The world is becoming more connected. When we say this, we don’t just mean as individuals. Our devices are becoming more connected to each other as well. This makes our lives easier by adding seamlessness to our day that wasn’t present before. You can now work on a document at work, send it to your smartphone and use a voice transcription app to continue doing work in your car. This is just one example; this video is Microsoft’s vision of what connectivity will make our future look like. What types of devices, apps, or combination of the two will help create a future like this? Here are a couple I have found, let us know of any you can think of.
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 on and off, and monitor their houses through video. iControl software plus Comcast broadband along with additional hardware and apps allow customers to have full control over their home environments.
This app for the iPad allows 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.
Wirelessly stream music, videos, and photos to Apple TV using Apple’s AirPlay. This lets you flow easily from your walk, where you were listening to a podcast or audio book, to your home without interrupting your entertainment.
Will the future be filled with gadgets, apps, and software that synchronize all aspects of your life? In this age of connectivity, we are deeply attached to our devices. Hopefully they will one day be so interconnected that they will even be a few steps ahead of us. If this requires less effort on my part, I’m for it…how about you?