Browsing the "patents" Tag

Apple May Have Figured Out How to Make FaceTime Work With Bad Internet

January 16th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S A new invention filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office is so simple but clever that it's amazing it's not been done before: Cook & Co. suggests that it could insert doctored or pre-recorded images into FaceTime chats on crappy connections to keep the conversation smooth. The patent , called "Video transmission using content-based frame search," suggests that video frame data could be used to help reduce the amount of data being sent between devices during video calls.


Adding More Layers is Apple’s Patent-Suggested Plan For Fixing Maps

December 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though — a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. The "Interactive Map" patent points towards a fresh layering system for the company's iOS Maps app, going far deeper than what's currently offered.


Apple Patent Could Bring TouchID to iPads and Macs

October 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The next generation of MacBook laptops and iPad tablets could be opened with a scan of a fingerprint (or nipple-print , or toe-print , or sausage-print ), as Apple’s TouchID patent looks ready to cover a wider range of the Cupertino firm’s products. Patently Apple has uncovered the filing with the U.S.


Does Apple Have a Fancier iPad 4 Up Its Sleeve?

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Scraps of evidence are appearing across the internet, so 9to5mac claims , that point towards Apple maybe, possibly, perhaps readying an update for the iPad. 9to5mac has reported that devs are finding code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that point towards a new device, featuring 128GB of storage. Adding some fuel to that fire is a new set of SKUs, leaked by a "high-profile


The Future of TV May Not Be Worth It

January 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The platonic ideal of television's future is a la carte consumption: the ability to pay only for the channels you want. It's a dream that everyone from Apple to Intel has reportedly pursued, and one that every half-sentient cable customer desires


The ITC’s Proposing Some Rough Sanctions Against Patent-Infringing Samsung …

December 29th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

The Apple vs. Samsung battle is trucking along, and this time there's more bad news for Samsung. Yesterday, a somewhat censored version of presiding Judge Thomas Pender's suggested sanctions regarding the Apple's complaint to the ITC was published and it includes not only an import and sales ban on the infringing products, but also the posting of a bond for 88 percent of the value of those phones


Apple’s Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch , the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a billion dollars off of Samsung.


Apple’s iPhone App of the Year Is a Joke, Right?

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

As is customary for this time of year, Apple has just released its "Best of 2012" list for the App Store. And the winner of the coveted App of the Year award goes to…Action Movie FX. This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


9 Things I’ll Miss About Apple Maps

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck.


Apple’s iPhone Found to Violate Three Patents in US Court

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Word just came down that Apple's iPhone has been found to infringe on three patents held by MobileMedia , according to Bloomberg . It's not clear which patents are in question, but in 2010, MobileMedia, a company owned by Sony, Nokia, and a company that licenses MPEG patents, took Apple to court over 18 patents dealing with screen rotation and call rejection



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