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New Apple Patent: Advanced E-Book Functionality
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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-...

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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

 

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