updated 06:10 pm EDT, Tue October 9, 2007
Remote Buddy 1.7 released
IOSPIRIT GmbH has released Remote Buddy 1.7, a new version of the software that gives users full control over their Mac via their remote control. It features more than 95 directly supported applications and system functions, as well as a real virtual mouse and keyboard, built-in presentation tools. It also includes support for the iPhone, iPod touch and the Nintendo Wii remote. This release has a redesigned configuration interface as well as an extended version of Remote Buddy's integrated AJAX Remote. The AJAX Remote is what allows the usage of iPhone and iPod Touch as remote controls for the software.
Among the features that can now be controlled using the AJAX Remote are almost aspects of iTunes' functionality. Albums, artists and songs can be searched. There's also now support for switching between speakers connected through the AirPort Express as well as changing the repeat and shuffle modes, volume and track position. Also new is the the AJAX Remote's camera module, that provides users with a live view of their iSight and also allows taking snapshots with it.
Version 1.7 also includes a redesigned configuration interface. Tasks are now grouped in a new Leopard-style look.
The full version of Remote Buddy 1.7 is immediately available for Mac OSŪ X 10.4 ("Tiger") and higher as a Universal Binary for $28.