Apple patents headphones with biometric sensors to record your temperature, heart rate

Apple patents headphones with biometric sensors to record your temperature, heart rate

Since last year or so, rumors about Apple entering the health and fitness gadgets market have greatly intensified. But Apple has been looking at this space since more than six years, as evident by this 2007 Apple patent filing about headphones equipped with biometric sensors.

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The future of iPad accessories is bright with newly patented ‘smart magnets’

The future of iPad accessories is bright with newly patented ‘smart magnets’

So often do we hear the word patent used in association with war, trial, court of law, infringement or attorneys of late that most people not fluent in legalese probably automatically switch off whenever seeing yet another article headlined by the infamous term.

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Apple patent application describes method to curb spam using disposable email addresses

Apple patent application describes method to curb spam using disposable email addresses

The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application from Apple that described a system to curb spam email. The system works at the server level and uses disposable email addresses to redirect spam from the user’s inbox.

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Apple files patents for improved autocorrect, and automatic language detection for keyboard

Apple files patents for improved autocorrect, and automatic language detection for keyboard

The USPTO today published a pair of Apple patent applications aimed at improving the text input methods in iOS, specifically within the Messages app.

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Apple and Samsung file list of products said to infringe each others patents

Apple and Samsung file list of products said to infringe each others patents

Apple and Samsung continue their patent war as both companies filed new list of products said to infringe on each others patents. This comes ahead of their second patent infringement lawsuit set to take place on March 31.

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Apple patents Smart Dock with inductive charging and orientation-based docking functions

Apple patents Smart Dock with inductive charging and orientation-based docking functions

Apple is constantly working on fresh ideas for its iPhone and iPad to further separate them from the rest of the competition. To help achieve that goal, the tech giant has been granted a new patent that details “Device orientation based docking functions.”

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US court finds Samsung guilty of infringing an Apple patent, also invalidates a Samsung patent

US court finds Samsung guilty of infringing an Apple patent, also invalidates a Samsung patent

A second patent infringement lawsuit involving rivals Apple and Samsung begins on March 31st this year, and ahead of this trial, Judge Lucy Koh has invalidated a Samsung patent relating to multimedia sync.

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Apple exploring use of Liquidmetal in Home Button, touch sensors and screws

Apple exploring use of Liquidmetal in Home Button, touch sensors and screws

In 2010, Apple signed an agreement with LiquidMetal Technologies to get exclusive access to the firm’s proprietary “amorphous metal alloys,” often referred to as “metallic glass”. Apple has explored the use of the material in the iPhone 3G, and continues to do so, as revealed in a group of patent filings recently published.

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Patent suggests Apple planning to bring Optical Image Stabilization to iPhone camera

Patent suggests Apple planning to bring Optical Image Stabilization to iPhone camera

The iPhone camera includes image stabilisation that takes photos in quick succession and combines the images so as to minimise motion. But this solution is software-based, and Apple soon plans on moving away from this approach to optical image stabilisation (OIS) as detailed in a new patent application.

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Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Siri might soon be able to search your iPhone photo library

Finding photos in your iPhone’s photo library isn’t easy, and Apple plans to tackle this problem by letting you find your photos using Siri.

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