News: Report: Apple attempting to hire Swiss watchmakers

Apple is trying to lure top Swiss watchmakers away from their companies to work on the iWatch, the Financial Times reports. Jean-Claude Biver, president of LVMH’s watches and jewelry division, said Apple has tried to recruit staff from Hublot and parts manufacturers. “Apple has contacted some of my employees — I saw the emails personally,” he said, noting none of those employees accepted an offer from the Cupertino company. Apple…

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News: Healthbook app may monitor heart rate, hydration, blood sugar, more


Apple’s upcoming Healthbook app may track users’ heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, blood sugar, sleep, and more, according to a new in-depth look from 9to5Mac. The article offers “complete recreations of screenshots” which appear to answer numerous questions as to what Apple is testing in health and fitness tracking. Bloodwork, oxygen saturation, and blood sugar sections of the app will monitor a user’s blood. Apple…

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This iWatch Concept Gives It A More Classic Look

This iWatch Concept Gives It A More Classic LookThe problem with wearable technology like Google Glass is that it is very obvious. Granted the design is sleek and elegant, but the fact that there is a tiny computer strapped to your face is a giveaway that this is definitely not your regular pair of glasses, which in some cases might even lead to hostility.

So would it be better if wearable technology like headgear and smartwatches be designed to mimic more regular items? We guess that’s really a question of design, but recently a bunch of iWatch concepts have made their way online and boy do they look good! (more…)

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    News: Report: Apple working to expand Siri functionality for iWatch

    Apple is working to expand Siri’s capabilities, including greater third-party integration, according to The Information. The report claims the Siri upgrades are being done with the iWatch in mind. These changes would allow Siri to offer more functionality by connecting to services and apps from third parties. It’s also noted that Siri’s search is being improved, and Apple is working on a way to dynamically decide which information…

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    Apple Job Listing Hints At ‘New Platforms’

    Apple Job Listing Hints At New Platforms

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has said more than a couple of times that the company is working on a new crop of products. Only recently Cook said that Apple will branch into new product categories later this year, some believe that the company might finally jump on the wearable device bandwagon. Customers are certainly waiting for Apple to launch an entirely new product, something that’s not just a refreshed iteration of an existing product. A new Apple job listing hints at “new platforms” which are “as of now unannounced.” The company seeks an Instrumentation Design/NPI Engineer.

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