“If you’ve ever been curious about the wireless technology known as Bluetooth, now is about as good a time as ever to try it out. But the pertinent question surrounding Bluetooth has always been ‘What can I use it for,'” asks Arik Hesseldahl for Forbes.com.
“For the last year or so, the stock answer has been wireless hands-free kits for mobile phones and, to a lesser degree, wireless hot-syncs between a PDA and a PC. Now a Swedish software developer named John Salling has come up with a truly innovative combination that pairs a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with an Apple Macintosh computer,” explains Hesseldahl.
“The program is called Sony Ericsson Clicker and it allows a particular mobile phone produced by the joint venture between Sony and Ericsson to be used to control a Mac like a remote control. Users of Apple’s iTunes digital music software can use Bluetooth-ready mobile phones from Sony Ericsson to control the music from across a room, as long as the computer is also Bluetooth-ready. The program adds similar controls for Apple’s DVD player software and two presentation software packages, Apple’s Keynote and Microsoft’s Powerpoint.,” writes Hesseldahl. Full article here.
The Clicker software is available for download from Salling’s Web site for US$9.95 here.