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Nyrius Aries Home+ review: Now you can cut the HDMI cord, too

With this transmitter/receiver pair, you can stream uncompressed 1080p video and Dolby Digital audio up to 100 feet without wires.

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Logitech opens its Harmony platform to connected-home product developers

Company announces an open API for its Harmony line, says it’s already working with IFTTT, UCIC, and “would like to extend access to a few others.”

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Tekoia’s SureMote turns your smartphone into a remote for controlling your smart home

The clever app utilizes both your Android phone’s infrared emitter and its Wi-Fi radio to control everything from your TV to your robot vacuum cleaner.

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Updating a Harmony Remote with updated software

If you have a modernish Harmony Remote there's no need to use outdated software with it. Give MyHarmony a try.

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Parallels Access 2 review: Control your Mac (or PC) from your iPad or iPhone

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.

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Making Harmony remotes aware of Roku devices

Funny thing. Fail to update your software in a decade and it becomes increasingly unaware of new technologies.

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Four reasons to get a remote control for your iPhone

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.

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Blumoo controls your whole home theater from one app

If it came with a remote, Blumoo can control it, and you can customize everything.

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Logitech's TV-controlling keyboard can light up a room

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.