OS X Yosemite applies all Apple’s learning and success in device-based mobile world and puts it to work in your Mac. It’s the culmination of cooperation between iOS devices and your Mac–and it makes major advances on the promise of the Internet of Things. Your Mac may have long been central to your life, but with Yosemite Apple makes a statement that the Mac could become as critical a part of your world as Yosemite National Park is a critical part of the American identity. And that the new OS X Yosemite will seem as natural as the park too, in your personal digital ecology.
With the beta now out, a CNET review of the new Yosemite notification system says it’s “in a league by itself.” The notification features are critical if Apple is going to be ever more central to how users’ lives are organized. Like other tech juggernauts, Apple wants to be the focal point for scheduling your world–and to provide all the info and data you need to do it efficiently. For this, Yosemite is a big advance in ease and power over previous versions and, according to CNET, a level above any comparable Windows-based offerings.