Tag Archive: Control


How to control third-party camera apps with Apple Watch

The remote camera shutter and viewfinder is one of the most useful Apple Watch features, but there’s just one problem: It only works with the default camera app. Apple hasn’t opened up the remote shutter API to developers yet, however,… Read more ›

In what may be one of the most useful Apple Watch apps yet, Microsoft has added the ability for Apple Watch owners to control presentations using their brand new wearable devices. The update to the existing PowerPoint for iPhone app allows… Read more ›

Control a Star Wars droid with your iPhone, you will

Soon you’ll be able to control the cute new robotic star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with your iPhone. The toy version of BB-8, the droid with an R2-D2-style head perched precariously atop a rolling round body, will pop… Read more ›

You taking a selfie and a dolphin hunting for prey don’t seem to have much in common. But what if you could operate your smartphone with signals similar to the ones dolphins use to find food? Elliptic Labs, which has… Read more ›

NoFlyZone lets you control your air space

Ben Marcus attracts attention whenever he flies his quadcopter and sometimes he lets the curious take the controls. During those exchanges, many say this: That’s cool, but what about the privacy issues? Marcus sensed that the concern about camera-outfitted drones… Read more ›

Home entertainment systems are more complex than ever, often consisting of several audio visual components all tied into one another and each having its own remote control. That means constantly looking for lost remotes, changing dead batteries, and dealing with… Read more ›

Home entertainment systems are more complex than ever, often consisting of several audio visual components all tied into one another and each having its own remote control. That means constantly looking for lost remotes, changing dead batteries, and dealing with… Read more ›

If you’ve always wanted a way to control your desktop from your iPhone or iPad, but didn’t want to lay out, good news: Google’s now got you covered for free. Google has released today Chrome Remote Desktop, a totally free… Read more ›

“A keyboard? How quaint,†said C. Montgomery Scott, the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer, when it was suggested he use a keyboard instead of voicing commands to a computer. How quaint indeed. Now, with Dragon Dictate for Mac 4, you can… Read more ›

We know that Apple is interested in giving the Apple TV Kinect-like motion sensing abilities — they bought the 3D motion tracking company behind the tech last year, after all — but who knows when, if ever, it will actually… Read more ›