Ditch That Remote: Tablets and Smartphones Are Taking Over

In my latest post for News@Cisco, I take a look at an important trend in consumer electronics: Smartphone and tablet apps are replacing conventional IR remotes. The apps are much easier to use than either standard remotes or traditional, hard-to-program universal remote and, once you have the handheld, are generally free. Bonus: Tablets are too big to disappear into the couch cushions and if you lose a smartphone remote, you can always locate it by calling it and tracking the ring.

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3 Responses to “Ditch That Remote: Tablets and Smartphones Are Taking Over”

  1. coastcontact Says:

    There is a rumor going around that Hewlett-Packard Company is planning to sell or simply close its PC computer business. The rumor was consequential enough for HP to issue a denial.

  2. swildstrom Says:

    This is pretty far off topic, but Leo Apotheker made it pretty clear in his <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2011/03/14/hps-ceo-leo-apotheker/"vision statement Tuesday that PCs are very much part of HPs future.

  3. jeff Says:

    This has to be a silly rumor because HP sold their scientific business a few years ago. If they sold the PC business, most of what they’d have left is printers and service – not a very diversified business.

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