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Smartphone Software - Air Mouse

This week I'm going to start including "Apps" from the Apple Store in with the reviews of other smartphone software. If you have a favorite iPhone/iPod Touch app, write me and tell me about it and maybe I'll review it. This week I'm reviewing Air Mouse. Enjoy!
Published: Oct 19, 2008
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: OS X

Air Mouse by R.P.A. Tech

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder

Note: Since by definition "smartphones" are phones that are also PDA's, the software reviewed here should work with personal digital assistants that are not "smartphones". Check the operating system because we'll be reviewing software for Windows Mobile, Palm, iPhone, and BlackBerry devices. -- Editor

This week I'm going to start including "Apps" from the Apple Store in with the reviews of other smartphone software. If you have a favorite iPhone/iPod Touch app, write me and tell me about it and maybe I'll review it. Enjoy!

Air Mouse, by R.P.A. Tech is a cool way to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a mouse that really does it all. Right now I'm leaning back in my chair and typing this from the keyboard that is included with Air Mouse. The application installs on your device and a server application is available from the company Web site. Air Mouse works with both Max and Windows and you can use it in the mode that you like best. By that I mean that you can use it as a touch-pad or you can use the accelerometer in the devices to control things with your hand movements. Right now I'm using it as a touch pad and it works very well. You have both the left and right mouse buttons so there really isn't anything you can't do with Air Mouse. I have to say that it does take a little practice to get good at it, but not very much. In testing it out I used it on both my MacBook Pro and my Windows XP machine and it works quite well. Air Mouse is a cool tool for operating your with your iPhone or iPod Touch. While testing it out I've been sitting here in my chair and surfing around the Web, scrolling Web pages, and typing in URL's. I've also used it to select music in iTunes, pull up some photos of my grandchildren, and mute the music when I got a phone call. Please note that Air Mouse can only work with WiFi and not Bluetooth because Apple won't let developers access the Bluetooth features. Air Mouse works with my multiple monitors, let's you modify the server settings, and lots more. For a mere $6.00 it's a cool tool that can be very useful. Check it out for yourself and see what I mean.

If you have software you use on your "smartphone" or PDA, come and talk about it with us in the Forums. We look forward to seeing you there.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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