radio-boombox.jpgIPNews® – Apple Inc. was granted a patent Tuesday for a system of seamlessly switching between playback of different types of media on an electronic device that would allow users to skip undesirable content like commercials.

The system is designed to monitor playback from any type of broadcast or streaming media and switch to media files stored in the device’s memory when certain parameters are met.  The patent, U.S. Patent Number 8,249,497, is titled “Seamless switching between radio and local media.”  To continue reading, click: Apple Commercial-skipping patent