updated 12:40 pm EST, Tue December 26, 2006
Remote Buddy 1.0 RC1
IOSPIRIT has released Remote Buddy 1.0 RC1, offering support for the Nintendo Wii remote with Bluetooth-enabled Macs. Nintendo Wii users can control Macs remotely while browsing local as well as shared iTunes libraries and selecting individual tracks, albums, or playlists. The software also enables users to select and launch VIDEO_TS folders directly from within Remote Buddy, locating the respective folders without requiring extra configuration. The latest release of Remote Buddy also features a 'Custom actions' item that creates executable actions directly within mapping tables. A new multi-threaded driver architecture guarantees exact timing, according to IOSPIRIT, and offers higher performance. Remote Buddy 1.0 RC1 runs natively on Intel-based Macs as a Universal Binary, requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is priced at $14 for a limited time.