iPhone may get handwriting recognition — think your chubby fingers can cope?

Apple iPhoneAccording to a number of reports, the iPhone (three iPhone stories in one day you say?) could soon get handwriting recognition. That’s based on the interpretation of a recent job advertisement which calls for a full-time “Handwriting Recognition Engineer” to work at Apple HQ in Cupertino.

The successful candidate will be responsible for “advancing Apple’s handwriting technology for Mac OS X” — which shouldn’t be difficult given that the current attempt (Inkwell) is pretty shabby. However, it appears that “the recognition technology… may extend beyond Mac OS X to other applications and the iPhone”…

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Andy MerrettiPhone may get handwriting recognition — think your chubby fingers can cope?

OS X Leopard Watch: 2m in first weekend, Blue Screen of Death, Leopard on PC, Stacks Feature Request, Entry-Level Requirements

Your twice weekly roundup of all things OS X Leopard. Two million copies of Leopard sold in first weekend Apple today announced that, globally, it sold or delivered over two million copies of its latest operating system since it launched…

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Andy MerrettOS X Leopard Watch: 2m in first weekend, Blue Screen of Death, Leopard on PC, Stacks Feature Request, Entry-Level Requirements

Mac OS X Leopard coming Friday 26th October, 6pm. Read it and weep, Vista lovers

Cutting it a little fine, and in the knowledge that Microsoft worshippers will use the fact that Apple delayed it by four months thanks to iPhone deadlines against it, Apple has finally announced the official date for the launch of…

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Andy MerrettMac OS X Leopard coming Friday 26th October, 6pm. Read it and weep, Vista lovers

BBC teams up with Adobe (not Microsoft!) to create Flash-based cross-platform iPlayer

We've already criticised the BBC's iPlayer software for being too restrictive, but now it seems that the BBC Trust's commitment to opening it up might be more than just boardroom talk. The BBC has announced that it's partnered with…

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Andy MerrettBBC teams up with Adobe (not Microsoft!) to create Flash-based cross-platform iPlayer