Apple has been granted a patent that could lead the way to a fully flexible iPhone that's actually built to bend in your pocket.
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Apple has secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a device referred to as 'iTime', revealing some of the features that may be included in the company’s highly anticipated watch device.
Patents filed by Samsung show that the company may be interested in developing a new range of wearables controlled by gestures and image recognition technology.
Recent patent applications by Apple cover features for what reportedly be its iPen smart stylus, including a modular device that will let users add the right tool for the job at hand.
Apple has seen its gesture-based unblocking system invalidated by Germany's federal patent court.
HTC and Sony Mobile stress that ongoing patent lawsuits between phonemakers will not stifle their efforts to offer cutting-edge phone designs and features.
Apple has been awarded a design patent for the slide-to-unlock feature used in iOS since 2007, which has been the subject of several legal battles.
But it might be the only OS with the patent to do pens the right way…One of the highlights of Adobe's MAX developer conference this year was Photoshop Touch; a tablet application, initially for Android but coming soon for iPad, that's a real application with powerful features. Equally interesting was the device Adobe was demonstrating it on - a prototype Samsung Galaxy Tab with the kind of pressure-sensitive Wacom pen that's been in Tablet PCs for years.
AppleInsider's discovery of the 2009 patent application for the iPod nano reveals a camera, touchscreen, mic and even games.
Apple has applied for a patent that some will think is highly beneficial, and others will think that it takes snooping to a whole new level.
Three just-published patent applications hint at company's future plans, but it is not clear when the features will be built into iPhones or other Apple devices.
A federal jury ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million in a patent infringement case. The jury ruled that the custom XML tagging features of Word 2003 and Word 2007 infringed on a patent from Toronto-based i4i.
A new release of Apple patent filings dealing with Wi-Fi, wide-screen displays and touchscreen controls indicates new features in the next generation iPod could look similar to the iPhone.This week, several new patents filed by Apple were released on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web site.
Russell Shaw flags a monstrous U.S. patent application by Research in Motion that outlines plans to bring a lot of autoformatting features to the Blackberry.
Major new BlackBerry Patent app: Auto-capitalization, Auto-punctuation, many more usability features
As BlackBerry patent applications go, this is a big one. And you are getting it here, first.
Amazon.com on Tuesday received a patent for new features on its ordering forms.
Amazon.com receives a patent for an online retailing chat technology, marking the company's latest push to appeal to more consumers by adding customer-centric features.
Trek Technology, a maker of thumb-sized storage devices, has fired off a warning letter to Japanese electronics maker Sony over alleged patent infringement. ThumbDrive is a portable, removable storage drive with Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity. Since its debut more than two years ago, the device has been licensed by multinational firms such as IBM and Sonnet Technologies, a Macintosh processor upgrade provider. Sony sells a competing product called Micro Vault, which touts similar features as the ThumbDrive. For the full story on CNet Asia go to http://asia.cnet.com/newstech/personaltech/0,39001147,39046475,00.htm. --Irene Tham, Special to ZDNet News
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