In Defence of Firefox OS: Seven Points to be Considered

In Defence of Firefox OS: Seven Points to be Considered

Firefox OS has arrived in India, in the form of the Intex Cloud Fx and the Spice Fire One handsets. However, initial impressions about the devices and the OS have tended to be less than kind with their performance and hardware attracting criticism. We at TechPP, however, feel that some of the criticism has been a bit unfairly harsh, and […]

 
     
 
 

App Review: Hyperlapse from Instagram(iOS): Speeding up Video, Bringing out the Chaplin in You!

App Review: Hyperlapse from Instagram(iOS): Speeding up Video, Bringing out the Chaplin in You!    

Remember those Charlie Chaplin films /where at times everything seemed to happen at the rate of knots? Well, Instagram’s new app, Hyperlapse, lets you do something similar, with minimum fuss. Yes, we could get into explanations of what hyperlapse videos are, how they are different from timelapse and so on, but we will keep things very simple. As simple as […]

     
 
 

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

Making ‘Value for Money’ Hot: the Xiaomi Way in India

“Sold out in 2.3 seconds.” “Servers crash due to excess demand.” “Next batch of products to be available on August xx. Register for you order. Limited units.” Earlier this year if you had told us that a smartphone would generate headlines of this sort, we would have shoved a breath analyzer in your face. Today, a month and a half […]

     
 
 

Review: LG G3: Is Display Magic Enough?

Review: LG G3: Is Display Magic Enough?

Releasing a great tech product can be a bit of a mixed blessing. Yes, the initial acclaim (and the sales that follow) can be very gratifying, but as time passes, the question looms on the horizon: now, can you do something like that again? It is a question that many companies struggle to answer. And after the praise earned by […]

 
     
 
 

App Review: Foursquare (iOS, Android): Chucking out Check Ins

App Review: Foursquare (iOS, Android): Chucking out Check Ins

A couple of years ago, it was common to see many people whip out their phones when they arrived at a place and ‘check in’ their location, letting their contacts know where they were. The app that made this famous was Foursquare and for a while, it certainly was synonymous with checking into different locations, appointing frequent visitors with ‘mayorships’ […]

     
 
 

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3? Try These Six Alternatives

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3? Try These Six Alternatives

Missed the Xiaomi Mi 3 yet again and not in the mood to wait for the next batch to be made available? You could consider these alternatives that deliver decent performance in the same – and sometimes lower – price range. Asus ZenFone 5 Rs 9,999 Perhaps the most viable challenger to the Mi 3, the ZenFone 5 comes with […]

     
 
 

App Review: MiHome 3.0 (Android): A Bit of Xiaomi in Your Android

App Review: MiHome 3.0 (Android): A Bit of Xiaomi in Your Android

As we keep saying, there is more to the much-in-the-news Xiaomi Mi 3 than just super hardware and a super price. There is the little matter of the MIUI, Xiaomi’s very innovative interface which overlays Android on its devices (you can read our ten-pointed take on it). Now, as recent events have shown, getting your hands on a Xiaomi Mi […]

     
 
 

Gone in Five Seconds: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India

Gone in Five Seconds: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India

“Flipkart and Xiaomi today announced that this week’s entire Mi 3 stock was sold out in 5 seconds” So begins a press release that arrived in our inbox a few hours ago. On the surface, this is very good news for both companies, and Xiaomi in particular. There is a lot of interest in its products and its strategy to […]

     
 
 

Review: Xiaomi Mi 3 – Yes, Those Specs at THAT Price

Review: Xiaomi Mi 3 – Yes, Those Specs at THAT Price

It has become a fairly frequent occurrence of late. The sound of tech jaws hitting the turf in surprise on hearing relatively low prices of devices that boast decent hardware. We heard it when Moto unleashed the Moto G and Moto E, when Microsoft showed off the Lumia 630 and when Asus paraded the ZenFone 5. But none of those […]

 
     
 
 

Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

Review: Asus ZenFone 5: Taking on – and Beating – the Moto G?

Verily it is the season of devices which deliver dollops of superb performance at relatively low prices. We have already seen the Moto G and the Lumia 630 do just that, pretty much redefining what we can expect from a sub USD 200-225 device. And now, Asus has thrown the ZenFone 5 into the same ring – claiming to deliver […]