Samantha · Mar 4, 2013 at 05:30 am

Use Your Android as a Remote Control on Mac

It’s well established that not all XDA community members are a fan of Apple products, instead preferring Android and Linux or Windows operating systems for their devices and computers. However, there are many who still could not overlook the Apple Mac’s prowess and horsepower at performing many computer-bound tasks and operations. They may have a Mac in the office or home as their main PC for work or entertainment. Well, for these users, Mac Remote is sure to be a valuable app in the app drawer.

Developed by XDA Forum Member mushrom, Mac Remote allows Mac users to remotely control their Mac’s media with their Android device. Using WiFi connectivity, both the Mac and the Android device must be connected to the same WiFi network for Mac Remote to work as intended. Set-up is extremely straight forward, requiring users to know their Mac’s IP address and then logging into the app. Mac Remote currently supports five of the major media programs for Mac, being VLC, iTunes, iPhoto, Spotify, Quicktime, and MPplayerX; with basic controls including volume up and down, playing and pausing, and skipping tracks and photos.

Mac Remote is a well polished app for interacting with media on the Mac, and presents its simple, yet useful functions in an aesthetically pleasing and Holo user interface. Available for users of Android versions 2.3 and newer and available for free in the Play store, more details can be found in the original thread.


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Emil Kako · Mar 1, 2015 at 04:12 pm · no comments

Samsung Galaxy S6 VS HTC One M9: Which Do You Prefer?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Cameras

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