Apple iPhone Apps: Remote Control & Texas Hold’em Guide

The App Store has recently become somewhat operational, revealing two initial offerings from Apple. The premiere application, ‘Remote‘ [iTunes link], surprisingly allows users to manage iTunes on their Mac via an iPhone.

This app enables you to play, pause, and skip tracks, as well as explore your music collection, all from your iPhone or iPod touch. Remote operates over a Wi-Fi connection and is available at no cost.

Another intriguing Apple application is Texas Hold’em [iTunes link], which pioneers the extensive lineup of card games soon to be available from third-party developers for the iPhone.

This app allows you to engage in Texas Hold’em poker against either the computer or other players via a Wi-Fi connection. It supports multiplayer gaming for up to 9 participants, allowing a card-free gaming experience.


Jeffrey is a dedicated writer for TUAW, bringing readers the latest news and insights on all things Apple. With a deep love for technology, Jeffrey has a knack for breaking down the complexities of the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch into easy-to-understand articles. His engaging writing style and thorough research make him a trusted voice in the Apple community. When he’s not writing, Jeffrey enjoys exploring new apps and testing out the latest Apple gadgets.