remotes

Seven Apps That Can Secretly Act As Remote Controls

There are countless universal remote control apps for smartphones, but chances are you don’t really need them. A bunch of apps, including the likes of Spotify and YouTube, have built-in remote functions tucked away in the menus. Here’s how to find them.

Dealhacker: Big Button Remote At ALDI

Dealhacker: Big Button Remote At ALDI

We’ve suggested reprogramming kid-friendly remotes as one solution for older TV users who don’t like overcrowded remotes with tiny writing. ALDI is selling a similar “Big Button Remote” from tomorrow for $14.99. (We like the 60-day return warranty if it doesn’t work with the target TV.) [ALDI]

Turn A Picture Frame Into A Remote Caddy

Turn A Picture Frame Into A Remote Caddy

Reader Chris Bright had too many remotes from various A/V gadgets and no good place to store them. That lasted until he fashioned a picture frame and fabric into a DIY remote caddy. He writes: A few years ago, I upgraded my entertainment system and it was great. I was…