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Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple has won another crucial patent for its multitouch technology, as Patently Apple finds, that will add to its already deadly legal arsenal against Android competitors. The patent approved today involves oscillating signals and is one of the "200+ Patents for new inventions" that Steve Jobs first alluded to when the first iPhone debuted.

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Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Two of Apple's patent applications surfaced this week at the US Patent and Trademark Office revealing that the Cupertino company is exploring ways to use fuel cell technology to power its future MacBooks and other computing devices. The use of fuel cells will allow for even smaller and lighter designs than the current battery-powered devices.

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Apple patent reveals airbags as possible iPhone glass protection

Apple patent reveals airbags as possible iPhone glass protection

An Apple patent application has surfaced, revealing one of the ideas the company has in mind for creating crack-resistant glass screens for its iPhones and other portable devices. The invention involves the use of a tunable shock mount which acts like an airbag between the glass screen and the body of the device.

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Apple patent app shows iPod nano speaker clip

Apple patent app shows iPod nano speaker clip

If you are a fan of the tiny little iPod nano or shuffle models you will like the panted app that has surfaced from Apple. The patent app shows a way to put a little speaker on the iPod nano clip so that the user can hear their tunes without having to resort to headphones. The illustration with the patent app, that was filed for last year, shows the speaker bump on the underside of the clip on the nano.

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Apple patent app reveals advanced “Maps + Compass” feature with augmented reality

Apple patent app reveals advanced “Maps + Compass” feature with augmented reality

A new Apple patent application has surfaced today, revealing that the company has some interesting plans ahead for its "Map + Compass" iOS feature. Titled "Augmented Reality Maps," the patent application shows that future updates to the iOS Maps app could incorporate the use of the iPhone's camera and its various sensors to provide mapping data to visually augment live video and images.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Filed To Patent Airbags For Smartphones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Filed To Patent Airbags For Smartphones

If you're prone to dropping your smartphone, then Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos may have just the solution for you. Airbags! A patent application filing recently surfaced with the inventors listed as Bezos himself along with Amazon VP Greg Hart. The patent app is titled "a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage."

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Apple Patent App Reveals Integrated Projectors For Future iPhones, iPads, And More

Apple Patent App Reveals Integrated Projectors For Future iPhones, iPads, And More

A new Apple patent application that surfaced today reveals that the company is getting serious with its plans to integrate pico projectors into their future devices. The documents show that the tiny projectors would be implemented in next-gen iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices as well as in what looks to be an accessory for Apple's laptops.

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Apple iBooks Patent App Reveals Fun And Interactive Features

Apple iBooks Patent App Reveals Fun And Interactive Features

A new patent application from Apple was published last week by the USPTO that revealed some neat features planned for the Apple iBooks app. The popular iOS e-book reading app looks to be getting more fun and interactive, especially when it comes to children's books.

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Apple patent applications surface for stylus pens on iPad and iPhone

Apple patent applications surface for stylus pens on iPad and iPhone

It seems that Steve Jobs and his minions in Cupertino are reversing on the long held beliefs that a stylus isn’t required if you get a touchscreen device right. Jobs once quipped on stage during a presentation, "It’s like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it." If you go by that statement then Apple may have blown it since two more patent apps have surfaced that show Apple looking at stylus tech for potential use in its gear.

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Apple’s “Find My iPhone” Features Revealed In Patent Application

Apple’s “Find My iPhone” Features Revealed In Patent Application

Apple's Find My iPhone app may soon be getting some upgrades in security and sophistication. According to a recent patent application, the company is planning some new features for the app that will give users much more control over what happens when their iPhone gets lost or stolen.

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iMac To Wirelessly Charge iPods, iPhones, and iPads?

iMac To Wirelessly Charge iPods, iPhones, and iPads?

Apple's iMac all-in-one computer already helps reduce a lot of clutter. In the near future, it may also help reduce the number of charging cables you have lying around. A recently dug up patent application shows that Apple may be working on integrated wireless charging that will allow your iMac or Macbook Pro to wirelessly charge your other Apple devices.

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Apple patent outlines IR system for future iOS cameras

Apple patent outlines IR system for future iOS cameras

An interesting patent app has surfaced from Apple that outlines a complicated sounding system of infrared tech that will work along with future iOS cameras. The tech described in the patent sounds good form some aspects and not good from others. The good part is that IR tech might allow users to do things like get more details on an artwork at a museum or get prices on items in the store and details on items. The downside is the tech might make it so that your iPhone camera can't snap a pic of your favorite band on stage at a concert.

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