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Interactive Map - Is Apple trying to patent 40-year-old GIS methods? - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US Patent 4,428,057 from 1984, "Electronic Chart System" "An electronic chart system in which charts of the earth are stored in digital representation and communicated to the operator by a visual ...
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A comment on an article about Autoprotect mentions an earlier program called CleverPin. There is a review of it dated April 21 2011 on the iJailbreak site. http://www.ijailbreak.com/cydia/cleverpin-...
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

"Locale" by Two Forty Four AM is a software that allows the user to set up actions in response to events, where one of the built in "event plugins" is GPS location (also available ...
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Have Apple patented "back tap" feature for mobile devices?

Apple has applied for a US patent application US20210010797A1. It is a lot more technical than you would think. It basically is a way of using interferometry sensors to detect where the vibrations are ...
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Does Apple have patents on basic UIKit classes?

Patent searching is a time consuming art. To get started, a google patent search finds the top several results (by relevance) the search string was (user interface) assignee:apple country:US after:...
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Apple patent application already granted to another

I briefly looked at both documents and, while the are trying to accomplish the same goal, it looks like they are doing it in different ways. At least that's what I get from reading the first claims.
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent 7222359, priority date 2001. System methodology for automatic local network discovery and firewall reconfiguration for mobile computing devices. This patent has to do with changing security ...
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

US patent 8131846 describes Global, location-aware computer security. Priority date 2009.
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Any geofencing prior art would most likely be relevant. The most likely prior art would be something akin to where-is-my-child which is also listed as an example on wikipedia here
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LOCATION-SENSITIVE SECURITY LEVELS (Apple) - 20140187200 - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Autoprotect is a jailbreak app that disables a phone's lock/PIN when the phone is connected to known wifi networks, such as at home.
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