Hotels often make a big deal about how much their premises make you feel "at home," but according to the Wall Street Journal, Hilton's upcoming app will let you walk straight up to your room after your arrival like you own the place. No more of that nasty socializing with the folks behind the counter business; you'll be able to bypass human interaction altogether.
First there were iBeacons; now there's a service that may allow you to use your iPhone as a replacement for the key to your hotel room. As The Wall Street Journal reports, you can currently only find them at two Aloft hotels owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Manhattan and in Apple's own Cupertino, but it's possible other chains will pick it up if the trial proves successful.
Has anybody been doing anything else on their iPhones besides playing Draw Something? I know I haven't. You wouldn't believe how many hours I've wasted playing co-workers, friends, and various Mac|Life readers on Draw Something this week. When I can finally peel away from Draw Something, I know I'll want to finally book hotels for that trip I'm taking this summer down to Southern California. Hotels.com's iPad app can help me out.