Another Version of Android… Frankly My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn!

Another Version of Android… Frankly My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn!

Google recently released the first developer builds for the next major version of Android, Android O. And already sites (including our own) are abuzz with talk of new features, highlights and of course how to install it on your phone. And this is understandable. After all, Android is by some distance the most popular smartphone OS in the world, with […]

     
 
 

[Event-ually Speaking] Redmi 4A Launch: Missing the Style, Scoring on Substance

Image: Nimish Dubey | TechPP

“How will they do without Hugo (Barra)?” That was the thought in most people’s minds when they filed into the Lalit Hotel in Delhi to attend the launch of the Redmi 4A, the first device to be formally launched by Xiaomi in India after the departure of its high-profile global Vice-President Hugo Barra earlier this year. The concern was understandable, […]

     
 
 

[Believe Tech or Not] Money for Nothing – When Dire Straits Brought Computer Animation to Music Videos

[Believe Tech or Not] Money for Nothing – When Dire Straits Brought Computer Animation to Music Videos    

The year was 1985. Computers were slowly becoming popular in the US, thanks to products like the Macintosh. But they were still seen as something that were geek/nerd territory, and not for general users. Meanwhile, British rock group Dire Straits had scored what seemed to be a major hit with their album, Brothers in Arms. The band which had been […]

     
 
 

We Took Pictures of a Bulb with an iPhone and a Sony A6000… and You Won’t Believe the Results!

We Took Pictures of a Bulb with an iPhone and a Sony A6000… and You Won’t Believe the Results!

“DSLR” quality or “high-quality photography” are terms that we have got mused to hearing during the camera part of smartphone presentations. Every manufacturer and their granny claim that their device is capable of taking pictures that would either match or put a “real” camera (read DSLR, mirrorless or high-end point and shooter) to shame. And whenever that claim is made, […]

 
     
 
 

Moto G’s Success in India Gives Nokia Reason to Believe

Image: Sandeep Budki | Facebook

It was inevitable. Within a day of the Moto G5 Plus going on sale in India (online only), we got a press release from Flipkart on how the phone had become “the fastest selling phone on Flipkart in its price segment.” No, we were not given any actual sales figures, but the “out of stock” labels on the 3 GB/ […]

 
     
 
 

[Event-ually Speaking] Moto G5 Plus Launch: As Simple as Saying “Hello, Moto”

Image: @mathursudhin | Twitter

There are gadget launches which are marked by elaborate presentations. Then there are those that are accompanied by much razzmatazz and/or celebrity involvement. There are even those where sometimes people make you wonder what on earth is being launched. And then there are those that cut to the chase straight away and are done and dusted before you know it. […]

 
     
 
 

Pinterest Lens is Available to all in the US…and is Kind of Cool!

Pinterest Lens is Available to all in the US…and is Kind of Cool!

It might not attract as much attention as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, but Pinterest is a social network that has been chugging along at its own speed, building up a dedicated community, with its concept of sharing “pins” that contain interesting information. And unlike some other social networks, those at Pinterest have managed to keep innovating without fiddling too much […]

     
 
 

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 9

The Great TechPP Crossword: Episode 9

It has been a week of brands getting new brand ambassadors, new products getting ready to be launched, and of course a whole lot of additions and a few subtractions in the insanely crazy world of tech. And to find out just how much you remember – and do not – here’s the latest installment of the Great TechPP Crossword. […]

 
     
 
 

Happy Holi! Now Can we Make Phones Colorful Again?

Image: TabTimes.com

It is the time to be colored – and very brightly too – in some parts of north India as the country celebrates the festival of Holi. The festival involves smearing or chucking colors in dry and fluid form at each other, and is a riot of color. Well, pretty much as our phones used to be about a decade […]