Tester wanted for Remote Control Cursor for Mac using Apple IR Remote

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  1. michael2, Dec 1, 2014
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    michael2 macrumors newbie

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    ***** Tester Wanted *****
    Like to test this Tool for free? Just read on.
    If you have a MacBook or iMac with an integrated IR receiver built in and if you are willing to write a little report/critics/feedback - you are welcome to test this little helper.
    - Test 1: Multiple Monitors. Test the Tool with 2 or more monitors (1 or 2 Testers)
    - Test 2: Just every day regular usage, like navigation, YouTube, etc. (1 or 2 Testers)
    They accept about 2 to 4 testers. Just write a private message with your setup.


    Remote control your Mac with the Apple IR Remote? No problem. With RemoteControlCursor (RCC) for Mac you can control the Cursor with Apple Remote. Start the next video within YouTube from your IR remote.

    http://www.flagsoft.com/cmswp/en/software/remotecontrolcursor-for-mac/

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's not that simple. Current Macs do not include a built-in infrared (IR) receiver, so this "solution" doesn't work. There are other solutions that do not require the IR function.
     
  3. michael2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm... that's new to me. Why should newer Mac not have an IR receiver built in? So then the silver aluminum control does not work for newer machines?

    It works at least for MacBook Pro 2011 (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite) and "old" iMac OS X 10.7+ (Lion).
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    None of the newer models (including the retina and MBA models) come with an IR receiver, so the Apple Remote will not work with them unless you buy a USB IR receiver. Apple no longer ships the Apple Remote with new Macs, for that reason. it's not a function of which version of OS X you're running. It's a matter of the hardware not being present.
     
  5. michael2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that it is the hardware ... but thanks for the info. This is really sad... also they do not provide the non-glossy screen for MacBook Pro's.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They discontinued that option a while back, as well.
     
  7. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    I used to use my to advance PowerPoint and later used a Targus Bluetooth Presenter but Targus no longer makes drivers for the latest versions of OSX. I've not found another bluetooth remote that works with the Mac.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are a number of iOS apps that enable you to remotely control slides from your iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi, including:
    Bluetooth and IR have very limited ranges compared with Wi-Fi, but of course, you would need access to a Wi-Fi network, which may not always be the case. Of course, you could take a "portable" Wi-Fi network with you, by taking an AirPort Express with you. Just plug it in and you're set to go.
     
  9. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

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    Is Flagsoft a safe developer? I've actually been looking for months for software that would enable my aluminum Apple Remote to move the mouse cursor (it's a pain to use a mouse when I'm on the sofa). I've tested the trial version of Remote Buddy and it works great but the price is pretty high for my purpose. I also tried BetterTouchTool but there wasn't an option to move the cursor in the Apple Remote action menu.

    I'm running OS X 10.10.1 and using a Mid-2010 iMac.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've never heard of them. Their site has been around over 10 years, but as to how reliable or trustworthy they are, who knows?
     
  11. michael2, Dec 2, 2014
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    michael2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think you can give it a try - Flagsoft gives you individual support if something does not work - fixes the problem or even integrate good ideas as features - if nothing works, they give you money back if it is absolutely not possible for you to run the Application on your machine.

    Best regards,

    Michael

    PS: See for example the support entires in blog statements below on a product on there website.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just so you're aware, I checked the posting history of the OP. Every post they've ever made has been to promote apps by this developer. They are obviously not unbiased, and their recommendations should be weighed in light of their apparent motives.
     
  13. michael2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    GGJstudios - Why so negative und unhappy? You can help people or not - I decided to help people with there Mac issues - it just works :)
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'm neither negative nor unhappy. It's clear you're not here to help with Mac issues as much as you're here to drum up business for the developer. There are plenty of Mac issues that people post about that don't involve your software, yet you haven't made any attempt to help with those issues. People should be aware of your bias, so they won't be misled.
     
  15. michael2, Dec 2, 2014
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    Hey, it solved a problem I had to control my Mac cursor with my existing IR Remote.
    I have searched the web for solutions out there - this one worked for me.

    There are many problems out there - and I think I can not solve them all - but I am happy to publish just one solution to people like me just to help to solve a tiny little problem: Control your Cursor with your IR Remote. And it is seems to work great.

     
  16. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    The problem is it's unwieldy to use an iPhone as I walk across the room and the battery life generally is an issue for an 8 hour class. Also, I prefer the tactile feedback of buttons vs having to see where they are on the iPhone. It's not a bad solution, it just doesn't work for me.

    OTOH, I use my iPad to write on the screen but can leave it plugged in so battery life is not an issue.
     

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