remotes

Seven Apps That Can Secretly Act As Remote Controls

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…