The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today granted Apple a patent that describes an Augmented Reality (AR) system capable of identifying and tagging real world objects in live video streams with relavant information.
A new patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) details an Apple invention that enables the transfer of ownership of digital content like iBooks, songs, movies or apps from one user to another. In other words, in the future, you might be able to sell or loan your iTunes purchased content to a third-party once you’re done using it.
FOSS Patents has just reported that Judge Lucy Koh who presided over the landmark case between Apple and Samsung, in which the jury had ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.09 billion in damages for infringing on its patents has voided nearly half of the damages owed by Samsung.
Apple continues to highlight some interesting ideas in its patent applications filed with the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO).
Today, a new patent application published on the USPTO website describes Apple’s way of using the wide array of sensors in iOS devices to anticipate what a user intends to do, and performing that automatically, without the need for explicit user input.
A German court has stayed Samsung’s patent lawsuit against Apple over the company’s implementation of certain accessibility features that speak out interface elements and text on screen for visually impaired iOS users. Found under the VoiceOver section in the Settings app, the feature has been widely adopted by the visually impaired users including popular music artist Stevie Wonder.
It has been widely speculated that Apple is working on an iOS based smartwatch, unofficially dubbed the ‘iWatch‘.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a new patent application filed by Apple that details a method to capture and store images continuously from a device’s camera before a user presses the shutter button, and later select the best image based on certain criteria.