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Electronic device with unified display mounting structures
An electronic device is provided with a display such as a liquid crystal display mounted in an electronic device housing. The display has display layers such as...
Double anodizing processes
Methods and structures for forming anodization layers that protect and cosmetically enhance metal surfaces are described. In some embodiments, methods involve...
Reducing radio frequency band scan time by a wireless communication device
Methods and apparatuses to reduce a time to scan one or more frequency channel bands by a wireless communication device are disclosed. The methods include...
Handling uplink power limited scenarios
A method for reducing power consumption by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method can include the wireless communication device determining...
Fast scan algorithm for higher priority service search
In a wireless communication system, techniques and devices are presented that can perform fast scan algorithms from a lower priority service, e.g., following a...
Proximity-based notifications in a mobile device
Methods, program products, and systems for proximity-based notifications are described. A proximity-based notification system can receive a request to be...
For media clips having audio content, a novel method for applying panning behaviors to the audio content is presented. The method receives a selection of a...
Operating a device to capture high dynamic range images
Some embodiments provide a method of operating a device to capture an image of a high dynamic range (HDR) scene. Upon the device entering an HDR mode, the...
Compact optic design for digital image capture devices
A compact optic design is disclosed in which an image capture device's cover glass (or other transparent material) is imbued with optic power and affixed...
Notifications with custom user interface
Notifications for an accessory device are received at a mobile companion device. The notifications are directed to a notification processing application of the...
Light guided alignment for semi-automated seal application
In one embodiment, a method of installing a component in an electronic device is described. A light source shines a light through an aperture of on one end of...
A system is described to create and transmit a streamable ZIP file container. The streamable ZIP file container contains stream metadata, files, and a central...
Electronic access client distribution apparatus and methods
Apparatus and methods for distributing access control clients. In one exemplary embodiment, a network infrastructure is disclosed that enables delivery of...
Key management using security enclave processor
An SOC implements a security enclave processor (SEP). The SEP may include a processor and one or more security peripherals. The SEP may be isolated from the...
Case for an electronic device and manufacturing methods for making a case
An accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a lip that extends about an...
Power source for clock distribution network
A clock distribution network having a separate power supply for top levels thereof is disclosed. In one embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a clock...
Phase-shifting a synchronization signal to reduce electromagnetic
A power supply with reduced electromagnetic interference (EMI) is described. This power supply includes cascaded stages with switched-mode power-supply circuits...
An electronic device may be provided with an organic light-emitting diode display with minimized border regions. The border regions may be minimized by...
Precision half cell for sub-FEMTO unit cap and capacitive DAC architecture
in SAR ADC
A capacitive device is disclosed, including a first conductor formed on a lower metal layer and coupled to a first terminal. A second conductor is formed on an...
Navigation application with adaptive instruction text
Some embodiments provide a navigation application. The navigation application includes an interface for receiving data describing junctures along a route from a...
Method of playing chord inversions on a virtual instrument
A user interface implemented on a touch-sensitive display for a virtual musical instrument comprising a plurality of chord touch regions configured in a...
Adjusting heights for road path indicators
Some embodiments provide a mapping application that receives input to adjust an amount of tilt from which to view a 3D map for a viewing mode in which the 3D...
Methods and apparatus for building a three-dimensional model from multiple
Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map based on a three-dimensional model of the surrounding environment. The...
Geospatial representation of data-less map areas
Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a mapping application which when executed on a device by at least one processing...
Advertising, discovering, and using services through virtual access point
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that provides a service on a first electronic device. During operation, the system uses a virtual access point...
Multi-scale tone mapping
Methods, devices and computer readable instructions to generate multi-scale tone curves are disclosed. One method includes finding, for a given input image, a...
Simulated input/output devices
In one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for simulating device communications such as those of the Universal Serial Bus ("USB") or the...
Acceleration of rendering of web-based content
Systems and methods for hardware accelerated presentation of web pages on mobile computing devices are presented. A plurality of web pages may be received by a...
Adaptive accessory detection and mode negotiation
Methods and apparatus for providing device detection and operational mode negotiation entirely over extant high-speed data bus pins or terminals. In one...
Global maintenance command protocol in a cache coherent system
A system may include a command queue controller coupled to a number of clusters of cores, where each cluster includes a cache shared amongst the cores. An...
Advanced programming verification schemes for memory cells
A method for data storage includes receiving in a memory device data for storage in a group of memory cells. The data is stored in the group by performing a...
Management of user interface elements in a display environment
A widget manager facilitates management of widgets in a dashboard layer. Management functions can include enablement, preview, importation, exportation,...
Techniques are disclosed relating to performing extended multiplies without a carry flag. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a multiply unit configured to...
Adaptive mapping of logical addresses to memory devices in solid state
A method for data storage includes receiving data items associated with respective logical addresses for storage in a memory that includes multiple memory...
Including performance-related hints in requests to composite memory
A composite memory device that includes different types of non-volatile memory devices, which have different performance characteristics, is described. This...
System and method for interacting with a displayed work space
An application interface is provided that allows a user to interact with a work space. The application interface may include a defined display area that...
Recording a command stream with a rich encoding format for capture and
playback of graphics content
Analyzing an application executing on a target device. An application may be executed on a target device. Low cost measurement may be gathered regarding the...
Three dimensional user interface effects on a display by using properties
The techniques disclosed herein use a compass, MEMS accelerometer, GPS module, and MEMS gyrometer to infer a frame of reference for a hand-held device. This can...
Viewing and editing media content
Among other things, a method includes displaying, in a user interface of a video editing application, an interface enabling a user of the video editing...
Slew rate and shunting control separation
Setting a slew rate, e.g., a rising time or a falling time, of a scanning signal can be performed with a first operation, and a shunting resistance of the...
Three dimensional user interface session control using depth sensors
A method, including receiving, by a computer executing a non-tactile three dimensional (3D) user interface, a set of multiple 3D coordinates representing a...
Providing an alternative human interface
Providing an alternative human interface for an electronic device when a current human interface is made ineffective by at least an environmental factor is...
A portable computing device is disclosed. The portable computing device can take many forms such as a laptop computer, a tablet computer, and so on. The...
Sapphire property modification through ion implantation
Systems and methods for strengthening a sapphire part are described herein. One method may take the form of orienting a first surface of a sapphire member...
Remote motion control using a wireless mobile device
In one embodiment, a general-purpose wireless mobile device having a touch-sensitive screen and executing a remote control application is used to remotely...