updated 11:10 am EDT, Thu October 19, 2006
Apple patents, trademarks
In brief: The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple's patent application titled "Multiple-panel scrolling," which relates generally to scrolling windows in a user interface, and more particularly to techniques for scrolling a window having two or more panels.... The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office today also published Apple's patent application titled "Audio sampling and acquisition system," relating to media identification as well as purchase and distribution of media, specifically detailing an in-vehicle media environment using an iPod.... Apple is facing further difficulties abroad in its attempts to trademark the "iPhone" slogan, as new data recently surfaced in the IPAustralia database with regards to two new filings for iPhone that originated in Trinidad and Tobago....
SmartSound Music has released Strata Series: Foreboding Episodes, its latest collection of multi-layer music designed to work with the Mood Mapping feature in Sonicfire Pro 4, and announced a five-day sale offering half off on specific music libraries.... MacForce is hosting a special event to preview the newest film completed by NW Documentary, welcoming Ian McCluskey to the MacForce Theater for a viewing of The Weston Project November 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.... A new report suggests that Windows Vista won't be ready for the widely predicted late-October timeframe, saying that the operating system's current status is not yet RTM (release to manufacturing) quality.