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Apple Patents Technology That Can Turn Off Your Device Camera At Events

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Here’s something you’ll definitely not like at all: 

Apple has been awarded a patent for technology that would prevent you from snapping pictures and shooting videos with your iPhone or iPad at places or events, like concerts or museums, where it might be prohibited or inappropriate. 

The patent , granted on Tuesday by the United States Patents and Trademark Office, is highly technical. 

Apple’s latest patent describes an iPhone or iPad camera receiving coded infrared signals beamed from emitters in public places would temporarily disable device camera functionality, preventing any photography or recording for as long as the signal is on. 

“An infrared emitter can be located in areas where picture or video capture is prohibited,” reads the patent. “An electronic device can then receive the infrared signals, decode the data and temporarily disable the device’s recording function based on the command.”

The technology patented by Apple could also be used to beam information about an object or a place to a lot of people iPhones at the same time when they are in the same location — like providing tour guide for a museum exhibit, or offering coupons in a store or retail outlet. 

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Titled ‘ System and methods for receiving infrared data with camera designed to detect images based on visible light‘, the patent was first filed in September 2014. 

Indeed, it is pretty common to be asked or requested to turn off all electronic devices while attending any concert or show. But, majority of audience ignore the request and snap photographs and record video throughout the show. 

Many musicians and comedians get upset about such practices. 

With this technology, the company wants to help singers, actors and performers prevent illegal photos or streams from being uploaded online. Also, it would be helpful for customs officials to block anyone taking photos at a port of entry or a border. 

But what if the wrong people with bad intentions use this technology?

The technology can be used by police to limit smartphone filming of acts of brutality or protests, or it could even help a government shut off filming in certain locations. 

Moreover, it’s not even hard to imagine a government like Turkey or Russia using the technology to blackout social media coverage of the protests. 

Anyway, you do not need to worry too much about seeing your iPhone camera disable at certain events. Because technology companies like Apple and Google files for patents all the time, but only a few of its ideas are actually commercialized.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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How To Force Restart The iPhone 8 If It Freezes

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I’m not really a big fan of Apple products so this isn’t actually any of my business but I decided to make a post about it for you (that’s if you are using an apple device. However, I must not fail to say that the iPhone 8 is a solid phone.
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However like most phones, the iPhone 8 still has moments that make it freeze and leave the owner like –
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Previously before the release of the iPhone 8, you could hold the power and home buttons for several seconds to force a reboot. This served as a great strategy if your iPhone was frozen, but now you’ll have to use a slightly new way to force-restart your device now because the old method no longer works.

To force-restart your iPhone 8, follow these steps:

1. Press and release the Volume Up button on the left side of your phone.
2.Then, press and release the Volume Down button below it.

3.Finally, press and hold the side Power button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen, then let go.

If this doesn’t fix your problem, you should try booting into recovery mode:

Connect your iPhone to your Macbook or PC with iTunes installed using a USB cable.

Follow the same steps, but hold the Power button even after you see the Apple Logo.

You’ll see a Connect to iTunes screen appear after a few seconds. Release the Power button, and launch iTunes.

iTunes will tell you there’s a problem with your iPhone. You can choose Update or Restore to attempt to fix it.

This method isn’t as smooth as it was before, but it still only takes a few button presses. Hopefully you’ll never have to use it

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iPhone X Launching Tomorrow [12 September] – May Cost Over N385,000

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Apple will be launching the iPhone X alongside with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 , ( the iPhone 8 and 8 plus turns out to be what we’ve been calling the iPhone 7 s and iPhone 7 Plus.) tomorrow and just in case you’re wondering why it’s called iPhone X, it’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.

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Looking at the name, I’m still trying to make sure I’m not calling the name wrongly.

Err… Is it iPhone “ex” or iPhone “Ten”

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I guess we’ll have to wait until Tim Cook mentions it during the launch tomorrow. Nothing much has been said about the specifications of the new iPhone officially but a couple of leaks have actually showed us what to expect. Here’s a summary of what I’ve seen in the leaks so far – (However take this information with a pinch of salt until we hear from the horses mouth
– Tim Cook 😀. Although the chances of this information being correct is 85%)

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1.There’s no Touch ID, It’s replaced by Face ID. (This means you’ll be unlocking the device with your face instead of a fingerprint)

2.The iPhone X Side Button will actually not be clickable but press-able like the iPhone 7 Home Button with Force/ 3D Touch. It also has Hall Sensor Built in which can support iPad Magnetic Sensor like accessories (Smart Cover).

3 iPhone X is powered by a new A11 fusion SoC, which features a six-core processor. Four are so-called “Mistral” high-performance cores, while the other two are low-power “Monsson” cores.

4. There’s Wireless Charging

5. iPhone X will have  Animoji. It’s a type of customized animated messages that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions. It makes use of face-tracking hardware.
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The iPhone X may cost over N385,000..

My reaction…
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I’m actually thinking of the number of things I could get at that amount, Bags of Rice, A new laptop, 6 Oukitel K1000 Phones.. A farm in Ogun State.. The list is actually endless

Nevertheless, I think Apple really did a good job with the iPhone X but it’s a bit Overpriced.

Apple will also be unveiling the new 4K Apple TV tomorrow.

The Launch Starts By 7pm GMT+1.

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