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┬áSeeking Alpha writer Matt Margolis, Apple may be looking at embedding solar panels in the sapphire glass displays of future iPhone models, […]

Amazon to Apply Google Now Strategy to Shipping

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If free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers may be too slow for you, Amazon may be able to deliver packages faster by anticipating orders in the future. Applying a similar strategy to what Google uses to anticipate information you may want and delivering it to you before you even request it, Amazon will be […]

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 Patent Gives Hope to Curved iPhone 6 Display

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With curved displays now a premium part of the smartphone experience that Samsung and LG are experimenting with, Apple is not one to be left out of the party and a potential patent application may hint that the iPhone 6 may arrive with a curved display. Apple had filed for a patent with the U.S. […]

Beyond Fingerprints, Apple Turns to Faces for Mac, iPhone, iPad Security

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Apple was recently granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an invention that would allow a personal computing device to be controlled by facial recognition. The purpose of facial detection would be for security and for convenience purposes, and the invention could be applied on Macs, iPhones, and even iPad tablets. […]

NFC on an iPhone May Be Good for Hand-Me-Down Apps

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Though Apple had largely avoided the near field communications, or NFC, technology used for easy Bluetooth pairing, sharing files, and for digital wallets that rivals have been doing, the company may still be considering NFC for other purposes on iPhone and iPad tablets. Apple may be tying in NFC technology to its digital iTunes and […]

Is This Samsung’s All-Aluminum Galaxy S5?

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A new Samsung patent may give us hints as to what Samsung is envisioning for its flagship smartphone range as it moves away from the plastic body construction to more premium materials to stay competitive with rivals HTC and Apple. Whereas LG and Sony have both been using glass on their current flagship Optimus G […]

How Apple’s New iPhone Camera Patent Stacks Up Against Other Camera Phones

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Though Apple had largely helped to popularize mobile phone photography thanks to the iPhone, many would argue that Apple’s camera chops are lagging behind competitors today. Though the iPhone 5′s 8-megapixel shooter does a remarkable job, it lags the marketing push behind HTC’s Ultrapixel camera on the HTC One, Nokia’s impressive PureView technologies, and Sony’s […]

Apple’s Latest Notebook Patent Continues to Make PCs Look Obese

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Despite moving into the thin, light, and powerful computing segment with Intel into the Ultrabook space, PC vendors are reportedly concerned about Apple’s latest patent filing. Apple, which has led the industry with its minimalist design and more recently with thinness thanks to the MacBook Air, has filed for a patent that would see the […]

Samsung Latest to File for Trademark for GEAR Smartwatch

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This week, we’ve seen patent applications being filed for various smartwatch accessories–Apple had filed for the iWatch brand in a number of countries and Qualcomm was revealed to apply for the TOQ trademark–and the latest to join the wearable computing market is Samsung with its application to trademark for the GEAR brand. At a cursory […]

Qualcomm Latest to Enter Smartwatch Category

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With Apple, Google, LG, Microsoft, and Samsung already rumored to be working on a smartwatch of their own, Qualcomm becomes the latest tech giant to make a foray into the wearable computing market. The company has filed for the “TOQ” trademark, suggesting it is working on a smartwatch. In its trademark filing, Qualcomm describes TOQ […]