Minor Sony Xperia T3 update

The LTE-enabled Sony Xperia T3 (D5103, D5106) has recently seen a new update in the form of build number 18.1.A.1.21, likewise the HSPA+ Xperia T2 (D5102) saw a move to build number 18.2.A.1.18. These were just minor bug-fixing updates.
Well it looks like another is on the way for the LTE Xperia T3, as build number 18.1.A.1.23 has been certified by the PTCRB website. Once again, this looks like a bug-fixing update so don’t expect any big changes.

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Motorola FM Radio app gets an updates

Motorola Mobility has been updating a number of apps lately for some of its Moto handsets. The latest recipients of an app update are the Moto E and all generations of Moto G with the newly enhanced Motorola FM Radio. The app offers free FM radio streaming right on your Android Smartphone. You can scan for stations, make a favorites list, and see live information about the song currently playing.
While you're listening to the radio over Bluetooth you can now control playback and seeking through the lock screen and notification shade as well, something that's been the norm for other music players for some time now. Other small visual tweaks include a slide-in drawer on the left and a few button changes. The update also improves station scanning in Colombia and South America, for what it's worth.
The app is designed for both the Motorola Moto E and Motorola Moto G, and you need to plug a set of earphones into the 3.5 inch jack. This acts as an antenna for the radio.  A few UI changes have been made as well.
The free app and the update are both waiting for you at the Google Play Store.

App price ranges Google Play Store begins

You now have a better idea of how much extra that free app may really cost. As part of Google's effort to add more transparency to its Play Store, developers are listing a price range for in-app purchases.
The price range listing has not been added to the web version of the Play Store yet, but the change should be visible in the app description on Android now. The new feature should help users make better decisions when it comes to apps that are listed as free, and it should also help out parents who don't want to end up with huge bills for in-app purchases. The only downside to the solution is that it really is just the price range, rather than a breakdown of what the in-app purchases are, which makes it impossible to tell if a game is free-to-play or if it is just a demo with an in-app purchase to unlock.
Maybe Google will sort this out in the future, but this is a great start either way.

HTC One (M8) Max Said to Launch Soon

HTC’s last attempt at a flagship phablet left us pretty dissatisfied, but it looks like the company may try again this year with a super-sized version of the One (M8). According to a new report from Chinese site, the One (M8) Max will offer high-end hardware and a premium design to match.
Reborn reports suggest that the Smartphone could feature a 5.5-inch 2,560x1,440-pixel display and an 18-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.5, other hardware could include a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery. Allegedly, HTC will build the phone out of aluminum composite.
The HTC One (M8) max has a lot of competition with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 all offering similar specs. But it might be best for HTC to take on these big guns and hope that the design of the device can carry it through.
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Microsoft skips windows 9 jumps to Windows 10

Microsoft just said no to 9. The follow-on to the current Windows 8 operating system will be known as Windows 10.
The Windows 9 internal beta was a phenomenal success, said Microsoft PR. I mean, it blew Windows 8 out of the water, and as we all know, Windows 8 is nigh flawless. After discussion at the C level, Microsoft has decided it will not mess with success and will leave Windows 9 exactly as it is. As such, work is now getting under way on Windows 10, which should see a public release.
The expected Windows 10 release date actually doesn't seem too distant as well. Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will launch sometime in late 2015, following its Build developer conference, which traditionally takes place in April. Since this is a rather wide time frame, we'd say that we expect Windows 10 to be released around the middle of 2015, or just a few months after that near the end of the summer, but of course, that's just speculation.

Samsung Galax NX Camera : Specs, Features and Overview

The Samsung Galaxy NX is the world's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera running the Android operating system. The Galaxy NX takes a 20.3 megapixel, SLR-style mirrorless camera and adds 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi, connectivity and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The camera sports a gigantic 4.8" HD LCD touchscreen - via which you'll control nearly all camera functions.
Technical Specification and Features
Model Samsung Galaxy NX
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Processor DRIMe IV
OS Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Storage Type SD / SDHC / SDXC
Display 20 Megapixels, 4.8 inch, HD TFT LCD, 1/6000 sec. Maximum shutter speed, APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm ) Sensor size, 1920 x 1080 resolution
Optical -
Connectivity Wireless – Built-In
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Features Primary color filter, Built-In and External flash, Mono Speaker
Battery Li-Ion battery
Dimension 137 x 101 x 26 mm (5.39 x 3.98 x 1.02 in)
Weight 495 g (1.09 lb / 17.46 oz)
Price $999.00

LG G3 is Launching in U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular is ready for a status update. It may not carry the LG G3 flagship Smartphone yet, but that will change in October.
The LG G3 is the first Smartphone in the U.S. to offer a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen. The 5.5 inch IPS screen features a pixel density of 538ppi. The device is powered by a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, and the Adreno 330 GPU is crunching the graphics. 3GB of RAM is inside with 32GB of native storage on board. If more memory is required, a 128GB capacity microSD slot is available. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP and 2.1MP, respectively. The snapper facing the rear includes OIS. A 3000mAh cell powers the whole shebang, and Android 4.4.2 comes out of the box.
The LG G3 will be available in U.S. Cellular stores and online. Qualifying Shared Connect subscribers will be able to purchase it $0 down on a 24-month payment plan.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Camera : Specs, Features and Overview

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R is a variation of the RX1, which had the impressive distinction of being the first full frame fixed lens camera to enter the market. The variation of the RX1R (the R stands for "resolution"), is that it lacks the anti-aliasing filter of its counterpart. Optical low-pass filters minimize moire and color artifacts, but slightly soften images. With the absence of that filter, the RX1R gains sharpness and higher effective resolution, but may require more post-processing to counteract moire.
That sizable 24.3MP sensor is paired with a 35mm F2 lens outfitted with a dedicated aperture ring. A high resolution 1.23 million dot display is provided, as is an accessory hot shoe able to accept both the FDA-V1K optical viewfinder and FDA-EV1MK electronic viewfinder accessories. A dedicated button stops and starts 1080 HD video recording.
Technical Specification and Features
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
Body Type Large sensor Compact
Processor -
OS Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Storage Type SD / SDHC / SDXC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro-HG Duo
Display 24 Megapixels, 3 inch, Xtra FineTFT LCD, 1/4000 sec. Maximum shutter speed, Full Frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm ) Sensor size, 1920 x 1080 resolution
Optical -
Connectivity Wireless – Eye-Fi Connected
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Features RGB color filter, Exposure and Scene modes, Built-In and External flash, Mono Speaker
Battery NP-BX1 Li-Ion battery
Dimension 113 x 65 x 70 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.76 in)
Weight 482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)
Price $2,800.00