Iris


Software for Blue light and PWM protection

The Blue Light: Not What You Want To Be Staring At

Following all the research I did for my presentation I came across two conclusions, 1) it wasn’t going to be easy to explain f.lux and its business implications in under seven minutes and 2) the lack of definite statistical proof that it is effective made me curious. So as a result, I decided that I would write a blogpost and … Read More


Bigger, Brighter, Bluer-Better? Current light-emitting devices – adverse sleep properties and preventative strategies

1Department of Children’s Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children’s Sleep Medicine and King’s College London, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK 2Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Objective: In an effort to enhance the efficiency, brightness, and contrast of light-emitting (LE) devices during the day, displays often generate substantial short-wavelength (blue-enriched) light emissions that can adversely affect … Read More


Amazon and Apple Want to Save Your Sleep by Tweaking Screen Colors

IN THE NOT-SO-DISTANT future, your personal tech will behave like the sun. It will rise and shine brightly in the morning, and set and dim its lights as the day winds down. In a recent preview for iOS 9.3, Apple teased a new feature called Night Shift that does exactly this, automatically altering the color of your screen display to … Read More


The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl’s Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice

Why the creators of the colour-shifting app f.lux have spent the last seven years trying to help you get a good night’s sleep. In 2005, Lorna Herf left her job at Google and took up painting. Her husband, Michael, turned a room in their loft into a studio, and installed colour-friendly lights. The bulbs simulated the conditions of daylight, so … Read More


The story of F.luxand the origin of blue light reduction softwares

F.lux is the most popular blue light reduction software in the world. I hope Iris will someday beat it, but at the moment f.lux has more than 15 million users while Iris has only 1 million. The other thing about F.lux is that it was the first blue light reduction software in the world. As part of my research I … Read More


How to Install Iris on Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

Locate the file in Finder and Right click -> Open or Double click it with the Left mouse button If you get error with the following text “Iris” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash. Click Cancel then click the System Preferences button From the System Preferences click Security & Privacy button Click the Lock icon … Read More


How to Install Iris on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks

Locate the file in Finder and Right click -> Open or Double click it with the Left mouse button If you get warning with the following text “Iris” is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it? Click Open Installation window will now open. Click Move to Applications Folder to install Iris Iris will now start … Read More


How to Install Iris on Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite

Locate the file in Finder and Right click -> Open or Double click it with the Left mouse button If you get error with the following text “Iris” is not from the Mac App Store. Are you sure you want to open it? Click Open Installation window will now open. Click Move to Applications Folder to install Iris Iris will now … Read More


How to Install Iris on Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan

Locate the file in Finder and Right click -> Open or Double click it with the Left mouse button If you get error with the following text “Iris” can’t be opened opened  because it was not downloaded from the App Store. Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the App Store. Click Ok then click the System Preferences button From … Read More


How to Install Iris on Windows Vista

Locate the file on your PC and Right click -> Properties Click Unblock then click Ok to allow Iris installer to run Now Right click -> Open or Double click it with the Left mouse button. Installation window will open. Click the Next button, then read and Agree with the Iris EULA Iris will start to install itseft into the computer Local folder … Read More