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iPad Smart Bezels Patent Filed

01/30/2014, Apple has filed for a new patent related to iPad smart bezels. The idea is to transform the bezels on its tablet into areas that are capable of recognizing touch input, thus extending the range of functions and gestures available to users. This would...

Apple Stylus ‘iPen’ Patented

01/28/2014, Wait, what? Didn’t Steve Jobs absolutely loathe styluses? Wasn’t the iPad launched to annihilate all post-PC devices that required users to control them through a stylus? That’s true, to an extent. The fact remains that Apple has been...

Future Samsung Devices Could Feature Head Tracking

01/12/2014, Back in 2013 when Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 with more pomp and substance that we had ever seen, it showed off the new eye-tracking features that its latest smartphone touted. Its possible that the company might build up on that and offer a similar...

Apple And Samsung Patent Battles Might Be Resolved Out Of Court

12/30/2013, For nearly two years now we have seen both Apple and Samsung fight it out in court over patent disputes. Even though a verdict has been handed down that Samsung pay nearly $900 million to Apple for patent infringement, it appears that the case might not...

BlackBerry’s Patent Portfolio Valued At Roughly $2-3 Billion

08/14/2013, A few days ago BlackBerry announced that its board had created a Special Committee to probe “strategic alternatives” such as partnerships, alliances and even a sale of the company. A former Palm executive has said that buying BlackBerry would...

Apple Patent Describes Intuitive Battery Management System

07/25/2013, Battery life is a very real concern with electronic devices. As internal components get bigger and better, the need for substantial backup power increases as well. A new Apple patent describes an intuitive battery management system that will be able to...

Future iOS Devices May Have Built-In Projectors

07/16/2013, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a new patent titled “Projected display shared workspaces” which details technology that would integrate small projectors in future iPhone and iPads. Obviously being granted a patent...

Apple Sued By Boston University For Patent Violation

07/03/2013, Boston University has sued Apple for violating a patent that was awarded to one of its professors back in 1997. A favorable verdict for the university might mean Apple would have to pay as much as $75 million in damages.