while Microsoft still treats
Windows Vista's SideShow stepmotherly, after
Ikanos Consulting, the second ASP enters the market now to bring SideShow to
mobile devices, such as Windows Mobile smartphones, iPods and even portable game
consoles and remote controls. With support for wired, wireless, and
Internet-based connectivity, ControlThink's ThinkRemote wants to keep you
connected to your PC and your content anytime, anywhere. With Windows Vista
SideShow, you can change the music on your PC, view your vacation photos or
navigate a PowerPoint presentation using your phone.
ThinkRemote wants that you take advantage of the full capabilities of your
Windows Mobile phone or Apple iPhone. Take a break from games and browse your
PC's music library on your Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable. Or go for the
big screen, and use your Nintendo Wii or Playstation 3's web browser.
ThinkRemote works with standard SideShow gadgets, as available for Windows
Vista, like photo viewers, PowerPoint navigators, stock and weather information
as well as news feeds, E-Mail, calendar appointments and Media Player control.
At the moment, ThinkRemote is available in a Beta only and invitations will be
awarded on an ongoing basis.
Cheers ~ Arne