Apr 27 2009
Once you’ve watched your Pirates of the Caribbean and ordered your calamari, you’re going to look longingly towards your desktop or laptop Mac. With this week’s selections, you can use the beauty of your handheld web browser to tap in to your Mac’s files and more.
This Tiger application runs on your Mac, and opens up your Mac’s media to your iPhone. You can stream music and video, control iTunes, browse files and even execute AppleScripts and Spotlight searches. From the couch!
SoonR is a cool, web-based service that lets you access your Mac without opening/forwarding ports. Connecting from your iPhone is as easy as logging into your SoonR account. Access documents remotely, browse your Microsoft Outlook contacts, calendar and mail and even initiate Skype calls.
SoonR is free and supports PCs as well as Macs. It even lets you access files when your machine is offline.
Turn your iPhone into a remote for Keynote, DVD Player and iTunes with Phone Home. The author promises more remotes in the future. In the mean time, the iTunes remote supports playlists and podcasts.
GUI to fruity for you? Get serious with an iPhone browser-based shell. – web based SSH shell. It is a simple install on your Mac that allows you SSH access to your box and beyond. You do have to start the server from the command line, but that should no bother you if you’re dying to get a command line on your iPhone.
Get this bonus treat while it lasts. This application (registration required for download) takes the ugly hacks out of activating your iPhone. This application does NOT allow you to use your iPhone with another service. It simply allows you to use it as a browser and iPod without activating the AT&T service plan.
Get all that? There’s a ton of fun for you and your iPhone (or analogous, unhyped alternative device).