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The best fitness apps that give you a reason to run

New year… new you? Easy to say but have you seen the weather outside? Icy winds, pouring rain, and plummeting temperatures. No thank you, we’d much rather turn up the temperature at Sony Mobile HQ and stay indoors until MWC. However, perhaps our smartphones can help provide the incentive we need. We’re all familiar with …

Tested: Smartphone controlled toys

Yet to find find the perfect gift for someone this holiday season? Two quick questions: Do they like fun? Do they own a smartphone? If the answer to both is yes then relax. We’ve cut our way through packaging, downloaded all necessary companion apps, and spent some serious time toy testing, when we really should …

Tested: PlayLink, the smartphone-controlled PlayStation® range

Like PlayStation? Like smartphones? PlayLink might be just the thing you’re looking for. Announced back at E3 PlayLink is a range of PS4 exclusives that does away with the DualShock controller and replaces it with a smart device e.g. your Xperia smartphone or tablet. We headed down to PlayStation’s exclusive Christmas event, grabbed an Xperia …

The best HDR content to watch on Netflix

Stranger Things season two has finally launched on Netflix, and here at Sony we couldn’t be more pumped to find out what happens next to Eleven and the gang. However, our excitement goes a little deeper, as not only do we know it’s a top programme, but it’s also available in jaw-dropping HDR quality. Here’s …

TESTED: 3D Creator, what is it and how to use it

Move over selfies and welcome to the age of mobile 3D scanning… With 3D Creator, the possibilities are endless as users can scan faces, heads or objects to produce three-dimensional versions on their phone. A process that used to take hours and cost thousands now takes seconds and is right there in your pocket. Result. …

The best apps for students

A new university/college term is nearly here. For freshers embarking on the journey for the first time, we’ve rounded up a few of the best Android smartphone apps for students to help get the most out of campus life. First off, Xperia users should definitely download Xperia Lounge. It’s packed with music, movies, sports, competitions, …

The best podcast apps for Android smartphones

It’s summer holiday season and whether you’re jetting off for a beach break or city sightseeing weekend, there’s always that inevitable bit of travel to get through before you reach your dream destination.   Whether you’ve opted for a long or short-haul flight, we all know they can be a bit dull – and with …