Apple patent wants to end autocorrect fails
posted by Michael H. / Apr 28, 2016, 7:53 PM
The patent describes a process by which iOS would highlight a word that you've typed that had been autocorrected. Like many other systems will underline a misspelled word with a red line, this would place a blue line under a word that has been autocorrected. The idea is obvious -- it would theoretically bring more attention to autocorrections and maybe reduce the number of times autocorrect fails happen.
Of course, in practice, it seems unlikely that such a system would really put a dent into all of the fun that we have with autocorrect fails. The main reason that autocorrect fails happen is because people send messages quickly without reviewing the text. Adding a blue line under a word doesn't seem like it would do much to fix that issue.
We'll have to see when Apple actually introduces the feature though.
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did they really need to patent this tiny little feature? oh well, innovation...
posted on Apr 28, 2016, 8:47 PM 10
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Thanks Apple! Once again not only patenting a trivial feature in order to sue, but also destroying sharing. Google, MS and Facebook all are huge into open sourcing and publishing their research and innovations, which actually are true innovations but Apple is just acting evil again.
posted on May 03, 2016, 6:41 AM 0
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