remote control

Chromoting app incoming as remote desktop solution for Android

It looks like the Chromium team has begun work on a remote desktop app. The app is called Chromoting and early details have recently been discovered by François Beaufort with more available on the Chromium code review site. While the details are still on the light side, it is looking like the Chromoting app will bring a remote desktop control solution to Android.

Splashtop improves streaming PC gaming with user customizable app

Streaming PC game play will soon be a bit nicer for Splashtop users. The company has announced a new app that will allow users to create and customize virtual joysticks. The app is called "Configurable Shortcuts and Gamepads app for Splashtop 2" and will be priced at $0.99. Getting this out right from the beginning, the app will be available in Google Play from February 1, 2013.

HTC Mini announced as a remote for your smartphone

Today we've learned that HTC is set to offer a new device called the HTC Mini with purchases of their impressive 5-inch HTC Butterfly smartphone. This isn't a smartwatch that will sync to your smartphone, instead it's basically a mini phone -- for your phone. The HTC Mini is an NFC-equipped remote control and handset that can do all sorts of things, and even make calls.

YouTube launches smartphone remote control feature for TVs and more

Google has been working hard to improve YouTube and today they've announced an awesome new feature to make viewing videos on the big screen even better. They've already pushed features to allow sharing videos to Google TVs, but today they've announced the same feature will soon be arriving with support for multiple smart TVs and accessories from a variety of manufacturers. Their remote control feature will soon be available on a mass scale, not just Google TV.

Satechi Bluetooth Smart Pointer remote launches with support for Android

Satechi has announced their latest product offering, the Bluetooth Smart Pointer. And while the name may not draw all that much in terms of excitement, when you think of the pointer as a remote, there is a bit more to talk about. That said, the Smart Pointer is compatible with Android devices and brings a multimedia mode and a presentation mode.

Onlive’s LA Noire gets native touschscreen controls

As exciting as a service like Onlive is for mobile gamers, its utility for more complex games is diminished somewhat by the limitation of translating a control scheme designed for a device with dozens of buttons and dual joysticks into a touchscreen experience. At least one of Onlive's offerings is working around that: Rockstar's 2011 hit LA Noir is getting touch-native controls on Android, granting a more friendly touch-based user interface that dynamically adjusts depending upon the game's situation. This makes the Onlive version of LA Noir play more like a tablet game and less like a remote-controlled experience.

HTC adds LogMeIn Rescue remote support to future phones

Beats and MOG aren't the only things that HTC will be including with all its new phones starting with the One series. The Taiwanese manufacturer has partnered with popular remote access software maker LogMeIn to bring a remote support app to Android phones. LogMeIn Rescue (a free download in the Google Play Store) is designed to allow HTC's technical support team to connect to and control a smartphone across a wireless network, in pretty much the exact same way that the LogMeIn software for desktops works.
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