updated 07:40 pm EDT, Thu June 12, 2008
iPhone remote software
iPhone software developer Alloysoft this week released Signal 1.1.2, its new software that allows an iPhone, iPod touch or Pocket PC device to be used as an advanced wireless remote for iTunes and other applications. Controlling either iTunes on a Mac, or iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player on a PC, Signal gives the user control not only of content playback, but also the browsing of content, searching of media libraries, creation and editing of playlists, and even the ability to remotely change music album art on a remote machine.
Taking full advantage of the iPhone and iPod Touch's two-way wireless capabilities, and combined with the increasing popularity of streaming solutions such as Apple's Airport Express, Alloysoft claims that Signal is the missing link in many home juke box solutions, allowing users access to their music from anywhere within wireless range, be it 'deck, patio, or any room in the house'.
Users simply launch Signal on your computer (it operates as a standalone Web server) and offers an URL (which can be bookmarked) with which you can use your iPhone/iPod touch to connect to your iTunes. Once you type in the address from MobileSafri, you have full control over iTunes.
Version 1.1.12 is a bug fix release that addresses a compatibility issue with Safari 3.1.1 as well resolving a few other minor issues. In addition, for Windows users the automatic iTunes library updating feature was improved to eliminate some needless library rescans, improving performance for users with large libraries. The company said that Mac users will be receiving automatic library updates as well starting with Signal 1.2.
Signal is available now, directly from Alloysoft, and is priced at $25.