Softpedia Editor's Review for PC Remote Control (former Bluetooth Remote Control)
A bluetooth remote controller
Written by Giorgiana Arghire on January 8th, 2013
Those who own smartphones are aware that their phones can perform more complex tasks than simply making calls or sending SMS messages to their contacts. And if PC Remote Control is installed on a computer, these portable handsets can even become a generic computer remote control.
The ony condition a phone needs to meet in order to become a universal remote control for Windows is to be Bluetooth or WiFi-enabled, so as to be able to connect to the computer and establish a connection.
Basically, this desktop software solution uses the Bluetooth or Wifi capabilities of any connected phone, thus making the most of one's mobile phone.
PC Remote Control allows users to gain control over a wide range of multimedia applications, including iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player - users can change the tracks currently played by the chosen program, adjust the volume level or explore artists and albums.
Additionally, PC Remote Control can also be used to connect to PowerPoint and view the presentation slides on the phone. Moreover, this app can also gain control of the computer mouse cursor, it can reboot or shutdown the OS, lock the computer or launch the screensaver. All these actions can be completed by simply assigning them to buttons on the mobile phone.
On the downside, PC Remote Control can only be used by phones that support Java MIDP2.0, so modern smartphones like Android devices, iPhones and Windows Phone 7 or 8 handsets are not supported.
All in all, PC Remote Control has the potential of turning your mobile phone into a remote controller for your Windows computer, but if you own a smartphone, you might need to look for a similar solution elsewhere.
PC Remote Control (former Bluetooth Remote Control) description
Here are some key features of "PC Remote Control (former Bluetooth Remote Control)":
· Control iTunes, PowerPoint, Mouse, WinAMP, Windows Media Player and much morews Media Player and much more
· See the actual desktop in your phone
· Create your own applications via Keymaps or VB and JScripts
· Connect over WiFi or Bluetooth
· No Bluetooth configuration needed to connect
· Supports all PC Bluetooth solutions Toshiba, Windows, BlueSoleil and Widcomm/Brodacom
· Mobile phone with Bluetooth or WiFi
· Mobile phone with Java support (MIDP2.0 and JSR-82)
· Microsoft PC Bluetooth
· Widcomm PC Bluetooth
· Toshiba PC Bluetooth
· BlueSoleil PC Bluetooth
· Restricted to 15 actions
· After 15 actions the mobile is disconnected and a new connection is needed
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Name changed to PC Remote Control
· New Bluetooth solution on PC
· Plug and Play to connect with Bluetooth- No need to configure and set COM ports
· Verified on Windows 8