360° Coverage : New Apple Patent: Advanced E-Book Functionality

1 Updates
New Apple Patent: Advanced E-Book Functionality
Photo Credit: Getty Images

New Apple Patent: Advanced E-Book Functionality

Feb 23 2013, 12:33pm CST | by

"Digital note cards"

Yet another Apple patent has surfaced, and this one appears to be targeted at users who like to read books on the iPad or iPhone. It's also likely to try to appeal to those who aren't current...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

New Apple Patent: Advanced E-Book Functionality

Feb 23 2013, 12:33pm CST | by

"Digital note cards"

Yet another Apple patent has surfaced, and this one appears to be targeted at users who like to read books on the iPad or iPhone. It's also likely to try to appeal to those who aren't current iOS e-book readers.

United States Patent Application Publication US 2013/0047115 A1 is for "creating and viewing digital note cards." The crux of the patent is a floating toolbar that appears when you want to highlight or select passages of text within an e-book.

The toolbar allows one-touch access to highlight the passage, to copy it to the clipboard, to insert a note into the digital book, or to perform an Internet search of the passage in question.

The goal is obviously to more realistically simulate the kinds of experiences you can have with a real book, something that everyone in the e-book game has been trying to do since day one.

One of the things that is still a bit difficult to replicate is how easy it is to thumb through a book, tag different pages, and highlight various passages.

This patent from Apple could make that experience a bit more lifelike. It's nice to see an Apple patent that isn't some really crazy high-concept idea like the iWatch or super smart TV. This one could actually come to light in a decent amount of time.

Via Cnet

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
With more than 10 years as a professional writer, Mark Raby has an undeniable pulse on the latest trends. From the quiet rumors to the breaking news of the day, his eagle eye is always focused on the newest scoop and figuring out how and why the big newsmakers are noteworthy and relevant. He is based in New York City.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Bigger Batteries And NFC, Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far
Bigger Batteries And NFC, Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far
There may very well be a day when Apple executives set up an iPhone X rumour publication that consists of nothing but endless, daily, rumours of the next iPhone. They can call it the iPhone Bugle, or iPhone X Times....
 
 
SymantecVoice: Android vs. iOS: Which Is More Secure?
SymantecVoice: Android vs. iOS: Which Is More Secure?
By Solange Deschatres The two most popular smartphone operating systems are selling like crazy, with no sign of slowing down.  It’s an exciting time for enterprise mobility, given Apple’s recent partnership with IBM,...
 
 
Google Chromecast Hits 400M 'Casts' As It Turns One Year Old
Google Chromecast Hits 400M 'Casts' As It Turns One Year Old
Google Chromecast, the $35 digital media player dongle that competes against Roku and Apple TV, has turned one today. To celebrate the milestone, Google announced that the Chromecast has powered over 400 million “Casts...
 
 
Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?
Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed how Google along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the increased ad spend in mobile in 2013, and that they were going to surpass...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

White House sets $10 bn fund for rural infrastructure
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The White House Rural Council Thursday announced a fund of $10 billion to support rural infrastructure projects across the country. "This fund represents a new approach to our support for...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Britney Spears to launch lingerie line
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears, who has created sensation on stage many a times with her bold dressing sense, is set to launch her own lingerie line. The 32-year-old has designed a collection for...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
European bank's website hacked, data stolen
Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday said its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but insisted no market-sensitive data was compromised....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Snooki has Great Gatsby bridal shower
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi had a 'Great Gatsby'- themed bridal shower last Sunday (07.20.14). The former 'Jersey Shore' star celebrated her upcoming wedding with 100 family and friends at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kesha uses colour wheel to choose hair dye
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Kesha has an unusual method for choosing what hue to dye her hair. She opts for colour wheel to choose the next trend for her tresses. The 27-year-old singer posted an image of the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
UN panel asks Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue
Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over "comfort women" and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue. The UN commmittee...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sukhen Dey gets India's second gold, bronze for Mali
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux want 'ocean' wedding
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are reportedly planning to get married ''by the ocean''. The couple, who began dating in 2011 and got engaged a year later, are keen to tie the knot in a private beach ceremony abroad...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Dave Bautista: Chris Pratt should become wrestler
Dave Bautista thinks Chris Pratt should become a wrestler. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor - who is a six-time world wrestling champion - believes his co-star should take up the sport professionally as he has a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Christina Applegate is a 'dance mom'
Christina Applegate has become a ''dance mom''. The 42-year-old actress finds herself accidentally criticizing her three-year-old daughter Sadie Grace when she watches her perform her ballet routine. She told PEOPLE....
Read more on Celebrity Balla