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Apple New Patent Applications: Pico Projectors And 'Schematic Maps'





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A couple of new patent application from Apple published today is gaining some attention. The first application describes in detail how the company could integrate tiny projectors into iPads, iPhones and MacBooks. The application even suggests that cameras will be capable of detecting “shadows and/or silhouettes” gestures shown on the projected display.


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Thursday, August 11th, 2011. 23:14

Samsung Announced Updated SSDs For MacBook Air



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It is known that Apple upgraded from Toshiba SSDs to Samsung drives in the current MacBook Air line. Today Anandtech wrote that the Samsung PM810 (customized version of the drive that will work in the 2011 MacBook Air) was considerably upgraded in the latest refresh.


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Thursday, August 11th, 2011. 16:07

Apple Considering Using Solar Panels In Its Future Devices



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As DigiTimes reports, now Apple as well as other companies like Samsung, is exploring the possibility of using solar panels in its future products. Reportedly Apple is even considering adding Taiwan-based solar panel makers in its supply chain. This fact means that the company is not only exploring this technology but is already planning who exactly will manufacture these panels.


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Thursday, July 28th, 2011. 12:19

Not Only iPhone But Even Apple Store Can Be Faked



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China is a home not only of  fake iPhones, but also of  fake Apple Stores. A fake Apple Store is shown on the pictures from BirdAbroad (via IFOAppleStore). This store is a complete fake with everything that the Apple Store has. It offers all from blue shirts with logos of Apple to name labels for the staff. This store features a light exterior with a luminous, white Apple logo shining in the most conspicuous place.


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Apple Began Testing iPad 3 Displays With 2048-by-1536 Pixels From Samsung And LG?



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Yesterday The Korea Times published new report claiming that a next-generation iPad will boast a display with screen resolution higher than full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels):


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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011. 12:06

Apple’s New Patent Decribes A New, Interactive Way of Reading



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Patently Apple reported about Apple’s new patent application from last week which describes some innovations in using new gestures in children’s books in iBooks.


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Saturday, July 16th, 2011. 17:18

Apple To Pay $8M For Violating iPod Playlist Patent



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According to Bloomberg report, based on the information from the lawyer for plaintiff Personal Audio, a jury found that Apple had indeed violated two patents relating to downloadable playlists for iPods. Coby Electronics, Sirius XM Radio and Archos were also included in the suit, but they resolve the dispute out of the court last year.


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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011. 9:39

Apple Explores New Multitouch Gestures And "Physical" Ways Sharing Documents



apple patent gesturesLast week United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new patent application that describes new multitouch gestures for imitating physical metaphors and allowing users to share documents across devices, for example, by “pouring” files between devices (showed in the picture above).


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Another Apple's Patent Application Describes New 3D Gestures Technology



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Besides Apple's patent application about multitouch gestures, USPTO has published another another patent concerning 3D gestures.

In another filing (number 20110164029) the company describes new three-dimensional gestures (showed in the illustration above) which might be used in professional content creation software, such as 3D modeling, CAD applications, image editing programs and many others. The 3D gestures could also be used in alleged iPhone HD to run such professional apps as Final Cut Pro and Aperture.


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Monday, July 11th, 2011. 9:37

Counter Suit Against Apple Is Dropped By Samsung To Streamline Legal Proceedings



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In April a lawsuit against Samsung was originally filled by Apple in which the company accused Samsung of copying the iPhone and iPad in its Galaxy. Shortly afterwards Samsung filled a counter suit against Apple asking to see the iPad 3 and iPhone 5. But judge denied this request earlier this year. This week Samsung abandoned their counter-patent suits.


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Monday, July 4th, 2011. 23:23

Apple Consortium Bought Nortel With Its Collection Of Patents For $4.5 Billion



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As Reuters writes, a consortium consisting of Apple Inc, Microsoft, EMC Corp, Ericsson, Sony, Research in Motion and BlackBerry placed a winning bid in the auction and bought Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel with its collection of more than 6,000 patents.


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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011. 0:58

Top Apple and Samsung executives Had a Meeting to Discuss Patent Suit



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This week Reuters reported that the executives of "highest level" for Samsung and Apple had a recent meeting and discussed their legal dispute.

The information was revealed by Apple attorney Harold MacElhinny, who responded on Friday to questioning from Lucy Koh, who is a U.S. Disctrict Judge.

Koh hoped the companies may resolve the case without attracting the court and thus said:

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Sunday, June 19th, 2011. 20:04

iPhone May Help In Looking For New Friends In Future



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So actively developing Facebook and Twiiter suggest that social networking has been the most growing trend in the recent years. Apple has already tried to enter into this market with its iTunes network Ping, but without any great success.

Based on content of a new patent application publised today,  it is possible to suggest that Apple has been making much more ambitious plans using the iPhone location-based functions and interest matching. The result is the possibility of finding you your next date, friend or business partner by your iPhone.


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Patent Dispute Between Apple And Nokia Is Resolved, Apple Will Pay For Licenses



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Nokia announced that it had entered into agreement with Apple, and now the prolonged legal argument between two corporations is coming to an end with two parties withdrawing their complaints to the International Trade Commission.

A press release that announced the signed patent license agreement was issued by Nokia early Tuesday. Agreement stipulates that Apple have to make a one-time payment to Nokia as well as ongoing royalties. But exact details of the agreement are kept in secret. The statement also reads that Nokia has put about 43 billion EUR into research and development in the course of last 20 years, creating a patent portfolio that consists of  10,000 patent families.

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. 18:27

Apple develops location-aware iPhone alert system



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This week AppleInsider discovered another Apple's patent application entitled "Dynamic Alerts for Calendar Events", which was recently made public by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It describes a system that could dynamically alert its users on different occasions based on users' current location.

The system would reportedly use its user's calendar events and GPS in order to determine how much time it will be required for the person to travel to the scheduled event and alert him about that.

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Friday, June 3rd, 2011. 16:42