Apple could improve iPhone’s battery life by predicting usage trends

Apple could improve iPhone’s battery life by predicting usage trends

Apple wants to improve the iPhone’s battery life by learning a user’s habits and usage patterns, and adapting the device as per these signals to maximise battery life. The system is described in an Apple patent filed with the USPTO titled “Inferring User Intent From Battery Usage Level and Charging Trends.”

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Apple patent application describes bayonet lens mount for the iPhone

Apple patent application describes bayonet lens mount for the iPhone

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application today from Apple that describes a method of attaching a lens to an electronic device, including the iPhone. The method would allow for the quick removal and attachment of a variety of lenses to the iPhone camera.

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Apple loses renewed bid to get Samsung products banned in the US

Apple loses renewed bid to get Samsung products banned in the US

Apple today lost an appeal to get a number of old Samsung products banned in the US, over the infringement of a few of its patents.

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New Apple patent could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones

New Apple patent could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones

Apple along with the Rockstar consortium has been awarded a new patent (No. 8,666,034) called “Audio call screening for hosted voicemail systems” by the USPTO which could bring answering machine like functionality to iPhones.

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Korean FTC rejects Apple’s allegations of Samsung wrongly using its SEPs in patent lawsuits

Korean FTC rejects Apple’s allegations of Samsung wrongly using its SEPs in patent lawsuits

The Korea Fair Trade Commission has rejected Apple’s claims of Samsung unfairly using its SEPs (Standard Essential Patents) during ongoing patent lawsuits against competitors, with Apple being one of them. The KFTC has cited that Samsung’s actions aren’t infringing Korea’s antitrust laws.

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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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