Photos of Sony’s Xperia Z3 leak on Digi-Wo and Weibo

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Photos of what are probably Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 flagship have leaked on Chinese sites Digi-Wo and Weibo, with the Chinese model number of the device, L55t.

Rumored specs include a Qualcomm 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, and Adreno 330 GPU. Based on the pictures in the gallery after the break, it will also ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

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SEGA release Sonic Jump Fever to Google Play

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Sonic fans have a new title to check out in the Google Play store. In a follow-up to their 2012 title Sonic Jump, SEGA has released Sonic Jump Fever. In addition to the standard improvements in areas like graphics, the main change for this sequel is the move from being a premium app to being a free app with in-app purchases available. SEGA also incorporates play against your friends and leaderboard rankings much more in this title putting more emphasis on social aspects. » Read the rest

HTC Dot View app becomes manageable with themes and settings

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When HTC unveiled the Dot View case, we were pretty impressed. Spending some time with it, though, we found that it was actually quite limited. Today, the company has updated the app to make it visible in your app tray rather than hiding behind the scenes. This means one thing: settings. The HTC Dot View app now has a few settings to work with. Users can choose when the display will timeout, adjust what (of the few apps) can display notifications, display call history, and opt to bypass a security screen.

The biggest part, however, is the ability to apply themes. There are eighteen of them to be exact and activating the display while the cover is on shows the time with the theme sitting in the background. They all look great, but it does take away the time and weather ticker at the bottom.

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T-Mobile partners with Major League Baseball to flex its muscles at All-Star Week

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T-Mobile and Major League Baseball have a pretty tight relationship. The carrier is an official sponsor of the league and hosts FanFest during All-Star Week. This year, the All-Star Game is being held in Minneapolis and T-Mobile is taking advantage of a large host city to showcase just how good of a carrier it is. To really prove the strength of its network at Target Field, T-Mobile has upgraded the surrounding area’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The carrier has done the same with ballparks across the country within the last year.

To keep everyone happy at FanFest and during the All-Star Game and its festivities, T-Mobile has deployed mobile charging stations in various locations. So if a fan is worried about snapping to many photos or tweeting each and every moment, they can always have a plays to recharge. But it would not be a true sponsored event without a little promotion. T-Mobile will have signups ready to go for the Test Drive program. Fans can easily signup and test an iPhone 5s for seven days without any cost being tacked on.

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Sprint now taking orders for LG G3

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Sprint customers, current or would be, who want to get their hands on the LG G3 can now place their orders online. As previously reported, opting for an Easy Pay plan will yield buyers a $150 cash reward card if an order is placed by July 24th. Sprint had previously indicated they would start taking pre-orders for the G3 today. However, the web site appears to indicate they are taking actual orders, not pre-orders for the device although they do not indicate when the phones are expected to ship other than the boilerplate “2-5 business days.” Buyers on Sprint have a choice of gold or black for a G3.

 

Microsoft releases Climatology in the Play Store for people who want an inside look at weather statistics

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Some people want a little bit more weather information than just what is present and on its way. They want weather statistics and answers to very specific questions as to what the weather is like on average in a particular location. Well, Microsoft has come to the rescue with the new app Climatology. Where is it hot? Where is it cold? Where is it wet? Where is it dry? Climatology has all of these answers and more. The app uses information gathered by Microsoft’s very own environmental scientists that is generally used for climate-related scientific research. It is all displayed in a very clean and intuitive way.

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Developer finds solution to allow additional devices to use Cast Screen feature with Chromecast

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A few days ago, Google rolled out a feature called Cast Screen that allows users to mirror their Android device’s screen over to the place where Chromecast is connected to. The only problem is that Google limited the feature to only a handful of devices. And surprisingly, some notable devices like the HTC One (M8) are missing from the list. So it is not surprising that someone over on the XDA Developers Forum was working on a way for more devices to join the Cast Screen fun. The latest version of the Chromecast app and root access to your smartphone or tablet is required.

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Galaxy S 4 Active battles lawnmower, comes out scathed but working

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galaxy-s4-active-4If you’re the proud owner of a Galaxy S 4 Active you’ll be happy to know that if it ever meets up with a moving lawnmower, it will come out the other end still working, at least, according to a lucky reddit user. However, even though it survived the beating the lawnmower gave it, it came out far from unscathed. As you can see the screen is decently shattered up top, but even so, the device is still in working condition. According to the redditer the phone, that was playing music at the time, never missed a beat and was still fully functional.

So if you’re sitting there wondering if your Active will still work after coming face-to-face with a lawnmower blade, wonder no more. Although, we don’t recommend you try this at home.

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LG G3 ‘Prime’ with Snapdragon 805 gets leaked in Korean mall ad

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Even with the awesomely specced LG G3 not in stores yet and has just hit pre-order status on every major US carrier, people are already moving on to bigger and “better” things. According to a leaked flyer from a mall in Korea, an upgraded version of the yet-to-be released beast of a device is on the way. This new phone, that some are dubbing the LG G3 Prime, looks to be packing a Snapdragon 805 and Cat.6 LTE-A capabilities and it’s up for pre-order in Korea. Whether or not it comes this way is anyone’s guess, but if you’re wanting to wait for an upgraded G3 to the current spec-boasting model, then you’re probably going to have to wait just a bit longer.

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Did the Galaxy F just pass Bluetooth certification?

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With the amount of leaks we’ve seen so far regarding the premium Samsung device, the Galaxy F, you’d think it’d be announced already. The newest of leaked information might bring us a step closer to that reality. According to information online, the Galaxy F just passed through Bluetooth certification. There is a debate though suggesting that this could be the European variant Galaxy S5 LTE-A. However if it is actually the Galaxy F, then we’re on the downhill slide toward a release date.

Rumors have the deviced pegged as going on sale this fall, coinciding with the release of the Note 4. Of course — as I always seem to have to write — time will tell.

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