Air Mouse 1.5 for iPhone Video
Air Mouse 1.5 for iPhone Video Transcript
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>> There are a lot of reasons you may want to control your computer remotely, like if you're giving a presentation or a couch surfing with your giant living room monitor. You could get a traditional air mouse for between a 50 and a hundred bucks or for about $6 you can use your iPhone to control pretty much any application on your computer. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from Download.com with your first look at the Air Mouse version 1.5. Air Mouse replaces your keyboard and mouse so you can control the computer remotely. It works by creating a local wireless network with your computer and your iPhone. First you'll need the software to create the server. You can download Air Mouse server for Windows or Mac free from Download.com. After you get the server app installed start up Air Mouse on the iPhone. There are two ways to control the screen. The first and easiest way is with the touch pad mode, which lets your finger stand in for the mouse. You can scroll on either direction by placing your finger within arrow lines. If the keyboard gets in the way, shake once to make it disappear and again to recall it. You can also use landscape mode which supports multi-touch in addition to virtual mouse keys. The second way to control the Air Mouse app is really similar to a hardware Air Mouse. It takes a little bit of practice to master especially because you need to move your arm in an arc. Your left and right mouse buttons are still there and you can scroll within the yellow arrows. A cool as this is, we haven't even gotten to the best part yet. You'll notice that the keyboard has common buttons like Ctrl, Alt and the Windows or Mac button, but if you press another button on the screen you'll also be able to see a control pad for the function buttons, home, delete and so on. There are also four free keys so you can program to launch useful applications like iTunes for instance. But there's also a control panel for your browser which is equipped with basic navigation buttons and a control panel for your media player which let's you skip tracks, adjust the volume, pull up the menu and so on. What's really neat about the sub-menus is that they'll pop-up automatically when you start using a media player or a website. The buttons are also customizable from the settings on your Air Mouse server app on your computer. I highly recommend getting Air Mouse if you ever wish you have a remote controller for more than just iTunes and if you do you should also check out the full demo video on the Air Mouse site. That's www.mobileairmouse.com. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this is Air Mouse 1.5 for the iPhone. ^M00:02:21 [ Music ]
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