“With today’s reveal of the next version of OS X – OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion – Apple is more deeply integrating its iCloud service into the operating system itself,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch.
“No longer will storing your documents in the cloud feel like an extra, value-added feature – it will feel like part of the OS itself,” Perez reports “The cloud is just another drive, Apple seems to say, and saving to the cloud should look and feel no different than saving to your Documents folder or your Desktop.”
“While on the surface, it’s easy to dub iCloud ‘Apple’s version of Dropbox,’ the truth is actually more complex: it’s about building a new computing paradigm,” Perez reports. “In testing the new iCloud integration in Mountain Lion, a file could be open in multiple locations – say, your Mac, iPad and iPhone – and when a change was made, it would appear almost instantly across all three devices in real time. You don’t have to wait for a notification, or reload the file. It just appears. While the immediate thought is that iCloud is rapidly turning into Apple’s own, improved version of Dropbox, it’s also a fierce competitor to Google Docs, and the long-rumored Google Drive.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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