The move to incorporate smarter technology into our homes is finally here, and the field looks to be largely dominated by two tech giants. The two giants--Apple and Google both made moves to acquire smaller companies that specifically aim to improve your home life via technology. It's worth noting that Gartner Research predicts "smart home" technology will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020.
With increasing emphasis being placed on telecommuting, there is no wonder that the lines between home and work have been skewed. While home PCs have moved ever closer toward being used for pleasure, other devices like the BlackBerry have poured in to fill the need for work tools so that always busy professionals can keep up with goings on. The release of Apple’s iPad has introduced one more tool in the blurring of the work/home lines. With the release of apps that function for both home and work use, businesses can now keep well in touch with their pros on the go. The following five are prime examples of iPad apps designed to do just that.