Patents

Future iPhones will know when they’ve been stolen

Future iPhones will know when they've been stolen

Companies file for patents all the time and more often than not, technologies described in these patents never materialize in the real-world products. Apple is no exception but we still like to see what Cupertino boy and girls are Cook-ing behind the closed doors, at least to get the hints of how their devices will…

Apple looking into ways to change iPhone’s security level and UI settings based on user’s location

Apple looking into ways to change iPhone's security level and UI settings based on user's location

Apple has recently filed for a patent that would enable changing of iPhone’s security level and UI based on user’s location. Titled “Location-sensitive security levels and setting profiles based on detected location,” the patent explains how different use cases would prompt additional security measures on the iPhone. For instance, when you’re at home and connected…

Lenovo working on its own Glass-like device?

Lenovo working on its own Glass-like device?

Lenovo may be working on its own Google Glass-like device, or at least that’s what the company’s patent filing suggests. Titled “Electronic Device And Sound Capturing Method,” the filing with the USPTO shows a device that looks like the one Google is already selling, featuring an audio and video recorder, along with built-in displays. Now…

Microsoft working on technology that automatically zooms in and out content depending on the distance from your eyes

Microsoft working on technology that automatically zooms in and out content depending on the distance from your eyes

Microsoft has filed for a smart zoom patent with the USPTO. The filing, titled “Changing between display device viewing modes,” describes a method to automatically zoom in and out depending on the distance from user’s eyes. Embodiments that relate facilitating the viewing of images on a mobile device are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment…

Apple wants to make Smart Cover for iPad even smarter

Apple wants to make Smart Cover for iPad even smarter

Apple has recently filed for patent that describes an even smarter Smart Cover for iPad. According to AppleInsider, which caught the filing with the USPTO, with this cover the Cupertino company will be able to show notifications on the Smart Cover itself. This in turn will instantly notify users of incoming text messages, emails and…

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