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Apple Patents Motion Sensor Keyboard That Plans to Eliminate the Mouse

Written on January 25, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Is Apple out to put the mouse and trackpad out of the picture in the long run? Or is it just a spur-of-the-moment thing that will dissipate later?

The latest Apple patent has been released recently over at Macrumors, and it seems like Apple is working on a new Motion Sensor Keyboards that may redefine the way we think and use our simple imput devices. And yeah, it looks like Apple is on a crusade of taking the mouse and the trackpad out of the desktop/laptop picture.

Introducing Apple’s latest patent application for a touch-sensitive keyboard. It’s been years since the company has been working to reshape the face of desktop and laptop input. And although no device, nor company, has matched the commercial success of the traditional mechanical QWERTY keyboard, Apple is taking on the challenge with their new concoction.

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A Patent Case: Apple Unauthorizes Jailbreaking

Written on August 23, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Beware, jailbreakers. Apple has figured out it has to trace your actions, those of your clique and those of fellow hackers so it can stop all of you on the track. Here is how.

Apple has denounced unauthorized use of its iDevices, such as the popular iPhone and iPad, in its filing for a patent covering various modes of tracking and crippling jailbreakers and hackers. The company wants to gain full control over said devices, despite the U.S. government turning jailbreaking legal (jailbreaking is a running code that allows users and carriers that Apple does not support to access unapproved (by Apple) extensions and themes for “educational purposes”).

Meantime, the tech giant is revoking its warranty on all jailbroken iPhones.

The patent was filed in February, and then it got published last Thursday. It primarily sought measures that will help identify stolen devices and protect phone-stored sensitive information such as credit card numbers and passwords. Jailbroken, hacked, unlocked, sim-disabled iDevices can also be identified by monitoring increased memory traffic that could “indicate that a hacking program is being run and that an unauthorized user may be using the electronic device.” As the patent furthers this action from Apple, the company will be enabled to wipe personal data from the iDevices and alet At&T to “shutdown any telephone service to the electronic device, shutdown the electronic device itself, or otherwise suitably extract the functions of the electronic device.”

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