The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
ZephIR Joins The OS X Club With Prerelease Software

From The Expo Floor - ZephIR Joins The OS X Club With Prerelease Software

by , 10:00 AM EST, January 10th, 2002

studioZee, the makers of the ZephIR universal custom remote control, performed the first public demonstration of their Mac OS X software at this week's MacWorld Expo. For those unfamiliar with the product, the ZephIR system consists of an infrared transmitter/receiver and accompanying software that turns your Mac into a remote control on steroids.

The ZephIR Now for OS X

We were fortunate enough to have Mike Sims, one of the ZephIR creators, give us a demonstration of their prerelease OS X software. We were able to successfully create a new remote control definition, teach it some keys from an actual remote control, and then move to a screen where we could create our own graphical representation of a remote control. We then tried to create a remote control macro, when the prerelease nature of the software evidenced itself with an error message and the program quitting. But this is to be expected from prerelease software, so we're sure this will be fixed in the final version.

Recent Headlines - Updated April 29th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Fri,1:30 PM
SolarTab Portable Solar Panel is a Bright Spot in Outdoor Charging Solutions
12:00 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-29: Kicking Off a New Apple Conference
9:15 AM
Changing Your Wi-Fi Channel for Improved Speed
Thu,7:59 PM
Carl Icahn Isn’t Wrong about Apple in China
5:54 PM
House Passes Email Search Warrant Bill
3:20 PM
Roxio Toast 14 Titanium for Mac: $49
3:00 PM
Griffin’s BreakSafe USB-C Cable Replicates MagSafe For the Apple MacBook
2:32 PM
Bad Move: FBI won’t Share San Bernardino iPhone Hack with Apple
1:23 PM
Dr. Mac’s Deeper Look into Budget-Priced VR Headsets
12:00 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-28: The Developer Side of Apple Conferences
10:50 AM
CareKit’s Strong Suit may be Peer Support Apps
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!