Apple has been granted 23 new patents, covering Aperture, GarageBand and more.
Patently Apple reports that the Aperture related patent covers the image editing tool's preview feature, and the GarageBand patent relates to the graphical user interface for music lessons.
In the patent documents, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, Apple states: "GarageBand taught you how to play. Now it tests your chops. As you play along with any lesson, record yourself. GarageBand listens in real time and lets you know how you're doing. You'll see how well you played with colored notes, a progress bar, and a performance meter. You can check your rhythm and note accuracy, keep track of your progress, and beat your best score - all while perfecting your skills."
Patently Apple also provides a list of the other patents newly granted to Apple, including:
Managing user interface control panels
Browsing or searching user interfaces and other aspects
Zoom indication for stabilising unstable video clips
System having a plurality of buffers for providing audio for synchronised playback to multiple audio devices
System for browsing through a music catalogue using correlation metrics of a knowledge of base mediasets
Immediate search feedback
Thermal spray coating for seamless and radio-transparent electronic device housing
User programmable switch
Wireless headset having adaptive powering
Electronic device with automatic mode switching
Method and apparatus for image acquisition, organisation, manipulation and publication
Apparatus and methods for connecting two electrical devices together
Calibration of temperature sensing circuitry in an electronic device
Also on Tuesday, Leap Motion revealed new hand gesture controls that could make their way to the Mac in eight months time.