Apple ships their new Apple Remote with every computer they make today. We’ve started hearing complaints from designers whose Macs go wacky when coworkers run a presentation using one of these ubiquitous devices. We’ve compiled links to a couple handy Apple Technotes that document how to pair a remote with a specific Mac (or Apple TV).
Help remember which Apple Remote goes to which computer with these colorful cases.
Control any app with the Apple Remote. Handy for running a PowerPoint presentation for example.
Sofa Control ($14.90)
Twisted Melon ($15.95)
Source: This tip inspired by numerous support calls, including one photographer who is now using an Apple TV as a central portfolio display for his studio. We’ve used Sofa Control several times at Seattle’s School of Visuals Concepts to run PowerPoint presetations with the Apple Remote.