Digitimes says iWatch likely to launch in 2015, yet to reach PVT stage

Taste_of_Apple:

Makes sense. As seems the case, by introducing it in advance they can retain the surprise element without worrying about leaks.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

Mirroring comments by Re/code last week, Digitimes adds some additional insight to the state of the iWatch production process. The report says that components of the mysterious device are ‘entering production’, but the unit as a whole is still at the engineer verification test stage. The EVT state still allows for late-in-the-cycle changes to design and functionality. Once the iWatch hits PVT (the production verification test stage), parts are finalised and its usually only a couple of months before the device can enter mass production and be released publicly.

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In-depth, high-quality hands-on video of iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts

Taste_of_Apple:

Pretty in depth video. Although I still don’t care for those lines and camera ring, all together it does look really nice. If the final product does look like this, I will definitely take it.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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We now have our best look yet at the iPhone 6 until Apple officially launches the device on September 9th. Russia-based YouTuber Rozetked has put together what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (hands on footage of the 5.5-inch model went online this morning) with several of the leaked components that we’ve seen all over the web the last several months. The comparison shows both black and white front plates, along with a space gray rear shell. The video compares the design to the existing iPhone 5s and gives a very close look at the overall design aesthetic. You can find the video along with some more still photos below:

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Elgato announces Eve home automation integrated with Apple’s HomeKit, Avea smart LED lights and Smart Power batteries

Taste_of_Apple:

Definitely some cool stuff here.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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Everything has pretty much stopped in North America for Labor Day (except for perv hackers), but IFA 2014 is ramping up in Germany and Elgato is using this event to debut a new lineup of smart accessories. The announcement encompasses three major new products: Eve, Avea, and Smart Power.

Elgato Eve is easily the most compelling new product in this lineup. Through the use of several sensors, Avea monitors your home’s “air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption.” These Bluetooth connected sensors report back to your iPhone or iPad via the Elgato Eve app. And here’s the best part, it will be fully compatible with Apple HomeKit…

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New hands-on footage claims to show 5.5-inch ‘iPhone Air’ (Video)

Taste_of_Apple:

Interesting. I wonder how much later on (after the 4.7″ model) this will be released. The naming scheme will also be interesting to see play out. iPhone Air would mirror the iPad and MacBook lines, but might not happen this year.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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As the days go by leading up to next week’s September 9th event, the part leaks for Apple’s next flagship handsets keep streaming in. The 5.5-inch model in particular has been getting a lot of attention lately, with multiple sources leaking photos of its casing and supposed components. Today’s offering, courtesy of French site Nowhereelse.fr, is another look at the shell of what the publication is calling the “iPhone Air.”

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What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

Taste_of_Apple:

Pretty interesting read. Everything in moderation.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

An eye doctor says he’s recently seen a few 35-year-old patients whose lenses, which are typically clear all the way up until around age 40, are so cloudy they resemble 75-year-olds’. A sleep doctor says kids as young as toddlers are suffering from chronic insomnia, which in turn affects their behavior and performance at school and daycare. A scientist finds that women who work night shifts are twice as likely to develop breast cancer than those who sleep at night.

What do all these anecdotes have in common? Nighttime exposure to the blue light emanating from our screens.

You’ve probably heard the hype these past few years: being in the presence of light at night disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythms by suppressing the production of melatonin, a sleep hormone. But melatonin does far more than help us get sleepy – it’s also an antioxidant that appears to play a…

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Vulnerability in Find My Phone service and weak passwords may explain alleged celebrity photo leaks

Taste_of_Apple:

This might explain some things. Other alleged details don’t line up though. I’m waiting to see additional information. If it is an iCloud issue, Apple better double down on their security.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

celebrity-hackThe Next Web is reporting that a vulnerability in the Find My Phone service may have allowed attackers to brute-force passwords in order to access the iCloud accounts of celebrities.

The vulnerability allegedly discovered in the Find my iPhone service appears to have allowed attackers to use this method to guess passwords repeatedly without any sort of lockout or alert to the target. Once the password has been eventually matched, the attacker can then use it to access other iCloud functions freely.

A tool to exploit the weakness was uploaded to Github, where it remained for two days before being shared on Hacker News … 

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PSA: Don’t be surprised (or worried) if AAPL stock dips after iPhone 6 launch …

Taste_of_Apple:

Happens every year. Especially if they introduce a wearable, it will take a tumble.

Originally posted on 9to5Mac:

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If there’s one thing as certain as the hype when Apple launches a new iPhone, it’s the “Apple is doomed” messages when the new model(s) fail to meet every single analyst prediction, no matter how crazy. Apple could add a matter transporter function to the iPhone 6 and some analyst would be complaining that it only operates on WiFi when they were expecting it to use LTE.

Business Insider pointed to a set of CNN charts which show that, typically, the AAPL stock price is down a month after a new iPhone launch. But any similar dip we might see after the launch of the iPhone 6 is no cause for concern: with the exception of 2013, Apple stock has been climbing since the first iPhone was launched in 2007.

As ever, make your own investment decisions with the aid of professional advice, but there certainly doesn’t appear to be…

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