I love the smell of innovation in the morning.

Sometimes it doesn’t take a new interface paradigm, or radically new features, to change the way the world works. Of course, the world probably isn’t ready to move to Apple yet because Microsoft is so deeply entrenched (and is also busy innovating). But at the very least it’s nice to see how thoughtfully Apple is integrating their mobile experience with their desktop experience.

I’ve been struggling for years trying to get files back and forth between my Macs and my iOS devices. There have always been tools to do this, but they were so hopelessly clunky, and so un-Applelike (even Apple’s tools), that I had to hold my nose every time I used them. Now, between Yosemite, iOS 8 on the iPhones 6, and with a new generation of iCloud to glue it all together, Apple just might have put in place the pieces necessary for a more enjoyable, and far more useful experience.

And how cool is it that there is already training available on Yosemite, as well as the new iCloud, on the same day they launched? It’s not Stephen Colbert, but it’s helpful.

Mac OS X Yosemite New Features, with Nick Brazzi

iCloud Essential Training

iOS 8 New Features

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Keith Ellis is a best-selling author, elearning specialist, online training mentor, and management training consultant. He is best known as the author of a classic book about setting goals, THE MAGIC LAMP, as well as the thriller, NO SECRETS, an Amazon Kindle #1 best seller. He is Head of Federal Training for lynda.com, home of the world’s most effective online training and elearning.

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