iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch/news en-SG Apple ups R&D investment, suggesting brand new products are imminent http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ups-rd-investment-suggesting-brand-new-products-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The company is ploughing 30 percent more into research and development than it did at this time last year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple ups R&amp;D investment, suggesting brand new products on the way" alt="Apple ups R&amp;D investment, suggesting brand new products on the way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iwatch_0_0_0%20%281%29.jpg?1406165623" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple had its third quarter earnings call yesterday, and while the general tone was, &ldquo;Well guys, we&rsquo;re still making lots and lots of money&rdquo; there was a hint that something special could be on the way.</p> <p>The call revealed that Apple invested US$1.6 billion (S$2 billion) in research and development this past quarter of the year &ndash; a 30 percent increase on the same quarter of 2013 and just over four percent of its entire revenue for the quarter.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iWatch out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, so we know that&rsquo;s just numbers, not hard evidence that some earth-shattering new gadget is imminent. However, it&rsquo;s interesting to note that the last time Apple spent that proportion of its revenue on R&amp;D was 2006 &ndash; just before it launched the iPhone and subsequently shifted the mobile phone landscape.</p> <p>So, what could be just over the horizon? We could speculate all day, but the smart money is on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a> or similar wearable device &ndash; plus, of course, new iPhones and refreshes to its existing lines of iPads, iMacs, MacBook Airs etc.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhone 6</a> looks set for a late September launch, while the iWatch may come along a few weeks later in October.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/apple-earnings-new-products/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ups-rd-investment-suggesting-brand-new-products-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-ups-rd-investment-suggesting-brand-new-products-way/news#comments Apple iPhone 6 iWatch Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:00:02 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443112 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch? It's iTime for a change http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple patent shows off smart wristwear with gesture control and sensors in the strap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1202" height="900" title="iWatch? It&#039;s iTime for a change" alt="iWatch? It&#039;s iTime for a change" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-itime-01.jpg?1406082485" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Apple patent has revealed details of a smartwatch device dubbed &#39;iTime&#39;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first version resembles a sixth-generation iPod nano; a dockable module that can be clipped into a strap, turning it into a smartwatch. Interestingly, the illustrations of this device refer to it as &quot;iTime&quot; &ndash; though Apple has already filed for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-snaps-iwatch-trademark-russia/news" target="_blank">&quot;iWatch&quot; trademarks</a>.</p> <p>The device&#39;s strap could contain sensors &ndash; such as accelerometers and GPS &ndash; and haptic feedback devices systems.&nbsp;Other electronics packed into the strap could include Bluetooth and, interestingly, a near-field antenna &ndash; is Apple finally ready to get aboard the NFC bandwagon?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Apple iTime" alt="Apple iTime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itime-02_0.jpg?1406082485" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second version of the device is a more conventional watch-style device, with a curved glass screen and an integrated strap.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s patent also describes ways in which the iTime device could function as part of a &quot;personal wireless environment,&quot; communicating with an iPhone. The example cited will be familiar to anyone who&#39;s used <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/android-wear/review" target="_blank">Android Wear</a>; an incoming e-mail triggers a notification, with the option to interact with it using the iPhone or iTime device.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s expected to announce a smartwatch this year &ndash; although the usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">claims</a> that production of the device has been delayed due to the challenges of working with the new materials involved in its production. Only iTime will tell.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&amp;r=1&amp;p=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;d=PTXT&amp;S1=(361%2F679.03.CCLS.+AND+20140722.PD.)&amp;OS=ccl/361/679.03+and+isd/7/22/2014&amp;RS=(CCL/361/679.03+AND+ISD/20140722)" target="_blank">US Patent Office</a> via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/22/apple-granted-comprehensive-itime-smartwatch-patent-with-in-strap-circuitry-arm-gesture-support" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1202" height="900" title="Apple iTime" alt="Apple iTime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-itime-03.jpg?1406082485" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-its-itime-change/news#comments Apple iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:36:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443003 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 10/07/14: The iWatch could be revealed in October, but won&#039;t hit shelves until at least November, says analyst </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-iwatch_0_0_0.jpg?1405121716" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s iWatch, unlike its leak-happy iPhone and iPad&nbsp;brethren, has been shrouded in&nbsp;mystery&nbsp;ever since rumours of a wrist-hugging Apple device began to surface at the beginning of this year.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Birth of a rumour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whispers of an Apple-made watch floated their way into the tech ether in February, with both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporting that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-working-curved-glass-watch/news" target="_blank">Apple had started forging a smartwatch</a> deep within its secretive Cupertino-based lair.</p> <p>Bloomberg added heat to the fire shortly afterwards by reporting that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-iwatch-due-this-year-should-last-five-days-without-a-charge" target="_blank">more than 100 Apple employees were busy on the iWatch project</a> and that the device would be released this year in 2013. And so it began.</p> <p>Fast forward to July, and Apple had filed an application for an <a href="http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=&amp;to=en&amp;a=http://bylines.news.yahoo.co.jp/ohmototakashi/20130701-00026100/" target="_blank">iWatch trademark in Japan</a>, following earlier patent applications for a <a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;co1=AND&amp;d=PG01&amp;s1=20130044215&amp;OS=20130044215&amp;RS=20130044215" target="_blank">slap-bracelet smartwatch device</a> and a similar trademark name application in Russia.