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Use iPhone as a remote for Boxee

I love Boxee. It aggregates streaming movies, TV, and other videos from around the Internet into one simple interface on your desktop computer that you navigate with your remote. It's been my replacement for cable TV. It was initially available only on the Mac, but I believe a Windows version is now available. So today's news is that now, via the free Boxee Remote app, you can use your iPhone as a remote with Boxee rather than the bare-bones remote that comes with the Mac. 

According to a news report on Yahoo Tech, Boxee Remote has some pretty cool features. It provides both a Buttons and Gesture mode. The Buttons mode is fairly straightforward. The Gesture mode lets you drag an icon around the screen, with the selection on your screen chanigng according to the direction you drag.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.