Apple patent uses facial recognition to change settings and filter content
0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2013, 10:20 posted on
For quite a while now, users have been requesting that Apple add multiple user support to iOS. Android added multiple user support for tablets in 4.2 Jelly Bean. The theory is that neither Google nor Apple has added multi-user options to phones because Nokia owns a patent on that (which feels like another failure by the USPTO), although that doesn't answer why the iPad doesn't offer the feature...
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1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Cool, but what if you have baby face? Nice idea, though.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10443; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Back in 2008? Damn that's five years ago.
9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
and can we please stop talking bout patents for at least one month
4. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
The first iAccount is free to put on, but then you have to pay an extra hundred for the second ;)
11. cc3493 (Posts: 158; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
have you ever even used windows? you dont need to pay for multiple accounts -_- and even on the xbox one - only one account needs to have gold and all linked accounts that use the same xbox do not need to buy gold....
12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I have W8 pc, and it was partly joke like the comment before that. Microsoft is just famous for things like that. That iAccount thing was so BS I had to right wrongs.
15. ady_lad (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
That's so Apple like mate...bitching on Microsoft, but that is pure Apple.
5. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Sounds like what the Xbox One and Kinect does -- which I must give credit to Microsoft for working really well. The facial and user recognition capabilities -- voice control can be a bit iffy.
8. tacarat (Posts: 752; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
Having the voice spoken right into the mic helps. Crowds and distance, not so much.
10. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
My voice control on my ONE doesn't skip a beat. Try to go into your settings and reprogram yours it might help clean it up for you a bit.
13. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Patents everywhere!!! I wonder if Graham Bell's family can sue all phone OEMs for building a mobile phone since he was d first to build it! #just_saying.