Apple has won a rather interesting patent on a way to let consumers sidestep commercials.
Dubbed "Seamless switching between radio and local media," the patent describes a method for "seamlessly switching media playback between a media broadcast, such as a radio broadcast, and media from a local media library." That seamless switching occurs when the respective device "determines that an upcoming media item in a media broadcast is not of interest to a user."
Apple's patent could solve a problem many app users face today. … Read more