iPhone 6 may use Apple logo as notification light

Not a day goes by without a rumor or leak about the iPhone 6, and it’s probably going to be this way all the way up to its official unveiling (which is bound to happen in September).

This one, though, is an interesting detail – if it turns out to be true. Apparently the next iPhone may have a neat trick up its sleeve, namely the ability to use the Apple logo on its back as a notification light of sorts.

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The logo would light up when you have a notification, informing you that there’s something new waiting for you even if you place your handset face-down.

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ZTE to make Google Now Launcher default on future phones

Android’s customization is one of the OS’ biggest selling points over other mobile operating systems. However, sometimes, manufacturers really fudge up the Android experience with their software overlays. Delayed updates, cluttered menus, and sluggish user interfaces are all problems associated with over-customization.

There has been a trend of manufacturers sticking closer to the stock Android experience, and it looks like ZTE will also further this trend. The phone manufacturer has announced that all of its future smartphones, beginning with the Hong Kong release of the Blade Vec 4G next week, will have the Google Now launcher set as the default home screen.

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BlackBerry Passport extensive hands-on video leaks

The upcoming BlackBerry Passport is certainly one of the most unorthodox devices currently in the rumor mill. Packing a square screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels, the Passport is probably the last chance for the troubled company to save itself.

The smartphone was already showcased by BlackBerry’s CEO himself, but outside of some live shots and vague specs info we didn’t get to learn much about it back then. Now however, a leaked video shows the BlackBerry Passport in action, demonstrating its UI and some of its cool new features.

A particularly impressive feature is the touch-sensitive three-row QWERTY keyboard that doubles as a trackpad. It gets its time in the spotlight towards the end of the video.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 home-baked app list leaks

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EVleaks is at it again and this time the inside scoop are some interesting APKs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

The APKs can give us a good hint at some upcoming features that’ll be avaible on the phone. Some of these seem par the course and utterly mundane: “VoiceNote4t” and “SamsungMusic_20″ are fairly self-explanatory, but there are a few APKs on here that are interesting.

The “SStudio_WQHD” APK suggests that the Galaxy Note 4 will be packing a QHD display. “SHealth3_5″ just reaffirms Samsung’s commitment to its health-tracking software, along with the Korean manufacturer’s commitment to photography as evinced by its inclusion of the “OutOfFocusViewer”, “PhotoStudio”, and “SmartSelfShot” APKs.

There are some enigmatic ones as well, such as “HermesService” and “VRSVC”, which could very well be support for Samsung’s upcoming VR headset.

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Spigen confirms Apple iPhone 6 design in a case listing

Spigen is jumping the gun posting cases for unreleased smartphones yet again. This time, the case maker has uploaded a few of its transparent cases for the iPhone 6. Doing so, the company inadvertently (or not) confirms the design of the upcoming Apple smartphone.

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Spigen’s leak of the iPhone 6 is just a drop in the pool, as the phone is one of the most leaked pieces of hardware around. Apple is all but confirmed to launch the iPhone 6 with a 4.7″ display with talks of a 5.5″ one joining it as well. The latter, however, seems unlikely, if the latest rumors are to be believed.

The 4.7″ iPhone 6 will make use of a Sapphire display, although it could be limited to just some iPhone 6 models.

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Sapphire display to be limited to some iPhone 6 models

The iPhone 6 will have a sapphire display – this fact has been leaked and rumored countless times before. We’ve even seen the sapphire screen being put to the test, and surviving anything except a car running it over.

But if you thought that all iPhone 6 models will benefit from this technology, you might be in for a surprise.

According to a new report from Asia, there won’t be enough sapphire panels to go around for every last iPhone 6 sold. That means only certain models will get this feature.

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Sony Xperia phones can now move apps to SD cards

Sony began rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat-based firmware update yesterday for the mid-range Xperia T2 Ultra. It brought the new OS version plus updated system and Sony exclusive apps. What we missed to notice the first time is the awesome function to move apps to the SD card.

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Once you go to application manager in your Settings menu and select an app, you’ll notice the new Move to SD card option. There is even a new column that shows only the apps installed on your microSD card.

This particular feature is priceless for the mid and low-end phones, which come with very limited internal storage and system partition. It isn’t available with the KitKat updates on the Xperia Z top lineup, but as it turns out Sony has different plans for the less-capable devices.

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