has released a public preview version of their Sony Ericsson Clicker software, which enables certain Bluetooth-equipped cell phones to communicate with Bluetooth-equipped Macs, and control them.
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With Sony Ericsson Clicker, you can use your cell phone to control PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, control DVD Player or iTunes, or use AppleScript to control other applications. What’s more, a “proximity sensor” can automatically trigger actions when you leave or come back to your Mac.
Developer Jonas Salling cautioned MacCentral that this release is a preview version, and that there are known bugs — accordingly, there’s scant info available on the Web site, and this release will expire on March 1, 2003 (Salling expects to release a new version by then).
The software works with Mac OS X 10.2.4 or higher, and supports Sony Ericsson T39m, R520m and T68 or T68i telephones. You’ll either need a Mac with a Bluetooth USB adapter or a Bluetooth-equipped Mac as well. Visit
for download links.