But one of the major difficulties of using any Mac connected to a TV is controlling it from the couch. If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, that job gets a whole lot easier. In this video I take you on a tour of four inexpensive applications for doing the job.
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* Length: 4 minutes and 48 seconds
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The specific application I discuss are:
* Evan Schoenberg's $5 Rowmote Pro
* R.P.A Tech's $3 Air Mouse Pro
* Hoofien's $4 Snatch
* RoboHippo's $5 HippoRemote
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[Christopher Breen is a Macworld senior editor.]
This story, "Hands On: IPhone and IPod Touch Remote Controls" was originally published by Macworld.