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According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is currently working on a technology that will improve Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri. A patent filing published on Thursday shows that the company from Cupertino is planning to use crowd-sourced information to find answers to the toughest user queries.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".
Here’s what AppleInsider writes:
The company from Cupertino has recently signed a deal with GT Advanced Technologies - an American sapphire material manufacturer that is expected to supply Apple with components for iPhone and iPad. Some sources even claim that sapphire will be used in production of the long-expected iWatch, however, these rumors are still unconfirmed.
According to Asian sources, Apple’s second-gen iPad mini has a faulty screen. LCD panels manufactured by Sharp have some burn-in issues and this is probably one of the main reasons for a delayed launch date.
Apple published a video from October 22 special event, where new iPad air, iPad Mini Retina, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro were announced.
Apple released OS X 10.9 Mavericks on Tuesday and made the new operating system free for all Mac users worldwide. If you still haven’t downloaded it, visit the Mac App Store and take advantage of the new software.
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Now some figures - 7 days after the initial launch, there has been 3.3 active iPhone 5s’ for each iPhone 5c in the world. Things have changed since that time and what we have today is 2.3 iPhone 5s units for each 5c sold. Looks like people have finally understood that the plastic iPhone is a pretty functional device for its price.
Jamie Ryan, Apple’s former employee, says there’s a Surface-style keyboard cover in the works. Ryan has reportedly been speaking to some people at the company, who shared with him the information about prototypes.
It’s not clear whether the process is far enough along to make this Tuesdays event but they did say a few different styles had been in testing for a while. This would certainly allow Apple to differentiate the larger iPad from its little brother and market it as the more ’pro’ of the 2. Apple already sells a Bluetooth keyboard that functions perfectly with the iPad but it’s not quite as integrated as Microsofts offering, requiring a lot more bag space.
It is interesting whether Apple will show us the new iPad case on Tuesday or not.
The United States Patent and Trademark office has recently granted Apple’s rights for the patent called “Systems and methods for ejecting removable modules from electronic devices". Or, in other words - for a new SIM card tray design. According to the Apple’s application, such a design will allow to retain and eject the SIM card using magnetic means instead of mechanical that are said to be inconvenient.
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According to the latest TechCrunch report, Apple has acquired the Cue personal assistant app. Numerous users inform that the application is now removed from the App Store, moreover, there’s a short statement on the Cue official website that proves the acquisition:
Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS has been updated recently with a bunch of new effects and some other features. So, if you use your iPhone or iPad to take, edit and share high-quality images, grab the opportunity and download the application right now.
Apple is currently looking for a Web UI designer that will be working on a new secret project connected with maps.
A new version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 is said to be released in the coming days. According to the unidentified sources, the so-called “Supplemental Update” is already being tested by Apple - that means that very soon it will reach the end-users. As usual, the new OS X version will be available through Software Update menu on the Mac App Store.