Xperia Z3 Compact inferiorCome IFA 2014, we expect that Sony will have a bunch of mobile devices they are planning on showing us. One will probably be the company’s second flagship phone for 2014 – the Sony Xperia Z3, and the other is expected to be a smaller version of the handset in the form of the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Thanks to leaked photos obtained by Ausdroid, we now know what the handset is expected to look like. As you can see in the image above, the Xperia Z3 Compact will arrive in a variety of different colors, which based on the photo looks like white, orange, green, and black. The handsets also appear to be slightly different from Sony’s design language of the Xperia Z2 and appears to sport slightly more rounder edges. Read full post →Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Leaked, Shows Off Multiple Color Options

2m xperia sony ifa 640x360Earlier today Sony posted a teaser image on Twitter in which they seemed to tease the dimensions for an upcoming device. Based on the dimensions there was a good chance that Sony could be referring to the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 which would be the company’s second flagship smartphone for 2014.

That being said, Sony has posted a new teaser and this time it seems to hint at how water resistant their devices are going to be. As you can see in the image above, the teaser image suggests that Sony’s products will be water resistant up to 2m in depth. It is unclear if this is a general teaser for Sony’s mobile devices, or if it could be for the Sony Xperia Z3. Read full post →Sony Teases Water Resistant Products For IFA 2014

gta 5 gem1 1About a week ago, we reported that it was possible that Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V for PC and next-gen consoles could be released on the 1st of November. The date might be provisional but now according to Rockstar’s UK retailer, Gem, it seems that they have pegged the game for a release on the 14th of November as you can see in the screenshot above. Read full post →Grand Theft Auto V Pegged For 14th November Release In The UK

youtube donateWhen it comes to making money from YouTube, there are ads in which a portion of it will be given to the video’s creators. However unless you’re in that top 5% of YouTube video creators, there is a good chance that whatever you make from those ads are barely enough to survive.

However a few months ago, Google announced that they would be introducing new tools to YouTube creators that would allow them to solicit donations from their videos. This would allow another source of income for these video creators. Android Police are reporting that the feature is now live and are detailing how it works. Read full post →YouTube’s Donation Feature Is Now Live In Four Countries

apple logoWhile Apple has confirmed that they will be hosting an event on the 9th of September where presumably the iPhone 6 will be launched, we guess the question that remains is when will Apple release the phone? Previously it had been rumored that it would be released on the 19th of September and now thanks to a report from Dutch website (via Cult of Mac), they have “confirmed” that the 19th of September could be a possible date as well.

They claim that one Dutch carrier (it was not named) would begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone 6 starting from the 19th of September. This seems to be in line with Apple’s release schedule which is usually a couple of weeks after the iPhone has been officially announced. For example in 2013, Apple announced their new iPhones on the 10th of September but officially released them on the 20th of September. Read full post →iPhone 6 Pre-Order Date Pegged For 19th September By Dutch Carrier

Stats browser August 2014 640x325A lot of people give Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser a lot of grief, and in all fairness earlier builds of Internet Explorer left a lot to be desired, thus giving alternative browsers such as Firefox and Chrome room to grow. That being said, Microsoft has made strides with Internet Explorer and thanks to the latest numbers from Net Applications, it shows that IE11’s market share has grown.

As it stands, IE8 continues to dominate the market as it is the default browser on Windows 7, an operating system which still commands the lion’s share of the market. However its market share of 21.4% is actually a slight dip from 21.56% from last month. As for IE11, it has jumped from 16.78% last month to 17.45% this month, although overall it seems that Internet Explorer’s market share has dipped from 58.38% to 57.69%. Read full post →Internet Explorer 11′s Market Share Is On The Rise

We’re sure many of you experience some frustration when you go to certain areas of your house, only to find that WiFi in that particular area is either very bad or non-existent at all. Some of you guys have probably figured out that the WiFi signal could be blocked by objects in between, but thanks to physicist Jason Cole, he has put together a rather detailed report (via Ars Technica) that showed him where the best place was to put his router.

Unsurprisingly it turns out the best spot to place a router would be smack in the middle of the house, although we’re guessing that this might not necessarily be possible for some of you guys, and so Cole has figured out the next best spot for himself which was in a corner. Through the use of visualization, he was able to map out the “tendrils” of the internet which allowed him to see where the WiFi signal was being projected and to see which area would it allow him the most reach. Read full post →Scientist Uses Physics To Visually Map Out His WiFi Signal

As we get closer to the 9th of September, you can bet that there will be a ton of iPhone 6-related leaks. Earlier today we took a look at the purported rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone and now thanks to a video that surfaced on Russian YouTube channel Rozetked (via 9to5Mac), it shows off an assembled iPhone 6 compared next to an iPhone 5s.

Now we can’t be sure if the parts used in the video are the real deal or if they are assembled using parts based on leaked schematics, which may or may not be accurate, but either way it is safe to say that the phone looks pretty good! In fact in the video it seems that the antenna breaks in between the pieces of metal don’t look as bad as the leaked photos make it out to be. Read full post →Assembled iPhone 6 Compared To iPhone 5s In Video

icloud 640x302According to a report earlier today, it seemed that due to an alleged iCloud hack, a variety of celebrity photos were compromised. Many of the photos involved nudity, although some celebrities have claimed that they were fake, but at the same time some did come forward acknowledging the authenticity of them.

That being said, Apple has since issued a statement claiming that they are actively looking into the matter. According to Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris, “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report.” It has also been noted that whatever flaw or vulnerability that the hacker found has since been closed. Read full post →Apple “Actively Investigating” iCloud Hack

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BlackBerry has kept its head down for the past few months and has worked tirelessly to turn its fortunes around. This month the company’s new flagship is going to be released. Called the BlackBerry Passport it is expected to hold its own against popular rivals from the likes of Samsung and Apple. While that remains to be seen, we now hear that BlackBerry Blend may be launched alongside the Passport. Blend is a new software service that the company has developed, it has already been rumored multiple times.

Read full post →BlackBerry Blend To Launch Alongside The Passport