Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact slips through the FCC

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Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact is expected to be a mini version of the Z3 flagship, and the phone recently passed through the FCC in two separate variants for different carriers: FCC ID PY7PM-0810 and PY7PM-0812.

According to the FCC documents, the device will have a 4.57-inch screen, and overall dimensions of 127 x 64.9 mm. That comes out to be the third highest screen to phone size ratio of any Sony Xperia device — 69.85 percent. The original Xperia Z was 69.83 percent, the ZL was 74.97 percent and the T2 Ultra was 71.69 percent.

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Amazon launches Live App Testing tools for developers

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In an effort to make developing apps for an easier process, Amazon has released a suite of tools for developers to test their application through the Amazon App Store. These tools will allow a developer to push out updates to selected users to make sure the app works well in a consumer environment instead of just the test environment the app was built in. This includes testing in-app purchase APIs and stability to guarantee your app or update is rock solid before it gets pushed out to the masses. Read more

[Deal] Amazon Fire TV marked down to $84 for limited time

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The Amazon Fire TV device is one of the more expensive solutions for consumers looking for a media device to hook up to their television. The normal $99 price is not entirely unjustified as Amazon does make their Amazon Prime video service available through the platform and the game support is relatively strong compared to other devices. Amazon even makes a dedicated gaming controller available for $40. Amazon also built in voice control capabilities as we have all seen Gary Busey demonstrate.

Now, for a limited time, Amazon is offering the device for only $84 dollars. Hit the source link if you want to take advantage of this deal. There is no indication as to how long it will last.

source: Amazon

T-Mobile to begin throttling heavy p2p and file sharing users on its LTE network

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Data throttling has been a topic lately, and it looks like T-Mobile isn’t excluded. According to an internal memo, the carrier is planning on throttling the data speeds of a specific set of users on its network. Fortunately, they aren’t taking Verizon’s approach to try and force people off of older plans, but depending on what you do with your phone, you might be affected.

T-Mobile is planning on going after users that either engage in high data usage activities, like p2p file sharing, or tethering outside of the terms and conditions of their service. So if you’re downloading movie torrents on T-Mobile’s LTE network or tethering your phone without paying for the hotspot features on your plan, you can expect to start seeing some slower data speeds. The throttling is only going to affect customers on the $70 unlimited or $80 Simple Choice plans, since the newer plans already have throttling caps in place anyway. Read more

Google Now adds alternate flights after delays and cancellations

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It’s pretty annoying when your flight gets delayed, or even cancelled. It’s even more annoying trying to find an alternate flight to get to where you’re going.

But now, you won’t have to worry about it.

Google Now has added an “alternate flights” view after your flight has been delayed or cancelled, which is a pretty convenient addition to the service.

Source: Engadget

 

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 gets three new titles added to the mix

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Last week Humble Bundle announced their latest mobile package of titles. As they normally do, for buyers who donate more than the current average, one of the benefits offered is access to any titles added to the package prior to it being closed. Humble Bundle normally adds titles to the bundles and Humble Mobile Bundle 6 has now been shown to be no exception.

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Samsung finally unveils the Galaxy Alpha

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After many months of speculation, Samsung finally took the wraps off of the Galaxy Alpha today. This one is all about the design as JK Shin said “The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market.”

That desire is metal. However, don’t expect an all metal device here. It includes a metal frame, but the backplate is still that lovely perforated design. It definitely resembles the iPhone 5S, but it’s a lot thinner. At 6.7mm, it’s nearly 1mm thinner than Cupertino’s current flagship.

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Galaxy Grand 2 in gold gets outed on Samsung’s India site

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The Galaxy Grand 2 is going for gold. The device has been spotted on Samsung’s India site where it is donning the color gold. For now, it is listed out of stock; however, that is likely a placeholder as the color addition has not been announced just yet. The home button, camera trim, faux leather back panel, and edges have all been touched with gold.

Does a gold color option make you think anything more of a device?

Source: Samsung India eStore
Via: Sammy Hub