I recently attended a presentation by ACT and Savant in Osterville, MA. I was wowed by Savant’s home automation technology which is run on Apple’s platform. It seemed your home’s entire technology could be accessed and controlled from an ipad or iphone. The genius is that when you add something more to your home, say automated shades, there is no big reprogramming extravaganza to go through. As long as you choose an open system you can just add on the application. The idea that the technology grows with your needs instead of being outdated the minute it’s installed is very appealing.