Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sherlock Holmes Analyzes the iPhone 7 Invite

Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sherlock Holmes Analyzes the iPhone 7 Invite

Every time, Apple sends out an invite, people sit down to analyze it threadbare. This time it’s no different, only instead of using our own puny brains, we decided to call in some of the best. Yes, this is Sherlock Holmes analyzing the Apple September 7 invite! “Holmes, this just came in the mail.” “Any addess?” “221, Baker Street…” “Not […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone 3: Zen Gets Stylish!

First Impressions: Asus ZenFone 3: Zen Gets Stylish!

“Is that the new Samsung phone?” That question, addressed to us by at least four different people, sums up the new Asus ZenFone 3‘s visual impact on people. Mind you, a couple of years ago, reminding people of Samsung would have meant “plasticky and predictable.” Today, however, things are different. Samsung has upped its design game with gorgeous devices like […]

 
     
 
 

The Ten Commandments of Tech Product Reviews

The Ten Commandments of Tech Product Reviews

“How do you go about reviewing a product?” Well, if I had a penny for every time I have been asked that question, I would have probably been living on my own island in the Pacific in a palatial house packed with books. That said, the question is a pertinent one. After all, how on earth do people go about […]

 
     
 
 

Ten Things that Wreck Tech Launch Events

Ten Things that Wreck Tech Launch Events

“This is why I have stopped attending events. They just take up too much time and one does not get to know anything new.” That statement was made by a senior tech writer a few months ago after a particularly messy tech event which virtually chewed up more than half of his work day. “Let’s be practical,” he explained. “I […]

 
     
 
 

Huawei P9 and the Magic of Monochrome

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When Huawei announced the P9, most attention was focused (pun intended, totally – make that “autofocused” if you wish) on the dual lens camera set up at the back, which give the phone a very distinct look (check our first impressions to find out more). Made in collaboration (“co-engineered” is the term used) with famous camera manufacturer Leica, the camera […]

 
     
 
 

The Shadow of the OnePlus 3 Haunts All New Flagships

The Shadow of the OnePlus 3 Haunts All New Flagships

“Every time he steps on the court, he will see my shadow on it” Those were the words Jimmy Connors used in the seventies to issue one of the most public challenges in sports history to Sweden’s Bjorn Borg. A lot of cellphone manufacturers today would understand where the American was coming from. For, in the past few weeks, no […]

 
     
 
 

Huawei P9: First Impressions – The Snapper is a Looker too!

Huawei P9: First Impressions – The Snapper is a Looker too!

It has been a while since we have had a flagship phone whose camera has overshadowed all its other specs in the build up to its release. The Huawei P9 is therefore a bit of different kettle of fish from its competition that has tended to bet heavily on the now almost universal Display/Processor/RM combination. Yes, its hardware is very […]

 
     
 
 

Indian Independence Day Special: Three Indian Phones That Dare to Stand Out

Indian Independence Day Special: Three Indian Phones That Dare to Stand Out

About three years ago (around 2013), it seemed that Indian phone brands were turning the corner – Nokia was in decline, Samsung seemed to be stuttering, Motorola was busy being sold, BlackBerry was passive, and LG and Sony oddly indecisive. Yes, the upper echelon of smartphones was still ruled by the traditional powers but if you needed a smartphone that […]