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Unlocked Xperia Z3 Bootloader affects camera quality

Sony is one of the few Android OEMs that officially advertise support for unlocking their devices' bootloaders, with the usual warnings, of course. It is, however, to be expected that there would be some kinks here and there. The latest issue is reported to affect the Xperia Z3, which loses its impressive camera quality, as well as access to some pre-loaded content, when users decide to unlock the smartphone's bootloader.

EA backs off: won’t disable older mobile games

EA, never the most beloved of America's gaming companies, made a major goof yesterday: they sent a message to players of the iOS version of Rock Band that the game would shut down on May 31st, flat-out denying the app to thousands of players who'd paid $4.99 for it. As you might expect, reactions were almost universally negative, including our own. EA has now recanted that particular message, saying that "Rock Band for iOS will remain live - the in-app message users received yesterday was sent in error." Sure, guys, sure - we're just glad you've seen sense.