Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering Push-to-Talk, Avatars, a more advanced version of Slide-to-Unlock and Much More

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple’s patent relating to a possible future Push-to-Talk iPhone and/or iDevice feature. We also cover a more advanced version of Apple’s famed Slide-to-Unlock and two patents relating to avatar creation…

Apple’s ‘transparent texting’ tech lets iPhone users safely message while moving

Apple is looking into technology that offers users an easier, safer, way to text and walk by making an iPhone’s screen “transparent” during messaging operations through the clever use of live video. To enable a “transparent texting” system, Apple proposes that an app’s background be modified to display video images continuously captured by an iPhone’s…

Apple Invents a Cosmetic Inspection System to keep iDevices Blemish Free and Revisits their Standalone Camera Patent

On February 27, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals yet another level of their fanatical attention to detail to ensure that iDevices rolling off the production line are particle and blemish free. Earlier today we posted another report covering Apple’s intent to add self-healing material to iDevice and…