iPhone/iPod Touch masquerade as remote

"Apple's plans to offer a free iPhone/iPod touch application called Remote."

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According to our source, it appears that Apple has a rather neat idea for its iPhone and iPod Touch. Last Thursday Apple released iTunes 7.7 beta, and rumour has it that Apple plan to offer a free iPhone/iPod touch application called Remote. Remote appears to enable your iPhone/iPod touch as a wi-fi control device for iTunes media that are stored on a Mac or PC desktop.
First evidence that Apple is taking advantage of such a long-expected feature surfaced in the Read Me file of the iTunes 7.7 beta installer. "Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home- a free download from the App Store.”

A sign that Apple planned such a feature can be found in a patent application that was filed back in 2005. The filing described a "portable multimedia player (such as the iPod, manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.) used to wirelessly access and control a media server (such as a personal computer running iTunes software) that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media unit (such as a stereo/speakers in the case of streaming digital audio)."

According to the patent, “metadata associated with the media files” such as song name, artist, etc. will be transferred wireless to the media device (iPhone or iPod touch) to display detailed information on iPhone's screen about remote media.
According to the article, Apple has stated that iTunes 7.7 will be required to take advantage of the upcoming iPhone 2.0 software update features. Besides the Remote application, the latest iTunes beta also revealed MobileMe support and a new "Applications" tab in iTunes that is used to choose between syncing "All" or "selected" applications with the iPhone or iPod touch.
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25-06-2008, 13:34:24


Be nice if we could just have something like Research@Home where all you do is install one application, have a tickbox for what causes you want to help, select the % of CPU idle cycles you want to assign to each one and then just leave it at that.

Ha god that would be nice.

You in dream land today though? As what you've said there is like in an ideal world. We never get stuff that simple!

Man... Tickboxes FTW!!

But back on the C@H... I think I would use that. I don't use F@H at the minute and was gonna dedicate some GPU time to it but if they can get GPU working on C@H that would be my preference I reckon.

25-06-2008, 16:14:11

PP Mguire
I say its all rubbish.

25-06-2008, 16:45:50

Ya reckon there is some dude just sat somewhere sucking up everyones CPU power rendering images and transcoding / encoding files for his own use. Everyones leccy bills peaking just so a little scrote can get his porn on his in nanoseconds.

25-06-2008, 17:04:37

Im sticking with F@H, they have more companies backing them up and its from Stanford Uni.

25-06-2008, 17:18:01


Im sticking with F@H, they have more companies backing them up and its from Stanford Uni.

See for me it's what it's doing rather than who it's doing it for.

Cancer is a bit closer to home for me than stuff like Alzheimers. Still as important but it hasn't affected anyone close to me.

25-06-2008, 20:55:27

PP Mguire
ANybody seen anything REAL produced from this? Any REAL cures? Nope. Only "its getting closer".

25-06-2008, 21:20:21

Actually Bungral, proteins control pretty much everything in your body. An incorrectly folded one can cause cancer very easily. Say the protein that tells a cell to stop dividing is folded wrong, it won't be able to link to it's ligand, or it will link to the wrong ligand. The cell keeps dividing. It's daughters keep dividing. Everything's gone binary and you have a tumor.

F@H is helping us understand how each protein folds, how it can fold incorrectly and how we can help stop it.

I agree, a single program to decide who gets your cycles would be great. Especially if it could help balance it out depending on a work:workers ratio.

26-06-2008, 11:16:48


I agree, a single program to decide who gets your cycles would be great. Especially if it could help balance it out depending on a work:workers ratio.

Someone REALLY should look into it. It would be cool to have a kind of interface application that is able to address all types of hardware: GPU, CPU, SLI...etc and then F@H, SETI@ and all the rest of them could just develop a plugin to this interface app that allows them to use the full power of the platform it is installed on, but without the hassle of writing it all themselves.

Each plugin could be enabled/disabled or given priority depending on either something the user sets, or where the processing power is required the most at that time.

26-06-2008, 11:27:32

PP Mguire
If you have a new Nehalem based proccy (Or 2 quads) you can set each one to fold on its own core lol. Nifty.

26-06-2008, 11:46:42

that doesnt sound too hard in theory to program

i mean just make interface, check what to run - auto download and install then keep the program behind the scenes

maybe nt doable in vb tho :p

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