Apple Is Looking Into Stretchable Activity Bands For The Apple Watch

Even before the Apple Watch was launched, the rumors that were circulating all suggested that Apple was looking to position the device as the ultimately fitness and health related tool. While we’re not sure it could be considered the “ultimate” device just yet, it has done a pretty good job on the health front where it has managed to save the lives of many of its users.


Apple Has An Idea On How To Improve The Touchscreen Typing Experience

Typing on a touchscreen keyboard is perfectly fine for firing off short messages, but as you might know, typing out longer documents and emails can be tiresome. This is due to the lack of feedback that you get when typing with a virtual keyboard versus an actual physical keyboard, but it seems that Apple could have an idea on how to fix that.


Sony’s PlayStation Could Be Getting Its Own Digital Assistant

These days it’s hard to find a gadget that does not come with a built-in digital assistant. Even our smart TVs and home appliances are coming with them built into its system, which is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Sony could be looking to introduce its own digital assistant to its PlayStation console.


Apple Logo On Future iPhones Could Double As A Notification Light

For the longest time ever, one of the defining features of Apple’s MacBook laptops was its glowing logo on the lid of the device. However, in recent years, Apple has decided to drop the design completely. If you did like the idea of such a design, you might be interested to learn that it could be making a comeback, but not for the MacBook, but for the iPhone.


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Future Apple Watch Bands Can Authenticate You By Your Skin Texture

Right now, the Apple Watch has a method of identify and authenticating a user when they make a payment through Apple Pay. However, the problem with this current method is that if you take your watch off and put it back on, you’ll need to authenticate yourself again. We can appreciate the security measures, but it does seem a bit inconvenient.


Patent Reveals That Apple Isn’t Done Trying To Reinvent The MacBook’s Keyboard

Laptop keyboards have never really been known to be pleasant to type on. They are functional where there are some keyboards that do feel better than most, and Apple’s MacBook keyboards were one of them. We say “were” because ever since the company transitioned to their Butterfly switch design, it has been downhill from there.


Apple Patent Hints At 5G Plans And A Metal Oxide Gas Sensor For The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch currently supports LTE, but given that 5G is expected to be the future of mobile connectivity, we imagine that in the future, Apple will most likely release an Apple Watch that will support 5G, and thanks to a recently discovered patent by Patently Apple, it seems that Apple has actually patented such a device.


Apple Granted Patent For Face ID On Mac Computers

Face ID was introduced a couple of years ago to the iPhone X. It was later brought over to the iPad Pro, so the question is, when will it be brought over to the Mac? It does seem like quite a natural transition after all, and the good news is that Apple looks like they are exploring the idea as well.


Apple Patents A Way To Make The iPhone Even More Waterproof

In recent years, Apple has introduced water-resistance to its iPhones. However, it should be noted that Apple has never advertised its phones to be completely waterproof, just water-resistant up to a certain point. However, the company is looking at ways to improve on that, thanks to a recently-discovered patent.


Samsung’s Next Foldable Trick Could Be A Pair Of Augmented Reality Glasses

Samsung has been working on foldable displays for a while now, and last we checked, the company is expected to launch its first commercially available foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The handset has since been delayed from its launch, but it seems that in the meantime, the company is coming up with new ideas on how to use its foldable tech, although not in the way you might think.


Apple Exploring The Idea Of Wirelessly Charging Electric Cars

At the moment, the way electric cars are charged is by plugging it into a charger, much like our phones, tablets, and so on. This isn’t really an issue, but the problem is that we imagine that over time as more electric cars populate the market, it means that these charging stations could get quite busy.


Google Patents A Crazy Foldable Phone Design With Four Displays

At the moment when it comes to foldable phones, the most obvious design is a phone that opens and closes like a book. This is the design that both Samsung and Huawei have adopted for their upcoming foldable handsets. However, it seems that Google might have taken that idea and run with it.


Future Alexa Devices Might Work Without Requiring A Wake Word

Smart speaker devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple’s HomePod are always listening for their wake word. This prevents them from being used all the time and it also affords customers some semblance of privacy, where it is presumed that these devices are not listening to them until their wake words are spoken.


Patent Reveals Apple’s Radical Plan For In-Display Fingerprint Scanners

When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.