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Use an Apple Remote with older hardware

Iyaz Akhtar over at theappleblog points to a nifty little device from Twisted Melon called the Manta TR1, which enabled the Apple IR remote on any older Mac via USB. Just plug in the Manta to a free USB port and your old G4, etc. can rock with an Apple Remote, just like the newest Intel Macs. The Ma...

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iKana: Japanese Flash Card Learning Tool

I think iKana is pretty cool, even if you're not trying to learn Japanese, because it demonstrates how even a simple flash card tool can be done the Mac way. In addition to the built-in flash card sets, iKana lets you create your own, and then quizzes you in style. Maybe best of all is the integrati...

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Remote Buddy supports Wiimote

We've previously mentioned my favorite Apple Remote utility Remote Buddy, but the just-released RC1 adds support for the Nintendo Wiimote in addition to a variety of other supported remotes (including obviously the Apple Remote as well as offerings from Keyspan and Griffin). We've also previously m...

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17 inch iMac faster and cheaper, sans Apple Remote

The new 17 inch iMacs have a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and start at the bargain basement price of $999, which is great. The odd thing, though, is that the Apple Remote, without which Front Row is of questionable use, doesn't come with it standard. If you get yourself a 17 incher you're going to have ...

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mira 1.1

Twistesd Melon has just released mira 1.1, their application that makes your Apple Remote do more than just control Front Row. mira is Systems Preference that boosts your Remote by making it able to launch applications, scripts, and Front Row. Most popular apps already have a mira profile so you ca...

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Remote Buddy

Now that most Macs come with a remote, don't you wish you could do a little bit more with it? Now you can, thanks to Remote Buddy. This hand little application lets you control a number of items on your Mac through the magic of Behaviours, which are plugins for Remote Buddy. Check out their website ...

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TUAW Tip: Pair your Apple Remote to your Mac

Now that almost every Mac (expect for that odd duck, the Power Mac) sports Front Row and an Apple Remote many more people will find them in a situation I just experienced. I am typing this post on a brand new MacBook (I'll share my opinion about that later today) and I am listening to some music on ...

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Intel stumbles while stepping to Apple's 6 button remote

Honestly: I'm always down for some competition; it keeps (some) companies innovating and (hopefully) on their toes. But wow... if you're going to openly take on a device like Apple's beautiful and simple 6-button Remote, it might be a good idea to make sure you're firing on all cylinders. Check out ...

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Rig of the Day: Intel meets StrongARM

With both the Macworld Expo and the Worldwide Newton Conference wrapping up ealier this month, I thought this shot was entirely appropriate. An Intel-powered MacBook Pro and its remote flank a Newton 2100. It's nice to see these distant cousins getting along so well. I've often jokingly said that m...

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