Apple Magic Mouse Could Get Haptic Feedback Technology

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Apple’s Magic Mouse is an interesting accessory for sure, but it could get even more interesting, with the possibility of haptic feedback and force sensors. The Magic Mouse is one of the more unique computer mice on the market currently, with its curved minimalist design and touchpad surface that does away with an excess number of […]

Siri Mac Support Teased in New Apple Patent

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Siri has become a staple on iOS devices, but soon it could be coming Mac to give OS X users the same conveniences, according to a new patent application. OS X already has a nifty dictation feature where you can talk out and loud and your Mac will convert it to text. However, it could […]

iPad Smart Cover May Get Even Smarter with Notifications

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Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad is pretty smart, although it really only locks and unlocks your iPad when you cover/uncover it, so it’s not that smart. However, a new patent filed by Apple suggests that the company is working on adding illuminated notification alerts to the Smart Cover. The official name of the patent […]

iWatch Rumors Heat Up as Apple Patents Fitness Wearable Tech

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iWatch rumors simply won’t die, but maybe there’s a reason for that? Apple is expected to be launching a smartwatch at some point in the future, but we have little info from Apple as to when that could happen. However, the company recently patented a fitness wristband feature that could most likely be included in […]

Future iPhone Could Debut With Interchangeable Lenses, Image Stabilization

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As the mobile photography war is heating up with more attention on smartphone cameras these days, Apple could once again revolutionize how we view and take pictures on our iPhones. Two recently revealed patents for camera systems on a smartphone suggest that Apple is at least thinking about interchangeable lenses on an iPhone. Interchangeable lenses […]

An iPhone 6 Powered by the Sun?

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One of the biggest problems with modern smartphones is that they are power hogs, but Apple’s patent suggests that the iPhone-maker is looking towards the sun to solve this problem. According to investment blog Seeking Alpha writer Matt Margolis, Apple may be looking at embedding solar panels in the sapphire glass displays of future iPhone models, […]

Potential New iPhone 6 Gesture Could Challenge Galaxy S5

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After having applied for a patent on a hover gesture a few years ago, the United States Patent & Trademark Office has finally awarded Apple the patent, which could potentially debut on a future iPhone and iPad tablet. Though owning the patent doesn’t necessarily mean that Apple would commercialize the innovation, but if Apple does […]

Apple Patent Gives Life to Wrap-Around iPhone Concepts

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We’ve seen artists create conceptual sketches of potential future iPhone models with wrap-around displays and now we know that Apple has taken notice and has filed for a few patents that feature wrap-around iPhone screens. The patent filed by Apple reveals that the Cupertino, California iOS-maker is considering using premium materials that it currently leverages […]

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 […]

Can Woz Broker a Peace Treaty Between Apple and Android?

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It’s no secret that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs had declared thermonuclear war on Google, alleging that Android stole iPhone’s intellectual property, but Apple’s other co-founder Steve Wozniak may have a more sensible head. In a recent interview with BBC, Wozniak revealed that he hoped the two titans of tech could find some happy middle […]

Tactile Touch Displays May Be Coming to the Next iPhone

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Rumors of flexible displays coming out from LG and Samsung are beginning to shape what may be the future of mobile, and Apple is hoping to also capitalize on flexible display technology on its iPhone product in the future. A recently uncovered patent filing shows that Apple is considering the use of flexible displays, at […]

Is This Why BlackBerry Thinks the Tablet Is Dead?

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New patent applications that showcase a smartphone with a flexible screen may be why BlackBerry thinks tablets may not have staying power The patents, which were uncovered this week by PatentBolt, showcase a design that uses flexible display technology to create a device that’s altogether different from both of the candybar and clamshell designs the company […]

Hints of a Google Nexus Smartwatch Revealed Through Motorola Patent

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Motorola had filed for three patents for a smartwatch that may give hints to the rumored Nexus smartwatch that Google is working on, in addition to Google Glass. As adoption for smartphones and tablets peak, Google and other technology companies are exploring wearable computing gadgets like Glass and watches. The patent applications were initially filed […]

Apple Working on iPhone with Invisible Buttons

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It looks like Apple may be working on an iPhone model with invisible buttons that may launch in the future. It’s unclear what plans for this smartphone model would be from the historically secretive company, but a recently discovered patent application suggests that Apple could potentially move away from its visible iconic home button on […]

Android Could Become an $8.8 Billion Business for Microsoft Annually

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Though Microsoft builds its own Windows Phone platform to compete in the mobile OS space, rival Google’s free-to-use Android operating system could become a very lucrative business for Microsoft. If Google’s Android OS market share continues to grow, Microsoft could profit up to $8.8 billion a year by 2017 from Google’s hardware manufacturer through licensing […]

ITC: Some of Samsung Galaxy Line Infringes on Apple’s Patents

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In a preliminary decision handed down by a judge from the International Trade Commission, Some devices in the Samsung Galaxy line are infringing on Apple’s text-selection patents. The March 26 decision, which now heads to the entirety of the International Trade Commission for consideration, is part of a two patent case that also included a handheld device’s […]

LG Says Samsung May Infringe Eye-Tracking Patents

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LG thinks Samsung may be infringing a few of its patents with Smart Pause and other eye-tracking features of the Galaxy S4. Yonhap News, a Korean news publication, says that LG will look into the Galaxy S4 to see if Smart Pause infringes patents LG owns. LG’s upcoming Optimus G Pro has a similar feature […]