“Apple’s expected future plans for a cloud-based iTunes could grant users the ability to sync media playback, allowing them to pick up where they left off, and tag media from other sources like HD and satellite radio, according to new patent applications,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“Two of Apple’s latest applications revealed this week through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relate specifically to cloud-based media,” Hughes reports. “The first application, entitled ‘Recapping Media Content,’ describes a system where users could continue the playback of an album, TV show or movie from where they left off on another device.”
“The described system would apply both to locally stored content, as well as media being streamed from the Internet,” Hughes reports. “The application suggests that such a system could automatically provide the viewer with a recap, to refresh them on what they’ve already watched.”
Hughes reports, “Separately, a second cloud-based patent revealed on Thursday describes a system where users could receive tags for content automatically from the Web, allowing them to discover streaming or radio content through iTunes and purchase it.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Andrew W.” for the heads up.]