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New Apple Patent Hints At Touchscreen MacBook in Making

Earlier, Craig Federighi the senior Vice President of Apple said the company has decided against producing a touchscreen Mac

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Insertion of touch display in Apple MacBook can be used for various functions and commands. Pixabay

A new patent has surfaced online that hints Apple touchscreen MacBook could be in the making.

The patent is filed under the US Patent No 20200019367 titled “Cross-Device Interactions.” In one of the descriptions, Apple explicitly mentions touchscreen laptops.

It stated that “in some embodiments, display 5012 is also a touch-sensitive display,” moreover, it adds that “in one or more of such embodiments, the user optionally performs a variety of finger inputs over display 5012 to enter user inputs via display 5012,” AppleInsider reported recently.

As seen in the patent description, the screen is described as “a touch sensitive display” and the user can choose “a variety of finger inputs over display” depending on their purpose.

The touch display can be used for various functions and commands.

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A new patent has surfaced online that hints Apple touchscreen MacBook could be in the making. Pixabay

Earlier, Craig Federighi the senior Vice President of Apple said the company has decided against producing a touchscreen Mac.

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“We really feel that the ergonomics of using a Mac are that your hands are rested on a surface, and that lifting your arm up to poke a screen is a pretty fatiguing thing to do,” he said. “I don’t think we’ve looked at any of the other guys to date and said, how fast can we get there?” (IANS)

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Now, Smartwatch Giant Fitbit Makes Oxygen Variation Graph Available For All

The graph, which users can see in the Fitbit app under the Sleep tile, approximates the changes in your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep

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The graph, which users can see in the Fitbit app under the Sleep tile, approximates the changes in your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep. Pixabay

In a bid to make its wearable devices even better at detecting abnormalities in your sleep, wearables giant Fitbit on Thursday announced its Estimated Oxygen Varition Graph, which makes use of the red and infrared sensors on the back of the wearable to estimate the variabilities in users’ blood oxygen levels, is now available for all.

“The graph, which users can see in the Fitbit app under the Sleep tile, approximates the changes in your blood oxygen saturation while you sleep. Blood oxygen saturation measures the percent of your blood that’s saturated with oxygen.

“Typically, it’s at 95-100 per cent, meaning the blood is carrying as much oxygen as it can. If you stop breathing or have other lung issues, the saturation level can fall since less oxygen enters the body. In general, variations should be low and seeing frequent, big variations could be a sign that you may be experiencing breathing disturbances during sleep,” the company said in a statement.

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In a bid to make its wearable devices even better at detecting abnormalities in your sleep, wearables giant Fitbit on Thursday announced its Estimated Oxygen Variation Graph, which makes use of the red and infrared sensors on the back of the wearable to estimate the variabilities in users’ blood oxygen levels, is now available for all. Wikimedia Commons

Many people who suffer from sleep apnea do not realise they have the condition.

According to reports, an estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from the disorder, which is actually a struggle to breathe properly while asleep.

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Often it presents itself through loud, frequent snoring interspersed with sudden choking as your body tries to get enough oxygen. (IANS)