Controlling your home theater system used to be easy—you simply told your kid to turn the knob and presto, Honeymooners. But today's home theater packed with feature-rich TVs, cable boxes, AV receivers, and streaming boxes—and all demanding their own remotes—there's no way the little guy can keep up. Instead, replace your pile of remotes with an app that does everything they can do and more.
Dijit is a personal media assistant app that allows you to build a custom electronic program guide for your favorite channels, create personalized menu layouts, discover new shows, or get series recommendations from Facebook friends. And with the help of the Griffin Beacon—pairs with the iPhone via a Bluetooth connection, then translates the iPhone's command into IR signals—it can be utilized as a universal remote. The Beacon is able to control not just the TV but AV receiver, Blu-ray players, and even Xboxes all from your iPhone. The Djiti app itself is free, though it is an iOS exclusive and requires rev 5.0 or later, but the Beacon runs $80—a price, according to our own Casey Chan, that is well worth it.