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Apple’s new keyboard patent will help you look less stupid
A new Apple[/url] patent could fix a major pain point when texting — autocorrect.
While autocorrect has never been annoying enough to actually pick up the phone and call someone, it’s the sort of minor annoyance that sometimes made you reminisce about being left to your own devices for being awkward and stupid, not a device that seemed hell-bent to do it for you.
Apple’s [url=http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=12&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=(apple.AANM.+AND+20160428.PD.)&OS=aanm/apple+and+pd/4/28/2016&RS=(AANM/apple+AND+PD/20160428)]new patent aims to fix all that.
The patent details a method that would highlight words within a message after the device has autocorrected them. Each corrected word would sit atop a blue line, thus allowing you a second look at words Apple was unsure about before you hit send and look like an idiot.
While most patents are sort of a toss-up as to whether or not they’ll actually be used, I’d be more than a little surprised if we didn’t see this one make its way into a future version of iOS.Read on the original site
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Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers
Ankara (AFP) - Turkey's parliament early Saturday backed a controversial bill that would dramatically expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The parliament in a late-night session approved the seven final sections of the 18-article constitution and in a final vote the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) received 339 "yes" votes for the bill as a whole.The party needed at least 330 or more votes -- a three-fifths majority -- for the adoption of the constitutional change and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Report: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the slaughterhouse," Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.It covers the period from 2011 to 2015, when Amnesty said 20-50 people were hanged each week at Saydnaya Prison in killings authorized by senior Syrian officials, including deputies of President Bashar Assad, and carried out by military police.The report… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Lowest temperatures in decades in parts of eastern Europe
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed Eastern Europe Wednesday and people struggled with travel delays, power outages and subzero temperatures. Homeless people and migrants were among those most at risk.The recent cold snap has now been blamed for at least 73 deaths, and seen the lowest temperatures for decades in some parts.Poland, the country hit hardest by the deep freeze, reported two more deaths Wednesday as havoc spread to many countries… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
TUI to launch Europe— wide advertising campaign to unify brand
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