2011 Spoony Awards: 10 Coolest Things in Mobile Tech
Peel: A Smarter Remote
In general I’m not wowed by tablets or smartphones that double as universal remote controls because they merely replicate what your current clickers do. The Peel is different. This clever app learns what you like to watch and gives the traditional program guide an extreme makeover, so you’ll never complain again that there’s nothing good on. You can also use Peel to activate your DVR and share what you’re watching via social networks. What started as an accessory for the iPhone and iPad is now also built into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus tablet. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see a TV maker or cable provider snap up this tech next.