For those who like sending photos and videos under controlled circumstances, Snapchat and Poke seemed like the perfect solution. With these apps, one could send a photo or video to someone and program it to automatically “self destruct” in a matter of seconds. It seemed like a wonderful, safe idea. Wonderful,
On Thursday, New Potato Technologies introduced the FLPR, a dongle that allows the iPhone and iPod touch to function as a universal remote control capable of controlling devices such as televisions, cable and satellite boxes, stereo systems, lights, ceiling fans and almost anything that requires an infrared remote control.
The device, which connects to the dock connector, functions with the free FLPR app from the App Store. Once the app is launched, users can choose the device “type,” select “brand,” “name it” and “use it.” It’s that easy. FLPR comes pre?programmed with over 14,000 remote control codes, including all major electronics brands.