</p> <p>All of these rumours &ndash; together with Apple CEO Tim Cook stating that the wearable tech industry is an area<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/tim-cook-speaks-about-ios-7-iwatch-and-apple-apps-android/news" target="_blank"> &quot;ripe for exploration&quot;</a>&nbsp;&ndash; mean that it&#39;s surely only a matter of time before we&#39;re walking around with iThings strapped to our wrists.</p> <p><strong>Update 22/04/14:</strong>&nbsp;A leaked screenshot of an iOS 8 home screen features an app called Watch Utility, strongly suggesting that not only is an iWatch in the works, but its arrival is imminent. While the icon suggests that there&#39;s still plenty of polishing left to do, it does confirm the existence of an Apple timepiece.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="526" height="394" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iwatch-snap-band_0.jpg?1405121716" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="600" height="450" title="Can you spot the iWatch app?" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-utility_0_0.jpg?1405121710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What will it look like? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike Apple&#39;s leaked iPhones and iPads, no one outside of Apple&#39;s secret design lair actually knows what the iWatch looks like, proving that Apple can keep a secret if it really wants to.</p> <p>There has been previous <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/this-is-what-the-apple-iwatch-will-really-look-like" target="_blank">speculation of a round design</a> with a&nbsp;super-hard&nbsp;curved glass screen (as shown in the concept above), but reports from Korean site<a href="http://english.etnews.com/device/2839279_1304.html" target="_blank"> ET News</a> suggests that Apple is working on an iWatch with a flexible display.</p> <p>According to research <a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F10%2F09%2Fsupply-chain-sources-feed-speculation-on-apples-display-plans-for-future-devices%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=1aa11046-fdda-4ca7-8b52-01d472251814&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.displaysearchblog.com%2F2013%2F10%2Fin-2014-apple-will-once-again-rely-on-displays-for-innovation%2F&amp;title=Supply%20Chain%20Sources%20Feed%20Speculation%20on%20Apple&#039;s%20Display%20Plans%20for%20Future%20Devices%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=research&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13817091400106" target="_blank">NPD DisplaySearch</a>&#39;s research, Apple is working on 320x320 1.3in and 1.6in flexible AMOLED displays for the iWatch &ndash; which we think is more realistic than a circular screen, though we doubt that only one size will make the final cut.</p> <p><a href="http://www.martinhajek.com/portfolio/iwatch-problems/" target="_blank">Martin Hajek</a>&#39;s more traditional-looking iWatch render is more likely to resemble the final product.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch-imagined-gorgeous-concept-art/news" target="_blank">Apple iWatch imagined in gorgeous concept art</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-render-closeup_0_0.jpg?1405121716" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="280" height="210" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iWatch-concept-Maps-Martin-Hajek-005_1_1.jpg?1405121710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While detailed specs for the iWatch remain unknown,&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F03%2F04%2Fapples-iwatch-said-to-run-full-ios-but-battery-life-an-issue-in-prototypes%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=3914b859-5fbb-47bc-acbd-32adf76abaa7&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2013%2F3%2F4%2F4062448%2Fapple-watch-will-run-ios-and-arrive-later-this-year-say-sources&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2Froundup%2Fiwatch%2F&amp;title=Apple&#039;s%20&#039;iWatch&#039;%20Said%20to%20Run%20Full%20iOS%2C%20but%20Battery%20Life%20an%20Issue%20in%20Prototypes%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=%3Ci%3EThe%20Verge%3C%2Fi%3E%20has%20weighed%20in&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13817093483996" target="_blank">The Verge</a>&nbsp;believes that it will run a full-fat modified version of iOS.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its sources also state that Apple is aiming for a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch-due-year-should-last-five-days-without-charge/news" target="_blank">battery life between four to five days</a>, which is a feature that the rival&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review-1" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Gear</a>&nbsp;could certainly benefit from having.</p> <p>The most recent iWatch information from&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/31/iwatch-ios-8-apple-sets-out-to-redefine-mobile-health-fitness-tracking/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>&nbsp;suggests that the iWatch will run a version of iOS 8 with a built-in Healthbook fitness tracking app (more on that later).</p> <p><a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/apples-smart-watch-may-not-launch-until-late-2014-use-biometrics-and-ipod-nano-technology/" target="_blank">KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku</a>&nbsp;believes that as the iWatch may have similar computing requirements to the iPod Nano, it will share the Nano&#39;s touch technology and application processor.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2013%2F03%2F04%2Fapples-iwatch-planned-to-launch-as-soon-as-this-year-could-include-biosensors-and-mapping-features%2F&amp;v=1&amp;libId=7672aa54-a1a0-4c13-aff8-586742fc2c5a&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2F2013-03-04%2Fapple-s-planned-iwatch-could-be-more-profitable-than-tv.html&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2Froundup%2Fiwatch%2F&amp;title=Apple&#039;s%20&#039;iWatch&#039;%20Planned%20to%20Launch%20&#039;As%20Soon%20As%20This%20Year&#039;%2C%20Could%20Include%20Biosensors%20and%20Mapping%20Features%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=%3Ci%3EBloomberg%3C%2Fi%3E%20article&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_138170948116010" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>&#39;s sources, the iWatch will let users make and receive calls, check location information and will have a pedometer for measuring your steps and tracking data for fitness apps - a feature that&#39;s become a standard in all smartwatches.</p> <p>Apple is also rumoured to overcome battery life issues by packing the iWatch with a flexible solar charging screen, according to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/03/technology/building-a-better-battery.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=2" target="_blank">New York Times</a>.</p> <p>Sources &quot;close to the efforts&quot; have revealed that Apple has been working on an iWatch screen with a solar charging layer &ndash; though the technology is reportedly some way off being a practical reality. &nbsp;</p> <p>Apple has already filed patents for a solar charging screen, and Alcatel has previously shown off its own solar charging screen technology.