Sony Ericsson Clicker _-_BT Phone as Remote Control

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by jaykk, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. jaykk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Here is a good piece of software. Found about this at MacSlash

    "Clicker lets you remotely control your Macintosh from a compatible Sony Ericsson phone. Here are some ideas on how to use Clicker:

    Control PowerPoint or Keynote when giving presentations.
    Control DVD Player or iTunes from your sofa or bed.
    Use AppleScript to control anything you like!
    Further, Sony Ericsson Clicker has a built in "proximity sensor", allowing you to trigger actions when you leave or come back to your Mac. Again, here are some ideas:

    Pause iTunes when you leave the room, turn it on when you come back.
    Use AppleScript to let your presence (or absence) control anything you like! "

    Its a cool piece of software to impress PC users with a Keynote/Powerpoint presentation using T68i.
    I always wanted iPod to do this, think about this, surf/scroll the safari using iPod Wheel.
    Too bad, Griffin had a remote control working for iPod, apple killed it. They even demoed the unit in MWNY02. They released that now as TotalRemote for PocketPC.
  2. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    ah, now thats something I hadnt thought about using bluetooth for. great idea.
  3. technocoy macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    damn, this rocks

    this frickin' rocks ass!!! 10.2.4's new bluetooth capabilities rock ass as well... i can finally proprly use my address book with my t68i and p800!!! i can also properly connect to the internet with my Ti PB while i'm away from my DSL!!! bloody hell it's cool using my t68i to control my dvd and iTunes from my couch while looking at my beautiful 22in cinema!!!

    get this thing if you have a bluetooth phone.. i hope he has a new version by the time it expires!!
  4. FelixDerKater macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2002
    Maybe eventually Bluetooth will come down in price enough that we will be able to have many other remotes based on Bluetooth, so line-of-sight to the IR port won't be necessary. At present, this is not sensible due to the costs, but with time, they will fall.
  5. gotohamish macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2001
    Yeah, and it's free at the moment, so how can't that be sensible?

    And I've ALWAYS been able to connect to the internet with my T68i, and my old T39 with my TiBook, even in OS9, since the TiBook came out, and it's a 500 Rev 1.

    What's new in 10.2.4 in this respect, and what are the new Bluetooth features?
  6. PyroTurtle macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2001
    10 Minutes from Disneyland
    it works on my old powerbook, the rev a 400Mhz, but my 800Mhz computer can't run it....can't even run Bluetooth anything.....arg!
    i love that 400....yay for rev a's!
  7. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    freaking cool, I wish I could use it , I have a t68i but no BT adapter I'm hoping to get one this weekend. This is awesome
  8. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    I hope they make this for symbian OS phones like the Nokia 7650 and 3650, then id be happy.

    Exellent idea though.
  9. FelixDerKater macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2002
    Yeah! Long live the Rev. A TiBooks! I'm glad to see others feel the same way.
  10. mauop macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2003
    Wow!!! That's impressive!
    If it works with the P800, sure i'll get one asap
  11. Noiseboy macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lurking nearby.
    Thanks a million jaykk for linking to a brilliant piece of software, my household can't believe it and I just love it.
    Now if anyone can help me to connect to my AOL account (they have the most access numbers worldwide) via BT with my 68i I'd be right over the moon. I've always been able to do it via the infrared port on my Ti 500 but no success with BT:(
  12. backspinner macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2002
    it rocks...

    ...just wishing that I know more of applescript!
  13. MrBillGates macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Totally awesome. Incredibly usefull software.
  14. globalwidget macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2002
    T68 as a modem?

    Call me a geek, but I love walking into my apartment and having my stereo start playing music...

    On another Bluetooth note, has anyone gotten their T68 to work as a modem (not in GRSM)? I've follow the directions I could find on Apple's support area, but nothing. My computer connects to the phone, phone says it's dialing, but that's it. Could it be an ATT thing? I know they would rather have you use GRSM but it's really expensive at the per K rate.

    There was a thread a few weeks ago about bluetooth modems but it disappeared.
  15. Noiseboy macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2002
    Lurking nearby.
    I've noticed that that I can't have two Bluetooth activities happening at the same time. I was using BT with my 68i to control iTunes but while it was set up to do that I couldn't use BT to send a text message. As soon as I unpublished the clicker control I could then send and receive texts fine. Has anyone else spotted this?
    I still love it though, it's way cool.

    Globalwidget, if you find out how to make it work as a modem, spread the word. (see my post above)

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