mac to sleep by pressing and holding play/pause button.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    You can control iTunes, without being in Front Row. I think that is pretty awesome.
     
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    You can make it stick to the side of your iMac for safe keeping. :p

    But really, I like the sleep feature.
     
  5. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    you can hide it in your pocket and go into an apple store and have some funnnnnnnnn
     
  6. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    yesss, until they figure out its you and accuse you of stealing there precious remotes.
     
  7. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Can you use it to control a Keynote slideshow? Seems like it ought to be possible.
     
  8. expergo macrumors regular

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    Yeah it'll work will keynote. :)
     
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  10. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    SofaControl allows you to do heaps, as well as other apps like VLC etc work with the remote on their own.

    PS. Im actually writing up a little framework so more developers can use the remote in their apps ;)
     
  11. tommyhonda92 macrumors newbie

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    By just doing a quick check on a few programs, it seems that any program that has a play/pause, fastforward/rewind etc. button can be controlled with the remote. I just checked DVD Player, Quicktime, itunes, etc. and all work to do the basics with the remote. Neat.
     
  12. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i will praise your name when it is released.
     
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  14. klaxamazoo macrumors 6502

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    You can put the computer to sleep by holding the "play" button.
     
  15. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    Someone, somewhere in the World, has an Apple Remote controlling George Bush's mind.
     
  16. displaced macrumors 65816

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    Isn't 6 buttons overkill?

    I kid, I kid!

    I've tried software like Remote Buddy and SofaControl. All have felt a little kludgy. I imagine I've simply not put enough effort into customising them, however.
     
  17. lamina macrumors 68000

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    You can hold down the Menu button on boot-up to select a volume to boot from. If you have boot camp installed, you can boot to Windows through your remote!
     
  18. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    LOL (yes i actually did)
     
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  20. zweigand macrumors 6502a

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    Apps that I know work with the remote

    iPhoto - slideshows
    iTunes
    Quicktime
    VLC
     
  21. Saz macrumors newbie

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  22. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    You can operate PhotoBooth with it if you get a program named iRed Lite and dick around with it. I figured out how to add a new layer and blablabla like in 30 min. If you try and its too hard, hit me back.
     
  23. steve jr. macrumors 6502

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    that is the best app EVER! i am a college student, and it works nicely. i haven't had any problems, but it's nice knowing there is something that works and works well. the free download of iAlertU is worth it.
     
  24. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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    Here's a site with a good list of things you can do with the apple remote.
     
  25. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    I use the :apple: remote to control my tv on the intel mini (1.66 Ghz CD SD/80GB/1.25GB ram)


    i'm trying to figure out where i turned on the :apple: remote for the EyeTv software
     

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