Why should a mobile hotspot be limited to only a single task? That seems to be the question on Sprint's mind as they introduce LivePro, a $449.99 jack-of-all-trades, which includes a mini projector, media streamer, and backup battery on top of the aforementioned hotspot capabilities. According to The Verge, Sprint's LivePro is available today, so you can rush out and buy one right after finishing up the morning recap...
Apple May Be Planning "Unprecedented" Orders for iPhone 6
GforGames headed back to the iPhone 6 rumor mill again Thursday, dredging up a report from Taiwan's Business Weekly that claims Apple may be preparing an "unprecedented" number of orders for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets, with mass production kicking off sometime this month. While it's unclear if the number is for both models or only one, the latest estimate is "at least 68 million units," which breaks down to about double what Cupertino summoned up for the iPhone 5 nearly two years ago. Presumably that number means Apple executives are confident with the device(s), which will hopefully be in plentiful supply come September or October.
iTranslate Jumps from iOS to Mac, 50% Off for Limited Time
Sonico's iTranslate apps for iOS are one of the best ways to communicate with foreign-language speakers, and on Thursday the company finally made the a bold leap from mobile to desktop with iTranslate for Mac. Available in the Mac App Store at a 50 discount at launch ($4.99), iTranslate delivers words, phrases, and text in more than 80 languages, expanding on the more limited iOS experience by offering output for different dialects in male or female voices. Last but not least, iTranslate for Mac includes multiple dictionaries to make sure translations are understood the way they were intended.
Misfit Debuts Beddit Sleep System with iOS Integration
Having trouble sleeping at night? Together with your iPhone, Misfit's Beddit Sleep System can get to the bottom of what's going on as you slumber with a wide range of sleep tracking features including the world's thinnest sleep sensor that doesn't require users to actually wear a thing. Instead, a paper-thin device sits directly on the mattress just under your sheets, wirelessly transmitting data to a connected iPhone (and soon, Android device) using the existing Misfit app. Beddit can tell you how long you're sleeping, what your heart rate was during sleep, and even keep track of ambient sound or snoring, with a smart alarm that promises to wake up users more refreshed than ever. The Beddit Sleep System ships next week for $149.99.
Adobe Debuts Creative Cloud Market for Curated Assets
Adobe this week announced the launch of Creative Cloud Market, billed as "a collection of high-quality, curated assets for creatives, by creatives." Whether you're looking for vector graphics, icons, patterns, user interface kits, or even entire images, Creative Cloud Market offers up to 500 unique assets each month with a paid membership (not including the $9.99 per month Photoshop Photography Plan). At the moment, Creative Cloud Market only works from the Mac or PC desktop, but Adobe is planning to launch iOS and browser-based versions in the future.
MOS Eyes Kickstarter Stretch Goal for Reach Power Plug
The Magnetic Organization System (MOS) is down to their last 15 days of a Kickstarter campaign for the MOS Reach, a unique three or five-foot power supply built with today's notebook computers and USB-powered devices in mind. Available in white or black, the MOS Reach features a single three-prong AC power jack along with two USB ports capable of charging iPhone or iPad. Reach is intended to supply power to desks and other frequently hard-to-reach areas, and includes magnets inside to keep the ends of USB charging cables securely in place when not in use. MOS managed to soar past their $50,000 goal in the first day, and has now more than doubled that amount with a new stretch goal ending Saturday, July 26.