I hope this isn't a dumb question, but I was just trying to use my Apple remote with my macbook air because I sometimes watch seasonal DVD's of TV shows on it. It would be very handy to be able to use my remote. But lo and behold, Apple removed the IR ports from the newer MBA's I believe starting in 2011. Is there any way of buying a plug in or something to enable this on my MBA?

Found it. Mira by Twisted Melon. Works on any mac that has a usb port!