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    We know that Apple wasn't the first to explore capacitive touch screens, but the iPhone did make the technology popular. Over the last couple of years, the iPhone's multi-touch technology has pioneered a new trend of ways to interact with mobile devices, up to the point of including computers as well. Obviously Apple hasn't stopped there, and a new patent reveals where the company wants to push next. Apple's new patent shows how the company is exploring the use if infrared technology in order to determine pressure sensitivity. This would allow a new trend of commands, where the device will ...

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    Ever since the launch of the original iPad, we've seen Apple explore different ways to build a case for it, and has succeeded in some, and failed terribly in others. The company even built a keyboard stand for the original iPad, which it decided to not continue after the launch of the iPad 2, for reasons it never made public. What the company has never done, is mix a case with a keyboard, and given how successful third-party companies have been with the concept, it seems Apple wants to take a stab at the market. A new patent reveals a new "Smart Case" with a keyboard attached to it. What ...

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    One of the coolest features of iOS 7 is really the one people take the most for granted. The concept of having everything work through layers of logical order is what makes it simple to move your way around. Still, Apple seems to want to take this concept a step further, as layers can also be applied to your surroundings if you want to. Apple is envisioning a new technology called "transparent texting" and the idea is that instead of having the messaging app show you the typical white background, the iPhone will detect if you're moving and portray whatever the back camera is capturing at ...

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    Apple's obsession for thin and light has been predominant ever since the launch of the original iPod more than a decade ago. It's definitely a pleasant experience to carry a phone in your pocket that you can barely feel, and Apple keeps pushing the bar in this department every two years or so, and a new patent reveals what the company might be trying next. Apple's new patent filing experiments with split camera technology. The idea is that one sensor would capture luma, or brightness, data, while the other could capture chroma, or color, information. The name of the patent is "Electronic ...

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    There's no denying that Apple has revolutionized the touch screen experience ever since the first-generation iPhone, and we've even seen more of that come to the way you can navigate around the iPad. At the moment, though sometimes cumbersome, you can navigate around apps and services with four-finger swipes on the iPad, though it does seem that Apple is just getting started. The company's new patent application shows a new iPad with pressure sensors in both the display and the bezel, in a way that would allow both pressure sensors to work together in order to provide users with a new ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's current marketshare within the Windows Phone ecosystem, even though that's not necessarily a good thing. We then talk about the Android 4.3 update to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, and who will be the lucky few to get it. Sony is up next as we talk about their plans for fast wireless charging for 2014. Then we go through Apple's retention of a patent that made a lot of damage to Samsung in previous years, and that could pose a threat. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 being leaked on the Google Play Store, and what to ...

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    Some interesting news have just happened, as the US Patent office has decided to uphold the patent No. 7,479,949 after pretty much invalidating it in December of 2012. Why is this important? Well if we all remember the Apple vs Samsung trial, among other lawsuits that included Palm and HTC, Apple has actually won cases against Samsung because of this particular patent, and it has been key in banning Samsung products years ago. This patent focuses on the iPhone's capability to ignore unintended swipes while you scroll from top to bottom or left to right. You'll notice that if you start ...

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    Nokia's PureView technology has proven to be quite the standard to beat when it comes to smartphone cameras. Whether it's the crazy amount of megapixels on the 808 PureView or the great low-light performance of the Nokia Lumia 920, this line of technology has proven to be quite successful among users and reviewers. Now with rumors of Nokia's EOS line-up coming up, many of us have asked ourselves what could be next for PureView, or if these are actually the same going forward, and their probable next move has just been published. Nokia has just filed a new patent that will allow your camera ...

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    Will the next iPhone have a curved screen? If a recent "leak" is to be believed, it's definitely a possibility. When you team that up with a recent patent application from Apple, that reality may arrive sooner than later. But why is a curved screen such a big deal? When the Samsung Nexus S came out with its curved screen I was under-impressed. Sure, the curved glass fit your face better than a flat slab, but the screen itself wasn't curved, just the glass. Later, the Galaxy Nexus followed suit, again with curved glass, not a curved screen. Both phones were somewhat unique in this ...

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    Rarely has the "lull" between trade shows given us so much to talk about. We kicked off the week with an exciting announcement welcoming two new members to the Pocketnow team, and since then we've barely been able to keep news, editorials, and videos on the front page long enough to read them. This feed is on fire. From ever-strengthening rumors about the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, to interviews with newcomers like Jolla, to new looks at old friends with BlackBerry 10, to modding and jailbreaking today's top smartphones, we've gotten a lot done since the last episode of the Weekly, ...

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    On the surface it all seems so absurd. Several days ago, various news outlets reported that LG Display (not to be confused with LG Electronics) asked for a ban on the manufacture and domestic sales of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet we weren't too impressed with back in August, which we reviewed in September, and which has failed to set the market on fire in the intervening months. How did this mediocre product get under the skin of Samsung's home-soil competitor? By allegedly breaching patents involving the angles at which the screen can be viewed. The LG-Samsung beef goes way ...

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    The mobile world is no stranger to litigation, and 2012 has been a year pockmarked with legal battles of all shapes and sizes. While most of the action has centered around Apple and Samsung, today papers are being served on Microsoft, which just a few days ago unveiled its new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. The complainant, SurfCast, is a self-proclaimed operating-system designer headquartered in Portland, Maine. The complaint centers around Windows' use of Live Tiles in the Metro Windows 8 Store Style layout, which SurfCast claims it developed. The company's website says the ...

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    Take a look at your tablet and tell me what's wrong with it. That's right, it's not a phone. Now, look at your phone. What's wrong with it? It's not a tablet! Ironically, phones are getting bigger screens, and tablets are getting smaller screens. Even still, one is very clearly not the other. Why is that? Could it be simply that we're missing the "perfect accessory"? In a perfect world Imagine a world where you have a tablet that's small enough to pack around with you everywhere, but big enough to still use as a tablet, and with all the "phoney" guts inside for data as well as voice. You ...

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    The HTC One X for AT&T and the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint -- which should hit the shelves this Friday, May 18 -- appear to be delayed by U.S. Customs, according to an official statement released by the Taiwanese manufacturer. The reason behind the delay, according to the wording, is "standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order". "The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed due to a standard U.S. Customs review of shipments that is required after an ITC exclusion order. We believe we are in compliance with ...

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