Microsoft is said to be interested in Cyanogen, a highly popular version of Android, and that the company has met with Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, in the recent weeks. Read more…

Even though Aereo was killed off by the Supreme Court, a new Aereo-like company is moving forward with a cord-cutting TV service. Tablet TV is a service that allows for customers to receive free over-the-air TV on their tablets, smartphones and computers. All the customer needs is an iPad/Android tablet and an antenna device costing less than $100. A customer does not need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection and there is no subscription fee. At the moment, Tablet TV is being deployed in San Francisco although they expect to expand the service to other cities in the near future. Of course, if this service becomes popular, there will likely be legal challenges. If Tablet TV can prove that the technology is reliable, easy to use and cheaper than subscription TV, it could lead to “a little bit of a renaissance in over-the-air television,” said analyst Brett Sappington of the Dallas research firm Parks Associates. – SFGate Tablet TV uses a device called a T-Pod, which is a palm-size digital TV antenna, tuner and digital recorder. The T-Pod will be rechargeable and have the ability to capture over-the-air digital TV signals and re-transmit them to tablets if within 100 feet of the tablet. The app includes a program guide and chat service, and users change channels with a simple swipe. Source: FierceCable, SFGate;

Did someone ask for some more Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact leaks? As late yesterday the name cropped up on the official Sony website’s product page, a screenshot of which can be seen above. Listed under the Xperia Z2 Tablet’s display features page, eagle eyed viewers managed to spot a reference to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. You have to wonder why Sony was updating the Z2 Tablet page at this time, perhaps this was not just an innocent typo. Either way, the error has since been corrected, but, as this comes from Sony itself, the typo seems like pretty good confirmation that the device is heading our way. But if a website mistake is not enough proof of the tablet’s existence for you, take a look at Sony’s latest teaser video. If you are quick enough, you will be able to spot a flash image of three Sony devices at around the 40 second mark, a screenshot of which can be found below. You can make out three anonymous devices outlined: two smartphones and a tablet. A sensible assumption would be that these devices are the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and the 8-inch Z3 Tablet Compact. If you missed it, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact was also spotted in a Sony user guide early last week. We are anticipating that Sony will launch all of the devices as its press conference at IFA in Berlin, which begins next week. Are you excited for Sony’s new smartphone and tablet offerings? Via: Android Central, Xperia Blog; Source: RBmen;

Microsoft has updated nearly all of its OneDrive apps and depending on the platform that you use, there are OS specific updates that are rolling out now. Read more…

Many phones claim all day battery life but we all know that’s mostly bs, however that’s about to change. There are three major trends driving this future: bigger phones, better hardware and Android L. Read more…

HTC has announced the Desire 510, the first ever 64-bit Android phone and the first device to feature the new Snapdragon 410 chipset – and it’s also the company’s most affordable 4G handset to date. Read more…

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 has only been available in a handful of places so far, but it’s about to get a much, much wider audience. As promised, Microsoft is launching its latest Surface in 25 more countries. Most of them are Asian and European nations, including China and the UK; if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you can snag a Windows slate for yourself. All five models are available, so you won’t have to settle for a device you don’t want. You’ll have to be a little more patient if you want the docking station, though. It’s available for pre-order today, but you’ll have to wait until September 12th to pick one up on impulse. Filed under: Tablets, Microsoft Source: Surface Blog

The recently released NVIDIA Shield tablet is showing signs of cracking after limited use. Users are complaining that the device. which retails at $299, have noticed hairline cracks on the casing. Read more…

Key specs for the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – Sony’s upcoming iPad mini rival – have leaked, revealing that it will have an 8in Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. Read more…

T-Mobile isn’t about to stop tweaking its phone plans any time soon; in fact, it just overhauled three of them with data in mind. To start, you’ll get twice as much full-speed data on your phone plan if you add a tablet to the mix from September 3rd onward; if you currently get 3GB, for example, adding the $10 monthly tablet access fee will give you 6.2GB (including the 200MB of free tablet data) to play with. It’s potentially a much better deal than what rivals offer if you intend to use your tablet a lot while on the road. On Sprint, you’d be paying $75 per month for both phone service and 4GB of shared data. Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Wireless, Mobile, T-Mobile Source: T-Mobile (1), (2), (3)

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