</p> <p>Apple has also experimented with wireless inductive charging similar to that found in some Nokia Lumia smartphones. &nbsp;</p> <p>A 2009 patent reveals that Apple has also dabbled in motion charging, which would use the kinetic energy of the wearer&#39;s swinging arm to top up the iWatch&#39;s battery.</p> <p>Of course we don&#39;t expect Apple to cram all of this charging tech into a single device, but we&#39;re hoping that one or two innovations will be enough to avoid regular charging. Our phones suck up enough juice as it is, thank you very much.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="466" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-iphone_3_0_0.jpg?1405121710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than a smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://bgr.com/2013/10/10/iphone-6-bigger-display-iwatch-details-cantor/" target="_blank">Analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald </a>believes that the iWatch will be more than just an extension of your iPhone, as it will have home automation abilities baked directly into it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Controlling your central heating and lights from your watch sounds like a genuinely useful feature and one which will definitely set the iWatch apart from the competition &ndash; if it turns out to be true.</p> <p>The iWatch is also expected to have powerful health-tracking abilites, thanks to iOS 8 and its in-built Healthbook app.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">iOS 8 could track your fitness with new Healthbook app</a></strong></p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/31/iwatch-ios-8-apple-sets-out-to-redefine-mobile-health-fitness-tracking/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>, The Healthbook app will be able to track steps taken, calories burned and distance travelled, in addition to keeping a tally on your weight loss (or gain, for that matter). Not dissimilar from the Samsung Galaxy S4&#39;s S Health app, then.</p> <p>But Healthbook reportedly goes further still, being able to track your blood pressure, heart rate and hydration levels, in addition to glucose levels, with the right accessories.</p> <p>An iWatch could potentially tick that box and&nbsp;Healthbook app&#39;s interface itself is reportedly based on Apple&#39;s existing Passbook app and will offer extra functionality including medication reminders.</p> <p>The iWatch could therefore pack in a whole host of sensors that&#39;ll put other smartwatches to shame, but exact details remain scarce for the time being.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="426" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch%20concept_0.jpg?1405121710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When can you strap in? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/22/apples-smart-watch-may-not-launch-until-late-2014-use-biometrics-and-ipod-nano-technology/" target="_blank">KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku</a> believes that the iWatch won&#39;t hit shelves until late 2014, blaming the immaturity of wearable device components and a lack of adequate resources.</p> <p>As for pricing? We&#39;re hoping that the iWatch won&#39;t be anywhere near as expensive as the $488 Samsung Galaxy Gear, but we&#39;ll just have to sit tight and see what the iRumour mill throws our way...</p> <p><strong>Update 04/06/14:</strong>&nbsp;Some more evidence that points to an imminent arrival: according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/04/tag-heuer-sales-director-apple-iwatch/">MacRumors</a>, Apple has poached the former sales director of luxury watch firm TAG Heuer. Jean-Claude Bivet, the big cheese when it comes to jewellery and watches at TAG&#39;s parent company LVMH, told CNBC that the sales director had left to work on the iWatch project.</p> <p><strong>Update 10/07/14</strong>: KGI Securities analyst&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/10/iwatch-mass-production-nov/" target="_blank">Ming Ghi Kuo</a>&nbsp;now believes that while the iWatch is expected to be revealed in October, its production has been delayed till November due to a number of challenges.</p> <p>The first of these challenges is reportedly the new materials and hardware that Apple is working with. Kuo believes that the iWatch will use a flexible AMOLED display, a waterproof body and a sapphire crystal screen cover, and combining and manufacturing all of these components is the reason he gives for the delay.</p> <p>We could therefore see the iWatch strut its stuff on stage in October, with its retail launch landing at least one month later.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="999" height="749" title="Apple iWatch" alt="Apple iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-logo-price_2.jpg?1405121716" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iWatch preview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything (we think) we know about Apple&#039;s upcoming smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iwatch_0_0_0_2.jpg?1405121710" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:43:18 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427900 at http://www.stuff.tv The iWatch wants to impress you with voice messaging capabilities http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-wants-impress-you-voice-messaging-capabilities/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A source claims voice messaging may be a key feature of the device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The iWatch wants to impress you with voice messaging capabilities" alt="The iWatch wants to impress you with voice messaging capabilities" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hoff.jpg?1404366668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>How would you like to walk around doing some voice messaging on your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a>, Power Rangers style? Of course, this is just a sneak peek into the possible future, sparked off by a recent report.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just lift your hand and speak </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>He expects this feature to be translated to the iWatch, because let&rsquo;s face it; voice messaging on a mobile isn&rsquo;t exactly the coolest feature &ndash; you risk looking like you&rsquo;re on a walkie-talkie. But it makes perfect sense to have it on the iWatch as it&rsquo;s easier to speak into it rather than fiddling around to send a text.</p> <p>And Apple won&rsquo;t have to start from scratch - it&rsquo;s already halfway there in having a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-gets-siri-ous-about-voice-recognition/news">decent voice recognition software with Siri</a>, but Milunovich says on the report that it needs to be refined.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not something that can be whipped up overnight but for Apple to stay ahead of the game, it needs a differentiator, and this could be it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/design-tuesday-10-interesting-imaginings-iwatch/feature">Will the upcoming Apple iWatch take the form of any of these concepts?