“Working alongside Siri, Apple’s iOS 9 flagship feature Proactive tries to work out what you want to do next,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It then tries to support and help you do what you want to do.”
“As the software learns your habits, it will offer you shortcuts to do new things; third-party apps will also offer Proactive tools as developers build support for the feature into their software,” Evans writes. “In the future, Proactive will also share other information, upcoming flights, local weather, traffic warnings, and other relevant items of information – all it needs to do is (1) have features enabled and (2) learn about you.”
Evans asks, “Isn’t it shocking that Proactive isn’t interested in collecting and selling data about what you do?”
Muchd more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We much prefer Apple’s approach to Google’s with Google Now and just about every other data-mining product offered by Google.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]