The iPhone has become indispensable for most of us and we want to use this amazing multimedia device for many more things so that it becomes one of the most interesting devices of all times! You can now use your iPhone and turn it into a remote control for operating other devices and various developers have managed to created hundreds of applications for remote control. Now you can use your iPhone to control your A/V devices, your household appliances, your security systems and many more devices! One company is already on the way to developing an infrared iPhone attachment that will have the capacity to open doors for even more remoter applications!
1. The DVR application
Many TV cable providers are coming out with various applications for iPhones in which they are used as remote controls for the DVR. Comcase has recently come up with an applications in which a few of its cable TV subscribers are given the opportunity to use their iPhones as remote controls for the DVR. Various other TV provider such as Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T have also come up with applications in which you can program your DVR using the iPhone.
2. The Zipcar rental car application
The Zipcar application is free and can help you find and book a car for rental purposes. Now you can use your iPhone to open the lock of the car and you can also beep the horn too!
3. The Home lights and automation system
The latest Apple advertisement has focused upon the application in which you can connect your iPhone with the Schlage LiNK home automation and security mechanism in order to unlock and lock your doors and also turn your lights on and off and so on.
4. iPhone application for operating TV and other gadgets
Now if you buy a $50 hardware accessory that gives your iPhone infrared support, then you have turned your multimedia device into a universal remote control. Now you do not need to keep maintaining a remote control for each device, as the iPhone will operate them all!
5. iTunes application
Apple has come up with a free remote application in which you can search the song and even change the song that is playing on the iTune jukebox on your computer from any distance ranging from 1 meter to even outside the house! Another iPhone application called the PodLink can let you control the music that is playing on an iPod or iPhone remotely in a docking station.
6. Mouse and keyboard application
Applications called the Air Mouse Pro can transform your iPod Touch or iPhone into a wireless keyboard and trackpad.
7. Blu-ray Discs application
Many Blu-ray discs have Internet features that can be used through iPhone applications. The pocket BLU application is available for free and can perform the functions of a remote control for Blu-ray discs
8. Roku video player application
If you happen to own a Roku video player then you can get yourself the free Rokumote applications which would let you control your Roku video player via your iPhone.
9. Presentations application
The Keynote remote application by Apple enables you to control the presentations on Keynote on the iWork suite.
10. Desktop PC or Mac application
This one takes a little tinkering, Now you can get yourself a free 'virtual network computing" or VNC remote application that can let you control the software on your computer from any place, provided it is connected to the Internet.