Posts Tagged ‘multitouch’

Multitasking gestures are coming to iPad 2 with iOS 5. Apple, however, made quite a strange decision to disable the gestures on the original iPad. Here’s how to get them back.

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After Motorola recently sued Apple over eighteen infringed-upon patents, Apple has delivered a serious counter-punch in the form of two lawsuits over six multi-touch patents which Motorola is infringing upon in nine different handsets.

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Not so long ago, we covered about Apple’s rumored plans to launch a new iMac with a multitouch display which will run a iOS 4 layer on top of OS X to use touchscreen capabilities. Well it looks like we are finally going to see a touchscreen computer from Apple after all. A new interesting patent has just popped up which shows a touchscreen capable iMac dubbed as the “Apple iMac Touch”.

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Since last month, there has been this rumor floating around the web about an Arc Touch Mouse by Microsoft. Twitter account of Microsoft hardware also teased a couple of images of this mysterious looking “flat” and “touchy” device. And now according to the sources at Neowin, this device is in fact the Microsoft “Arc Touch Mouse” and it will be available in September of this year. The Arc Touch Mouse is the result of Microsoft’s “Mouse 2.0” program which has been lurking around for quite some time now.

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Here’s some interesting news related to iMac and iOS 4. How many of you thought that iOS 4 is limited to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad only? We used to think the same, but looks like all that’s going to change. Apple is planning to ship iOS with its next iMac refresh with a touch-screen display.

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Human-computer interaction has now stretched far beyond keyboards and mouse into a whole new world where in some cases we are using multiple fingers for interaction, or just motion in other technologies like Project Natal. Thanks to the trendsetter iPhone, today, almost all consumer electronic items like smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and even bigger screen monitors are opting for touch or multitouch displays because that is what most of us want. Now just imagine how amazing it would be if you could simply convert your existing display into a an interactive touchscreen simply by sticking a thin polymer film.

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Multitouch Gaming on MacBook Pro

By | January 23rd, 2010

The developers behind the popular iPhone game Touchgrind has published a video, which shows off a Mac version of the game, run and controlled by utilizing the multitouch capabilities of MacBook Pro’s mouse trackpad. This version of Touchgrind for OS X is only a technical demo and requires the newer MacBook’s with multitouch capable mouse trackpads.

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Like the Motorola Droid on Verizon, US version of Nexus One which was launched by Google earlier this month didn’t ship with a multitouch capable web browser even though the hardware and Android 2.1 OS is fully capable of doing it. This surely was a set back considering the fact that iPhone can do it since 2007. But now folks over at XDA-Developers have released a Nexus One add-on, which enables full multitouch functionality, including gestures like pinch-to-zoom in Nexus One’s native web browser.

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Wow! I didn’t saw this coming from Apple!. According to the latest reports from Chinese Commercial Times, Apple is planning to launch 22-inches capacitive touchscreen iMac’s sometime this year. We all know that HP already has all-in-one TouchSmart PCs for a while now, with multitouch capable capacitive screens, and an OS like Windows 7 which fully supports those gestures.

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The are a number of rumored reports around the web, suggesting a possible announcement of Microsoft Courier Tablet like Slate tablet PC tonight during Steve Ballmer’s opening keynote at 2010 CES. If this happens, then we could very well have a Slate/Tablet PC, running Microsoft software well ahead of Apple’s rumored iSlate/Tablet, which is expected to be unveiled on January 27th, in Apple’s mega event to be held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

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Today is the big day for the Android side of the house. It is today when Google is finally going to unveil its latest darling to take on the iPhones, Droids, Pres and the HD2s of this era. Folks at Engadget, who got their hands on the device before Google’s announcement has put up an excellent review which covers all the pros and cons of the said phone. Their final verdict on the handset hasn’t changed much from a couple of days ago when they first got hold of it.

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Folks over at AllDroid have managed to port the multitouch capable web browser from the European version of Droid i.e. Motorola Milestone over to the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. For those of you who don’t know, Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless in US doesn’t support multitouch functionality in most apps even though the hardware is fully capable of running it. This is probably due to the US iPhone patents because of which even the Google Nexus One wont be able to support multitouch functionality.

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