Ars has a great piece up detailing the features of Apple’s Continuity:
If you subscribe to Apple’s philosophy, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will reward your faith. While iOS and OS X have shared certain services and features since 2011 or so, this year’s releases will take that interoperability to the next level under the “Continuity” banner.
Yes, for those of us who prefer to live in between ecosystems, Continuity takes today’s vendor lock-in problems and makes them even worse. For the large number of people who own and use multiple Apple products, though, it promises to make your devices work together in ways beyond simple data synchronization.
Continuity is the siren call attempting to lure me back into using iOS devices. Sure, I can emulate much of Continuity’s functionality using third-party apps and services on Android, but there’s a lot to be said for having it all natively baked in.
2015 is going to be a very interesting year, and a year, I think, that will determine which device “family” many people – including myself – end up living with for years to come.