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    The idea of interacting with our phones through in-air gesture controls is nothing new; companies like Samsung have been doing this trick for a while now. But so far the way of pulling that off has involved the use of optical sensors; is there a better way to do things? Elliptic Labs thinks so, and has just revealed its own ultrasound-based system for interacting with your phone at a distance. Elliptic's Multi Layer Interaction system measures both hand position and distance, letting users control phone software either by how close their hand gets to the screen, or with side-to-side swipe ...

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    We've seen some leaks of the new Windows Phone action center that will be coming to Windows Phone 8.1 recently.  It's basically a screen where you can find all of the missed notifications, but also quickly access toggle buttons for things like WiFi power, Driving mode, etc.  The method to access this new action center is exactly the same as Android, which Apple also copied for iOS… swipe down from the top edge of the screen. Now, I am of the opinion that copying bad design is bad. Just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't make it right.  What's bad about swiping down from the ...

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    2013 is coming to a close, and slipping in under the wire is a brand new operating system brought to us by Jolla called Sailfish. You can check out our coverage of Sailfish from MWC 2013 all the way to our quick impressions having actually used the device, or at least as much as we Americans could use it. One thing that really stuck with us was the major use of gestures in the interface. Just about anything you want to do comes with its own gesture. Now, we here at Pocketnow have special places in our hearts, down near but just to the left of the cockles of our hearts, for gesture-based ...

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    On a recent episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, Brandon Miniman gave us a first-person account of what it's like to use Apple's new platform for the iPhone and the iPad, iOS 7. This was exciting not just because of the dearth of Apple news in the weeks leading up to the episode, but because it was our first glimpse (outside of the announcement Hangout, anyway) at the refreshed user-interface paradigms Apple is bringing to the table with its revised platform. Specifically, the new suite of iOS 7 gestures. Well, maybe "suite" is being a little generous. We're not talking about a whole ...

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