Parallels Access 2 lets you view and control your Mac or Windows computer from any iOS device. It's a nice upgrade over the original version, though its subscription-based pricing makes it less appealing than some competitors.
There are times when it'd be really handy to have a remote control for your iPhone (or iPad). Joe Kissell runs down the scenarios and the best solutions.
If it takes you one or two button presses on three separate remotes just to watch a movie, Blumoo is for you.
If it came with a remote, Blumoo can control it, and you can customize everything.
The Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 features backlit keys so you'll never have to fumble for that remote control when watching a movie in a darkened room.
Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.