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Apple patent reveals plans for “Schematic Maps”

08/11/2011, Given the fierce competition between iOS and Android, it’s not surprising that Apple may eventually plan to move away from Google Maps and instead come up with something on their own. Actually this isn’t exactly a secret as it seems that Apple already...

Microsoft Answers Google’s Patent Attack Accusations

08/04/2011, Earlier today, Google has posted a message on its corporate blog explaining how Microsoft, Apple and other high-profile companies ganged up to buy Novell patents with the goal of attacking Android or handset makers using Android. Such legal activities...

Microsoft patent reveals finger and stylus gestures

08/02/2011, A while back Microsoft announced that there would be no tablets running on their mobile Windows Phone 7 platform, and to be honest it wasn’t all that surprising considering that they had recently unveiled Windows 8 which seemed to be rather...

Sony patents interactive doll for PS3 and PSP

07/27/2011, While patents aren’t a sign of things to come (most of the time, companies file for patent applications just to protect ideas that may or may not be used in the future); a recently discovered Sony patent shows a new direction it might be taking with...

IBM patents new technology to improve virtual keyboards

07/24/2011,   While we all know that virtual keyboards will never replace physical keyboards anytime soon when it comes to speed and accuracy – engineers are constantly trying to make things better. The folks over at IBM recently filed a patent application for...

Apple’s multilayer 3D patent published

07/22/2011, While it seems that in the past, Apple has not really displayed any indication that they might be making the move to 3D displays, following in the footsteps of other devices such as the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D, it appears that a recent patent...

Google to help HTC fight Apple

07/19/2011, HTC hasn’t been doing too well in its latest patent battle against Apple, with the ITC (International Trade Commission) ruling in favor of the Cupertino-based company in its initial judgment. In case you haven’t been up to date with the case,...

Apple sues HTC again

07/12/2011, Fresh from battling with Samsung and Amazon, it looks like Apple is out for more blood. The Cupertino-based company has filed another lawsuit against the company it tried to take down earlier this year – HTC. According to reports Apple is targeting over...

Microsoft patent suggests a detachable dual-screened smartphone

07/11/2011, Dual-screened devices can sometimes prove to be a good thing, or a bad thing. In terms of gaming, the Nintendo DS proved to be very successful with the dual-screen design. The smartphone, Kyocera Echo, which was a rather unique offering during its time,...

Apple patent reveals new way to share content between iOS devices

07/08/2011, In yet another patent filed by Apple, this one reveals the company’s plans to introduce a new form of content sharing between iOS devices. What so new about content sharing, you ask? Well, how about if you could share content between iOS devices by...

New Apple patent suggests the use of augmented reality for the iPad

07/08/2011, A new patent filing by Apple has revealed that the Cupertino-based company has plans to introduce an augmented reality system to their iPads. The patent suggests that the screen could be split into two parts – with the top half showing a live video of...