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Xperia Z3 likely headed for USA event: Oct 9th

Xperia Z3 likely headed for USA event: Oct 9th

What’s that, a Sony mobile device event set for one day after HTC’s similar event - in the same city? Not too massive a coincidence, but still: there’s no way they didn’t at least guess at one another. What we’re guessing here is that Sony will bring their full collection of Xperia Z3 devices to the United States in style.

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RIP Nokia Sync

RIP Nokia Sync

This December 5th, 2014, the age of Nokia Sync will be over. This affects the Nokia Series 40, Nokia N9, and a number of Nokia Symbian phones. I know you’re sad, and I know you’ll miss it. Today we show respect for the system that kept your Nokia device connected to your PC - love and respect.

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How I Got That iPhone 6 Plus (And Why I’m Extremely Pleased)

How I Got That iPhone 6 Plus (And Why I’m Extremely Pleased)

If you recall my last column here on SlashGear, you’ll remember that I lamented the fact that I was unable to reserve an iPhone 6 Plus on launch day due to overwhelming demand before I even had a chance to wake up. I was concerned that Apple has essentially created a preordering system that puts people on the East coast out and leaves those of us over here with a more difficult chance to get the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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Turn off a piece of your display to save battery

Turn off a piece of your display to save battery

It’s not a brand new concept, but there certainly aren’t very many people who’ve taken advantage of the ability: turning off pixels on your Android smartphone. Suppose you’ve got a massively dense display, full of thousands of pixels, and you’re just about to run out of battery. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn off a piece of your screen and run a whole lot longer?

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