Posted on 09 July 2009 by Budi Putra
Following last patent apps, a new batch of Apple’s patent apps, that could come with your next iPhone OS, recently surfaced. The patent apps including live object identification, face recognition, new messaging interface and voice output customization.
Posted on 04 June 2009 by Budi Putra
Apple patented a new system for inserting media into an ongoing phonecall, enabling iPhone owners to share music, video, image, voicemail or podcasts during conversation. So, by using the application, you don't need to end your conversation and then email a multimedia file as an attachment.
Posted on 17 April 2009 by Alison Spong
Apple has been busy with some paperwork recently. Potentially pointing toward new features, a couple of patent applications were recently filed.
Posted on 25 December 2008 by Budi Putra
Wow. A new patent application for iPhone during Christmas holiday! The new patent called Swipe Gestures for Touch Screen Keyboards and creditted to Wayne Westerman. Seems it's very useful additions to the iPhone's on screen keyboard. But MacRumors says that Westerman multi-touch patent applications "always seem to be more ambitious than practical".
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Posted on 21 September 2008 by Brenda Stokes
The world of iPhone news has calmed a bit in recent weeks but that doesn't mean what's been going on here on iPhone Buzz has been any less important. Check out our recap of the week below.
First, we found out that AT&T is planning an iPhone U-verse IPTC interface, which would combine the carrier's Internet and video service with mobile-controlled ... continued »
Posted on 18 September 2008 by Brenda Stokes
A new patent application filed by Apple shows an "At a Glance" screen that may be added to the iPhone in the future. This would let users move from any notification that is displayed on the screen to the actual notification with a single touch.
As of this moment, you cannot do this on the iPhone. Rather, you will receive a ... continued »
Posted on 07 September 2008 by Brenda Stokes
It's that time of the week once again, dear readers, where we take a look back at what has transpired over the course of these past seven days.
Lots of Apple industry news to report. First, a pay-as-you-go plan for the iPhone 3G is set to launch on the carrier O2. The eastern European sales figures for the device have ... continued »
Posted on 05 September 2008 by Brenda Stokes
So far, the multi-touch interface on the iPhone has kind of just been a novelty. Sure, it changes the way we use the phone, but it hasn't completely overhauled the way we think about interacting with technology. However, Apple has now filed a patent app that could be pointing to future multi-touch functions and bringing them beyond taps, swipes and ... continued »
Posted on 25 July 2008 by Vincent Nguyen
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just released a large document detailing "Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics". There are lots and lots of information in this patent (#20080174570) but only one particular section that really caught my eye. It has to do with one feature many of us have been ... continued »
Posted on 08 May 2008 by ashoperon
A little light has been shed on what exactly Apple has planned for P.A. Semi, that is recently acquired for $278 million. It is rumored that prior to this acquisition, Apple had invested in P.A. Semi back in 2005. You will remember back in 2005, Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel chips. At the time P.A. Semi was operating with ... continued »
Posted on 22 April 2008 by ashoperon
Native instant messaging is a much sought after feature for iPhone owners. There are already a number of third party applications that bring instant messaging to the iPhone, some of them even do a really good job of it. With the SDK on it's way there will be even more, and of them, a lot more clients that perform well. ... continued »
Posted on 17 April 2008 by Chris Davies
Is there such a thing as too big a cellphone display? Obviously yes, otherwise it might be too massive for your pocket; thing is, users are getting all too accustomed to the luxury of browsing the full internet on their iPhone, and soon you know they're going to be clamouring for more. Perhaps that's why Apple has developed a new ... continued »