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Look out Google: HERE Maps for iPhone and Android incoming

Look out Google: HERE Maps for iPhone and Android incoming

Nokia's HERE mapping app is coming to iPhone and all Android devices, a native app to take on Google Maps and Apple Maps as the Finnish firm refocuses on software and services. The HERE Maps app follows a deal with Samsung to put the navigation system onto Tizen-powered smartwatches, complete with offline maps and turn-by-turn instructions for driving, walking, and public transportation, even when you don't have a data connection.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS has revamped its MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet, bringing the 7-inch Android 4.4 slate down to 8.3mm thick and throwing Intel's Atom Z3560 processor inside. Revealed at IFA 2014 today, the MeMO Pad 7 has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which ASUS is pushing for video consumption, along with Bluetooth aptX for higher-quality audio while you try not to disturb everyone else on the plane.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact hands-on

There’s no reason why you wouldn’t want a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact if you’re already all about its larger cousin. Last generation’s Z2 tablet was one of the highest rated tablets in the world - here with the smaller, sharper tablet from this year’s collection, Sony has outdone themselves.

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Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z3 hands-on

The Sony Xperia Z3 builds on an already powerful set of predecessors, Sony’s "Z" line (including the Z3 Mini) standing the test of time with a similar design to each previous year. Now with Android 4.4 KitKat and a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, the Xperia Z3 ups the ante. This device weighs in at just 152 grams and measures in at a mere 146 x 72 x 7.3mm.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hands-on: no compromises

Surprise! Sony once again brings on a smaller version of their flagship "Z" line with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, once again bringing the device with essentially the same specifications as its larger sibling. While you’ve got a 720p 4.6-inch display here instead of a 5.2-inch 1080p display, you’ve got basically everything else the same.

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Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

Sony Lens Cameras reboot: QX30 and E-mount QX1

IFA brings the Sony Lens Camera back to center stage this week with two new models: QX30 and QX1. These machines attach to your smartphone or tablet - or work on their own - as high-powered cameras in their own right. Attached to your smartphone, they’ve got their display in the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app - on the own your blind with a top notch lens that’s able to take photos and video.

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