Remote Buddy has long been the standard to add third party remote support to your Mac, but the latest version sports iPhone support. The updated application runs a small AJAX fortified web server that lets you transform your iPhone into a feature packed remote for your Mac (Think of it as a much cooler, and far more functional Sonos remote).
Remote Buddy for iPhone lets you browse all the music in your iTunes library that resides on your Mac. You can browse by artist, album, playlists and tracks. After you scroll through the elegant interface, you can see what song is playing via an interactive “now playing” section that besides letting you pause a song and advance tracks, lets you change the rating of a song and see the cover art smoothly fade over as new songs start to play.
If the iTunes integration wasn’t enough Remote Buddy also has a live updating mini version of your desktop (Think faux VNC) that lets you take remote control of your Mac. The feature list goes on as illustrated by the silent video above.
Configuration is easy. Just install the application, wander into the its preferences to enable the HTTPD server and access the Mac’s internal IP address (over WiFi) into your iPhone.
A free 30 day trial is available to download and is available for purchase for 19.99 € (Approx 28.00 USD) and well worth the price in my opinion.
Love your shiny new iPhone but can’t wait until Apple enables custom ringtone support? Hacktheiphone has a detailed instruction list on how you can brick hack your iPhone using the terminal to support custom ringtones. Now the hack will only work on Intel Macs for now and has a high chance you will probably break your VERY EXPENSIVE phone, but if you feel comfortable in the terminal and have $600 to blow the link will tell you how to blast the closed system open.
It’s been a rumor that just won’t die that the Beatles collection will be available on iTunes. Now the rumors are amplified further with a limited-edition Yellow Submarine iPod (That will have every single Beatles album preloaded onto it, mind you) that might accompany the launch.
Music Ally (Who knows their track record with rumors) is reporting now that the iPhone has launched it won’t be long until the Yellow Submarine iPod will be entering Apple’s product line, just to get a few more sales until the touch screen iPod ships.
It’s no secret that since Apple has long been the pick of designers and that Apples computing demographic has leaned more to the Gay side. Building on that Gawker has done some researching and found that the iPhone may, in fact, be the gayest phone ever.
You know what’s yet one more great thing about the gay people? Their consumer consciousness! They’re early adopters, they’re curious consumers—and they buy a HECK of a lot of phones. [...] And here’s another fun anecdotal fact. Nearly half of the iPhone buyers we know are of the gay persuasion.
How do you think that stacks up, in an informal poll I conducted, the anecdotal evidence seems to be true.
UPDATE: Wow, didn’t expect that kind of response. This post was intended to point out a simple fact about iPhone owners. It is no different then pointing that a towns population is 50% Caucasian. I was not designed or intended to demean anybody or anything. Everyone who knows me as well as my coauthors can and will vouch that discrimination is not anything I tolerate.
First of all we need to take the ibook apart to remove screen, Optical drive and battery. All of these aren’t necessary since we are building a server, “but what about restoring of OSX, don’t we need the hard-drive for that?” Actually you don’t since you can do it just as well in target mode from another hard-drive. Another thing we need to keep in mind is that we really want to keep the footprint of the ibook as small as possible.
Personally, I can’t think of a better method / use for a busted iBook to live out its remaining days.
We promise to to keep the fawning to a minimum, but this was certainly blog worthy. DVD Jon, who was responsible for cracking the DVD DRM, has engineered a way to activate your iPhone without buying a cellular plan. Mind you, The iPhone will not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi will work.
You’ll need to download the Phone Activation Server v1.0 application from Jon’s website. He noted that this application will not do anything unless you understand certain magic numbers as well as add entries in your computers hosts file.
A long time customer of the invisibleSHIELD line of products, I was somewhat surprised to receive the email announcement that an iPhone friendly version of the popular film shield was finally available. One of the first things that came to mind when I opened the iPhone was "I hope Shieldzone comes out with something to protect this screen". According to Shieldzone, the full iPhone kit – more specifically the screen protection – will not decrease the performance of the touch screen.
Personally, I think I’m going to forgo the kit this time around due to a number of reports that the iPhone screen is of exceptional quality resisting such abusive treatments as: a) being jostled in a ziploc full of keys, and b) having the face of the phone purposely abused with a single key. Your results may vary of course..