Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Tactile feedback patent filing hints at Macs with touchscreens

Future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches — and perhaps Macs — may sport more tactile feedback. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190138102) for a “device, method, and graphical user interface for providing tactile feedback for operations performed in a user interface.”

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Apple reportedly told lawmakers that folks will hurt themselves trying to fix iPhones

Apple reportedly told lawmakers that folks will hurt themselves trying to fix iPhones

VICE’s Motherboard claims that an Apple representative and lobbyist for CompTIA, a trade organization that represents big tech companies, have been privately meeting with California lawmakers to encourage them to kill legislation that would make it easier for consumers to repair their electronics.

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Apple should redouble its efforts on Macs with built-in AirPower capabilities

Apple should redouble its efforts on Macs with built-in AirPower capabilities

Now that Apple has officially canned the AirPower wireless charger, maybe it’s time to double down on technology the tech giant introduced in a patent (number 20180212455) introduced last year. Dubbed “inductive charging between electronic devices,” it would allow one Apple device to charge another.

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Apple looks into enhanced ‘wireless leash’ connectors between its various devices

Apple looks into enhanced ‘wireless leash’ connectors between its various devices

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190096228) for the “establishment and detection of breakage of wireless leash between devices.” It would allow Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and upcoming devices to better communicate with each other and automatically sync under certain conditions such as when an item is lost.

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Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple seems to finally be taking gaming seriously. The tech giant has announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and more. 

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Apple patent involves 3D scanning and gesture-based interfaces

Apple patent involves 3D scanning and gesture-based interfaces

You may one day be able to control your Mac — and perhaps your Apple TV — by gestures. Apple has been granted yet another patent (number 10,218,963) for a “gesture-based user interface” that hints at gesture controls for Macs. This one is dubbed “scanning projectors and image capture modules for 3D mapping.”

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