Feeds

iPhone apps - the 10 smartest and the 10 stupidest

One man's meat is another man's poison

Security for virtualized datacentres

No. 3

Smart: Remote

They say: "With Remote, you can control the music on your computer or Apple TV from your iPod touch or iPhone."

The Reg says: This elegant app is from Apple, and it shows. (That's a cue for you Apple-haters. You can thank me later for such a choice piece of raw meat).

Remote does just what it says, simply and gracefully. From anywhere in your home that has Wi-Fi coverage, you can control playback, view album artwork, edit, and search your iTunes library, control AirTunes speakers, and even muck about with Genius playlists - if you've ever found that odd iTunes feature to be of any interest or value.

Price: free

  Remote screenshot

  The Crazy Frog screenshot

Stupid: The Crazy Frog

They say: "Stressed out? Take this test of sanity. Simply stare into the frogs eyes and keep a straight face."

The Reg says: Here at No. 3 we're entering the rarefied world in which dwell the truly stupefyingly stupid.

The original, authentic, and animated Crazy Frog and its associated ear-melting ringtone had at least a modicum of wit, if not charm. This insipid rip-off, sadly has nothing going for it whatsoever - not even the original sound.

Boring frog + boring noise = boring (and exceedingly stupid) app.

Price: 99¢


Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Next page: No. 2

More from The Register

next story
Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites
Sites link up to protest slow lanes by bogging down pages
Blockbuster book lays out the first 20 years of the Smartphone Wars
Symbian's David Wood bares all. Not for the faint hearted
Drag queens: Oh, don't be so bitchy, Facebook! Let us use our stage names
Handbags at dawn over free content ad network's ID policy
Who us, SHARE infrastructure? Networks reject gov proposal
Execs pour scorn on 'national roaming' outline – report
Net neutrality fans' joy as '2.3 million email' flood hits US Congress
FCC invites opinions in CSV format, after Slowdown day 'success'
'Serious flaws in the Vertigan report' says broadband boffin
Report 'fails reality test' , is 'simply wrong' and offers ''convenient' justification for FTTN says Rod Tucker
This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...
Who us, dodgy? Vast majority of mobile apps fail privacy test
Apple Watch will CONQUER smartwatch world – analysts
After Applelocalypse, other wristputers will get stuck in
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.