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Apple granted wireless sync patent

04/04/2012, iOS users are probably familiar with the ability of their devices to sync with iTunes or iCloud wirelessly. This is a feature that allows new iOS users to load up their devices without the need to plug it into their computers for the first time, and for...

Control Your New MacBook Pro or 2012 iMac with Siri [Rumor]

04/02/2012, Rumors surrounding the MacBook Pro and the iMac for this year have been around a lot this year but there have been none yet about what seems to have floated to the top now. A function which allow iPhone users to use their Mac computers via Siri is rumored...

Apple Working on a 3D Camera

03/30/2012, According to a patent released some time back by Patently Apple, Apple might be working on a new 3D camera that could possibly be used in an upcoming iPhone, the next iPad and any other potential device including a standalone camera. Given the beautifully...

HTC design patent points to slide out stereo speaker

03/28/2012, HTC’s team up with Beats has certainly brought about a higher degree of audio quality when it comes to some of their smartphones, such as the HTC Sensation XE, but perhaps this is just a precursor of things to come? HTC’s latest design patent...

Microsoft may be preparing LED Screen Keyboard

03/27/2012, A few years back there was news of a fancy keyboard that had configurable keys using OLED display screens that were built into each and every key. Those keyboards were designed by a Russian design studio called Art Lebedev and the keyboard dubbed...

Sony patent reveals plans for touchless gestures on smartphones

03/23/2012, Remember a little over a week ago, we reported on Sony’s floating touch technology which basically allowed users to interact with the device without actually having to touch it, although a minimum distance of 20mm was required. This technology is...

Google patent uses background noise to generate targeted ads

03/22/2012, If you’ve surfed the web long enough, you’re probably aware of Google’s ability to create ads based on the content you were looking at and your location. Now it looks like Google has a patent that aims to take things to the next level by analyzing...

Nokia patents magnetic tattoo for ‘itchy’ ringtones

03/20/2012, There is just one main reason why our phones have ringtones – to inform us that there is someone calling, while other alerts let us know that there is an incoming message or email which we might want to attend to. If you do not want to let the world...

Microsoft head mounted display patent application

03/19/2012, Does anyone remember the nightmare that is known as the Virtual Boy from Nintendo? That was a primary example of a video game hardware flop, simply because the technology of the time failed to live up to the vision of the game company from Japan. I am...

Samsung, RIM, sued over emoticons

03/19/2012, While patents are said to be the newest form of corporate ammunition between companies, what you are about to read might just take things a little bit too far. It seems that RIM and Samsung’s decision to throw in a quick-access key that allows you...

Nokia applies for haptic material patent

03/16/2012, Nokia were recently granted  a slide-to-unlock patent that they can call their own, which might just be the tonic to prevent legal eagles from other companies to come knocking on their doors in the future. Well, the Finnish smartphone manufacturing...

German court rules in favor of Motorola in case against Apple

03/16/2012, Apple’s stock might have passed the $600 mark for the first time in the company’s corporate history, making them the third most valuable company to date, and we do know that their new iPad (which has already been jailbroken) is also going to...

Nokia granted slide-to-unlock patent of their own

03/15/2012, Back in October of 2011, we reported that Apple had been granted the slide-to-unlock patent, a pretty important patent as far as smartphones are concerned, and recently it looks like Nokia has been granted a slide-to-unlock patent of their own, although...

Samsung patents pointer phone

03/14/2012, Patents are the new ammunition for companies, and racking up as many relevant patents as possible right now is a surefire investment that is worth making, as you can never quite tell just when you might be able to call upon those patents in the future as...