IFTTT_Lifelog_1IFTTT (If This Then That) has collaborated with Sony to create a Lifelog channel. IFTTT uses the Lifelog API to make this possible. For those that don’t know, IFTTT compromises close to 200 channels which includes services such as Google Drive, Facebook and Twitter. These can be connected together to form what are called recipes based on certain trigger points.

So for example, if you reach your daily calorie goal in Lifelog you could then automatically tweet that. Or you could track your recorded sleep in Lifelog in Google Drive automatically. A number of existing recipes exist or users can create their own. Click on the source link for more information. [read more…]

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Sony Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH70 ThumbThe Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH70 has officially gone on sale through the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. The headset is priced at £59.99 in the UK and is available in mainland Europe from around €80 In Germany and Italy and €90 in France and Spain.

The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH70 is a stylish accessory designed to be worn around the neck and features retractable earphone cables, voice commands and comes with an IP57 certification rating for water resistance. [read more…]


Sony WalknRun_0_resultA few days back we reported on the “run+1” app that encourages users to run by starting off small and building on that to run quicker and longer. The app is still in beta, but Sony has now renamed the app “WalknRun”.

The other change is that each level is given a stronger identity with colours and titles. Users can also select their coaching character. For further detail on the app check our previous post here. [read more…]


Xperia Z3 Plus_Sony Xperia StoreThe Sony Xperia Z3+ is now in stock at the Sony Mobile Store UK. Those in the UK can now buy the Xperia Z3+ in four colours SIM-free for £499.00. Up until now the Aqua Green variant has been exclusive to Carphone Warehouse, whilst the Copper variant is exclusive to Vodafone.

If you’re not bothered by the colours, then the best SIM free deal we have come across is through John Lewis. They are offering Black and White colours of the Xperia Z3+ for £499.95 but is also including the Sony MDR-10RC headphones free of charge. This is the only SIM free deal that includes the headphones. [read more…]


Xperia T3_18.2.A.2.38A small firmware update has been certified by the PTCRB for the Sony Xperia T3 (D510X). The LTE Xperia T3 variants (D5103, D5106) have seen build number 18.1.A.2.32 certified, which compares to current version 18.1.A.2.25.

The HSPA+ Xperia T3 (D5102) has seen build number 18.2.A.2.38 certified, which compares to current version 18.2.A.2.32. We guess most Xperia T3 owners would like to see Android Lollipop, but Sony has still not confirmed whether Lollipop is on the agenda for this model. We’ll let you know as soon as we have word either way. [read more…]


Sony Xperia Z3+ Aqua Green and Copper_5Sony design some great hardware, of that there can be no denial. The company have always offered some unusual colour choices away from the usual black and white models you can expect from most manufacturers.

The introduction of Aqua Green for the Xperia Z3+ was inspired with its silver frame fused with a light sky blue colour. The first Copper-coloured Sony Xperia debuted last year with the Xperia Z3 and its success has seen it re-appear with the Xperia Z3+. [read more…]


Summer AR Effect Theme_0_resultSony Mobile has released two new themes for the AR effect application. This includes a Summer AR effect theme to create a beach scene with surf board, water front and beach umbrella.

The Japanese AR effect theme allows you to add 3D masks to your entire body, allowing you to turn into a sumo wrestler, Kabuki artist, ‘Maiko’ or samurai warrior all with traditional Japanese costumes. Google Play Store links for both AR effect themes can be found below. [read more…]


Sony AN420 Car Quick Charger_2A number of our loyal readers are likely to be hardcore Sony fans, you guys will know that buying a Sony product normally means paying a premium for the brand. However, sometimes we feel that Sony is really taking the biscuit when it comes to pricing. Without getting started on the excessive Xperia Z3+ price points globally, Sony has just released the Car Quick Charger AN420 across Europe.

Sony says that this USB car charger “supports fast charging (1.8 A)” – don’t confuse this with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 – and it can charge two devices at the same time. Sony wants £30 of your hard-earned money for this car charger in the UK and as much as €40 in mainland Europe. Madness. Having a quick look at Amazon, we found the very well-reviewed Anker 4.8A car charger (533 reviews; 4.6 stars) for £10.99 (or without the cable for £6.99). This is better specced than Sony’s offering, from a customer-focused brand at a third of the price. [read more…]


Xperia Lounge 3.1.7_1Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia Lounge application to build number 3.1.7. Sony says that the new update makes it “easier than ever to become Gold or Silver”. We are more excited that Sony has fixed the annoying bug that meant one had to re-login every time the app was updated. The new build also includes performance enhancements and bug fixes. [read more…]


Frozen Kristoff Xperia Theme_0_resultSony Mobile has launched a new premium “Frozen Kristoff” Xperia Theme to sit alongside the Elsa, Anna and Olaf themes it released at the start of the year. The theme shows Olaf going to the beach with all of the main characters, hence the sandcastle, bucket and spade menu icons. The theme costs £1.99, €1.99, $1.99 and is available to download from the Google Play Store. [read more…]


Sony Micro USB Charging Dock DK52 Hands-On_1The Sony Micro USB Charging Dock DK52 for the Xperia Z3+ is now in stock via the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. The dock costs £29.99 in the UK and €39.00 within mainland Europe. As the name suggests, the dock offers an easy way to charge the phone via micro USB, but has no other functionality.

We have included some hands-on pictures of the dock that shows it comes with three attachments to help the Xperia Z3+/Z4 fit, even with a case. If you live in Japan, then you may also want to check out the Solid Metal Charging Dock from MSY which comes in snazzy Gold and Silver colours. [read more…]


These Sony Xperia devices support Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

July 2, 2015

Following on from yesterday’s news that Sony had released its UCH10 Quick Charger, there was some confusion over which Sony Xperia models were Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 certified. We thought it best to quickly clarify the models that support Quick Charge 2.0 (so far), which you can see in the list below. This mainly extends […]

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“Support Nepal” Xperia Theme released – help restore this beautiful nation

July 2, 2015

Sony Mobile has released a new Xperia Theme called “Support Nepal”. The region suffered an earthquake back in April which saw close to 9,000 people killed and 23,000 injured, it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934. Sony has created this new theme to highlight the beauty of this Himalayan nation and […]

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SmartBand Talk update adds Google Fit support, voice search, new clock faces and more

July 1, 2015

Sony Mobile has updated the SmartBand Talk SWR30 application from build number to version This is a big update for the SmartBand Talk adding the ability to scroll content with the volume keys. Other new features includes the ability to connect to Google Fit, voice search by tapping a button for two seconds […]

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Sony Quick Charger UCH10 now shipping in Europe

July 1, 2015

The Sony Quick Charger UCH10 is now available to order through the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. The UCH10 charger is Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 compliant, which means you can take advantage of faster charging times for the Xperia Z3+. Sony says that a 10 minute charge is good for 5.5 hours, whilst a 45 […]

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