Remote Jr, Ultimate access to your Mac,PC and Apple TV – iPhone

Remote Jr is one of the best apps I have ever used to connect to my computer. I am able to control every aspect of my computer remotely from my iPhone! Remote Jr was easy and fast to setup and get going. All I had to do was install the iPhone app, install the desktop app and connect! Easy as 1, 2, 3. Remote Jr will even forward its own ports on your router as long as it supports UPNP and is turned on, all you have to do is check a box! Simple!

I have used the Remote Jr Ultimate app to view my desktop on both my Windows 7 machine and my Snow Leopard Mac, and they both work great! I have also used Remote Jr to control movies that are playing on my computer screen without going to the computer. The remote desktop feels very smooth when interacting from the iPhone. Remote Jr has so much untapped potential, it will be an experience on the iPad when it is released. This app will be added to the Apps for College Students section because it would be great for college utility as well a work, home, and fun.

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Official Feature List:

• Access applications on your computer from anywhere (leave your computer running and finish up on the way to work or school)
• Email yourself a copy of an important file from your computer
• Control your MAC/PC/AppleTV home theater from another room or the couch
• Control your presentations without looking at a projector screen
• Check if someone else is accessing your computer when you are away
• An inexpensive way to add a wireless keyboard/mouse/airmouse to your setup
• Access private data through your computer
• Monitor your downloads at home

• Remote Display with zoom
• Wireless Keyboard
• Wireless Mouse with Precision Click
• Trackpad with multitouch effects
• Airmouse
• Apple Remote like remote

• Easy Connect: automatically discover your computer (even over the Internet)
• Dynamic Buttons: automatically pulls commonly used controls of the current application onto your screen
• Dynamic Info: press the info button to see how the dynamic buttons will interact with your application
• Hardware Volume Buttons: use the volume buttons on your device to control volume on your computer even when Jr is asleep
• Application Scroller: switch between running applications with a flick
• Virtual Dock/Quicklaunch Bar: a locally created dock that allows you to easily launch your favorite application
• Application Launcher: launch any application in the Applications folder on a Mac or Start Menu of a PC
• Spotlight/Windows search: search and launch files on your computer
• Wake-On-Lan
• Remote display with zoom, Overlaid dynamic buttons, contrast settings, mouse controls, precision clicks and more…

• Install Remote Helper on your computer
• Start Remote Jr on your device (iPhone/iPod Touch)
• Tap on your computer to connect
• Use Remote Jr like an Apple Remote in Portrait mode
• Rotate sideways to see your computers display
• Zoom in using multitouch gestures (pinch)
• Pull up a keyboard/mouse or overlay remote control buttons
• Rotate device upside down to turn Remote Jr into a trackpad or activate airmouse
• Shake your device to disconnect or to connect to another computer

• Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard (Intel/PPC)
• Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008 Server (32/64-bit)
• Apple TV running software 3.0 or above
• Remote Helper – free download:

Front Row, iTunes, DVDPlayer, Quicktime, iPhoto, Finder, Preview, BOXEE, VLC, XBMC, Plex, EyeTV, SlingPlayer, Spotify, RealPlayer, Acrobat, Keynote, Powerpoint and all applications that support Keyboard Multimedia Keys.

Windows Media Player, MCE, Media Player classic, ZoomPlayer, VLC, DivX Player, BS.Player, MediaPortal, BOXEE, XBMC, WinDVD, PowerDVD, WinTV, SlingPlayer, WinAmp, iTunes, Quicktime, Spotify, RealPlayer, Acrobat, Powerpoint, OpenOffice Impress and all applications that support Keyboard Multimedia Keys.

* Requires GPRS connectivity (or faster), world-wide availability varies. Remote Helper can automatically enable access over cellular networks (3G/EDGE/GPRS) if your computer is in a simple home network like environment and if your Internet router supports UPnP. Some situations may require manual configuration of your Internet router.

Remote Jr: Ultimate access to your Mac, PC and Apple TV

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