&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/key-feature-of-iwatch-voice-messaging-2014-7/#.U7SxMcfEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="426" title="The iWatch wants to impress you with voice messaging capabilities" alt="The iWatch wants to impress you with voice messaging capabilities" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iw.jpeg?1404366668" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-wants-impress-you-voice-messaging-capabilities/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iwatch-wants-impress-you-voice-messaging-capabilities/news#comments Apple iOS iWatch Voice Wearable tech Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:01:39 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440839 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon unveils the Amazon Fire phone, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/amazon/amazon-unveils-amazon-fire-phone-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grab a cuppa and review the top news that made headlines this week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="375" title="Amazon unveils the Amazon Fire phone, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="Amazon unveils the Amazon Fire phone, and all the other news you’ve missed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amaz1.png?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before tech vendors spew scores of new devices at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google-io-2014">Google&rsquo;s I/O conference</a> in the coming days, and also put to rest some speculations that have been running the rumour mill, we bring you the top stories that have been making its mark on <em>Stuff</em> this week.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon’s Fire Phone is all about intensifying the retail experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After months of guesswork, Amazon&rsquo;s finally put to rest rumours of its Android-based Fire Phone. The mega retailer&rsquo;s first foray into the smartphone space has actually got many curious about the device. It not only is a media-centric device that has a new Firefly feature to help with purchases, it also boasts technology that enables it to create 3D effects.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/amazon/amazon-fire-phone-8-things-you-need-know-about-retailer-s-3d-smartphone/news">Amazon Fire Phone &ndash; 8 things you need to know about the mega retailer&rsquo;s 3D smartphone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Amazon’s Fire Phone is all about intensifying the retail experience" alt="Amazon’s Fire Phone is all about intensifying the retail experience" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amaz2.jpeg?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft leaks information of its own Surface Mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oops! Microsoft&rsquo;s made a move that might partially put to rest some gossip &ndash; it&rsquo;s accidentally leaked information about its highly anticipated Surface Mini on a user manual on its website. You can call the move stupid, but you can&rsquo;t deny it&rsquo;s renewed the hope in many that it&rsquo;ll soon release the device in the market.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-accidentally-leaks-information-surface-mini/news">Microsoft accidentally leaks information of a Surface Mini</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Microsoft leaks information of its own Surface Mini " alt="Microsoft leaks information of its own Surface Mini " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/micro1.jpeg?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC could be making the next and final Nexus tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before all you Nexus fans bawl your eyes out that Google&rsquo;s discontinuing its Nexus line-up, it might have one last Nexus to deliver before saying goodbye. And Taiwanese manufacturer HTC could be the vendor that&#39;ll create this next and final Nexus tablet. Android Police has released some information of its looks, specs, and pricing, which look promising.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/next-and-maybe-last-nexus-tablet-could-be-htc/news">The next, and maybe last Nexus tablet could be by HTC</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="370" title="HTC could be making the next and final Nexus tablet " alt="HTC could be making the next and final Nexus tablet " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus1.jpeg?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google follows Apple’s footsteps to create in-car solution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The days of tech vendors remaining in tech are long gone. They&rsquo;re now reaching into other verticals such as wearables, your kitchen, and even into automation. And Google&rsquo;s no different, or so it seems. It&rsquo;s apparently created an in-car solution named &ldquo;Auto Link&rdquo;, similar to that of Apple&rsquo;s Carplay to let users control their Android phones from their car dashboards.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/google/google-io-2014/google-wants-rival-apple-s-carplay-its-own-car-solution/news">Google wants to rival Apple&rsquo;s CarPlay with its own in-car solution&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Google follows Apple’s footsteps to create in-car solution " alt="Google follows Apple’s footsteps to create in-car solution " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google1.jpeg?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s an iWatch to watch out for by October </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s not been much hearsay in the industry of an iWatch, as compared to the next iPhone &ndash; until now. A report from Reuters has indicated that we could be strapping on Apple&rsquo;s latest wearable technology by October this year, and that it&#39;ll look &ldquo;slightly rectangular&rdquo;, presumably similar to a FuelBand or Acer Liquid Leap.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/you-could-be-clasping-iwatch-october-year/news">You could be clasping on an iWatch by October of this year</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="426" title="There’s an iWatch to watch out for by October" alt="There’s an iWatch to watch out for by October" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch1.jpeg?1403667736" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/amazon/amazon-unveils-amazon-fire-phone-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Amazon Apple Google HTC iWatch Microsoft Nexus 9 Smartphones Surface Mini Wearable tech Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:41:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439987 at http://www.stuff.tv No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10 different sensors http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From skinny wrists to meaty forearms - the iWatch should fit them all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="828" height="621" title="Triple threat" alt="No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwatch-trio.jpg?1403340653" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could release more than one iWatch&nbsp;alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a> reveal in September.</p> <p>According to the Wall Street Journal&#39;s source, iWatch models with different screen sizes will be available, catering to big chunky watch lovers and minimalist fans alike.