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Updated Smart IR App Lets TV Viewers Toss All Those Remotes

Smart IRThe Android’s updated Smart IR Remote is making traditional living room remotes more obsolete, giving TV watchers the ability to toss away the frustration of using multiple TV remotes by giving them control with one phone app.

The universal remote can control your set-top box, TV set, and DVD player, and works through Infrared Blasters already installed in Android phones and tablets. It allows users the ability to program more than 500,000 supported devices.

A cool new feature is “air gestures,” which allows users a mere wave of the hand over their phone to adjust volume or change the channel. And don’t worry about the app interfering with your calls: the Smart Remote instantly mutes when you receive a call.

The Smart IR Remote comes from app creator Color Tiger.

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TV Everywhere is Making Authenticated Content Easier to Access

TV EverywhereTV Everywhere is the technological ability to watch whatever you want, whenever, however you want it (from your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.). It’s included as part of your cable subscription service, so it comes at no extra charge to you. The best part is that it is easy. The TV Everywhere site (http://www.youcouldbewatching.tv/) by CTAM (Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing) will guide you through the log-in and authentication process online and direct you to the individual cable and networks apps so that you can start watching TV everywhere.