Power Remote Pro - media center remote control with Facebook, Twitter and live feeds by Sarthak Ray (iPhone)
Released: Aug 6, 2010
Version: 2.3
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Power Remote Pro - media center remote control with Facebook, Twitter and live feeds

Sarthak Ray
Ultimate wireless remote Control for Windows Media Center, Hulu Desktop, Boxee, iTunes, XBMC, PowerPoint and other PC applications. Use integrated Facebook and Twitter clients to follow what your friends are watching, share your media likes and dislikes. Catch up on your favorite web content such as email, news, RSS, blog. Discover new content using MediaGuide and TV Guide - all from within the app! Multitask without switching apps or interrupting what's playing.

Power Remote seamlessly merges PC media center remote control with social networking features and live feeds to
provide a truly unique media experience. Replace your multitude of apps for social networks, news readers, email clients, blog readers, etc with just a single app! Must-have for any home media center or presentation.

Media center remote control features:
-Control your media center completely over a wireless network. No line of sight necessary. No dongles or adpaters.
-In-built support for Windows Media Center, Boxee, Hulu Desktop, XBMC, iTunes.
-Control custom apps by programming the 'App' button.
-Automated discovery and configuration makes setup a snap
-Power control any Windows PCs by issuing commands such as Power On, Power Off, Restart, Standby.
-Over-sized buttons make media center UI navigation a breeze without even looking down at the phone screen - just like a real remote.
-Clean, intuitive interface - all the benefits, none of the complications.
-Control any other Windows application which responds to normal keyboard commands such as UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, ENTER, PLAY, PAUSE, etc. E.g., advance PowerPoint slides.
-Control multiple PCs by specifying PC address in Setup page
-Enable sound feedback (if desired) for button presses and connect/disconnect events
-Fast reconnect makes app ready for use in an instant
-Alpha-numeric keyboard for entering login info, search media, URLs, etc

Use App switcher to multi-task among applications. Press the App Switcher button, use the LEFT, RIGHT buttons to select application, press OK button to switch application.

Social networking features:
-Share your media likes and dislikes with your friends and MediaGuide community
-Invite your friends to watch along and share the experience
-Connect with your friends, chat and comment on their favorite programs
-Post to Facebook and Twitter simultaneously with a single click
-All common Facebook & Twitter features are supported such as Comment, Like, Find Friends, Events, Notifications, Mentions, Favorites, Messages
-Expand the social network clients through the live feeds feature, e.g., all popular networks such as MySpace, Orkut, etc will work

Live feed features:
-Ad Break! Take a break during the ads and catch up using live feeds
-Customize the live feeds to pull in any web content. Name your favorite news site, email, blog, web portal - aggregate the content within the app. CNN, Yahoo, Gmail, Digg, Google RSS Reader, CNBC, TV Guide - just a small sample of what the app can aggregate
-Automatically resumes last feed upon startup
-Copy/share favorite links with a single click

INSTALLATION:
In order to control your media center PC, download and run the free PC application from www.powermote.com. Power Remote will automatically discover and connect to the media center PC.

-Please ensure that the Setup page displays 'Connected' before trying to control the PC.
-Please enable Wake-on-LAN (WoL) setting in the BIOS and Windows OS to support the 'Power On' command.
-Current version supports Windows XP/Vista/7. Mac and Linux support is coming soon.

Support is always available (and very friendly) through support@powermote.com.
More details at www.powermote.com.
Our verdict: Ok
  • Power Remote Pro - media center remote control with Facebook, Twitter and live feeds is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $1.99.
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