The furious copying of WebOS features by other competitors continues today with Apple stealing a late notification feature once promised by Roger McNamee before the release of the Pre.
New Features to the Pre: Oops I'm late and Automatic Calendar Context | PreCentral.net | The #1 Palm Pre and Pixi Community
But better than that, it does stuff for you. So when you wake up in the morning, it has taken your calendar -- if you ask it to -- and downloaded the maps for you whole day, it's downloaded the wikipedias for the people you're going to visit and the companies you're going to see... Why is it on PCs you have to go and do all that?
And when you're late -- get this -- when you're late it -- remember, this things has GPS, it has a clock, and it has your calendar. So it not only knows where you are, it knows where you're supposed to be and when; and so when it realizes you're going to be late, it says "Hey, not only are you going to be late, but I can take care of it for you. I'll send an email to your assistant or to the people in the meeting, which would you prefer? And oh, by the way, here's the map." This is the beginning of a new wave.
Apple now taking that idea with their own patent application:
Apple wants to make your calendar sensitive to location and traffic, get you there on time -- Engadget