03/10/2012 10:38 | By Rob Clymo, contributor, MSN Tech & Gadgets
Top ways the smartphone could change our lives

Unlock your front door

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The humble smartphone - such a great gadget can carry out pretty much any computing chore you care to think of, but it's not going to stop there. Alongside the rapidly developing hardware, it's the apps that are really transforming the way we live our lives.

However, results are only as good as the software inside your device. This is something that Apple knows all too well from its recent Maps disaster. If apps and other programs don't work properly then your customers aren't going to be at all happy. Nevertheless, the high-tech future looks decidedly rosy thanks to smartphones and an endless array of software innovations, ranging from satellite navigation through to video-calling and even an app that can lock your front-door...

Lockitron is a keyless device that works with a user's smartphone to automatically lock and unlock their doors. The magic is achieved using a combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communication) technology.

On Bing: Learn more about Lockitron

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