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Meet the Xperia Z3 Compact. Image: Ausdroid.

Meet the Xperia Z3 Compact. Image: Ausdroid.

Two press shots of the upcoming scaled-down variant of Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Compact, have been posted on Twitter for the world to see just two days before the handset’s expected to be announced at the annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany.


You can now get your next smartphone for free along with a bacon Whopper and fries thanks to a surprising new promotion from Burger King. The fast food chain is making a bunch of Android-powered devices free when you take out a new two-year contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.



Google bundles its own, traditional file manager application into every build of the Android operating system it distributes. Although it’s adequate, many manufacturers tend to remove and replace it with their own version. Unfortunately, though, these always seem to be extremely overwhelming and way too difficult to use. However, you may be unaware that you can actually replace your default file manager to one of your choosing and what’s more it’s super easy to do.


If you’re a frequent Android user, I’m pretty sure you have various accounts stored on your device that sync automatically several times a day, in order to provide you with up to the minute information the instant you open the app. However, you may not know that this process consumes an awful lot of your valuable battery juice. That’s why it’s important to control which applications sync spontaneously and which ones start configuring once you toggle the app.


Most Android-powered smartphones bundle a front-facing LED as a visual aid to notify users of incoming notifications. This is particularly useful in situations where users are unable to have the sound activated on their handset.

Invariably this feature can be somewhat annoying, though, as a light flashes for each and every missed call, voicemail, email and text message received. You may not wish to be alerted every time one of these notifications arrives on your handset — so today we’re showing you how to manually select which notifications the LED flashes for.

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