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 […]

 
     
 
 

The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

The Tablet Has Not Lost, the Phone Has!

“The days of the tablet are coming to an end” goes the word around tech corridors, in the face of declining sales of tablets – even the mighty iPad has not had the best of times. Many are already writing the obituary of the tablet, saying that like the netbook, it was a 4-5 year phenomenon that after making history […]

 
     
 
 

10 MIUI Touches That We Would Love to See in Android… or Any Other OS!

10 MIUI Touches That We Would Love to See in Android… or Any Other OS!

Most people have been raving about the specs and the price of the Xiaomi Mi 3. However, one of the most notable features of the phone is also its interface, the MIUI. Although we are stubborn fans of stock Android, we must confess to being very impressed by Xiaomi’s overlay, which so far has not only not shown any sign […]

     
 
 

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

The Android Order Changeth? The Moto-Asus-Xiaomi Effect

Time flies. But when it comes to technology, it pretty much wings along at warp speed. It was barely a few months ago that many people in India felt that Sony had pulled off a pricing coup of sorts when it launched the Xperia Z2 at Rs 49,990 but bundled its SmartBand worth Rs 5,999 along with it. That was […]