Best Remote Control
Mighty Mouse: The trackpad controls your computer's cursor, along with left- and right-click buttons and a scroll wheel (the orange arrows) that thumbs through the active window. The keyboard lets you type onscreen as you'd expect. Switch to "mouse" mode to use the app like a laser pointer, moving the cursor as you wave your iPhone in the air. Tapping the arrows at top right switches between trackpad and mouse mode.
Media-Savvy: The app knows when you're working with an audio or video program on your computer, showing playback buttons for easy control of movies and music.
Function Fun: The function screen gives you access to arrow and function keys, as well as a handy set of "hot keys" that you can configure to run your favorite desktop programs or type a keyboard shortcut.
Air Mouse Pro
Version reviewed: 1.3.5
Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a mouse, keyboard, and remote control for your PC or Mac, a boon for stage-stalking presenters or couch-happy movie watchers. Along with free software that you install on your WiFi-connected computer, Air Mouse Pro steers the cursor like a laser pointer or trackpad; its keyboard does the typing. The app morphs based on what's onscreen, so you get playback controls when you use iTunes, for example.
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