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has already revealed its one-stop-shop for fitness tracking stats in the form of the Health app on<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank"> iOS 8</a>, and we expect to see the iWatch arrive with a heart rate sensor, at the very least.</p> <p>There&#39;s also been speculation that the iWatch will feature a <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/117781174173561503872/+StuffTV/posts" target="_blank">UV light sensor</a> and a pulse oximeter for measuring blood oxygen levels, although we&#39;ve yet to shed any light on the authenticity of these rumours.</p> <p>We expect Tim Cook to walk onto the iPhone 6 launch stage with an iWatch strapped to his wrist, which is when all will finally be revealed. September can&#39;t come soon enough...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: specs, price, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-plans-multiple-designs-for-smartwatch-1403245062" target="_blank">Wall Street Journal</a>, iWatch render - <a href="http://www.martinhajek.com/" target="_blank">Martin Hajek</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="An apple a day..." alt="No wrist left behind: Apple iWatch will land in multiple sizes, with at least 10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-health.jpg?1403340653" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iWatch to come in multiple sizes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No wrist left behind with Apple&#039;s forthcoming smartwatch </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/no-wrist-left-behind-apple-iwatch-will-land-multiple-sizes-least-10-different-sensors/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:16:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439729 at http://www.stuff.tv You could be clasping on an iWatch by October of this year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/you-could-be-clasping-iwatch-october-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Along with availability, major details about its looks have emerged </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="426" title="You could be clasping on an iWatch by October this year" alt="You could be clasping on an iWatch by October this year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwatch.jpg?1403748578" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Speculations of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review">iWatch</a> have, surprisingly, been under the radar as compared to iPhone rumours since the first leaks surfaced at the start of this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This screen could be rather special, if LuxVue creates the display for the wearable (Apple recently <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-latest-spending-spree-could-result-best-smartwatch-screen-weve-ever-seen/news">acquired the company</a> for US$43 million). However, it&rsquo;s been reported that LG will supply the display for its first round of testing, so we can only guess what it&rsquo;ll really be. &nbsp;</p> <p>Health-tracking functionalities are also one to look out for, which sounds almost certain to be included in it since Apple <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatch-less-smartwatch-more-fitness-band/news">announced its new fitness and wellness-tracking app</a> for iOS 8. Reuters&rsquo; sources say it will sport a pulse sensor similar to that of the Gear 2. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>It might also sport touchscreen controls, as well as wireless charging.</p> <p>The source mentions the iWatch is currently under trial, but keeping in mind its October availability, it won&rsquo;t be that long before it surfaces from deep within Apple&rsquo;s secretive Cupertino-based lair.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-leak-confirms-apple-iwatch-way/news">iOS8 leak confirms iWatch is on the way</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/101774191" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, image: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/06/19/apple-iwatch-production-report/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="526" height="394" title="You could be clasping on an iWatch by October this year" alt="You could be clasping on an iWatch by October this year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery_9.jpeg?1403748578" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coming soon in October: Apple iWatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And it might look like Nike&#039;s Fuelband </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch1_0.jpeg?1403748577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/you-could-be-clasping-iwatch-october-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/you-could-be-clasping-iwatch-october-year/news#comments Apple iWatch Smartwatch Wearable tech Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:39:43 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439612 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lifting has never been smarter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iGym" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-weights-gym.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple could be working on a fitness tracker designed to wrap around the cold hard steel of a barbell, according to a patent uncovered by AppleInsider.</p> <p>Most fitness bands are used to track how many steps you&#39;ve taken as well as your speed and distance travelled, but when it comes to lifting heavy things and putting them back down again, their usefulness vastly diminishes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The patent itself outlines a number of designs, one of which involves a display on the actual transmitter itself, so that information can be read at a glance.</p> <p>A second, more likely scenario is making use of an accompanying app (on a device like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch,&nbsp;</a>for example) which shows off detailed stats which could then be stored in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a>&#39;s new Health app.</p> <p>Whether or not such a sensor will be useful remains to be seen. After all, Arnie was piling on muscle before the word smartphone was even invented. Then again, people were running when a fitness band was nothing more than a group of musicians in peak physical shape, and yet they&#39;re everywhere.</p> <p>A tracker like the ones proposed in these patents could help beginners keep proper form, and allow weight room veterans to more accurately plan their routines and achieve their long-term goals.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_14024114288466&amp;key=c6684b5502fa2a415a104d824988c196&amp;libId=9d5352dd-6aea-4376-b6e0-def5908d0974&amp;loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macrumors.com%2F2014%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch%2F%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dpulsenews&amp;v=1&amp;out=http%3A%2F%2Fappleinsider.com%2Farticles%2F14%2F06%2F10%2Fapple-patent-hints-at-iwatch-enabled-weightlifting-tracker&amp;ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pulse.me%2Fstuffathon_stufferton%2Ftechnology&amp;title=Apple%20Granted%20Patent%20for%20Weightlifting%20Tracker%20That%20Utilizes%20Watch-Like%20Device%20-%20Mac%20Rumors&amp;txt=AppleInsider" target="_blank">AppleInsider </a>via <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/10/apple-patent-weightlifting-tracker-watch/?