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Submission + - Single handed mobile interaction by University of Calvary (video) (searchforsoft.com)

searchforsoft writes: The Fat Thumb software introduces some tricks handle your phone with one hand. The usual commands are performed with a light touch and pressing your thumb on a wider surface against the screen you is the equivalent of a multi-touch gesture like pinch-to-zoom. See video.

From the video embedded, the Fat Thumb seems quite fast and accurate.

Apple

Submission + - HTC defeats Apple in swipe-to-unlock patent dispute (bbc.com) 1

another random user writes: HTC is claiming victory in a patent dispute with Apple after a ruling by the High Court in London.

The judge ruled that HTC had not infringed four technologies that Apple had claimed as its own.

He said Apple's slide-to-unlock feature was an "obvious" development in the light of a similar function on an earlier Swedish handset.

Lawyers fighting other lawsuits against Apple are likely to pay close attention to the decision regarding its slide-to-unlock patent

Microsoft

Submission + - ReFS: The "next generation" file system for Windows (msdn.com)

vivin writes: "This blog post from MSDN, authored by Surendra Verma (development manager on Storage and File System team) describes ReFS (Resilient File System), which will be a new filesystem for Windows that will be rolled out with Windows Server 8. This means that it will not be available in regular version of Windows Server 8. However, ReFS data is supposed to be accessible from clients just as NTFS data would be."

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