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Top 10 Stories of the Week





It’s Sunday today, so I’ve decided to gather some of the most interesting stories of the past 7 days and bring them to you in this post.

This week’s top stories deal with jailbreak, Apple’s new iPhone 6 that is expected to be launched in 2014 and the purported iWatch release. You can take a look at the most interesting articles below.


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Apple Did Not Violate Motorola’s Push Notifications Patent - U.S. Appeals Court



Apple did not violate Motorola’s push notifications patent. Well, at least this is what The U.S. Court of Appeals says. Such a decision upholds the International Trade Commission verdict - back in April, this organization also concluded that the company from Cupertino was not guilty.


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Saturday, January 11th, 2014. 23:37

Apple Wants to Ban Infringing Samsung Devices in the USA Even Though They No Longer Exist



The company from Cupertino renewed its motion to permanently ban the sales of a number of Samsung products in the United States. In case you don’t know, back in 2012, Apple accused Samsung of copying the interface and interiour design of its iPhone. Moreover, the Korean company was said to be using a number of Apple’s patents without permission.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 29th, 2013. 3:50

Apple to 'Teach' Siri to Search Your iPhone Photos



The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published Apple’s new patent. The technology described in the document will allow users to tag their photos using Siri. Due to this new tags, Apple’s virtual assistant will be able to sort all of the images and search for them efficiently.


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Friday, December 27th, 2013. 1:49

Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week



The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

Apple Patents Map Layers, Not Like Those Google Uses



The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.


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Monday, December 23rd, 2013. 0:42

Apple's "Curved touch sensor" Patent Granted



Curved displays are the future. Well, this is what Samsung, LG and a number of other companies want us to believe. Back in October, Samsung announced the first smartphone ever with curved display and LG promised to release a curved OLED television.

The company from Cupertino couldn’t stand aside, so it came up with a patent for its own curved screen for smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. This patent was granted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday.


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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013. 1:36

Apple Demands Compensation for Attorney's Fees



Apple spent nearly $60 million on a patent infringement lawsuit against its South Korean rival - Samsung. And now the guys from Cupertino are trying to recover at least a part of the money they wasted. According to the latest AppleInsider report, Apple filed a motion in U.S. District Court last Friday demanding a compensation for their attorneys' fees.


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Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 23:47

Apple Filed Patent for "Smart dock" on Thursday



Apple on Thursday filed a patent for a "Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device". Such a system will allow users to activate Siri and get access to voice recognition functions of the the compatible device once it is connected.


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Friday, December 6th, 2013. 1:41

Company from Cupertino Was Granted Another Patent



The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.


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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 2:16

Another Touch ID Patent Granted to Apple



Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.


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Touch ID Patent Applications Published by Patently Apple



A pair of Apple’s patent applications that deal with Touch ID have been spotted on Patently Apple. These applications explain how the new iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works and where the fingerprints are stored. At last we have some information from the trusted source.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 25th, 2013. 23:54

Apple Wins Another Court Case Against Samsung



Samsung will pay Apple for copying some of the iPhone key features and design elements. For those who don’t remember - last year the South Korean company was found guilty of violating several Apple patents. The sum Samsung was ordered to pay Apple last year was $1.05 billion.


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Sunday, November 24th, 2013. 2:23

Siri to Offer Crowd-Sourced Answers to Users



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.


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Thursday, November 14th, 2013. 21:29

Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



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:


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Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08