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Apple Patent Could Bring TouchID to iPads and Macs

The next generation of MacBook laptops and iPad tablets could be opened with a scan of a fingerprint (or nipple-print, or toe-print , or sausage-print), as Apple’s TouchID patent looks ready to cover a wider range of the Cupertino firm’s products.R…

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Samsung has been denied a new trial over the long-standing dispute of Apple’s ‘bounce back’ scrollin

Samsung has been denied a new trial over the long-standing dispute of Apple’s ‘bounce back’ scrolling patent. Finally!Read more…

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Apple Wins Again Against Samsung: ITC Bans Some Samsung Phones

Word is trickling in through the wire that Apple just scored another court victory over Samsung. What does that mean? For now it looks like the United States International Trade Commission has ordered Samsung to stop selling and distributing devices t…

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Obama Just Vetoed a Proposed Ban on Apple Products

Back in June, as part of the never-ending Samsung vs Apple patent war, Samsung won a skirmish that could have ultimately lead to a ITC sales ban on certain Apple products including the iPhone 4 and 3G iPad 2 in the US. Well the victory was short lived…

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Apple’s Phone Camera Patent Could Make Colors More Correct

Apple has just ushered a patent through the US Patent and Trademark Office for a new phone camera system—which uses three separate sensors to create higher-resolution images with more color accuracy. Read more…

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Apple May Have Finally Figured Out How to Make a Liquidmetal iPhone

The incredibly promising metal alloy from Liquidmetal has been around for a while, but no one’s really been able to figure out how to put the difficult-to-manufacture material to good use–until now. According to a new patent uncovered by Electronis…

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Apple Wants to Redesign Your Car’s Dashboard

While all the fanboys were freaking out over a font change in iOS 7 on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple patent that could dramatically reshape how the inside of your car looks (and works) in a few years.Read more…

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Apple Patents Slimline Combined SD and USB Slot

Apple’s been imagining the things of the future again, with a newly-discovered patent showing it has plans to combine USB and SD card slots to save yet more space on the Macs of tomorrow.
In fact, although the patent shows Apple combining USB and SD …

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This Proximity-Sensitive Volume Adjuster Needs to Exist

Apple has just scored a patent with the the US Patent and Trademark Office that’s one of the most simple yet ingenious ideas we’ve seen in a while: a proximity-sensitive volume adjuster on a phone.
The patent, "Adjustment of acoustic properties b…

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Apple Patent Would Turn Your Friend’s iPhones Into a Lighting Kit

If you’ve ever been on the set of a professional photography shoot, you’ll notice the photographer doesn’t just rely on a single camera-mounted flash. Instead, they use a series of strategically positioned flashes, all tethered together so they functi…

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