Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that’s so discreet and unassuming it’s easy for users to forget it even exists. That’s a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden functionality right at your fingertips.
In this article, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite Force Touch features that work on Apple’s digital timepiece. Some are more well known than others, but hopefully you’ll learn at least one thing new about what a firm press on your Apple Watch screen can do.1. Clear All Notifications
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Immersion, a company that develops and licenses haptic feedback technologies, today announced it has reached a settlement and licensing agreement with Apple. The terms of the deal are confidential.
Immersion describes itself as the leading innovator of haptic feedback systems, with more than 2,600 issued or pending patents. The company, headquartered in San Jose, California, says its technology has been adopted in more than three billion consumer electronic devices across several industries.
Immersion had filed a pair of lawsuits against Apple in early 2016, accusing the company of infringing on its patents with its haptic feedback technologies such as 3D Touch [...]
Google’s Home Mini smart speaker received an update on Friday that brings back some of the touch-based controls that the company had to disable shortly after its release back in October (via AndroidPolice).
Google was forced to turn off the built-in touch panel, which is designed to let users activate Google Assistant with a long press instead of a voice command, after a reviewer discovered that some of the devices were registering „phantom touch events“.
The issue meant that some Minis were prone to recording conversations and sounds even when no „OK Google“ voice command was spoken, immediately prompting privacy concerns. As a [...]