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">MacRumors</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="It&#039;s in black and white, so you know it&#039;s serious" alt="Apple could be making a fitness band… for your barbell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-weight-patent.jpg?1402451629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-could-be-making-fitness-band-your-barbell/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iOS 8 iWatch Wearable tech Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:44:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438878 at http://www.stuff.tv Will the upcoming Apple iWatch take the form of any of these concepts? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/design-tuesday-10-interesting-imaginings-iwatch/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With rumours dating the launch for October, we take a look at what designers have imagined the fabled iWatch to look like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Design Tuesday: 10 creative imaginings of the iWatch" alt="Design Tuesday: 10 creative imaginings of the iWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/venestudio.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch</a> has been a long time coming. No one knows what it&#39;ll look, like but many have imagined what it could be. These are 11 of the more creative renditions we&rsquo;ve seen circulating on the web.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tomas Moyano </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/07/apple-iwatch-concept/" target="_blank">The newest of the litter</a> seems to have taken its cues from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/two-weeks-misfit-shine/feature" target="_blank">Misfit Shine</a>, sporting a coin-sized watch face with a groove along its side allowing it to be attached to all manner of accessories. Designed to be charged both wirelessly and via solar power, this version will also allow you to listen to music wirelessly with newly-designed AirPods.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tomas Moyano" alt="Tomas Moyano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomasmoyano.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gábor Balogh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for something more traditional, <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/Smartwatch-Concept/14929833" target="_blank">Gábor Balogh&rsquo;s concept</a> is the way to go. He replaces the face of the Havana timepiece from Swedish watchmaker Triwa with a display that&rsquo;s - here&rsquo;s the twist - not touch-enabled. Instead, users will have to twist the bezel and toggle the three side-mounted buttons to access apps.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Gábor Balogh " alt="Gábor Balogh " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gabor.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Todd Hamilton </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inspired by Thomas Bogner&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.dribbble.com/shots/1280333-iWatch-Mock-Up" target="_blank">iWatch mockup</a>, <a href="http://www.toddham.com/blog/iwatch-concept/" target="_blank">Todd Hamilton&rsquo;s design</a> tweaks the original to include a curved touchscreen display, which has enough space for four icons and a page controller on the right to swipe through pages of apps. While display space is fairly limited, it&#39;s not an issue, as he doesn&#39;t try to cram too much into its slim interface.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Todd Hamilton" alt="Todd Hamilton" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toddham_0.png?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Esben Oxholm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/02/18/iwatch/" target="_blank">this rendition</a> might look more bracelet than watch, its design means that it&rsquo;ll fit any wrist, as spacers can be added to the lower part of the watch. With the iconic home button being the only physical control on the watch, the rest of the interaction is centred on the slightly curved touch screen.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Esben Oxholm" alt="Esben Oxholm" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/esben.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikolai Lamm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://nickolaylamm.com/art-for-clients/what-will-the-iwatch-look-like/" target="_blank">This version</a> celebrates Steve Jobs&rsquo; obsession with all things spiral, and also handily utilises a new iTunes UI feature called - you guessed it - <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/09/apple-provides-us-with-a-peek-at-spirals-a-new-itunes-ui-feature.html" target="_blank">Spirals</a>. If it can happen for iTunes and staircases in Apple stores, you can bet it makes complete sense for the conventionally circular watch face.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nikolai Lamm " alt="Nikolai Lamm " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nickolay_0.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yrving Torrealba </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Clearly - pun intended - the least visible of designs yet, the transparent strap of <a href="http://www.venestudio.com/work/iWatch.html" target="_blank">this iWatch </a>begs the question of whether using a see-through material on the strap compromises its flexibility. Little else is revealed about the iWatch&rsquo;s functionality, but that invisible strap is an interesting idea. Please just don&rsquo;t let it be plastic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Yrving Torrealba" alt="Yrving Torrealba" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/venestudio_0.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pavel Simeonov </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While <a href="http://justdesignthings.com/iwatch.html" target="_blank">Pavel Simeonov&rsquo;s imagining</a> of the iWatch might look like a shrunken-down iPhone on a strap, it packs additional features like Nike+, a body sensor, and a pedometer to keep watch on your health. With a built-in camera and phone functionality, you won&#39;t even need your iPhone anymore.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Pavel Simeonov " alt="Pavel Simeonov " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pavel-Simeonov_0.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ciccarese Design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Italian team behind <a href="http://www.ciccaresedesign.com/2013/08/20/iwatch/" target="_blank">this design</a> is a mixed bag of IT engineers and designers, who combined fashion and functionality into a beautiful swooping design that&rsquo;s unlike what we&rsquo;ve seen so far. Pretty as it might look, it also seems like it would make an awkward fit unless that strap is made out of self-resizing unicorn hide.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Ciccarese Design " alt="Ciccarese Design " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ciccareseiwatch.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Antonio Derosa </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.adr-studio.it/site/?p=381/?langswitch_lang=en" target="_blank">successor</a> to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOm_caoIq5A" target="_blank">original iWatch concept</a> comes rebooted with 32GB internal storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to your other iThings, and a front-facing camera. What&rsquo;s not so predictable is the integrated LCD projector to show off your snaps to more people, whether they like it or not. