Off the Marc! 10 Things You Simply Do Not Do on Twitter

Off the Marc! 10 Things You Simply Do Not Do on Twitter

It is one of the most popular social networks in the world and notwithstanding all the hashtags talking of its demise (following news of timeline tweaks), continues to go strong. But for all the communication that Twitter offers, it is also a very brutal and cruel place, for the simple reason that in most cases, you really do not have […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Priv – BB, with Android Inside

First Impressions: BlackBerry Priv – BB, with Android Inside

It was something that many felt the Canadian company that once bossed the business side of smartphones should have done a few years ago. And well, now it finally has. After cocking a snook at apps, then supporting Android apps on its BB OS, BlackBerry has finally come out with a device that runs Android – the Priv. It is […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: The Moto X Force – Moto’s Crash Test Dummy?

First Impressions: The Moto X Force – Moto’s Crash Test Dummy?

It cannot be easy being the Moto X Force. Ever since Motorola (scratch that, we mean Moto by Lenovo) announced the device, plots were being hatched to damage it in the worst manner possible. Hitting it with a hammer, stamping on it with hob nailed books and dropping it from a great height were just some of the options discussed. […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone Zoom – Plus Zoom, Minus Bulk

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone Zoom – Plus Zoom, Minus Bulk

They might have been claiming to match and even outdo ‘proper’ cameras for a while now, but phone manufacturers know that even the most humble point and shooter in tech town has something that most phone cameras do not – the optical zoom. Stripped of jargon, optical zoom lets you get closer to the subject of your photograph, without you […]

 
     
 
 

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 5: The Pricey Nexus of Windows? Perhaps!

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 5: The Pricey Nexus of Windows? Perhaps!

There’s something about the Nexus range of devices when it comes to Android (check out our review of the Nexus 6P). There have always been several alternatives to the Nexus range and many devices have been better specced than the Nexus, but somehow when someone mentions great Android performance, the first name that seems to pop up in most people’s […]

 
     
 
 

Six Reasons Why we Think the iPad Pro Outsold the Surface Last Quarter

Six Reasons Why we Think the iPad Pro Outsold the Surface Last Quarter

It was not supposed to be this way. With the Surface getting better and the tablet market in seeming decline, Apple’s oversized iPad Pro was seen by many as being cannon fodder for the Surface brigade, not least because of the mixed reviews the former got as compared to the largely positive response to the Surface range. And yet, when […]

 
     
 
 

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 2: A Notebook, Yes; A Laptop…er…no!

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 2: A Notebook, Yes; A Laptop…er…no!

Hello. That one word pretty much sums up the biggest and most pleasant surprise the Surface Pro 4 has thrown at us so far. Yes, it is really a Windows 10 feature – the ability to log in by just looking at the display rather than a fingerprint scanner or a password. And we have have seen something similar in […]

 
     
 
 

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 1: Not Just Another Notebook!

The Surface Pro 4 Diaries, Day 1: Not Just Another Notebook!

Before we get underway, let me first answer the question that a lot of people asked me when I announced that I would be using the just-released (in India, at least – oh we are so the tech super power that gets devices late… but THAT is another story for another day) Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as my main notebook […]