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 patent filing involves gaze detection for iOS, macOS, watchOS devices

Apple patent filing involves gaze detection for iOS, macOS, watchOS devices

Future iOS, watchOS, and perhaps macOS devices may allow you to control some user interface elements with your eyes. Apple has been granted another patent (number 20190035356) for “electronic devices with orientation compensation.” It’s the fifth patent filing by the tech giant that involves some form of gaze detection.

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Jump-start your watchOS development career with this 8-lesson online course

Jump-start your watchOS development career with this 8-lesson online course

When the Apple Watch was first introduced, few people really understood just how popular this mobile platform would become. Today’s Apple Watch apps can do a variety of tasks with just a simple tap or “Hey, Siri” to the wrist. You can learn how to develop apps for Apple’s smallest platform with our 8-lesson online watchOS development course, on sale today for US$19.

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Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer/Dryer will be iOS/watch OS compatible later this year

Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer/Dryer will be iOS/watch OS compatible later this year

The new Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer, a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, completes a load of laundry in the same machine, allowing for one load to be completely washed and dried without moving items from the washer to the dryer. 

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Apple wants its iOS and watchOS devices to work well even when they’re wet

Apple wants its iOS and watchOS devices to work well even when they’re wet

Apple has been granted two patents (number 20180307375 and 20180307374) for “finger tracking in wet environment” with the goal of making iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches work better even if their screens are wet. Hopefully, that will include sweat, something that sometimes makes it difficult to quickly operate my smartwatch when I’m running. 

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