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Apple Patent Lets iPhone Users Now When Their Friends Are Available To Talk
2013-08-22 13:21:38

A recent Apple patent application reveals a feature that could let iPhone users know when other users are available to talk on the phone. The patent filing, titled "Methods to determine availability of user based on mobile phone status," describes a feature which works much like instant messenger programs.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.