can i use apple remote with Yosemite?

chscag

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Which Mac do you have and then maybe we can answer your question.
 

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yeah sorry, iMac.

Probably need to know exactly which iMac model you have. There are over 50+ Intel iMac's alone.

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imac retina. Brand spanking new one. Only a month old. :D
 

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Yes, you can use your remote but you will need to get a USB accessory before the remote will work as there is no infrared receiver built into your new iMac. The accessory you will need is called "mira" sold by twistedmelon.com. It's a USB remote receiver which you can plug into your iMac and will connect with your Apple remote. It works with iTunes, Keynote, Powerpoint, and many other apps. I have and use one with my iMac.
 
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Yes, you can use your remote but you will need to get a USB accessory before the remote will work as there is no infrared receiver built into your new iMac. The accessory you will need is called "mira" sold by twistedmelon.com. It's a USB remote receiver which you can plug into your iMac and will connect with your Apple remote. It works with iTunes, Keynote, Powerpoint, and many other apps. I have and use one with my iMac.

that's great. thanks for the tip.

mav.
 
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It should be mentioned -- though may not be relevant to mav's desires -- that iTunes, Keyote and other apps can generally be controlled using an iPhone or iPod Touch (relying on Wi-Fi rather than infrared). The advantage, of course, is that line-of-site and limited range are essentially eliminated.
 
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The disadvantage of using the iPod or iPhone is that you have to watch the device. Using the Apple Remote can de done in the hand just feeling the keys.
 

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