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Husq
11th August 2004, 08:45 PM
Found a piece of shareware that allows you to control several applications on your laptop from your mobile phone - iTunes, powerpoint/keynote, dvd player/vlc, iPhoto, can even move and click the mouse, and check (not read) your mail.

http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling/Shareware/Clicker/

Here is my sony ericsson T610 being used as a remote control for iTunes.

Disko
11th August 2004, 08:56 PM
Yep. I own a license to Salling clicker. Very good application. And a very good album & song you're listening to there. :)

Gothikon
11th August 2004, 09:52 PM
Bought this a fortnight ago, absolutely fantastic, even batter now that I finally got a video card in my Cube with s-video out, ultimate movie machine. No need to use the noisy PC for anything but gaming now! Wheee!

I'm tempted to get a new palm just so I can use some of clickers more advanced features, e.g. preview photos on the palm before displaying on the Mac. My phone is only a T68i

Disko
11th August 2004, 10:01 PM
Which card did you get for your cube Gothikon?

yinyang
11th August 2004, 10:04 PM
as well as salling clicker there's also this...

http://www.irowan.com/romeo/

but the annoying thing (for me) with both of these wonderful apps is that neither supports my siemens bt phone :angry:

so when my contract runs out it looks like i'm going to have to get a sony/ericsson...!?

Paxton
11th August 2004, 10:04 PM
Hello,

is what you are asking along the same lines as 'can I use BlueTooth equipped computer as a handsfree apparatus'? That is a question I have been meaning to ask for ages. Is this possible by the way? My phone is a Motorola V525 with Vodafone.


Thanks for your help,

Paxton

Husq
11th August 2004, 10:37 PM
is what you are asking along the same lines as 'can I use BlueTooth equipped computer as a handsfree apparatus'? That is a question I have been meaning to ask for ages. Is this possible by the way? My phone is a Motorola V525 with Vodafone.

Yes you can connect to your computer from your phone via bluetooth. I can't see your phone in the supported list of either Sailer click or Romeo.


as well as salling clicker there's also this...

http://www.irowan.com/romeo/


Actually romeo is a great little app compared to sailer click (and freeware). The controls look much easier to use.

Anyone have a smart phone that supports the advanced features of sailer click?

yinyang
12th August 2004, 12:11 AM
just found this interesting little feature with 10.3.5

http://www.powerpage.org/cgi-bin/WebObject...ry?newsID=12322 (http://www.powerpage.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/powerpage.woa/wa/story?newsID=12322)

for those that have new enough phones, and that don't need all the features of clicker.

unfortunately my siemens is still NOT supported (perhaps this is a message of some sort..!? :unsure: )

Gothikon
12th August 2004, 07:41 AM
I got a Radeon 7000 in the end after killing a Radeon 8500 whilst modding it ( there is a slight chance i can repair it) I'll probably have another shot with a Radeon 8500 later this year.

spargo
24th October 2004, 02:29 AM
Hi all,

It's been a while since this topic has been active, so I thought I'd post to it with some feedback on the Romeo software so that some of the newer users to the site who have bluetooth Mac's might have the chance to get either of the packages mentioned and try them out..

I just got one of the classic and hugely popular T610 Sony Ericsson phones here in London on a contract with Orange.. I got this model so that I could use either Salling or the Romeo application, and so that I could take full advantage of iSync & the Bluetooth hardware on the Powerbook.

I downloaded the Romeo program mentioned in this thread, (click here for the developer's website (http://www.irowan.com/romeo/)), and had it up and running not 5 minutes after the laptop first sync'd to the phone and iSync had transferred everything out of my very full Address Book and iCal (that iLife software continues to amaze me!), and into the new phone via Bluetooth..

I&#39;ve got my G4 15" Powerbook sitting basically anywhere I want around my apartment, while it plays my music wirelessly to a Sony Mini system on the lounge room bookshelf via an Airport Express module. Then for example, last night during a party I had at home I was able to simply skip songs, pause, play, check the track title/artist etc on iTunes, with my mobile from most areas of the apartment, while the &#39;book sat on a table at the side of the room away from the risk of drink spillage and drunken fingers <_< ..

Because we came over here with little more than our backpacks, laptop bag, iPod and digital camera, we&#39;ve been using the Powerbook as a DVD player on those miserable rainy nights at home - so with the DVD Player remote control features in the Romeo software, we&#39;ll now be able to put the laptop on the floor plugged into the TV, and simply skip/scan, play/pause etc via the mobile phone - Brilliant&#33;&#33;

The Romeo software can also be used as a remote slide clicker when using Powerpoint, and also as a remote control for the Powerbook&#39;s mouse pointer if you are giving a demonstration on a projector/plasma etc. It can also control various system functions if need be.

I highly recommend the Romeo software, and no doubt the Salling software is even better consider it requires a small payment for registration..

cheers,

Jimbo
24th October 2004, 02:46 AM
yeah had itt a while, but if any of you are considering getting a phone to use for this, steer clear of the t68i, unless its dirt cheep, mine is about a year old, and the joystick doesn&#39;t push in, the slider on the side broke off, and the speaker in the earpiece distorts quite a lot. i would reccommend the t610 or 630 or a nokia phone. most are supported, and the bluetooth range on the nokias is better than 10 meters (using d-link DBT-120)