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Apple might release mobile payment service

03/07/2012, While the world waits for the dust to settle from this morning’s new iPad and Apple TV announcements, here is more news from the fruity company – the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent application that might see Apple...

Amazon patents intelligent stylus

03/06/2012, With so many touchscreen devices being churned out these days, it goes without saying that our fingers are one of the main methods of interacting with such devices. However, when winter time comes and the mercury drops to freezing levels, taking out our...

Apple may force Motorola to destroy its phones?

03/02/2012, Apple may have beaten Motorola in one of its latest legal battles that took place in Germany, but it looks like the Cupertino company isn’t satisfied just yet. Apparently the injunction granted by the Munich I Regional Court gives Apple the ability...

Google invents original search gestures

02/24/2012, It looks like Google has plans for changing the way we search using our mobile devices. The search engine giant was recently reported to have invented a new gesture for pulling off searches on future Android devices. Instead of users having to waste time...

Apple beat-matching patent application

02/24/2012, The new ammunition for huge corporations would be intellectual property, and owning relevant patents to your particular niche market or industry is the ideal way to roll in the big bucks. Apple knows this, and has filed its fair share of patents in the...

Apple patent points to thinner keyboards

02/23/2012, It does seem as though TVs are not the only ones to get flatter and flatter as time goes by. I clearly remember the early days of LCD TVs, where the sheer thinness of the entire shebang floored me compared to one of those fatty CRTs. Fast forward to...

Google: Slide to unlock’s old hat

02/16/2012, Apple is certainly making most of their slide-to-unlock patent, having picked up an injunction against Motorola smartphones in Germany that utilizes the slide-to-unlock movement, something that just about all the other Android-powered devices rely on....

Apple to block Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales in California

02/12/2012, The war rages on, and Apple Inc. has stepped into a place which is extremely close to home (home itself, actually) – California, by asking a federal court there to stop Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. from selling its new Galaxy Nexus smartphones (that...

Apple sues Samsung in Germany again

02/10/2012, The long running saga of lawsuits being thrown at one another between Samsung and Apple continues, where Apple has just sued Samsung in Mannheim over a patent where a Munich court denied preliminary injunction sometime last week. Apple apparently...

Apple patents new 3D interface

02/10/2012, Apple does seem to be a company that is always on the cutting edge, and you can tell as much by the kind of patents that they file. Here we are with a recent patent application that points towards an immersive, adjustable 3D user interface that might...

Sony patent reveals Wii U-like controller

02/06/2012, Sony and Nintendo have long been rivals, what with both companies challenging each other on the console gaming front with the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii, and let’s not forget Sony’s PlayStation Vita versus Nintendo’s 3DS handheld console....

Apple looks into social fitness technology

02/02/2012, Apple’s iPod shuffle and iPod nano has certainly changed the way we worked out at the gym, simply because carrying music while we sweat it out had never looked cooler, never mind that old school Sony Walkmans heralded such an age. Apple intends to...