A Soft Murmur helps you focus with ambient sounds

While listening to music as you work oftentimes inspires or energizes you, there are certain moments when you need to push away certain distractions and concentrate on what you're writing or doing. But absolute silence, especially if you're working outside, is impossible (and probably not productive as well). Studies have shown that listening to comforting ambient sounds increases productivity and so there have been several websites and apps that can do this for you. One of them is beautifully called, A Soft Murmur.

Peek uses Sony Xperia Z3 to bring eyecare to remote areas

As smartphones become more high-tech (and more complicated), people will find more uses for it, not just for lifestyle needs but for all other important purposes in our everyday lives. A series of short documentaries from Sony have shown how ordinary people are using the Xperia Z3 "to do great things" with their smartphone. The latest and last one in the Demand Great series show how using their latest flagship can help health care workers to bring quality eye-care to remote, rural areas.

Anki Drive combines virtual and real world racing

Typically, when we talk about an app for Android devices that has to do with racing, we are talking about a racing game. This time out we are talking about a racing game, but it is very different from the others we have seen. Anki Drive launched recently for Android and it combines virtual racing with real world racing.

Sony Xperia Transfer Mobile app lands for Windows Phone

Sony has had a smartphone app for Android users on Google Play for a while now that makes it easy to transfer your data from an old smartphone to a new Xperia unit. That app is called Xperia Transfer and it was recently updated on Android for more speed. Sony has now put the app up on the Windows Phone Store in an effort to get people to migrate from Windows Phone to Xperia Android devices.

This Lenovo Sisley is an iPhone 6 lookalike

Another leak coming from China today: the Lenovo Sisley. The photos no doubt seem legit but what makes the phone interesting is that it looks a lot like the new iPhone 6. It looks very similar you’d think it’s an iPhone clone from wherelse—China.

Reign fitness tracking wearable available by October 26

Fitness wearables are becoming the latest fashion and technology trend, with almost all OEMs coming up with their own variant or integrating features or apps wiith their smartwatches. One of the newer ones in the market is Reign by Jaybird, which was unveiled last January at the CES. It will now only be available in the market by October 26, and it is trying to find its place in a market that is slowly getting crowded. But it boasts of a few features that cannot be found in its competitors, so it has a strong fighting chance to make its mark.

AT&T offers Passport plans for frequent travelers

One of the constant concerns of those who travel abroad a lot is that when they come home, they are faced with humongous roaming charges. But carriers are now being very helpful (and careful) about that, offering packages to their customers that will help alleviate that bill shock. AT&T recently announced their Passport packages, giving users a one-time charge that will include unlimited text messages and WiFi in selected hotspots among other offerings.

Did the Google lawn sculpture artist tease Android L official name?

It's either he's the most obvious "teaser" out there or he's giving us another red herring. Google lawn artist (yes, there's such a thing!) Giovanni Calabrese has been leaving licorice hints all over his G+ page, just ahead of his visit to the Google HQ in San Francisco. He is now working on retouching and refurbishing the lawn sculptures, probably in preparation for the official announcement of the latest Android version and the probable unveiling of the new Nexus phone, rumored to be later this month.