IP3 2020-Web Services 4 (LOT 11458)

This lot is generally related to mobile APPs.  Techniques are disclosed to change modes of a portable device when the device is near to other persons to improve personal communication.  The technique receives information of the presence of a person near a portable device, determines if the person is within a range, identifies a mode-changing triggering event and changes the mode of the portable device.  The reception of presence of the user can be done through the portable device camera or microphone.  Once the person goes far from the portable device, the mode is switched back.  The technology may be implemented in mobile APPs, OS, smart phones, tablets, wearable devices, gaming devices, portable devices, etc.

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