Things Your iPhone Can Control Remotely

TV and DVR, yes, but also your desktop
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2010 8:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – So you can’t yet, say, drive your car via iPhone, but we’re getting close. Silicon Alley Insider takes a look at a bunch of things Apple’s gizmo can control remotely:

  • TV: A $50 attachment turns the phone into a universal remote.
  • DVR: With Comcast, AT&T, DirecTV and Dish Network releasing apps, set up that recording you forgot on the go.

  • Home lights and alarm: If you’ve got a Schlage or CPI systems, there’s are apps for that.
  • Chevy Volt: As we said, you can’t drive it with an iPhone, but you can get info on the electric car’s charge status, locks and such from OnStar.
  • Your desktop computer: There are a slew of virtual network computing apps, free and otherwise, that you can use to view what’s on your PC or Mac from your phone.
For many more, click the link at right.

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