The past two releases of Mac OS X, Lion and Mountain Lion, were both focused around the changes they made to make the desktop more like iOS. Their changes affected how apps can notify users to updates, included day-to-day applications like Notes and Reminders which are synced across all devices, and more. Two more big … Continue reading What’s Next For The Mac?
iCloud Storage: Many Shallow Ponds
In five years we’re going to look back at the way we’ve been managing our documents and feel silly. We may even feel silly for managing our documents in the first place. The Classic File System I realized after studying iCloud on Mountain Lion that the system we’ve been using to save personal documents is … Continue reading iCloud Storage: Many Shallow Ponds
It Works Just Like Your Phone
iCloud is a big step in making the Mac work more like how people expect. Whenever people have bought a computer in the past, I doubt they’ve ever paid any attention to how they’ve opened and saved documents, and until a few months ago, nobody ever had to think about how data on one computer … Continue reading It Works Just Like Your Phone
The Desktop Is Done, Think Like iOS
It’s time to think of the desktop operating system as outdated. And if we’re going to continue using iPads and iPhones, then the way we think about and use OS X needs to change as well. The idea of bringing features from iOS to the Mac isn’t new, but with the release of Mountain Lion … Continue reading The Desktop Is Done, Think Like iOS
New Start Screen in Chrome 15 (dev). This bottom bar is a nice addition to the latest Dev build of chrome I have. It splits up the new tab window into three screens, in a very iOS sort of way. The screens are: Most Visited, Apps, Bookmarks. In general I really dislike it when these swipe-able screens … Continue reading