All items tagged with "Cover Flow"

iTunes 11 May Be Without Duplicate Song Detection For Now, But It’s Coming Back

iTunes 11 May Be Without Duplicate Song Detection For Now, But It’s Coming Back

Apple released iTunes 11 last week, which introduced a new look and a number of new features. It also took a couple of features away, including Cover Flow and duplicate song detection. While the former appears to be dead and buried now, it looks like the latter is one its way back in a future update.

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Apple Awarded Patent For “User Interface For Selection From Media Collection,” Or Cover-Flow

Apple Awarded Patent For “User Interface For Selection From Media Collection,” Or Cover-Flow

This one looks like the early Apple TV interface, doesn’t it?

The US Patent Office has awarded Apple another patent tonight, this one for the Cover-Flow interface that showed up in iTunes 7.0 in 2006, and then in the Finder as a view option in 2007 with Mac OS X Leopard and the iPhone itself.

US Patent Number 8,230,360 is credited to Jeffery Ma, Gregory Dude, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Justin Henzie, and Fainer Broderson, with Apple as the assignee. This patent was filed on January 14, 2008, which is a far less amount of time than the mouse cursor one granted today as well, but still – four years?

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Overflow Brings Apple’s Cover Flow Effect To Your iOS Dock [Jailbreak]

Overflow Brings Apple’s Cover Flow Effect To Your iOS Dock [Jailbreak]

Jailbreakers can bring Apple’s Cover Flow effect to their iOS docks with a new tweak called Overflow. Created by App Store and jailbreak developer Adam Bell, Overflow works with tweaks like Infinidock and Springtomize to let you easily scroll through docked apps like album covers in the Music app.

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Apple Successfully Appeals Cover Flow Patent Dispute That Could Have Cost $625 Million

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A lawsuit filed by Mirror Worlds LLC related to patents which they claim Apple infringes in Cover Flow has been successfully appealed. On Monday a federal judge overturned a jury’s verdict and ruled that Apple was not guilty of patent infringement, which could have cost the Cupertino company $625.5 million.

U.S District Judge Leonard Davis said that the evidence wasn’t enough to support the damage award:

“Mirror Worlds may have painted an appealing picture for the jury, but it failed to lay a solid foundation sufficient to support important elements it was required to establish under the law. The evidentiary record is insufficient to support the jury’s damage awards.”

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