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CNET Update: iWatch may sport different styles

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CNET Update: iWatch may sport different styles

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Reports suggest Apple will have its smartwatch, in multiple sizes, ready by October. Meanwhile, BlackBerry picks a unique size for its new Passport phone, and the million-dollar app Yo was easy to hack, yo.

Get ready for the many styles of smart watches. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your cnet update. [MUSIC] When the foretold Apple iWatch emerges in the fall season, it will come in many forms. At least that's what's being reported by the Wall Street Journal. Source tell the paper that Apple's smart watch will include more than ten sensors, some designed to track health and fitness as you would expect. And this watch may come in multiple screen sizes for different styles. That would be refreshing if true, because bulky smart watches don't look stylish on thin wrists. And that's not the only iWatch report out this week, Reuters has sources saying that the iWatch screen will be slightly rectangular, measuring 2.5 inches diagonally. Now, you're gonna see a lot of variations in smart watch screen sizes. This year Samsung debuted the gear fit with a long and thin screen. And Motorola is going round when it launches its Android Wear Watch. And these companies are getting creative to see what sticks with consumers. And you know who else is testing different sizes? BlackBerry. Yep, BlackBerry has not given up the fight. It's coming out with a new smartphone that looks kind of square and blocky. This is the passport. The screen measures 4.5 inches across, and there's a stretched out QWERTY keyboard at the bottom, It's like trying to be a tablet-ish phone. But we shall learn more about the Passport in September. As for other phones, future Android and Windows phone devices will have a new security feature. Microsoft and Google signed an agreement with the New York Attorney General to add a kill switch that will render a device useless if stolen. The hope is that it'll discourage smart phone theft. And before we end, let us reflect on the sudden craze of the app called, Yo. The app does one thing, it sends a message to someone with the word, yo. That's it, just yo. It started as a joke for April's Fools, but it took off in popularity after the creator announced that he raised more than One million dollars in funding, all that for an app that is essentially just like poking someone on Facebook. But, I regret to inform the 50,000 of you who downloaded this app that Yo has been hacked. A Georgia Tech student said that he was able to access any Yo's user phone number and spam users with many Yos. You can spoof accounts and pose as someone else with a yo. And push notifications can be programmed with longer messages. The apps creator confirms that he's working on fixing these problems, but the moral of the story, don't trust a jokey app with your phone number, yo. That's your tech news update. You can always find more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.

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