Apple Files Movable-Interface Patent for iPhone

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Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 16:35
Category: Patents

Even if you’re not currently blown away with the iPhone, there’s more to come.
According to MacNN, Apple has reportedly filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization covering a user interface on portable devices with touchscreen interface that would allow for quick, tactile reconfiguration of on-screen elements such as icons.
In this case, a user could drag an icon to a desired location, such as with a widget under Dashboard. The method would allow for easy reconfiguration of icons as well as allow them to be automatically displaced by other icons.
The patent is currently filed under application number 60,755,368, was filed on December 30th of 2005 and credits Marcel Van Os, Freddy A. Anzures, Scott, Forstall, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri and Stephen Lemay as inventors of the patent.
Stay tuned to the PowerPage for further details and if you have any thoughts or ideas on this, let us know in the comments or forums.


Apple Releases iPhoto 7.0.2 Update

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Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 16:36
Category: Software

On Tuesday, Apple released the latest update for its iPhoto image editing program.
iPhoto 7.0.2, an 8.8 megabyte download, resolves issued associated with publishing to .Mac web galleries, rebuilding image thumbnails and editing books.
The update reportedly addresses a variety of other issues.
iPhoto 7.0.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later and iPhoto 7.0 to be installed. The update is also available through Mac OS X’s Software Update feature provided iPhoto 7.0 has already been loaded on the system.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any kind of feedback about it, let us know in the comments or forums.


RealPlayer 10.1 Build 503 Released

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Date: Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 07:27
Category: Software

Late Monday, RealNetworks released the most recent version of its free RealPlayer media application. RealPlayer 10.1 build 503, an 11.6 megabyte download, adds a TurboPlay feature, providing users with faster RealAudio and RealVideo content by reducing the load and buffer times for media to play over a broadband connection.
The new version for the Mac also provides users with radio tuner access to 1,700 radio stations sorted by genre and location and offers wider access to content should the user purchase a SuperPass.
RealPlayer 10.1 build 503 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to run and is a Universal Binary program capable of running at native speeds on both PowerPC and Intel-based hardware.
If you’ve tried the new version or have any kind of feedback, let us know in the comments or forums.