Devices, Apps and Software, Oh My!

You likely have read a lot about the world becoming more and more connected. We don’t only mean with individuals but within our own lives as well. Having our devices more connected makes life simpler. Device connectivity can prevent you from interrupting your work, for example, by transferring a document you are working on at home to your smartphone you can work on it during your commute using a voice transcription app. Microsoft has an interesting take on the future of connectivity, click here to see a video of their vision. This may not be very far off and it begs the question: what apps, devices, or combination of the two will help build a future such as this? Below are a few that I have discovered.

iControl

Comcast recently unveiled its home energy management and surveillance product called iControl. This robust product permits people to adjust the temperature of their homes, turn lights off and on, and watch their homes through video. iControl software plus Comcast broadband along with additional hardware and apps allow customers to have full control over their home environments.

Air Sharing

This app for the iPad permits you to use your iPad or iPhone as an external hard drive for your computer. Having the ability to effortlessly access and transfer your documents allows for more mobility in your workday.

AirPlay

Wirelessly stream music, videos, and photos to Apple TV using Apple’s AirPlay. This allows you to flow easily from your walk, where you were listening to a podcast or audio book, to your home without disturbing your entertainment.

I see a future filled with gadgets, apps, and software that work harmoniously to make our day-to-day lives flow without difficulty. Connectivity does not just mean that we are connected to the rest of the world but that all components of our lives are connected together so that our technology can execute tasks one step ahead of us. If this means less waiting, I’m all for it…are you?