We are used to seeing teardown videos of a number of devices, but in this case Sony has pushed a ‘build up’ video. It shows a Verizon Xperia Z2 Tablet being put together from its constituent parts and then booted up. Please take note of the bottom caption – taking apart your Xperia Z2 Tablet will void your warranty. Check out the video below. 

 


 

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The Xperia L has been stuck on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for a while now, with no sign of an upgrade on the horizon to a newer Android build. Well if you haven’t taken matter into your own hands by now, then that time might come soon. Official CyanogenMod 11 support has landed, with the first nightly buildavailable to download.

CM11 brings Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the handset. You may not want to use a nightly build as your daily driver, but it’s probably worth a test for the curious out there. Head over to the CyanogenMod website and look for the Xperia L (codenamed Taoshan).

Via Android Police.

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Sony India has officially announced the Xperia T3 which will launch at the end of the month. The Xperia T3 has a recommended price point of INR 27,990 (£274, €347, $467) and will launch on 28 July 2014 through all Sony Center, Xperia Flagship and major electronic stores across India. Online retailerFlipkart already has the handset on pre-order at INR 26,990, but also includes a free Sony SmartBand (SWR10) and a free case too.

The Xperia T3 is also on pre-order in Poland via T-Mobile.pl. The initial pre-order promotion includes a free SmartWatch and three interchangeable bands. The handset is expected to launch in Poland on 2 August 2014.

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Do you own an LG G3 and the QuickCircle case as well? Do you like playing puppy based games? Can you never be bothered to open the case up? If you answered yes to all of those questions then you are in for a treat later today. LG are going to release a game called Puppy Pop.
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Puppy Pop is a match-three puzzle game developed by LG specifically for the G3 with QuickCircle case to be played through the open window on the cover. Players accumulate points by drawing lines through three or more identical puppies, removing as many from the board before time runs out. Scores can then be shared on the player’s favorite social network site.

I don’t know what to say here, I feel I should say something sarcastic, but words fail me. I guess LG have done this to encourage other games developers to follow suit and make their own games.

The game isn’t live in the Play Store yet, I’ll update the article later on with a link.

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Are you the owner of the universally liked Moto G handset ? If so it looks like this your lucky day. The latest update to the Android OS – KitKat 4.4.4 – is rolling out to devices.

The KitKat update has mainly been patches and bug fixes, but when it comes to Motorola-branded handsets, this upgrade is certainly appears worthwhile.

The update for the UK shares many of the new features we saw in other international devices. Owners will find an updated phone dialer and the ability to pause and restart video recordings.

One of the biggest added features is Motorola Alert. Once your device is updated, you’ll need to download the app from the Play Store. The app lets you set up periodic alerts that help the people you care about track your where-abouts. It features specific locations like home, work or school that automatically notify your stalkers loved ones of your departure and arrival. This can be used to notify friends and family where your phone is (once the alert is activated), by sending out periodic location-based alerts to those pre-confirmed contacts.

It looks like the update is now just being issued to Vodafone subscribers, and the roll out could take up to a week (or longer), to reach all the Moto G handsets out there. But it’s believed that the update could roll out to other Moto G handsets soon.

Let us know if your device been updated to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and are you using Moto Alert .

Source Android Beat

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Leak artist @evleaks has put his hat into the ring into the purported Xperia Z3 (D6653) specifications. Judging by his very good track record, they are probably quite accurate too. On the face of it, the hardware spec-sheet reads very similarly to the current Xperia Z2 flagship.

This includes a higher-clocked processor in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (2.4 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 graphics). We are most likely looking at the MSM 8974-AC chipset, versus the MSM 8974-AB chipset currently found in the Xperia Z2. 

Other specs include a 5.15-inch display with 1080p FHD resolution, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 20.7MP Exmor RS rear camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera and it will launch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

So yes, on the face of it in terms of hardware not much has moved in. Perhaps this is whereintegrated wireless charging comes in?

Via evleaks.at.

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OS X Yosemite beta program 1

After four developing versions of Yosemite Apple plans to release a beta version of the operating system to 1 million users. In order to access requires that you register your interest in Apple.

It was in April this year that Apple opened up for public registrations to their new beta program for OS X. Anyone with an Apple ID account could register their interest in testing the beta versions of the Mavericks. This will open a similar program for Yosemite.

On Apple’s site for the beta program for Yosemite, you can express your interest by logging in with your Apple ID account. When the beta version is made available tomorrow you will receive via email a nedladdningkod used in the Mac App Store.

The beta version to be released tomorrow (Thursday 24/7) is the same as the developers had access to on Monday. Future updates will be more frequent for developers, while beta testers will have to settle with major updates less frequently.

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Before you install the beta

It is extremely important that you know what you’re doing before you install the beta version of OS X Yosemite. Beta versions are not in any way intended to be used professionally or on computers that are widely used and which need to function 100%. Some things malfunction, do not work or downright taken. It is best, therefore, if you install the beta on a sekudnär partition or on a secondary Mac.

Do not install OS X Yosemite Beta on your main computer if you are in need of a reliable and stable computer daily.
Make a fresh backup of your entire computer, via Time Machine, or if you use another backup service.
Install future updates as they are released. Eventually you will be able to update to the final version of Yosemite
You can register and find more information about the beta program at Apple. ¨

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WARNING: Your Chromecast is no longer safe… from hackers with the time and knowledge to build a hacking device out of a Raspberry Pi. As far fetched as that may sound, it is possible. In fact, one man — a security consultant named Den Petro — actually went through the trouble of creating a little proof-of-concept device he calls the “Rickmote.”

The tiny device — built using an affordable Raspberry Pi — takes advantage of an exploit that allows it to easily hack into your Chromecast and play whatever video (or music or pictures) it liked, with no way for you to regain control. Because Rick Astley’s famous music video was the streaming media of choice, that’s how the device found its name.

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How it works is the Rickmote floods the Chromecast with de-authenticate packets, a normal function found in the WiFi standard. It’s only because of the unique way the Chromecast handles deauth commands that makes it susceptible to hijacking. When faced with too many deauth commands, Google’s dongle will simply boot into setup mode, making it easy for a very bad person to connect to the dongle and stream whatever they liked.

In fact, the Rickmote doesn’t even need to be connected to your secured WiFi network to hack into the Chromecast, making it all the more threatening (or annoying, rather). Since this is actually how the Chromecast was designed to work, it seems unlikely Google will make an attempt at addressing this newly discovered “exploit” unless they revised the hardware somewhere down the road.

So what are the odds you find your Chromecast hijacked and playing the most exotic adult movies the internet has to offer? Extremely unlikely. First, the prankster would need to be in range of your network — as well as one of their own — in order to stream their own media to your Chromecast. Once they got out of range, the Chromecast would be yours to setup again. For now, we’re sure your Chromecast is (probably) safe.

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Google’s service to find flight times, departure and tickets have been adapted for us northerners. Flight Search is now available in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and is optimized for the respective language and currency.
The service makes it possible to directly from Google search bar obtain results about flight routes. You can compare prices, see popular destinations and filter out according to specific needs such as stopovers, date, airline and flight time. All results are displayed in real time so that the user should not have to click on “search” after every change in the search parameters.

Once you have selected your desired flight cancellations there is a “Book” button that sends you to the travel company for further handling of the booking.

You’ll find Google Flight Search on google.se / flights and the service works on both desktop and mobile. The service can also be accessed directly from Google huvudsöksida; you could type “flights from skavsta to gdansk” brings up relevant results from Flight Search at the top of the results list.

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