Sony’s Backup & Restore App Potentially Hacked
Nov25

Sony’s Backup & Restore App Potentially Hacked

Sony, like many Android running smartphone brands adds its fair share of home brewed software to devices, although the Japanese company admittedly does so less than some other companies such as Samsung and HTC. Although, one of Sony's own Xperia Z3 apps is causing concern right now for users of its latest smartphones. It seems that the Backup & Store Android app has been compromised by malicious software. A new Google Play entry...

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Sony Xperia Z4 CES Bound
Nov24

Sony Xperia Z4 CES Bound

Sony is on a cycle to roll out a new flagship handset every six months, which means as soon as one is released we can already start discussing the next model because the leaks start with earnest. The guys at PhoneArena have tapped into their sources and have found out plenty about Sony’s next high end effort, the Xperia Z4, a handset that will arrive mere months after the Xperia Z3. The website said that the Xperia Z4 will replace the...

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Sony Shows Off New Camera Tech
Nov18

Sony Shows Off New Camera Tech

Sony is a big name in the mobile camera game. Not only does the Japanese giant put some splendid snappers in its own smartphones, it also supplies components to many of its major rivals in the industry. So, when Sony raises the curtain on a piece of new camera tech it is usually a decent pointer to what will be arriving on many smartphones in the near future. The brand new Exmor RS IMX230 is the latest shooter module from Sony and is...

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Nov06

Sony's new Xperia Z3 flagship is already available in the US of A through T-Mobile, while Verizon has its own variation, sort of. The new flagship handset has only been available through carriers so far, but the Japanese company has now placed the Z3 on its website and unlocked via its Online Store. Of course, it is now possible to buy one of the best smartphones on the market without being locked to a carrier, letting you use...

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Sony Explains Xperia Baidu Spyware Confusion
Nov03

Sony Explains Xperia Baidu Spyware Confusion

Sony suffered a troubling weekend as there has been debate and discussion over the security and privacy practices of the company on some of its Xperia smartphones. A Sony Xperia user discovered a folder for Chinese internet company Baidu on his particular handset, and it turns out the "myXperia" app is constantly pinging data to servers located in China. This Baidu app has been accused of being spyware for the Chinese government,...

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Sony Xperia Z3v and SmartWatch 3 available with Verizon
Oct23

Sony Xperia Z3v and SmartWatch 3 available with Verizon

A couple of weeks after announcing the Xperia Z3v, Verizon has put the Sony smartphone on sale, with the device costing $200 on a two year contract plan or $600 upfront. Other payment options include using Big Red’s Edge program to pay $24.99 per month to get the Z3 variant. As I stated before, the Z3v is actually more of an Xperia Z2 than it is Sony’s latest flagship. The device is rocking a 5.2-inch HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core...

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