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Posted by Sarah Rotman Epps on February 17, 2012
There are more than 100 new features in Apple’s next version of its Mac operating system, dubbed “Mountain Lion” or Mac OSX. The ones that interest me most are those that advance the notion of post-PC productivity: experiences that help people be productive using multiple modes and devices. In particular, product strategists should pay attention to Apple’s:
What I didn’t see in the Mountain Lion briefing — which doesn’t mean it’s not coming, but it hasn’t been disclosed at this point — is any emphasis on voice-controlled apps for the Mac, productivity or otherwise. Post-PC productivity will encompass many modalities, including touch, voice, gestures, cameras, and passive sensors, as well as keyboards and mice. Mountain Lion takes a leap forward in post-PC productivity, but the finish line is not even in sight yet.