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Smart Ways to Survive Festival Season

Festival season is just around the corner and you’re probably already thinking about the essentials you need to pack. Aside from sun cream, your backpack and a tent that will stand out from the crowd, the one thing you shouldn’t leave behind is your smartphone. Undeniably handy for locating lost friends, checking festival information or …

Art & Long-Term Conditions in the Digital age

After seven years of training in hospital medicine, it was during Shanali Perera’s specialist training rotation in Rheumatology that she encountered the first symptoms of Vasculitis, a long-term illness causing great pain and limiting movement. She got in touch with us to share how she used our Sketch app on her Xperia device to cope …

How to take the perfect selfie

When we design a smartphone we want it to make your life better. The things that are important to you are important to us. We know Xperia users value an impressive rear camera, attractive design and up to two-day battery life1, but when the word ‘selfie’ entered the dictionary all those years ago, it became …

Beme – Sony’s Android App of the Month

Last summer saw the launch of Beme, a social networking app created by YouTube sensation Casey Neistat.  Whilst the app grew to instant popularity, it flopped almost as quickly, leaving fans disappointed by its underdevelopment. Beme then kept a low profile, whilst it was refined and brought out of beta. Now, Beme is back with …

Behind the Acronym: HDR

These days we document our entire lives, from breakfast to an afternoon walk; amateur photography has become a common hobby – and the smartphone user wants to produce clear, crisp photographs. HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging is designed to produce lifelike photos and videos – even in low-light or strong back-light situations, so you can consistently achieve the …