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Antonio Derosa" alt="Antonio Derosa" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/antonioderosa_0.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sourcebits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.sourcebits.com/iwatch" target="_blank">This version</a> might make for the best fit thanks to its elasticated fabric strap. It&rsquo;s also the most technically thought out with its proposed A7 chipset, M7 co-processor, Bluetooth capability, and integration with the usual fitness apps. To encourage the complete Apple cop-out, it also integrates with other iThings, even your Mac.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sourcebits" alt="Sourcebits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-render_0.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tolga Tuncer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While this might look like one of those snap-on bracelets from your youth, you&#39;ll most likely break your wrist if you try that with this. <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/03/01/the-iwatch-wet-dream/" target="_blank">Tolga Tuncer&rsquo;s version</a> comes without a touchscreen, and interaction is allowed via a slim touchpad with MP3 controls so the display stays smudge-free from your grubby fingers.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tolga Tuncer" alt="Tolga Tuncer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch4.jpg?1402633266" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/design-tuesday-10-interesting-imaginings-iwatch/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/design-tuesday-10-interesting-imaginings-iwatch/feature#comments Apple iWatch Lists Mon, 09 Jun 2014 04:15:37 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433517 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch reportedly slated for October release http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Company expected to produce 3-5 million units per month of health-centric wearable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Health in iOS 8" alt="Health in iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios8-health.jpg?1402111658" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Surprised that Apple didn&rsquo;t debut its long-rumoured iWatch at WWDC alongside the Health app for iOS 8? It shouldn&rsquo;t be too much longer, as sources report today that the wearable device is planned for an October release.</p> <p>Both Nikkei Asian Review and Recode cite sources familiar with Apple&rsquo;s plans in reports saying that we&rsquo;ll see the device launch during that autumn month, and Recode in particular notes that Apple will hold an event that month to show off its wearable before it hits stores.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch-reportedly-slated-october-release/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iWatch Wearable tech Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:47:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438744 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iDevice maker is upping its push into the health space with gadgets and apps that motivate, train and track </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " alt="Apple’s iPhone ad shows off health gadgets instead of an iWatch " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appl.jpg?1401966359" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The tech industry is currently obsessed with fitness &ndash; if you don&rsquo;t believe us, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung-gear-fit/review">Samsung Gear Fit</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/tomtom-s-fitness-watches-are-purely-cardio/news">TomTom&rsquo;s new sport watches</a>, <a></a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many tools, one function </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We saw what looked like the Misfit Shine, Zepp Golf sensor, Wahoo bike sensor, Withings scale, Nike+ running, Argus, and Strong Lifts products and apps on the ad. You should be able to identify them too &ndash; if you scrutinise the products carefully and aren&rsquo;t distracted by their activities.</p> <p>And the ad&rsquo;s release timing is noteable, too &ndash; Apple recently revealed its Health apps and Healthkit at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wwdc-2014">WWDC 2014</a>, during its presentation of iOS 8. Although there was no mention of the iWatch, we&rsquo;re not complaining &ndash; we got to see a bunch of tools that can be used with the iPhone for now. &nbsp;</p> <p>Besides the fact is that we actually find &ldquo;Chicken Fat&rdquo; pretty catchy.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 preview</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xTjejvnBJfU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-iphone-ad-shows-health-gadgets-instead-iwatch/news#comments Apple Health and fitness iPhone iWatch Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:57:42 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438602 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple's latest spending spree could result in the best smartwatch screen we've ever seen http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-latest-spending-spree-could-result-best-smartwatch-screen-weve-ever-seen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iWatch could deliver a super-bright display without sucking up battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="828" height="621" title="Let&#039;s hope the real thing will look half as good as these renders" alt="iWatch: Apple&#039;s latest spending spree could result in the best smartwatch screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/itwatch-trio_0.jpg?1399430738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s recent US$43 million acquisition of display company LuxVue suggests that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch</a> could land with a rather special screen, and it&#39;s all down to its LEDs.</p> <p>LuxVue&#39;s display technology uses micro-LEDs as opposed to traditional LEDs.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-latest-spending-spree-could-result-best-smartwatch-screen-weve-ever-seen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-latest-spending-spree-could-result-best-smartwatch-screen-weve-ever-seen/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 06 May 2014 10:51:23 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1436675 at http://www.stuff.tv iOS 8 leak confirms Apple iWatch is on the way http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-leak-confirms-apple-iwatch-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple is preparing to jump into the smartwatch skirmish </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="We&#039;re hoping the iWatch will look half as good" alt="iOS 8 leak confirms Apple iWatch is on the way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iWatch-concept-Maps-Martin-Hajek-005_1%20%281%29.jpg?1398303307" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A leaked <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8/review" target="_blank">iOS 8</a> home screen displaying a Watch Utility app confirms that Apple does indeed have an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch</a> in the works.