iAvatar, anyone? Apple files patent for avatar creation/editing tool

iAvatar, anyone? Apple files patent for avatar creation/editing tool

iAvatar, anyone? Apple has filed for another  patent (number 20160086386) for an “avatar creation and editing” that would allow users to create custom avatars (onscreen representations of a person) for use in online games and other applications. The other two patent filings are number 20160086386 and 9,576,400.

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Apple patent filing involves an information system that uses a ‘holographic element’

Apple patent filing involves an information system that uses a ‘holographic element’

Almost five years ago, Ben Kunz writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, predicted that Apple devices would soon project holograms "like you’ve never seen." Sounds a bit out-there, right? But Kunz could have been onto something. The tech giant has applied for a patent (number 20190150731) for an “information system and method for provide information using a holographic element.”

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Apple patent filing involves a home media server (an 'iServe,' perhaps?)

Apple patent filing involves a home media server (an 'iServe,' perhaps?)

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190158552) for a network media device that pulls multimedia data from one or more sources (e.g., a multimedia website or a multimedia server computer) at a first time, stores it to long-term storage within the device and transmits the stored multimedia data to one or more designated multimedia playback devices at a second time.

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Netflix, video streaming Widen lead over subscription TV in customer satisfaction

Netflix, video streaming Widen lead over subscription TV in customer satisfaction

In a positive note about the upcoming Apple TV+ streaming service, due this fall, video streaming expands its lead over subscription TV service in terms of customer satisfaction, rising 1.3% to a score of 76 on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) 100-point scale, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2018-2019

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Apple introduces its first 8-core MacBook Pro (but no 16-inch model)

Apple introduces its first 8-core MacBook Pro (but no 16-inch model)

Well, I didn’t see this coming. Apple just announced an update of the MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. There are reports that is also includes an updated keyboard made of a new material.

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