Will Apple unveil a new music service or iOS 7? Just don't expect a new iPhone or iPad to debut.
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Siri on the Mac (via OS X 10.9) would be yet another indication of the coming collision course between mobile and desktop devices. Voice assistant software arguably has less value on a laptop/desktop with a full-size keyboard and mouse/trackpad than on a smartphone or tablet. But since Mac users will soon be able to do hands-free, natural-language searches via Google Chrome, it behooves Apple to bring Siri -- warts and all -- to the Mac as quickly as possible and (once again) limit Google's encroachment.
A related thought: If Siri comes to the Mac, can touchscreens be far behind? Apple is almost certainly studying Microsoft's blunders with the touch-oriented Windows 8 Modern UI -- and probably looking for better ways to meld touch input with a traditional desktop OS.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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