Smart Earbud Patent from Apple Could be Perfect iWatch Companion

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Today, Apple may dabble in what industry insiders call lifestyle experiences, technology that allows users to monitor their health or improve their life. However, if a newly surfaced patent is indicative of what Apple is moving into next then the company is preparing an all-out assault on the market that’s now dominated by the Nike […]

Apple Applies for Bluetooth LE Network-Sharing Patent for iWatch

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Apple has filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via AppleInsider) that consists of an idea dealing with a wireless network sharing technology that uses low-power Bluetooth instead of WiFi. This feature would be of great use in a smartwatch, which is perhaps what Apple is planning to do with its rumored […]

Apple Patents New Gestures for iPhone and iPad Keyboard

A patent for a gesture based keyboard filed by Apple in 2007, found by AppleInsider.

Apple’s iOS 7 operating system and its slightly updated keyboard may have just began going out to iPhones and iPads last week, but if recent patents are accurate Apple could have even more dramatic updates to the keyboard in store for future versions of iOS. According to illustrations and patent applications sent to the United […]

New Touch Gestures Revealed in Apple Patent

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Patently Apple points to some new patent information from Apple that shows some possible (and potentially powerful) new touch gestures. The concepts behind these patents make good sense to me. First up is what is labeled as Swipe and Hold. The user swipes in a direction but leaves the finger on the screen. Data then […]