Parallels Access 2.0 adds new features and remains an easier way to control PCs and Macs from Android devices.
If it takes you one or two button presses on three separate remotes just to watch a movie, Blumoo is for you.
If it came with a remote, Blumoo can control it, and you can customize everything.
Microsoft has released a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, although it requires the latest Windows Phone 8.1 developer version.
Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.