</p> <p>If genuine, then this is the clearest indication to date that Apple is planning to reveal a smart wearable this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple&#39;s iWatch is expected to arrive with a variety of sensors to track health information before logging it into iOS 8&#39;s new&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-8-could-track-your-fitness-new-healthbook-app/news" target="_blank">Healthbook app</a>, which has once again cropped up in these latest leaked screenshots alongside the new TextEdit, Preview, Tips and iTunes Radio apps.</p> <p>It&#39;s worth pointing out that the Watch Utility app&#39;s icon looks positively ugly and out of place among the flat pastel icons of the surrounding iOS 8 apps.&nbsp;This suggests that Apple is still polishing up the watch app, prior to its official reveal.</p> <p>iOS 8 is expected to be announced at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apples-wwdc-set-2-june-ios-8-here-we-come/news" target="_blank">Apple&#39;s annual WWDC event </a>which is set to kick off in June, but it&#39;s unclear whether or not the iWatch will be revealed alongside it.</p> <p>Personally, we think that Apple will save the iWatch unveiling for September, where it can show off its integration smarts with its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6 </a>sibling.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: price, specs, release date - everything we think we know</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Watch-Utility-appears-on-another-iOS-8-leak-while-FaceTime-goes-down-for-iOS-6-users_id55316#3-" target="_blank">Phone Arena</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2340838/ios-8-shown-on-an-iphone-5s-and-ipad-reveals-iwatch-app" target="_blank">The Inquirer</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Spot the watch" alt="iOS 8 leak confirms Apple iWatch is on the way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-utility.jpg?1398303307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-leak-confirms-apple-iwatch-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/ios-8-leak-confirms-apple-iwatch-way/news#comments Apple iOS 8 iWatch Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:13:54 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435953 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch looks likely to launch alongside the iPhone 6 in September http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatch-looks-likely-launch-alongside-iphone-6-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We could see Apple&#039;s timepiece hit the stage in five months&#039; time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A rather pretty iWatch concept" alt="Apple iWatch looks likely to launch alongside the iPhone 6 in September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwatch-s.jpg?1397124223" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple will reveal the iWatch in September alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>, if the latest rumours are to be believed.</p> <p>The news comes courtesy of Taiwan&#39;s Economic Daily News which reports that Apple suppliers TPK, Richtek and Quanta Computer have all been ordered to start production on various iWatch components.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatch-looks-likely-launch-alongside-iphone-6-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatch-looks-likely-launch-alongside-iphone-6-september/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Smartwatches Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:10:53 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435166 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple iWatch's UV light sensor could stop you from turning into a red lobster on holiday http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatchs-uv-light-sensor-could-stop-you-turning-red-lobster-holiday/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not only that, but it&#039;ll measure your blood oxygen levels too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="UV 8? Time to go inside and fire up the Xbox" alt="Apple iWatch&#039;s UV light sensor could stop you from turning into a red lobster on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iwatch-uv-sensor.jpg?1397006669" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fresh whispers from the rumour mill suggest that Apple will implement a sun exposure warning feature into its upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch</a>, along with a tool for measuring blood oxygen levels.</p> <p>The speculation come courtesy of Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, who believes that an ultraviolet (UV) light sensor from Texas-based Silicon Labs is likely to find its way into the iWatch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Science </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The sensors also include infrared (IR) sensors, which can be used to measure both heart rate and blood oxygen levels.</p> <p>We&#39;ve already seen how this can be achieved in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-2-and-gear-2-neo/review" target="_blank">Gear 2</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-gear-fit-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Gear Fit</a>, and the principles in the iWatch would be exactly the same.&nbsp;</p> <p>And as for oxygen levels - medical devices called pulse oximeters exist which have sensors that measure blood oxygen levels when placed over fingertips and earlobes.</p> <p>The sensors typically use a pair of LEDs - one with a red light wavelength and the other emitting infrared light. Both types of light wavelengths are absorbed at different levels depending on how saturated our blood cells are with oxygen molecules. &nbsp;Blood cells carrying less oxygen absorb more red light, allowing overall blood oxygen levels to be calculated.</p> <p>It&#39;s all rather clever, and while Apple certainly hasn&#39;t invented the technology, it will be the first company to wrap up all of these sensors into a single neat smartwatch package.</p> <p>Whether or not they&#39;ll make their way into the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>&nbsp;remains to be seen, but we&#39;ll keep you updated with the latest news, as always.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple iWatch: price, specs, release date - everything we know</a></strong></p> <p>[<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/04/07/barclays-apples-iwatch-could-include-uv-light-exposure-sensor" target="_blank">Apple Insider</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.silabs.com/products/sensors/infraredsensors/Pages/Si114x.aspx" target="_blank">Silicon Labs</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Just some red blood cells, doing their thing" alt="Apple iWatch&#039;s UV light sensor could stop you from turning into a red lobster on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/red-blood-cells.jpg?1397006669" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatchs-uv-light-sensor-could-stop-you-turning-red-lobster-holiday/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple-iwatchs-uv-light-sensor-could-stop-you-turning-red-lobster-holiday/news#comments Apple Geek accessories iWatch Smartwatches Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:05:58 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435098 at http://www.stuff.tv