Hands On: IPhone and IPod Touch Remote ControlsDespite the release of the 3.0 software, the Apple TV is not Apple's most capable media player. In my opinion, the Mac mini remains Apple's best AV device.
Christopher Breen, Macworld.com
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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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.]