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Updating a Harmony Remote with updated software

If you have a modernish Harmony Remote there's no need to use outdated software with it. Give MyHarmony a try.

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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your Mac or Windows computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original version, though its subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.

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Making Harmony remotes aware of Roku devices

Funny thing. Fail to update your software in a decade and it becomes increasingly unaware of new technologies.

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.

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Blumoo review: Control all your home entertainment gear from one app

If it takes you one or two button presses on three separate remotes just to watch a movie, Blumoo is for you.

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Blumoo controls your whole home theater from one app

If it came with a remote, Blumoo can control it, and you can customize everything.

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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